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05Oct
Join Us October 5th For The Blessing of the Animals Ceremony
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM Pastures Of Heaven
Date: October 05, 2019 to October 05, 2019
Where: Pastures Of Heaven, 3021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Monterey, California, United States
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Event Type: Other
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The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Pastures of Heaven, 3021 Monterey Salinas Highway, in Monterey.  Rev. Roy J. Shelly from St. Joseph's Parish in Spreckels will be doing a special Blessing of the Animals at 1:00 p.m. at Pastures of Heaven. The event will include food and beverage and a brief blessing of the assembled pets. Participants can also take tours of the property and discuss various options for plots and burials. "I love pets more than I love most people; their love is unconditional, but unfortunately, the day will come when we all have to face the inevitable, the loss of our pet. Seldom are the pets that meant so much in our lives remembered for all the loyalty, love and comfort they give us, and after we move on it's like they never existed. We wanted to create a place where the memories of our pets and the important role they played in our lives will live on forever.  That's what Pastures of Heaven is all about. This place is nicer than most human cemeteries which is a fitting return for all the joy and love we get from our furry friends." "The idea is to celebrate the lives of our pets in a beautiful location. We have a mile worth of walkways, views of the valley and Monterey Bay, a grove of 300-year-old oak trees, materials from a local quarry and redwood fencing made from old-growth redwoods from Mendocino. It looks more like a winery than a cemetery. It's a beautiful place and I wouldn't mind being buried here myself one day." said co-owner Dean Rodatos. Rodatos and his wife Amanda Serradell, who have a background in land development, have been working on the memorial park for the past three years. When they first saw the property they were told it was going to be developed into an office complex, but they had other plans. "We had to save this place from development," said Serradell. "It's a very unique property with a special energy people can feel the momen
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