All Dogs Go to Heaven
(Cats, Snakes, Turtles and Fish too)
Blessings at Holy Cross School
There is nothing like the blessing of the animals, in honor of the Feast of St. Patrick, at Holy Cross School in Santa Cruz on October 4.
Students and parents brought dozens and dozens of pets to be blessed by Bishop Danny Garcia, who reminded the kids that they were stewards of the Earth and animals and it was their duty to help protect both.
Bishop Garcia was installed as Bishop of Monterey in January and seemed to have a ball doing the blessings and spreading holy water.
It was a moving lesson for all of them, parents and students said.
Pets included fish, dogs, cats, lizards, snakes, turtles and a New Guinea Thorny Devil Walking Stick.