Monday, February 25, 2013

St. Maria Goretti's Pet Blessing
Date: 10/4/2013 Album ID: 1714226
Photos by Bill Tarutis
Michelle Pinto of Jenkins Township holds Cheerio before the blessing of pets at St. Maria Goretti Church in Laflin on Friday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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John Fisher of Laflin, right, holds Ziggy while his mom Carol Fisher of Scranton tends Shiloh at St. Maria Goretti Church in Laflin.   BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Msgr. Neil Van Loon reads a prayer during the blessing of pets at St. Maria Goretti Church on Friday afternoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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St. Maria Goretti Church Pastor Msgr. Neil Van Loon, right, blesses Samantha as her owner Maryjo Carozzoni of Wilkes-Barre holds her.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Msgr. Neil Van Loon, left, blesses Cinder with owners Sue Chalker, right, and her sons Sean and Ryan, all of Plains Township.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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A woman's dog waits for in the car after the blessing of pets at St. Maria Goretti Church on Friday afrernoon.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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