On Sunday, March 3, 2019, The Animal League of Green Valley held their annual Blessing of the Animals. Officiating was Father Dan Messier.
Excerpts from Introduction: “We do not bless animals to make them holy. We bless them because they are holy and worthy of blessing. St. Francis believed that all nature reflected God, that you could see the beauty of God in all creation. … He loved all creatures great and small and treated them like family, just as we do our own pets.”