blessingoftheanimalsThe Humane Society of Canada would like to thank the Cathedral Church of St James for their invitation to attend their annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony. Held on the first saturday of the month, close to the feast of St. Francis of Assissi, the Blessing of the Animals celebrates the importance of pets in people's lives, and remembers the lessons of St Francis.

It was a bright, crisp morning as the ceremony was held on the lawn of the church; after the service, owners were encouraged to bring their pets up to receive a blessing by the Minister.