A cat that attends church? At Sunday's 10:00 a.m. service at Mission Hills
United Methodist Church, in pranced a handsome gray and white long-haired cat. It cruised the aisles, licked its fur, and curled up in a pew right next to
parishioner Larry Granfield for a cat nap - right in the middle of the Rev. Craig
Dorval's sermon.
Churchgoers welcomed back "Bootsy Guzinski," who had been missed the last couple of months and was now a skinnier version of his former self, causing church secretary Judy Mefford to wonder if he might have hopped aboard moving
van loading up across the street at the time he disappeared.

Bootsy' real home is down the block with Vivian Guzinski. But he started frequenting the church after his "dad," Arthur Guzinski, passed away in
1996.

Ever since, Bootsy, a rescued pound cat, has been as faithful as they come
attending Sunday devotions, joining in the two weekly AA meetings in the church's basement, going to exercise classes, Christmas programs, weddings, keeping Mefford company in her church office, even attending garden club sessions. During one, Boosy leaped through a half-open window mid-meeting and proudly presented his human friends with a mouse.. a church mouse, no doubt.

Jo Firey
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
A cat that attends church? At Sunday's 10:00 a.m. service at Mission Hills United Methodist Church,

St. George's Episcopal in La Canada, CA used to have a cat who attended services regularly, too! (I can't call him a "regular communicant", since I never saw him partake, but he did seem to favor the kneeling cushions at the altar-rail for naps.)
A cat that attends church?

Canterbury Cathedral used to have a ginger tom cat which treated the Cathedral as its own, and apparently was known to wander the length of the aisle following whoever was leading a procession at the time - even the Archbishop. The Cathedral Shop used to sell (may even still do) stuffed toy ginger cats with a label on them explaining the story.

My boss' cat hasn't quite reached such a lofty station as yet, but has been known to attend Evensong.

Cathi
What a great story! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Best wishes,

Polonca & Soncek
Hugo Katt is a church cat. Or rather a church yard cat. He is not supposed to enter the church, but it happens sometimes. He has been known to attend funerals. At least he is appropriately dressed - all black fur and silver (reflecting) collar.
His job is to hunt rabbits and mice in the church yard. He inherited the job from his mother who was church yard cat before him. He loves his job and is very good at it.
Our church was built in 1200-something - so long ago that there are no exact records.
Elisabet
Happy to share my house and my life with Hugo Katt, the black church yard cat http://jump.to/hugokatt
Jo Firey skrev i meddelandet ...
A cat that attends church? At Sunday's 10:00 a.m. service at Mission Hills United Methodist Church, in pranced a ... Firey "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by themoments that take our breath away."

My church used to have a cat who showed up for the coffee hour after Sunday morning services. He liked attention, and especially liked being picked up, although he drooled copiously when he was held for any length of time. He'd get shut up in the church every once in a while, but he didn't seem upset, and managed to "hold it" until someone showed up the next day and let him out. His name was Leo, and his people lived nearby. Eventually he stopped turning up, and we never knew what happened to him.
Fast forward several years. Our church merged with another church about
10 miles away. We began having our services at the other church, andduring-the-week meetings at our old church. There was a cat that would show up at the other church. If it was warm, and the doors were open, he would often come in for the services. His favorite place to nap was the choir loft, but he would occasionally favor a parishioner for a while.
Joy
A cat that attends church? At Sunday's 10:00 a.m. service at Mission Hills United Methodist Church, in pranced a handsome gray and white long-haired cat. It cruised the aisles, licked its fur, and curled up in a pew right

What a great cat and a wonderful story!
CATherine