On Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm, the Baltimore Humane Society will host its second-annual Pet Blessing event for the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Father Patrick M. Carrion from the Saint Bernadette Parish will be at the Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park to perform an in-person pet blessing for all household pets. The historic pet cemetery is located at 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD.
The public is invited to attend with their pets. Father Patrick will also be blessing the ashes of pets who have passed for families who wish to bring them. The event will be held in-person and outdoors with all responsible distancing guidelines observed. All pets are welcome but small pets, cats and any pet who might become overwhelmed must be in a comfortable and secure pet carrier.
Parking will be provided in our administrative parking lot and along the driveway bordering the memorial park.
Pet blessings will take place at the entrance to the historical memorial park. There will be signs. Some chairs will be provided for those who are in line.
The event is free. Donations will be accepted. RSVPs are not required but are requested. All questions and RSVPs can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. It is tradition in the Catholic Church to hold blessings for household pets on his feast day each October.
Father Patrick M. Carrion has served in the priesthood since 1982. He is a Baltimore native and a graduate of University of Maryland and St. Mary’s Seminary and University.
Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park was established more than 80 years ago and is the final resting place for thousands of local and beloved pets.
The memorial park is a certified wildlife habitat.