St. Francis Pet Ministry
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"Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another." - Pope Francis

 

St. Francis Pet Ministry started in 2019 as an opportunity for community-building among parishioners and outreach to local agencies serving pets and their owners in need.

 

St. Francis Pet Ministry:

  • Provides spiritual and enrichment opportunities to grow in knowledge of church teaching in respecting all of God's creation.
  • Organizes fellowship opportunities and social gatherings to connect parishioners that have pets with each other for mutual support.
  • Hopes to present bereavement options to support fellow parishioners after the loss of a pet.
  • Supports local outreach to assist pet owners and pets in crisis with much needed food and supplies.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Rosie's Dog Beach
220330 pet ministry beach 1Sunday, April 24 | 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Rosie's Dog Beach: 5000 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

Celebrate Earth Day and National Pet Parent Day with us on Sunday, April 24, at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach!

 

Things to bring: beach chair, water bowl for your dogs, water for you, towel, disposable waste bags to pick up after your pup 🐶. 

 

Please be advised that we recommend your dog be fully vaccinated, including the lepto, influenza and rabies vaccines as they will be exposed to nature, other dogs and wildlife. 

 

RSVP information coming soon!

 

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"Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another." - Pope Francis

 

St. Francis Pet Ministry started in 2019 as an opportunity for community-building among parishioners and outreach to local agencies serving pets and their owners in need.

 

St. Francis Pet Ministry:

  • Provides spiritual and enrichment opportunities to grow in knowledge of church teaching in respecting all of God's creation.
  • Organizes fellowship opportunities and social gatherings to connect parishioners that have pets with each other for mutual support.
  • Hopes to present bereavement options to support fellow parishioners after the loss of a pet.
  • Supports local outreach to assist pet owners and pets in crisis with much needed food and supplies.

 

 

 pm3  pm5  pm15  pet ministry 1

 

Upcoming Events

Rosie's Dog Beach
220330 pet ministry beach 1Sunday, April 24 | 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Rosie's Dog Beach: 5000 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

Celebrate Earth Day and National Pet Parent Day with us on Sunday, April 24, at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach!

 

Things to bring: beach chair, water bowl for your dogs, water for you, towel, disposable waste bags to pick up after your pup 🐶. 

 

Please be advised that we recommend your dog be fully vaccinated, including the lepto, influenza and rabies vaccines as they will be exposed to nature, other dogs and wildlife. 

 

RSVP information coming soon!

 

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Archived Events

 

Hiking at Will Rogers State Park 
Sunday, February 20 | 9:00 a.m. | Will Rogers St. Park

220208 pet ministry 1Let's go hiking with our furbabies! We will meet in the parking lot of Will Rodgers State Park around 9:00am. Please be advised that you do need to pay for parking ($3 per hour). Our hike should be no more than 1.5 to 2 hours round trip.

 

Things to bring: comfortable shoes, water bowl for your dogs, water for you, disposable waste bags to pick up after your pet. Please be advised that we recommend your dog be fully vaccinated, including the lepto, influenza and rabies vaccines as they will be exposed to nature and wildlife. 

 

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The park is located off Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades at 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road. For more information on Will Rogers State Park including directions CLICK HERE.

 

Please note: As we are only hiking/walking with our pets in the open air, masks are not required. Feel free to mask up if you wish. However, if you are planning on either before or touring the ranch house at the State Park after our hike, then In accordance with City of Los Angeles Municipal Code Article 10, Chapter XX, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours is required prior to entering.  

 

 

 

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Howl-O-Ween Hiking
Saturday, Oct. 30 | 10:00 a.m. | Will Rogers St. Park

Let's go hiking with our furbabies and celebrate Halloween! We will meet in the parking lot of Will Rodgers State Park around 9:30-10am. Please be advised that you do need to pay for parking ($3 per hour). Our hike should be no more than 1.5 to 2 hours round trip. Feel free to wear something Halloween festive - you may even win a prize! 

 

Things to bring: comfortable shoes, water bowl for your dogs, water for you, disposable waste bags to pick up after your pet. Please be advised that we recommend your dog be fully vaccinated, including the lepto, influenza and rabies vaccines as they will be exposed to nature and wildlife. 

Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi: Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, Oct. 3 | 1:30 p.m. | Car Procession - enter via Washington Ave. entrance

 

We celebrated the Blessing of the Animals at St. Monica with a car procession on Sunday, October 3. It was a great afternoon and Father Vince Kuna mentioned that it seemed to be “the biggest ever” with just over 30 cars with more than one family in most of the vehicles. Some walked through or came by bike as well. If you missed the event you can still bless your pet by sprinkling holy water and reciting the the following prayer:

 

Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures.
You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air, and animals on the land.
You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters.
We ask you to bless this pet.
By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan.
May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.

 

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Mon-Fri 5:30–6 pm

Please arrive before 6 pm

Sat 4:30–5:00 pm

 

Reservations no longer required.

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