Blessing Events

 

The Blessing of the Animals

When we bless something, we focus our attention on the perfection that God put into it when God created it. When we bless what is good in our lives we increase it, and recognize it as a channel of God's grace in our lives. In the Blessing of the Animals we give thanks for the ways in which they enrich our lives, and recognize our role as faithful stewards of God’s creation.

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The Blessing of the Motorcycles

For centuries, in many cultures and in many traditions, people have gathered to ask God’s blessing at particular times for particular purposes: for the blessing of crops, the raising of animals, the blessing of dwellings, and the blessing of ships and other conveyances. In the Blessing of the Motorcycles we recognize the importance of coming together with common intent to pray for safety and well-being, and the blessing of the open road.

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The Blessing of the Bicycles


Blessing bikesscott2Bicycles provide humans beings with multiple uses: for transportation, for recreation and leisure, for physical fitness. In our Blessing of the Bicycles we give thanks to God for the opportunities which they provide for us to cultivate and enjoy these physical aspects of our being.

 

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