St. Joseph Catholic Church, Clayton MO

106 N. Meramec Avenue – Clayton MO 63105 – Parish Office (314) 726-1221

Notes from the Pastor’s Pen – October 3, 2021

Dear friends,

Every year in the Spring and Fall, a group of dedicated men and women have come together to volunteer to help clean up the grounds and throughout the summer some have stepped forward to regularly water the plants and flowers.

Recently, Tim O’Connor, who regularly helps with the parish grounds, came up with the idea of the parish beginning a Saint Joseph Garden Club to expand upon this practice in which all are welcome and invited to participate. The commitment is only to show up at least once to be a part of the Club, but of course it would be great if you could help out even more.

After the leaves fall, the Fall Cleanup will again be held which will likely be in November. In the meantime, if you are inter- ested in helping out in any way regarding the parish grounds
now or in the future please feel free to contact Tim O’Connor at 314-805-7007.

As an aside, the photo of the apples pictured here are from the Liberty Apple tree that was planted on the east side of the parish grounds this past May. The oth- er tree growing near it is a Winesap that was planted at the same time.

In Christ, Father Bené

P.S. Please remember the Wine & Cheese Reception, Coffee & Doughnuts, and the special Blessing of Animals, all of which will be taking place next weekend.

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