Pets get blessed at St. Mary's

Krystle Wagner • Oct 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM

SPRING LAKE — As families gathered and dogs barked, Father Dave Gross led a prayer Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic School.

School families and community members gathered outside for the annual Blessing of the Pets by the Spring Lake parish priest.

Jake, an Australian shepherd, was curious about fellow four-legged pets as well as the classmates of his owner, 12-year-old Garrett Abel. Abel said there wasn’t a particular reason he brought Jake to the event, but he thought it was nice.

After Gross blessed the pets with holy water, Shelby and Lambeau stood off to the side with their owners. While Shelby was just along for the ride, there was a reason behind Lambeau’s participation, said Thomas Rasmussen.

“(Lambeau) is a bit of a troublemaker,” said Rasmussen, 13. “He likes to take shoes.”

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