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Blessing of the Animals at Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood

Blessing of the Animals - 2017

photos by Boyd Loving

October 15,2017

by Boyd Loving

Ridgewood NJ, A Blessing of the Animals, honoring the life and ministry of St. Francis, was held on Saturday, October 14 at Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. It was a big success, with about 60 people and 40 animals who came to be blessed. Volunteers from Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. (RBARI) brought several orphaned dogs who are up for adoption. Contributions of much-needed supplies as well as financial donations were given and gratefully accepted by RBARI. During the service, Father Thomas Matthews blessed each animal individually and gave a St. Francis medal to the owner. Afterwards, cider and donuts were enjoyed while people and animals visited and got to know one another.

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Blessing of the Animals at Christ Episcopal Church, Ridgewood

Blessing of the Animals at Christ Episcopal Church, Ridgewood

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving
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 http://www.christridgewood.org

 

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Christ Episcopal Church Announces Blessing of the Animals on October 1

Blessing of the Animals
August 17,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Families and children of all ages are invited to a Blessing of the Animals and celebration of the life and ministry of St. Frances of Assisi on Saturday October 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood.

Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pets: dogs, cats, goldfish, rabbits and even stuffed animals….any beloved creature, great or small. A short service celebrating all animals will be followed by individual blessings of each animal. The service will be held inside of the church and refreshments will be provided.

There will also be some orphaned animals from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge who are eligible for adoption joining us. Please consider bringing a donation from the RBARI wish list found on their website:
www.rbari.org to this event.

Contact the church office at 201.652.2350 with any questions or visit www.christchurchridgewood.org. The church is located at 105 Cottage Place, at the corner of Franklin Avenue, in Ridgewood, NJ.

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Christ Episcopal Church Announces Blessing of the Animals on October 3

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Christ Episcopal Church Announces Blessing of the Animals on October 3

September 28,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Blessing of the Animals

All are Welcome!

Ridgewood Nj, Christ Episcopal Church Announces Blessing of the Animals on October 3 . Families and children of all ages are invited to a Blessing of the Animals and celebration of the life and ministry of St. Frances of Assisi on Saturday October 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pets: dogs, cats, goldfish, rabbits and even stuffed animals….any beloved creature, great or small.

A short service celebrating all animals will be followed by individual blessings of each animal. The service will be held at the outdoor altar, which is located by the entrance to the Nursery School on Franklin Avenue. In the event of rain, the service will take place inside the church. Refreshments will be served. There will also be some orphaned animals from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge who are eligible for adoption. Please consider bringing a donation from the RBARI wish list found on their website: www.rbari.org to this event. Contact the church office at 201.652.2350 with any questions or visit www.christchurchridgewood.org. The church is located at 105 Cottage Place, at the corner of Franklin Avenue, in Ridgewood, NJ.

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CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH “SECOND-CHANCE” BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

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CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH “SECOND-CHANCE” BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS 

Ridgewood NJ, Families and children of all ages were invited to a Blessing of the Animals celebration on Sunday October 12, 2014 at 3 PM, at Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Cottage Place in Ridgewood.

Everyone was invited to bring their favorite pets: dogs, cats, rabbits, goldfish, stuffed animals . . . any beloved “creatures,” great or small. A short service celebrating all animals was followed by individual blessings of each animal. Refreshments were served.

Some orphaned dogs and cats who are eligible for adoption from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland were also be present.

The service was held at the outside altar, which is by the entrance to the Nursery School on Franklin Avenue.  

Many churches hold Blessing of the Animals celebrations on the first Sunday in October, honoring St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, whose feast day is October 4. The Christ Church celebration on the 12th provides a second chance for anyone who missed the prior week.

Christ Episcopal Church is located at 105 Cottage Place, at the corner of Franklin Avenue, in Ridgewood, NJ.  For more information, call the church office at 201-652-2350 or visit the website at christchurchridgewood.org.

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CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OFFERS “SECOND-CHANCE” BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS ON OCTOBER 12

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Father Greg Lisby, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, blesses one of God’s smaller creatures at the 2013 Blessing of the Animals celebration.
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OFFERS
“SECOND-CHANCE” BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS ON OCTOBER 12

Families and children of all ages are invited to a Blessing of the Animals celebration on Sunday October 12, 2014 at 3 PM, 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. Refreshments will be served.

Some orphaned dogs and cats who are eligible for adoption from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland will also be present.

The service will be held at the outside altar, which is by the entrance to the Nursery School on Franklin Avenue.  In the event of rain, the service will take place inside the church.

Many churches hold Blessing of the Animals celebrations on the first Sunday in October, honoring St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, whose feast day is October 4. The Christ Church celebration on the 12th provides a second chance for anyone who missed the prior week.

Christ Episcopal Church is located at 105 Cottage Place, at the corner of Franklin Avenue, in Ridgewood, NJ.  For more information, call the church office at 201-652-2350 or visit the website at christchurchridgewood.org.

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