On Sunday, October 7, Episcopal churches throughout the country will once again observe the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the Blessing of the Animals. The patron saint of animals believed that the light of God was perfectly reflected in all of nature and nowhere is His essence better revealed than in the unconditional love, companionship and devotion of the pets we hold dear to our hearts. This day then is for creatures - great and small - to receive God's blessing, a blessing they so richly deserve.
To help celebrate this day, we would like to remind all of our Episcopal church customers that we have dog collars and leashes available in red and navy and in all sizes. Branded with the Episcopal shield and made of the highest quality materials, this gear has been a best seller second only to the Top Ten Reasons to be an Episcopalian tee shirt. And remember, all churches qualify for wholesale pricing: namely 50% off our suggested retail prices. So, to help dress up the event, build community awareness and perhaps do a little fundraising as well, please visit episcopalmarketplace.org and then give us a call at (866) 937-2772 to place your order. Depending on the size of the order, you may qualify for our consignment program, which is designed to assist churches in their fundraising efforts without the burden of upfront financial commitments. In any event, we hope you have a great day at your church's Blessing of the Animals.
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