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Pets to be Blessed this Weekend

By Ethan Rothstein - ARLNow.com

Thursday - 10/3/2013, 12:30pm  ET

Blessing-of-animalsTwo Arlington congregations will holding Blessing of the Animals events this weekend.

Saturday, from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church will hold blessings for pets on the grassy area at the Clarendon intersection of Fairfax Drive, Washington Blvd and Clarendon Blvd, next to Northside Social. The service is being held in honor of medieval animal lover St. Francis of Assisi, and “Catholic and non-Catholic pets and people are welcome,” according to the event announcement.

On Sunday, the Rock Spring Congregational UCC will hold its own Blessing of the Animals, at 3:00 p.m. The service will be held on the church’s lawn at 5010 N. Little Falls Road. Visitors are encouraged to “come with the pets who share their life with us.”

Image via St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church