St. Fiacre’s Garden Ministry

Things are blooming at OLC…

In the fall of 2022, the Garden Ministry set up teams of gardeners to help cleanup the flower beds around campus, which was in need of some TLC. The beds were divided into 13 different sections, numbered, and assigned to a volunteer (or group) to maintain. From master gardeners, garden lovers, and plant lovers, the volunteers (15 in total) were happy to help with this project. Their job was to maintain the area, which included: watering, feeding, weeding, mulching, and planting. Each gardener donated their time, talent, monetary treasure, and resources to keep these beds in tip-top shape. In addition to the beautiful flower beds, right outside the parish office windows, you’ll find the Rock Garden. There are some very special OLC history pieces located here, including 5 years of rocks from the graduating 8th graders of OLC School. 

The next project is moving the statue of Our Lady from the north side of the church to the south side. A fire pit and sitting area will replace the statue on the north side. The statue of Our Lady will be placed in the new Garden of Remembrance. This garden is in memory of all the unborn and those that have passed before they were able to join us earth-side.


How does all of this happen? We are so blessed to have AMAZING volunteers at OLC who have helped showcase the beauty of OLC’s campus. Below are some of those core volunteers we want to thank by name:

Jeff and Sheila VanHill

Abby Grow

Jennifer Little

Jim Compton

Mats Hjelm

Dianne Kowal

Steve and Renee Keyser

Chris Girardot

Mary Grutter

Terri Arends

Norton Family

Nan Maczka

Jean Hessler

Mary Meyer

Jeanne Hawkins


There is always room for more volunteers. Join St Fiacre’s Garden Ministry and help with the next project: The flower beds around the Holy Family Center. Contact Jeanne Hawkins for more information: