St. Peter’s Church in Del Mar calls all creatures great and small for blessing

Bring your furry, feathered, scaly or other pet companions to be blessed Saturday, Oct. 4, at the annual celebration of St. Francis of Assisi at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Del Mar.

Saint Peter’s welcomes community members to bring their pets (typically leashed or caged) for a blessing. Participants are also welcome to bring pet food and supplies to benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Community Food Bank, to help local pet families in need. (Checks are welcome too, payable to St. Peter’s with “Pet Food Roundup” on memo line.)

The festivities will begin at 4 p.m., when participants can offer their “pet food harvest” and enjoy social time with pets and friends. RCHS will be there to offer educational materials about their many programs that benefit animals and animal lovers, plus displays and take-aways on emergency preparedness, pet health and more.

Refreshments and treats for pets and their people will be provided by Animal House Pet Care. The service will follow at 5 p.m., also in the church’s outdoor courtyard.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is at 334 14th St. in Del Mar village, one block east of Highway 101. For information, contact Gina McBride at 760-633-1183 or, or the parish office at 858/755-1616. For information about St. Peter’s, see All are welcome!