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St Simeons Blessing of the Animals

posted October 11th, 2017 by
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OCTOBER 3, 2017

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St SimeonsSt SimeonsIt was beautiful…the Blessing of the Animals by Father Bill Holly that took place at Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home on Tuesday, October 3rd in observance of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  Residents, staff, guests who came to watch and family members who brought dogs, a turtle, a Bearded Dragon and a black and white Tegu lizard named Alphys were present at this annual event.  Special guests also came – 5 adoptable dogs, brought by the Tulsa SPCA.

As Father Holly laid his hand on each animal, he said the pet’s name and the name of the owner along with saying the prayer for the Blessing which recognizes every animal’s importance in their own right.


St SimeonsSt SimeonsEleven dogs, from our Golden Retriever, Simone, to German Shepherds, mixed breeds, and several terriers that were rescued by the Tulsa SPCA from a hoarding situation were blessed on this day.  Thirty-one people were present for this special yearly event.  Thirty-one people came away with a more intense special love for a pet.

Donna M. Mayotte

Executive Administrative Assistant


Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home


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Doggone Party Invitation 2



Saint Simeon’s, a premiere senior living community in Tulsa, will host a “Doggone Birthday Party” for its “Chief Executive Cuddler,” Simone, on Tuesday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. Simone the Golden Retriever will turn 6. Her birthday wish is to help the dogs of Tulsa’s homeless population. Simone has invited her party guests to bring donations of food for the dogs of the homeless, which will be donated to canines through the Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter and Iron Gate.


Saint Simeon’s has taken on assisting the dogs of the homeless as a project of interest over the last four months. During Christmas, Simone the Golden Retriever coordinated a holiday drive, which resulted in over 500 pounds of dog food being raised for the dogs of the homeless. Currently, Saint Simeon’s Residents meet every Monday afternoon to re-bag dog food donations as a volunteer effort to help Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter with the distribution process to the dogs of the homeless.


Simone, who spends business hours each week making rounds to Residents’ rooms at Saint Simeon’s, has become the popular mascot for the senior living community. With her big smile and beautiful golden coat, visitors to Saint Simeon’s and Residents alike find it impossible to resist Simone’s charm. Simone is one of the most popular dogs in Oklahoma, boasting more than 700 friends on Facebook. She even has her own business cards! Simone has also been a cover girl for Tulsa Pets Magazine and Vintage Newsmagazine.



During the “Doggone Birthday Party,” attendees will have the opportunity to hear the history of Simone (II), and her predecessor, Simone I. Birthday cake for dogs and humans – two separate cakes – will be served. Dog visitors from Karing K-9s will also be in attendance. The event will be held at the Saint Simeon’s Common Room, 3701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Tulsa. The event is free, and visitors are welcome.


Saint Simeon’s is a privately managed, not-for-profit, picturesque senior living community that is home to men and women of all faiths who wish to live their later years in an environment with dignity, individuality and the highest level of independence possible. With 55 years of expertise, Saint Simeon’s offers multiple levels of care and is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. For more information about Saint Simeon’s, please call (918) 794-1900 or visit