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Pet Blessing Christmas 2014

2014 Christmas in the City Pet Blessing

As part of the 2014 Christmas in the City celebrations, Grote Business Precinct and Saint Patrick's Catholic Church invited pet owners to participate in a special blessing ceremony held on St. Nicholas Day, Saturday 6 December.

A fabulous pack of very well behaved dogs brought their ownsrs to the Blessing, enjoying the opportunity to meet and mingle with new canine friends.

The human participants also enjoyed meeting new people and catching up with friends. They were also able to take a guided tour of St Patrick's Catholic Church, which is celebrating its Centenary this year.

Guests were entertained by The Jones Connection, who performed a great range of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols and songs. 

Father Peter conducted the Blessing Ceremony on the Church steps before moving among the crowd sprinkling his four-legged congregation with Holy water. One couldn't help but be impressed by the dogs' patience as they quietly waited their turn to try and catch the sparkling droplets flying through the air.

Commemorative ertificates were presented to all participating canines.

The Grote Business Precinct 2014 Pet Blessing was proudly supported by Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Adelaide City Council and the Rotary Club of Adelaide West.