Blessing of the Animals
1 October 2016
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in conjunction with
St. Martin’s Anglican Church
604 1st Street SE
2016 marks the 20th year that Cathedral Church of the Redeemer has opened its doors to horses, dogs, cats, snakes, ferrets and hamsters to be Blessed by a sanctioned Reverend. The ceremony includes hymns, prayers, the Blessing of each individual animal, as well as a remembrance for those mourning the loss of a pet. Refreshments were offered at service completion, and several local adoption agencies attended in the foyer.
Other denominations offer similar services, including a Catholic and an Anglican ceremony. Dates can be found in the Events Calendar: https://calgarycanine.com/coming-soon/