St Francis of Assisi

Garden of Remembrance & Prayer Garden
Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:00
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Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey Officially Blessed and Opened the St.Francis of Assisi Parish PRAYER GARDEN on Thursday the 15th August 2013.

The PRAYER GARDEN consists of 3 components:

IN MEMORY OF THE UNBORN - In Memory Of All Children Who Have Died Unborn, Known Only To God. Often children who have died before birth have no grave or headstone, and sometimes not even a name

GROTTO of St Francis of Assisi Parish - – Built and designed by Tom Hogg, who is a very talented and good neighbour from across the road. Together with Parishioner Len Harrison they built the GROTTO & IN MEMORY OF THE UNBORN in about six weeks.

The ROSARY PATH - With brick tiles forming decades of beads, our Rosary Path walkway takes the shape of a rosary, complete with a centrepiece and cross. The original path was built entirely by our Parishioner Len Harrison.

In 2017 the rosary path was renovated based on a design by Tom Hogg that included 5 raised garden beds that were built by Tom Hogg out of stone and planted with roses.

New decades were installed and a gravel path with brick borders put in. In the centre a Gazebo was installed – Thanks to many volunteers, especially Tom Hogg, Joe Kaciuba and Maurice Castelli.

The work is ongoing with Tom Hogg as recent as mid 2019 completing a rock wall around the garden of remembrance and planting more roses.

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 August 2019 13:35