I reckon quite a few of us will be laying hands on animalitos tomorrow, it being St. Francis Day and all. It’s such a maniac service with all the woofers and crawlers and kids and I just love it.
I have no special recommendations except to remind us all to try to be the calm, supportive center in the midst of a lot of really unpredictable motion.
Tuck a clean hankie into your pocket.
Put a few handiwipes behind the pulpit or lectern.
Take your Claritin if you need to!
Reassure nervous lay people.
Be very careful when laying on of hands.
Don’t get bitten or peed on if you can help it.
God bless the beasts and children and all of you, dears!