Blessing of the Animals

HERALD/Photos Lyndel MoodyDespite a little chilly morning weather Friday, the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, rector of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, blesses a little black lab mix, one of the 155 dogs and 35 cats housed at the Howard County Humane Society. St. Mary’s Parish will hold a second community Blessing of the Animals service at 3 p.m. Sunday in the church’s Bennett Garden, 1001 S. Goliad.