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WATERBURY, Conn. – Sept. 25, 2023 –The Waterbury Hospital Pastoral Care staff is holding its annual Blessing of the Animals event on Sunday Oct. 1 at 12 p.m. in the Main Courtyard of the hospital at 64 Robbins Street.

Waterbury Hospital Director of Pastoral Care Deacon Neil Culhane and Rev. Paul Hibbard and Rabbi Eric Silver will be hosting the event, which commemorates the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Prizes will be awarded.

The event is free and open to the public. Animals must be properly restrained.

The Waterbury Hospital Pastoral Care department works to meet the spiritual needs of our patients, visitors and staff of different faiths and religions.

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Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.