Photo by Bob Borchardt
Fr. Albeiro Herrera-Ciro is shown blessing some of God’s creatures during a service on Oct. 4. All Saints Lutheran Church will host a similar ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Cedaredge Town Park.On Friday, Oct. 4, parishioners and pet owners from around the Surface Creek Valley gathered at St. Philips Catholic Church in Cedaredge, to take part in the "Blessing of the Animals." Fr. Albeiro Herrera-Ciro individually blessed each of the 17 dogs who brought their masters to the celebration.
The Blessing of the Animals is traditionally celebrated Oct. 4 (The Feast Day of Saint Francis) to commemorate his love for and kinship with all of God's creatures.