Last Updated on April 26, 2023 by Pets Feed
Every Sunday in Paróquia de Sant’Ana Gravatá, Brazil, stray dogs attend mass to meet their new families. This happens thanks to a very kind and big-hearted priest who loves animals and does everything for them.
Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes, does the kindest and most inspiring thing for the strays in his church. He invites dogs abandoned on the streets to be part of his service to help them find loving homes.
Like your heart, the doors of your church are always open for these animals.
Priest brings stray dogs to mass to be adopted
Father João offers these stray dogs a temporary home in the parish house, away from the dangers of the streets, takes them to the vet to treat their conditions, treats them, feeds them, gives them a bath and after receiving the treatment needed and being picked up, he takes them to the church service in hopes that they will be noticed by his parishioners.
Every Sunday, the priest ensures that the dogs are the center of attention, placing them in a place where everyone can see them.
As loyal and important as they may seem at the altar, dogs will be dogs and will always be looking for a few pets and mischief. Happy and adorable as they are, the dogs often join the priest at the altar for some attention.
Father João Paulo wrote on Facebook:
They will still be able to come in, sleep, eat, drink water and find shelter and protection, because this house belongs to God and they belong to God.
The priest engages the church community in his mission by encouraging them to invite those interested in bringing home a new furry member of the family, according to Bored Panda.
The spectacular recoveries this priest does with dogs warm our hearts and show what love and care can do.
Thanks to the actions of the priest, the number of abandoned dogs on the streets of Gravata has been significantly reduced. Dozens of strays have already found loving homes.
In fact, after meeting so many faithful animals in person, the kind-hearted priest couldn’t resist adopting a few.
The father said:
I have helped several dogs with serious health issues. I brought some of them to the parsonage and later they were adopted. Three of them stayed with me. Today they are my children and they sleep in my bed.
The priest’s wonderful action did not go unnoticed by the rest of the world, as a photo of him at Mass with a dog went viral on Facebook, generating a flurry of positive comments, with thousands of people praising the social action of the priest. priest.
Dogs provide us with unconditional love, laughter, and fond memories and it’s only right to give back to them in some way. Whether you faithfully believe in God or not, as long as you believe in kindness and compassion, we can slowly make the world a better place.
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