St. Saviour offers public blessing of animals in Bar Harbor
October 4 is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, known by many as the patron saint of animals and the environment. In celebration, St. Saviour Episcopal Church will be offering a free public ceremony for the blessing of pets and companion animals on Saturday, October 4, 2:00 PM in Grant Park, at the end of Albert Meadow near the Shore Path in Bar Harbor.
All sorts of animals are welcome, so long as they are in pet carriers or on a leash and under control. If your animal companion does not do well in crowds or with other animals, you may bring a photo, a favorite toy, or some sort of representation of your animal to be blessed instead. There will also be an opportunity to remember and honor departed pets: you are invited to bring a photo or other memento of them.