Holy Cross School Santa Cruz
November 2019

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.

Holy Cross School Santa Cruz
By Brad Kava. Bishop Danny Garcia gave a serious environmental speech and then had a ball blessing the animals with holy water.

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.

Holy Cross School Santa Cruz
By Brad Kava. Ben Cube, 10, with Ace, a 7-month old French Bulldog.
Holy Cross School Santa Cruz
By Brad Kava. Cassie Travers gets her New Guinea Thorny Devil Walking Stick blessed.
Holy Cross School Santa Cruz
By Brad Kava. Scarlett Zuanich, 6, gets her pet fish Rudolph blessed.

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