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The parishioners at St. Stephen's love their pets!!!  In 2015, Debbie Copeland headed a committee to build St. Stephen's Pet Columbarium.  The Columbarium was blessed on the Feast Day of St. Francis 2015.  If you are interested in interring your pet in the St. Stephen's Pet Columbarium, contact Debbie Copeland for more information (debbie.copeland23@sbcglobal.net).  

Also contact Debbie Copeland if you are interested in participating in the Pet Columbarium Committee which helps with the upkeep and service arrangements for the Columbarium.  

Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him. And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.

Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens you have made them, precious and beautiful.

Be praised, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your creatures sustenance.

Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.

Be praised, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom you brighten the night. He is beautiful and cheerful, and powerful and strong.

Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.

Be praised, my Lord, through those who forgive for love of you; through those who endure sickness and trial. Happy those who endure in peace, for they will be crowned.
— St. Francis