- “Hey, Father George. Can we, using our own money, have permission to put some flowers around the Immaculate Conception?”
I love my parish. They started the other day, and then made some progress:
I think Jesus in happy with that initiative. There’s another project pictured there, that steep embankment that stretches along the entire southern perimeter. Yet another volunteer hacked the tall growth down with an expertly wielded machete. In this parish, those are actually garden tools.
All this has been going on in Mary’s garden, which has gotten a radical sprucing up.
The name was changed as days went by to Garden of the Holy Family:
Then, many truckloads of trimmings were taken taken away from the front of the church. There’s another statue of Mary on the far side. More work to be done there. We’re thinking of replacing the Sacred Heart Statue. The flag is half-mast for obvious reasons these days in America.
The steep driveway has also gotten radical changes for the better, with all new plantings, except for the bush, which was just a twig growing out of a hacked stump. The previous bush was starting to block off both front and side steps and a view of the Garden of the Holy Family.
All for you, Mary. That’s what the whole parish says.