Report Why I Became Ordained By The Ulc in * Welcome - ULC Minister's Introduction Junction * Posted March 18, 2014 · Edited March 18, 2014 by PetPastorGin The loss of a pet (especially when one needs to make the decision to end its pain) is so profound that there should be a special type of ministry to perhaps be there for the goodbye, help the family grieve. I know you can't call your priest to do a funeral but what about a ministry to come and say a few words and do a little ceremony or memorial with the ones who loved that dear heart on the earthly plane. In all my religious studies training no one mentions the pets. Hmmm. I kept thinking "All Creatures Great and Small, All Things bright and beautiful".I have an Masters degree in Religious Studies and found that our furry friends need to have blessing, memorials and all other services not provided by traditional clergy. I am just starting out. This is a new work in progress. Thank you ULC for being there to ordain me for this wonderful undertaking.