Blessing of the Animals held at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church

Rev. Susan Saucedo Sica with "Honey"

PARSIPPANY — St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church annual blessing of Animals Liturgy celebrating the life of St. Francis who is remembered as having a deep appreciation for all of creation and a special bond with animals was held on Sunday, October 1.

All God’s creatures were welcome, however for safety concerns, participants were asked to bring their pets leashed or caged.  Following the liturgy, refreshments are provided as an opportunity for people and pets socialize.

Honey, a 15 week old Chocolate Brown Lab, rescued from Puerto Rico received a blessing from Rev. Sica.

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Honey giving love to Parsippany Mayoral Candidate Michael Soriano at the Blessing of the Animals

Honey is now living in a foster home in Parsippany. Puerto Rico is beautiful, but life can be hard for dogs. So many dogs wonder the streets in search of food, water, shelter and affection. Thankfully someone was nice enough to take her to a shelter where the wonderful people at Save A Sato Foundation took care of her and gave her affection.

Save the Sato Foundation contacted Furever Home Dog Rescue and was flown to New Jersey to find their furever homes. Honey’s foster says…..”Honey is such a sweetheart! She is a happy puppy who loves to be with you! She follows us around and likes to cuddle. Honey spends her days playing with stuff toys, running around the yard and playing with my dog. She likes having fun! You can’t get any sweeter than Honey!!’  For information on adopting Honey email

To support the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter donations of dog or cat food, paper towels and cleaning supplies were requested.  For more information about Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter click here.

St. Gregory’s is a progressive, inclusive and affirming, community of faith joyfully sharing the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ with all God’s Children, located at 480 South Beverwyck Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.




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