At noon on October 2, we will host a Blessing of the Animals in Renton’s Jones Park (across the street from the church), complete with blessings and treats for all pets and people. This is our fourth annual Blessing of the Animals.

The Blessing of the Animals is a part of the Episcopal tradition that honors the Feast of St. Francis, which falls on Oct. 4. St. Francis of Assisi was well known for his love of animals. At the Blessing of the Animals, people remember and emulate Francis’ example of love for animals and appreciation of God’s creations.