St. Mary’s-In-Tuxedo Episcopal Church will host its annual blessing of the animals on Sunday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Elizabeth McWhorter advises that pets be brought in a cage or on a leash. She also says people may bring a photo of their pet or a favorite stuffed animal to be blessed as well. A reception for all God’s creatures will follow. The church is located at 10 Fox Hill Road in Tuxedo Park. For more information call 845-351-5122. This image shows Rev. McWhorter communing with a most friendly dog at last year’s service.