Pet and Human Memorials
We believe that animals have a place in God's eternal Kingdom. Our sympathy extends to all who have lost an animal.
Blessed are they who
mourn, for they will be comforted.
- Peace to you, God's Creatures Ministry
Oreo - January 2017
I'm so thankful that I found God's Creatures Ministry website. My dearest Oreo passed away on December 22nd. I didn't know how I was going to pay for the rest of his costs and I needed to take his ashes home. I immediately was looking for financial assistant. Sadly, no one got back to me then I received a message from Jan in my inbox. I got an email from the vet too, they sent in $50 to help me. I'm so thankful for this organization. The people who run it are so compassionate. I only wish they could have met Oreo.
In Loving Memory of Stephen Piszar (January 12, 1942 - June 20, 2016) By Gail Gunberg, sister-in-law
In Memory of Stephen Piszar (January 12, 1942 - June 20, 2016) By Mary Sepede
In Memory of Buffy (August 2001 - February 18, 2015) By Jan Fredericks
My Two Precious Angels - My Mom and Packers
My mother passed away last December. She was my best friend. Packers my
my best friend lost the fight to cancer October 23rd 2015.
The Joy of Ami Drew's Life - Denim and Bella
Amilynn (Ami) Drew, my co-worker/friend, passed away expectantly after beginning chemotherapy on May 14, 2013. She had just turned 61, March 24th. The joy of her life were her two dogs, Denim and Bella. Her face would light up talking about them. She is missed by them and by many of us.
Meet Denim and Bella
In Memory of Darren TurCatte
Thank you for 15 years of joy...3/17/1999 - 7/2/2009
In Memory of Gunther by Paul Guay
Thanks for your kind words. I have never grieved for an animal as I have for my Gunther, and I've grieved and still grieve for many going back over a lifetime. Nor have I grieved like this for any human being, which frightens me, because I have lost most of my family and a couple of close friends. I wish I were with all of them, but Gunther was--well, the Cat's Meow--and, as a friend of mine said who took the attached picture, "angelic". He was a gift to me from my dying younger brother and always had something about him more honest and direct than I've ever met in another living creature, and joyous. A joy to have had, so intense my world now seems utterly empty.
To paraphrase Augustine about all God's creatures: "My question was the attention I gave him, and his response was his beauty." A beauty only God could have uniquely created. A devilishly innocent lamb I guess I will have to wait to behold again when the Lamb of God makes all things new.
I live in Maine. I look forward to learning more about your Ministry and Catholic Concern for Animals.
In Memory of Butch by Jan Fredericks
Butch showed up on my porch in PA somewhere around 2000 with very bad ear mites. In March 2009 his health deteriorated drastically from FIV with a poor prognosis. He was sadly euthanized on March 25, 2009.
He had the most expressive eyes. My Mom who passed away on February 21, 2009 enjoyed his presence. I believe he was the first to become friends with Buffy, my dog (also from Pennsylvania).
"Thank you Lord for putting Butch in my life."
If It Should Be
If it be I grow frail and weak,
And pain should wake me from my sleep.
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.
You will be sad, I understand,
Don't let your grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so,
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only stay with me until the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you too will see
It was a kindness you did to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Do not grieve that it should be you
Who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close, [we] all these years.
Don't let your heart hold bitter tears.
In Memorium of Yoko - aged 14-1/2
You were the most sweet and gentle companion and we were lucky to share our lives and home with you. We will always remember and love you.
Love, Jeannie, Rich, Samantha, Ringo and Munchkin
In Memory of Margaret Levy by Cathy Fredericks
We were honored to have known you and your kindness.
God's Creatures Ministry is committed to spreading God's compassion to all He has made based on The Scriptures. Although we are a Christian Ministry, we encourage all to have their own animal welfare committee in their community. We extend our resources to those who would like to learn more or begin their own God's Creatures Ministry as an extension of us. God created us to have a vegetarian diet and commissioned us to protect His animals. Instead, we have exploited them for our entertainment, fashion, appetite and useless, torturous research. These creatures have the right to live as they were created to live. Because we live IN this world, but are not OF this world, we strive to bring God's mercy and justice to all. We live in God's Kingdom now where Jesus, The Sacrificial Lamb, The Prince of Peace, The Lion of Judah reigns. We look forward to that day when all of creation will be 'set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God' (Romans 8:21) where a little child will lead and guide God's creatures (see Isaiah 11:5-9).