Parish Grounds Face-Lifting
If you have strolled around the parish and school grounds lately, you may have noticed how beautiful the flowers, shrubs, and hedges. How do they get like that? Certainly not by accident! I would like to acknowledge a few people who help to make this happen for the delight of us all. The school flowers have been tended to by Chris Bressette, so she is the one to compliment on the job well done along Marquette Street. I’m sure she has employed added help from some other family members or friends along the way, but the Lion’s share of credit/thanks goes to her green thumb!
On the other side of the grounds, in front of the Rectory (what used to be the convent), we have a beautiful green space courtyard with a statue of the Blessed Mother watching over it. The many small trees, shrubs, and plants around the green space have been pruned and shaped by Jim Somerville (with help from Dave McRae) and a major overhaul was just completed about two weeks ago. So, many thanks to Jim, Dave, and anyone else who has ever had a hand in keeping up with the foliage there! To all who have had any hand in the beautification of the grounds, know that your work is greatly appreciated and certainly noticed. It adds to the overall morale of the parish, helping to foster hope and remind us that God is a God of life, growth, and fruitfulness, not death.
Lastly, a nice feature that will be added to the rectory courtyard this summer is a nice fire-pit for parish use. This was talked about at the last parish council meeting. It will be used for youth gathering events as well as for parish family nights. Stay tuned for when we start planning these gatherings, as they can be a great way to socialize, learn, sing together, pray together, and of course eat together! (Perhaps even solve some of the world’s problems together).
May the Peace of Christ be with you always!