(We'll be adding more photos as they become available!)
For many, honoring St. Francis of Assisi and the Blessing of the Animals that takes place on the first Sunday in October, is a special service when owners and their beloved pets can worship together. Some churches make it an event with pet-friendly goodies and activities with the St. Francis theme, but church life during a pandemic has had to adjust and adapt, including our schools. Pictured above, the Honolulu Police Department brought their K-9 Unit to be blessed in The Cathedral during the St. Andrew's Schools first K-12 Chapel of the year held over Zoom.
We share pictures and videos from churches around the Diocese who offered blessings to pets in a variety of ways including drive-through and online. Is your furry or feathered pet here? Check it out!
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Good Shepherd Maui video: Online blessings begin at 37:40
Holy Apostles slideshow on Facebook with online blessings.
St. Christopher's, Kailua
St. Mark's, Honolulu
St. John's, Kula livestream on Facebook.
St. Columba's, Pa'auilo video onFacebook: Blessing begins at 48:00