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The SPCA Blessing of the Animals

The SPCA Blessing of the Animals

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  • Sun 1 Oct ’17, 1:30pm – 2:30pm


St Matthew-in-the-City, 187 Federal St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


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Join the SPCA on Sunday 1st October to celebrate animals and the wonderful light they bring to our lives.

Bring your pet along to St Matthew-in-the-City for the Blessing of the Animals to celebrate the life of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.

The service is a heartwarming and spiritual occasion - with plenty of laughs, too, as the animals "sing" along to the hymns. We will also be joined by the St Cuthbert's choir who will kindly be joining animals in humans alike in song.

At the conclusion of the service, as we exit the church, all animals will have the opportunity to receive a blessing from the minister. It is a lovely way to finish the day and brings great spiritual comfort to many.

Whether you are able to bring your pet or not, do join us in honouring our animal companions and acknowledging World Animal Day. It's always a wonderful day of communal appreciation for all animals, great and small, and this year we hope to make it another success.

For the safety of animals and the comfort of other people, please ensure all dogs and larger animals are on a lead, smaller animals protected in a cage, with humans carrying paper towels and plastic bags in the events of ‘accidents’.

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