Calvary Episcopal Church is offering its first ‘Perfect Paws Pet Ministry’, aimed at giving pooches and their owners improved odds at getting canines into heaven.
The Danvers church plans to hold the service on the third Sunday of every month, complete with communion for the humans and special blessings for pets. Dogs will get special treats.
Church officials said well-mannered dogs on leads are invited. Prayers can also be offered for other types of pets.
Reverend Thea Keith-Lucas told The Salem News that dogs will have a say during service, on the grounds that barking won’t be banned