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Bring Your Pets To South Loop’s Annual Blessing Of The Animals Sunday

Grace Episcopal and Holy Trinity Lutheran Churches will host the worship service and the offerings will be donated to Friends of Petraits Rescue.

The Rev. Amity Carrubba of Grace Episcopal Church blesses beloved pets at services in Printers Row Park during 2020’s “Blessing of the Animals” outdoor service.
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SOUTH LOOP — Grace Episcopal and the Holy Trinity Lutheran Churches are hosting their annual blessing of the animals Sunday. 

Starting at 10 a.m., Rev. Amity Carrubba of Grace Church will lead this year’s service to celebrate the “emotional and often spiritual attachment people have to their pets.” 

The blessing will take place at Printers Row Park, 632 S. Dearborn St. In case of rain, the event will move to the ground-floor community space at Grace Church, 637 S. Dearborn. 

The event is dedicated to pet lovers, Grace and Holy Trinity parishioners, South Loop neighbors, and visitors. Kriser’s Natural Pet is donating the animal treats. 

As in previous years, Grace has invited the Chicago Police Department’s Mounted Patrol to have their working horses blessed.

Special guests will be the volunteers from Friends of Petraits Rescue, a no-kill shelter nonprofit. They will attend with their animals in need of foster homes and share about their work. The offerings collected during the event will be donated to benefit the rescue. 

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