Rain Garden Project

In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Ecology, we are creating a Rain Garden on the parking lot side of the church.  What is a Rain Garden?  A Rain Garden helps filter surface water into the ground and decreases urban runoff.   Below is a simple diagram of how one works. 

On Saturday October 21 at 9am we will create a Rain Garden here at the church! The garden will be on the parking lot side of the church, between the elevator entrance and the Mary side entrance. Below is a diagram of how it will look. If you would like to help with preparing the space and planting the garden please sign up in the foyer of the church or call the parish office. We may need some help with preparing the ground during the week before Oct. 21.

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred… let me sow Love.
Where there is injury… Pardon.
Where there is doubt… Faith.
Where there is despair… Hope.
Where there is darkness… Light.
And where there is sadness… Joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen

~ St. Francis of Assisi