BUILDING and GROUNDS COMMISSION
The Buildings & Grounds Commission is charged with overseeing the upkeep and improvements of the facilities and grounds of St. Mary’s campus. This includes building maintenance and repair, parking lot maintenance, signage and safety issues and new construction.
The Buildings & Grounds Commission meets monthly on the second Saturday of the month at 9:30 am in the Parish Life Center to discuss the progress of current projects and to get input on future projects and work days.
Having construction and repair knowledge is helpful, but not essential, and new members are welcome and invited to become a part of this ministry.
Flora-Linda Garden Committee
Flora-Linda Garden Committee supervises and maintains the plants and shrubbery in the Flora-Linda Garden. We will also plan, construct and maintain flowerbeds to provide seasonal color for the garden. It is a working “hands-on” ministry. Those willing to get their “hands dirty” are invited to join us at any time.
The Chapel, with its beauty and inherent dignity, provides an ambiance of spiritual togetherness, a place where one may come to meditate and pray. It offers comfort to the family by having a memorial to the deceased within the church and affirms our faith that those who die in the Lord remain in communion not only with God, but also with the living. It brings the past and present together in body and spirit.
St. Mary’s Columbarium provides an affordable alternative compared to other methods and is a visible sign that the church cares for its members and believes in life after death. By being in close proximity to the earthly resting place of loved ones not only does it provide great comfort in a setting of dignity and respect, but also a feeling of togetherness. In addition, this method enables family members to visit the departed more frequently.
The Columbarium Manager assists the priest and family in acquiring the niche of their choice, insures that the plates are properly engraved and is responsible for making sure the urn is available and placed in the niche in accordance with the family’s wishes. This ministry includes being available to meet with the family to discuss the acquisition of their niche and answer any questions they may have regarding the procedures followed when placing a loved one in their final resting place.
Refer to the Columbarium web Page for additional information.
Adapted from Life and Ministries 2015 Rev 14