John talks about how St Francis offers us important ways of living for our world today.
He gives thanks for the SPCA and their work inviting us treat all animals with care and respect and working so that all animals thrive.
In this service we give thanks for the animals we share our lives with 

Acknowledge the important place they hold in our livesCelebrate the deep bond we share with themPray for God’s health and life for each of themAnd for their relationship with their human partners

And we pray that through them we might glimpse some of Francis came to live and know so well, and that we might live in ways that all creation and all who live in it might thrive.