Millbrook parishioners attend the Blessing of the Palms

Bella, the little donkey from Two by Two Petting Zoo, attended the Blessing of the Palms and led local parishioners to St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception Church. Worshipers from Lyall Memorial Federated Church and Grace Episcopal Church also participated. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK— The Annual Blessing of the Palms was held on Sunday, April 14, and once again the three churches of Millbrook participated: St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Monsignor Gerard Colacicco; Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Matthew Calkins; and Lyall Memorial Federated Church, led by the Rev. Thomas Fiet. They came together for prayers, blessings — and to the delight of the children, Bella — the little donkey from Two by Two Petting Zoo. She was there to lead worshipers down Franklin Avenue to their church of choice. 

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