Garden Party for Pat King

Saturday, October 27!      Many of you know Ms. Pat King, who until her recent move to Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle was a wonderful parishioner and neighbor to St. John Parish. She lived in the tiny house on the southwest corner of 1st Ave NW and N 79th Street.  In addition to attending daily Mass, she gave 24 years of service at King County Jail in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Criminal Detention Prison Ministry. Her sweet garden was important to her and she regularly took bouquets of roses and other blooms to the inmates.  In honor of her many years as a St. John Parishioner and proud 1949 graduate of St. John School, and in coordination with her neighbors and the new owner of her house, we are going to transplant many of her beautiful flowers and bushes to our Parish grounds. The new house owner will be doing extensive remodeling, and the plants will likely be killed in the process if we don’t save them. Everyone who knows Pat knows how much time and love she put into her gardens and her roses, so we hope to make her proud!

We really need your help during the transplanting process! It will be a lot of digging, shoveling, and hauling. Middle school and high school students needing service hours are welcome, too! Please come help this garden work party – stay for an hour or stay all day. Bring your gloves, trimmers, shovels! We’ll be in front of the new Admin Building (old Rectory) from 9am to 2pm, Saturday, October 27.

Link here for a video of Pat and the ministry that was such a large part of her life here.