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Candlelight Pet Memorials at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park

Candlelight Pet Memorials

Candlelight Pet Memorials are facilitated by The Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills on the last Saturday of the month in Calabasas, California.

Have you lost a beloved pet, either recently or long ago?

Join other pet “parents” as we gather to remember and mourn our beloved animals. The Candlelight Pet Memorials are facilitated by Reverend Kathy Lyons, pet lover and parent, and founder of the Animal Ministry at CSLGH!

For many people, pets are family members. Some pet parents and their families experience an overwhelming sense of grief for their pet. Friends and family may not understand or have compassion for this grief and may dismiss or discount it. The CSLGH Animal Ministry supports the belief that all animals are sentient beings as well as the belief that some have that animals have an afterlife. Our ministers and practitioners provide Affirmative Prayer Treatment for anyone who is in pain or needs healing.

At the Pet Memorials we gather together to:

  • share stories, pictures and fond memories of your beloved pet
  • meet other pet parents and support one another
  • be amongst others in the same situation to ease your pain

Candlelight Pet Memorials Detail:

Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring food, snacks, and beverages.

Time: We meet at 3 PM, rain or shine.

The location for the Candlelight Pet Memorials is the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in Calabasas. We meet rain or shine! The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is tucked away behind some office buildings that front Ventura Boulevard. Get directions for the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park.

Donation: $6.00 for one candle or four for $20.00.

Pet MEmorials facilitator

Rev. Kathy Lyons

The monthly Candlelight Pet Memorial is facilitated by Reverend Kathy Lyons. Call our Center for more information at 1-818-386-8136.

Our animal ministry meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1 PM at our Center in Granada Hills. Get more information about the CSLGH Animal Ministry here.

Annual Pet Memorial Service on August 9, 2014

Pet MemorialThis year’s annual Pet Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 9th, at 1 PM in the sanctuary.

Join us for this special memorial service, honoring all pets and pet owners, facilitated by Revs Kathy Lyons and Jessica Fish.

According to Rev. Kathy, “We have regular Animal Kinship Ministry meetings on the 2nd Saturday each month, but our annual service is more focused. We’ve found this helps many pet owners who never had a venue or a place to go to grieve the loss of their pet and have been grieving in silence for years.”

Pet owners are welcome to bring photos of their pets, share their love and (if appropriate) memories of a pet who has made their transition. We have an altar for the pet photos, and people can come to share in more detail what their pet meant to them and share their grief. Each person can share if they want to or just listen. The service will include prayer and meditation.

For more information about our Pet Memorial Service or the Animal Kinship Ministry at our Center, visit our webpage or contact Rev. Kathy Lyons by email or call her at 818-891-6933.