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Blessing of the Animals

We’re trying something new for this year’s Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis. We’ll hold animal-free Sunday morning worship services at both 8:15 & 10:45. Then at 4:00 bring your animal companions (on leashes or in carriers) to the Middlegrounds Metropark downtown for a short and very informal service offering a blessing to each animal.

Middlegrounds Metropark is a 28-acre urban greenspace at 111 Ottawa St. near the western entrance to the High Level (Anthony Wayne) Bridge. It includes the Metroparks’ first off-leash dog park with separate fenced areas for small and large dogs, which opened this summer.