BES families and friends are invited to join us for the annual tradition of Blessing of the Pets on Friday, Oct. 5th at 8:10 a.m. at the lawn in front of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. This event is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of animals and the environment. Our families’ pets will be blessed by vestry members of the church. Pets, stuffed animals, and pictures of pets are welcome!
Children can be dropped off as usual by driving through carpool. All parents and pets should gather on the great lawn in front of the church sanctuary and wait for the children to come over from their classrooms. There will not be a Flag Ceremony on this day. At the conclusion of the blessing, pets will go home.