Saturday, February 24, 2024

Kids Love Bringing Beloved Pets for Blessings

Pet blessings

Animals came for their blessings by all modes of transportation for the eighth annual Pet Blessings, sponsored by Christ Church and Day School on Thursday, October 4, in the morning and at lunch, in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Pet blessingsChaplain Charlette Preslar read a responsive reading and said a prayer of thanksgiving in the courtyard surrounded by kids, teachers, parents and a host of animals ranging from dogs, bearded dragons, horn worms, and even the stuffed variety. The kids each received an individual Pet Blessing and Certificate for their beloved creatures.

Koba, beloved bearded dragon of Griffin and James Steiner, arrived by bicycle on Dad’s shoulder. Mom Amy said, “This is always such a fun, meaningful, and chaotic event.  Seeing all the kids with their pets is truly special.”

Pet blessings
Koba poses with Griffin Steiner after receiving his blessing.
Sonny, a Lassie look alike, came with Aiden Tanghe for a blessing.
Pet blessings
Climbey the Lizard, pet of Gage and Alex Gilby, receives his blessing.
Pet blessings
Animals of the stuffed variety were all snuggled by little people waiting their turn for blessings.

 



Jennifer Velez
Jennifer Velez
Jennifer fell in love with Coronado as a teenager while visiting a college friend. She vowed that someday she would make it her home, and that dream has recently become a reality. Fast forward through completing college with a BA in Journalism, Public Relations and Communications, she then went on to work with a variety of clients. She also taught Journalism and coordinated fundraising for her children’s school, and was a staff writer for San Diego Family Magazine and contributed to other parenting publications. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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