We are thrilled to have three representatives from the church to preside over the Blessing of the Animals at Blessfest on October 2 taking place at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket. I would like to introduce you to them
MEET FATHER GORDON SHEPPARD
St. PAUL'S Anglican Church
Father Sheppard at the Blessing of Animals in October, 2010. It was a magical day, the animals loved it and everyone who attended left smiling. We are lucky to have Father Sheppard at Blessfest. It is fascinating to watch the effect he has on the animals he blesses.
After watching Charlie, a particularly grouchy old dog become docile while Father Sheppard blessed it, his owner commented she was sure Father Sheppard hypnotized him.
They must know he doesn't mind sloppy doggy kisses
Both Reverend Prisley and Reverend Anderson are from Christ Church Anglican Stouffville
They are dedicated animal lovers who also do a Blessing of Animals annually at their own church.
They are as excited to be at Blessfest as we are to have them.
In case you may think a Blessing of Animals is a serious church service, take a look at the pictures below to give you a better idea of what you can look forward to
Even if you choose not to have your pet blessed, if you watch the Blessing I assure you, it will be something you will never forget. Something that will bring a smile to your face whenever you think about it
Animals don't discriminate and neither do we
Everyone is Welcome
There is no charge to have your pet(s) blessed but we ask that you register them online before the event
A donation box will be available for those who wish to show their appreciation
All money collected will be given to the church representatives
FREE GIFTS, SAMPLES, FREE PET PHOTOS, POPCORN, FREE EXPERT ADVICE HOT APPLE CIDER, SUPER SHOPPING, DEMONSTRATIONS
AND A WONDERFUL ARRAY OF ANIMALS
WHAT COULD BE BETTER ON A FALL DAY FOR AN ANIMAL LOVER
THERE IS NO CHARGE TO HAVE YOUR PET BLESSSED
THERE WILL BE A DONATION BOX FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE DIVIDED AMONG THE CHURCHES PARTICIPATING
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN/SHOWERS THE BLESSING WILL GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED JUST BRING YOUR UMBRELLA
IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THERE IS A HEAVY DOWNPOUR WITH LIGHTNING AND THUNDER WE WILL CANCEL AND RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE
SOME PETS, DOGS IN PARTICULAR, ARE AFRAID OF STORMS AND WE DO NOT WANT TO STRESS THEM