Save the date: on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at noon, Long Beach will be host to the free Interfaith Blessing of the Animals @ Marine Stadium in Belmont Shore. Not only are dogs welcome, but also cats, birds, lizards, hamsters, fish, turtles and other well-behaved beloveds.
This tradition was started to honor Saint Francis, but, in our community, it has become an open, multi-faith event celebrating our universal love for animals. Pets will line up to be blessed, and there will be an array of local religious leaders (dressed in their traditional religious attire.) Choose a blessing from someone who reflects your own beliefs... or meet, mingle, and be blessed by all!