On September 29, if you follow the parade of animals going
toward Reisterstown, you may find they stop in the lawn of the United Methodist
Church at 246 Main Street. Here at 5:30 they
will receive “The Blessing of the Pets” by Pastor Vivian McCarthy.
While this is part of RUMC’s “A Series of Creation” series,
the tradition goes back hundreds of years and was started by St. Francis Assisi
to celebrate his love of all of God’s creations.
Dogs must be on
leashes and other animals either on a leash or in a carrier. Bless &
Protect my Pet Medals will be given to each pet.