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Blessing of the Animals at Christ Episcopal Church, Ridgewood
September 21,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM, there will be a Blessing of the Animals celebrating the Feast of St. Francis at Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Place in Ridgewood. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pets: dogs, cats, rabbits, goldfish, stuffed animals . . .any beloved “creatures," great or small. A short service celebrating all animals will be followed by individual blessings of each animal. Some orphaned dogs and cats who are eligible for adoption from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland will also be present. Refreshments will be served. The service will be held inside the church, rain or shine.

For more information, call the church office at 201-652- 2350 or visit the website at