BRINGING YOUR ANIMAL TO BE BLESSED ON THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS?
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The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will hold their annual Procession and Bless-ing of Animals on Sunday,October 4, at 2pm at Graymoor in Garrison. This annual event honors St. Francis of Assisi,the patron saint of animals.The procession of animalsand their human friends will begin at the main entrance of the Graymoor Spiritual LifeCenter and proceed to Pilgrim Hall, where a brief serviceof blessing will take place.From 12 to 3pm Carl Ran- kel, a Garrison landscaper, will offer maple syrup from trees tapped at Graymoor. Nature and wildlife photogra- pher Bruce Colin will have a sampling of his work includ-ing prints and bookmarks.Cold Spring photographer Maggie Benmour will pho-tograph pets and people and will forward them later in the day via e-mail.Representatives of the Put- nam County Humane Societyand Glen Highland Farm, a border collie rescue organiza-tion in Morris, NY, will also be on hand.The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, whose moth-erhouse is at Graymoor, isa Roman Catholic religiousorder with pastoral, social,and ecumenical ministrieson three continents. For moreinformation, call the Gray- moor Spiritual Life Center at 424-3671, ext. 2111 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.After the celebration of Oktoberfest in honor of theHoly Angels on Friday and Saturday October 2 and 3,on Sunday the 4th, the Par-ish of Our Lady of Loretto will celebrate Respect LifeSunday with a collection after all the Masses for Birthright,the not-for-profit organiza-tion that provides caring, non-judgmental support togirls and women who aredistressed by an unplanned pregnancy. In the afternoon of October 4, the Parish willcelebrate the annual Blessingof Animals in honor of St.Francis of Assisi.October 4 is the Feast Day of St. Francis, the 13th-centuryCatholic friar and founder of the Franciscan Order. Be-sides being the founder of the Franciscans, St. Fran-cis inaugurated the popular Christmas devotion of the Nativity Scene also called theCrèche, or Manger. Becauseof his love for nature, St.Francis has also been called the first environmentalist, and he is one of the patron saintsof animals. It is in his honor that the ceremony called theBlessing of the Animals iscelebrated each year at manyCatholic Parishes throughout the world.The ceremony is a short oneand includes the sprinklingof holy water on the petsand their owners. All areinvited to bring their petsto the steps of Our Lady of Loretto Church on Fair Street at 1pm on Sunday, October 4to join in the blessing.
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Graymoor Hosts Annual Processionand Blessing of the AnimalsOur Lady of Loretto to Celebrate Respect Life and Blessing of Animals
ST. MARY’SEPISCOPAL CHURCHIN THE HIGHLANDS1 Chestnut Street,Cold SpringFr. Shane Scott-Hamblen,Rector, 265-2539Mr. Ron Greene, SeniorWarden, 265-3624www.stmaryscoldspring.dioceseny.orgSun. Masses:
8am (spoken);10:30am (sung); Sundayschool in Parish Hall dur-ing 10:30 mass
Thurs. Fri. & Sun.:
AA in parish hall, 8pm
FRANCISCAN FRIARSOF THE ATONEMENTRoute 9, Garrison424email@example.comSunday Eucharist
- 11am,Pilgrim Hall.
- Mon. - Sat.11:30am.
- Holy Hour, 8pm.
- 8pm.Monthly Prayer Meeting 2nd Sunday of every month at 2pm. Recovery Inc. everyWednesday, 7:30pm.
Sun. Oct 4
- Blessing of theAnimals, 2pm
Renewal Farmers’ Market:
Every Friday, 10-3, duringgrowing season.
