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Blessing of the Animals at Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood

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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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The Blessing of the Animals 2016 in Ridgewood

The Blessing of the Animals 2016 in Ridgewood
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The Blessing of the Animals 2016 in Ridgewood
October 1,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Blessing of the Animals and celebration of the life and ministry of St. Frances of Assisi at Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood has become an annual event .

Everyone brought their favorite pets: dogs, cats, goldfish, rabbits and even stuffed animals….any beloved creature, great or small. A short service celebrating all animals was followed by individual blessings of each animal. Mayor Susan Knudsen stopped in for a visit .

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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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Celebrate Holy Week at Christ Episcopal Church, Ridgewood

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As the holiest week of the Christian calendar approaches, Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood offers a variety of services for worship and celebration. Some of the services are geared toward children and youth, including the JOY! service every Sunday for infants and up, and child-friendly services for Good Friday and the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday. The church also features a special Lenten breakfast every Sunday in Lent, February 14 through March 13 from 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the Great Hall. The price for adults is $5.00 and kids eat free. A special Maundy Thursday service will be held jointly with The United Methodist Church of Ridgewood and Emmanuel Church and the community is invited to a light meal followed by the service. As well, the Easter Bunny will be in attendance for the church’s annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Day and the community is invited to join in the services and Easter festivities, directly after the 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.
The Holy Week Schedule includes:
March 20 – Palm Sunday
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. JOY! and 10:00 a.m.

March 21, 22 and 23 – Daily Mass during Holy Week
Holy Eucharist at 6:30 p.m.

March 24 – Maundy Thursday
Soup and sandwich dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by Holy Eucharist at 7:30 p.m.
Dinner will be followed by stripping of the Altar and the Minor Vigil.
March 25 – Good Friday
Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from Reserve and Veneration of the Cross at 7:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 4:00 p.m. The 4:00 p.m. service is child-friendly.

March 26 – The Great Vigil of Easter
A child-friendly service beginning at sundown 7:15 p.m.

March 27 – Easter Day
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. JOY! and 10:00 a.m.

Christ Episcopal Church is an open and inclusive community that embraces all people, wherever they may be on their faith journey. The church is located at 105 Cottage Place, at the corner of Franklin Avenue, in Ridgewood; 201-652-2350; christchurchridgewood.org.

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Ridgewood churches help families get back on track

Christ Episcopal Church

NOVEMBER 27, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015, 12:31 AM
BY MARK KRULISH
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

During the holiday season, we sometimes need a reminder of the basic gifts we are lucky to have – food, water, family and a safe home with a warm bed in which to sleep.

Sometimes we also need a reminder that not everyone has such essentials, and there are even entire families that rely on local charitable organizations to help them in their time of need.

Such is the role of Family Promise of Bergen County, which works with local churches to provide housing for temporarily homeless families and has a robust presence in the village – it’s headquartered in the basement of the Ridgewood United Methodist Church on Dayton Street.

Congregations around Bergen County host up to 14 people at a time for a period of one week on a rotating basis. They are provided with shelter, three meals a day and support thanks to the efforts of the volunteers at the respective churches.

The program is open to both working families and those looking for work with transit provided to and from the Nancy S. Woods Family Center at the Ridgewood UMC, where families have the opportunity to shower and do laundry before heading to work or schools. Computers are also available to those looking for work.

Over on Cottage Place, Christ Episcopal Church is getting ready to host its next round of families on Nov. 29.

 

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/families-find-help-at-area-churches-1.1463604

 

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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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