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Blessing Of The Animals At St Rose Church

Published: October 09, 2017 at 12:00 am

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At The Blessing of The Animals, which is held to celebrate the Feast of St Francis, Rev Kuczynski puts some holy water on a small dog in front of St Rose Church.   (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
At The Blessing of The Animals, which is held to celebrate the Feast of St Francis, Rev Kuczynski puts some holy water on a small dog in front of St Rose Church. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
A trio comprised of Trish Keil, Andy LaFraniere, and Helen Mayszka provided music at the event.	(Bee Photo, Gorosko)
A trio comprised of Trish Keil, Andy LaFraniere, and Helen Mayszka provided music at the event. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
A golden retriever sits patiently in front of St Rose Church on September 30, waiting for a blessing.  (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
A golden retriever sits patiently in front of St Rose Church on September 30, waiting for a blessing. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Deacon Richard Scinto, left, holds a book of prayer for the Reverend Krzysztof Kuczynski, a parochial vicar, at the The Blessing of The Animals at St Rose of Lima Church on the morning of Saturday, September 30. 	(Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Deacon Richard Scinto, left, holds a book of prayer for the Reverend Krzysztof Kuczynski, a parochial vicar, at the The Blessing of The Animals at St Rose of Lima Church on the morning of Saturday, September 30. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Dogs were among the animals blessed at the annual Blessing of the Animals, Saturday, September 30, at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road. The Blessing of the Animals celebrates the Feast of St Francis.

Deacon Richard Scinto and Reverend Krzysztof Kuczynski offered blessings to the animals brought to the special service.

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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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