ST. JOSEPH’S CHAPELA mission Chapel of OurLady of Loretto ChurchUpper Station Rd.,Garrison, 265-3718
Sunday Mass: 10:15am
OUR LADY OFLORETTO CATHOLICCHURCHFair Street, Cold Spring265-3718www.ourladyoflorettocs.comFr. Brian McSweeney,Pastor
Masses: Sat. 5:30pm, Sun.7:30am, 9, & 11:45am.,Weekdays: 8:15am, St. Jo-seph’s - Garrison, Sun.,10:15am. Holy Days: 8:15am & 7:30pm Mass, Holy DayVigil: 5:30pm Confessions: Sat., 4:30-5pm
Fri/Sat Oct 2/3
- Oktober-fest, in celebration of theFeast of the Holy Angel.5-10pm. German food, beer,Italian ices, more. Children’sgames, dunk tank, live enter-tainment and gaming wheels.265-3718
Sun. Oct. 4
- Blessing of the Animals, 1pm
Sun. Oct. 4
- Respect LifeSunday, collection after Mass
ST. PHILIP’S CHURCHIN THE HIGHLANDSEpiscopal1101 Route 9D, GarrisonAcross from schoolRev. Francis H. Geer, Rec.424-3571 - e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
8am - Holy Communion 10:30am - Main ServiceChoir–Thu, 7:30pm Junior Choir–Sun at 9:15am Sunday School–Sun 10:30am Acolytes – Sunday 9am Adult Class – Sunday at noon
Sun. Oct. 4
- Blessing of theAnimals, 10:30am Life Support Group – Wednes-days at 7:30 PM
GRACE UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH37 Peekskill HollowRoad, Putnam ValleyPastor Tony Mecca845-526-3788Sunday Service & SundaySchool
: 10 am.
Prayer Service w/ Com-munion
: Tues 7 pm. “Tues-days w/ Tony” - Discussion group, 9am.
ST. LUKE’S LUTHERANCHURCH65 Oscawana Lake Rd.,Putnam Valleywww.stlukesputnamvalley.org845-528-8858,
- Service:9am, Coffee hour: 10:15am,Family Communion Serviceincluding Sunday School:10:30am
- Prayer Service, 8pm
FIRST PRESBYTERIANCHURCH OFPHILIPSTOWNAcademy & CherryStreetsCold Spring - 265-3220Rev. Leslie Mott, Pastor
Worship Service: 10:30am Office Hours: Mon. and Wed.9-11:30, Tues. and Thurs 9-2Contemplative Prayer Group:Wednesdays 7am Jazz Vespers Service: Every3rd Saturday of each month5:30pm
UNITED METHODISTCHURCHES OF COLDSPRING & SOUTHHIGHLAND (Garrison)265-3365South Highland UMC,19 Snake Hill Rd.GarrisonCold Spring UMC,216 Main StreetPastor Margaret (Peggy)Laemmel
South Highland in Garrison worship service at 9:30am.Cold Spring worship serviceat 11am.Sundays Oct 4 - Nov 20: BibleStudy “Living the Gospel of Mark,” 1-2pm
Sat. Oct. 10
- Bake Sale,Foodtown, 9:30am-noon
COLD SPRINGBAPTIST CHURCH(American BaptistChurches, USA)Jay Camp(Interim Pastor)245 Main St., Cold Spring265-2022
Sunday Services, 10:30am
: Prayer- Fel-lowship time, 7pm
PHILIPSTOWNREFORM SYNAGOGUEP.O. Box 94Cold Spring, NY 10516All Services at St. Mary’sParish HouseFor more informationcall 265-8011 and leavea message or e-mailPHILIPSTOWNWORSHIP GROUPQuaker Meeting424-3525
Meeting for Worship – 2nd &4th Sundays of each month,10am, at 848 Old AlbanyPost Road (Whyatt StoneCottage), Garrison. Call for directions. Children of allages welcome.
REFORM TEMPLE OFPUTNAM VALLEY362 Church RoadPutnam ValleyRabbi Allen Darnov845-528-4774www.rtpv.orgShabbat Services:
Fridays,8pm; Young people’s ser-vice- third Friday of the month, 7pm. Hebrew School,ages 3+
HISTORIC TOMPKINSCORNERS UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCH729 Peekskill HollowRoad, Putnam Valley845-528-5076www.tompkinschurchny.org
1st Sunday of the month worship: 2pm
CAPUCHIN YOUTH &FAMILY MINISTRIES781 Route 9D, Garrison424-3609www.cyfm.orgThu/Sun Oct. 8-11
- Day byDay Agape Girls’ Weekend Retreat
St. Philip’s Church will Celebrate the Blessing of the Animals at 10:30 AM on Sunday, October 4