Giving Gardens: Goodness Shared
Last Sunday the “goodness of God” manifest itself in the freshly picked produce that St. Anne parishioners brought to Mass from their home gardens. Beautiful tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, peppers, squash, and apples were shared with fellow parishioners unable to garden and with our Project Hope Food Pantry guests and with those of the St. Moses the Black Food Pantry, which serves the communities of Greater Grand Crossing, Chatham, Park Manor in Chicago. Our Giving Gardens continues after all the morning Masses today,
Sunday, August 29th
NOTE: Everything brought in last week was pristine! Please keep up the great work of removing the dirt from any garden items you pick to donate, so they can be passed on right away.
Also, ask us about GRATEFUL GARDNERS, our new St. Anne Garden Club. Come join us!
And while we’re talking gardens, STAGG (St. Anne Guys Group) is working with our Creation Care Team on the second of the Laudato Si’ gardens…
Phase II of our Laudato Si Garden initiative is a “creation mural” on the ramp walls with native grasses and ground covers garden planted immediately below the ramps (behind the St. Anne School gym). Before the planting can begin, the railing and concrete walls need some work. If you are a STAGG member or interested in becoming one, be sure to stop by and talk to members of the Creation Care Team (CCT) this Sunday. They will be taking names and emails of guys interested in lending a hand on September 11th with a job they will certainly enjoy! Grinding away several coats of paint and rust from the railing and patching the concrete. What could be more fun, right? Tools, hard work, camaraderie, and a BBQ lunch—all in the name of serving the parish and building community. If you have goggles and a grinder, bring ‘em! We’ll provide the wire brushes.
For additional information or to sign up online go to: https://signup.com/go/mzUpEgm