Christ Church Greenwich announces The Blessing of the Animals & Jungle Jerry
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, 10:00am & 4:00pm
Join Christ Church to we honor St. Francis, the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment.
9:00 am “Messy Church” – Parish Hall
Children can do supervised crafts while parents and grandparents worship with a casual, full Eucharist and music in the same room. Wiggly kids and strollers are welcome here!
10:00 – 10:45 am – Jungle Jerry and his Exotic Animals in Parish Hall – Free Admission
Jungle Jerry is a children’s favorite with dozens of animals and a story for each one. It’s a “Touch of Nature” show for children of all ages. He will bring his suitcases full of exotic animals and one by one, he will show and tell. Children can pet a soft chinchilla, a bumpy frog, and watch the python wrap itself around Jerry.
4:00 – 4:30 pm –The Blessing of Your Animals in the Circle in front of Christ Church Greenwich. Blessings and a complimentary dog tag, “I’ve Been Blessed”
All are welcome, from puppies to guppies.
Bring your two legged, four legged, and slithery pets to be blessed by our clergy in commemoration of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals and the Environment. All creatures great and small are welcome.
Christ Church is a lively community of faith composed of people with diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and spiritual journeys, bound together by God’s love for all people everywhere and united in the common mission to seek and serve God in all persons. We fulfill this work through the dedicated ministries of over 300 volunteers annually, who serve on more than 40 commissions, committees, guilds and task forces. In addition, the church hosts and supports more than 20 community meetings per week including 12-step programs, choral and music groups, neighborhood groups, and children’s programs. The Christ Church Preschool is a regional leader in early education, and our bookstore, Dogwood Gifts and Books, is a thriving resource of both faith-based and secular books and gifts.
Christ Church is located at 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT