On Saturday, April 14 at 10am, Ascension Catholic Church will host their third annual blessing of gardeners, seeds and gardening implements. Ascension is located on the south west corner of East Avenue and Van Buren, one block north of the Eisenhower expressway. The Blessing service site is at the north (Van Buren) side of the church building at the statue of St. Francis. The first service was initiated at the suggestion of Ascension’s Community Gardeners who tend the parish’s vegetable garden behind the parish center across East Avenue from the church.
Gardeners of all faiths are invited to attend this interfaith service with their implements of gardening. Submitted by John Owens.