Below is a wonderful story about The Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers, Massachusetts that welcomes parishioners and animals to a monthly mass.
Here is why we object to the story:
UPI, who originally wrote the story, filed it under ODD NEWS! What?
This is an outrageous filing of this news! Honestly, we think this is a wonderful story and we would love to have a service like this offered in our area.
Via their website, The Calvary Pet Ministry Services feature:
• A half-hour celebratory Service that welcomes all faiths • Paper Pet Prayers for those animal friends unable to attend because of temperament or illness, or those who are deceased. • Hands-on blessings for animal friends attending • Holy Communion for those who wish to participate • Pastoral blessing for all who wish it • Homily by Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas Why a People-and-Pets Ministry? Perfect Paws Pet Ministry Web design by The Marketing Collaborative Calvary Episcopal Church: Fostering love and respect for all life. All faiths welcome! • A place where people and animals are spiritual partners … a place where we foster the respect and love for all life. • Kindness for animals builds a better world for all of us. • Every major faith endorses the responsible stewardship of the earth and all of its creatures. Caring for animals is our global spiritual responsibility. • Calvary is a church where we share a common commitment to caring for all of God’s creatures.
What more can we say?
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