Our New Memorial Garden Expansion
As we enter into the Year of Mercy we have many things to be grateful for at St. Francis of Assisi.
New and exciting things are happening in the Memorial Garden. Construction is well underway expanding the garden with 912 additional niches to serve our community.
We hear from parishioners how inviting and peaceful the garden makes them feel. It is a warm, comforting place to take a deep breath and unwind. If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit the Memorial Garden, I invite you to take a look.
Once construction is complete you will be able to fully enjoy the garden, walking around the pathway, stop to visit the Stations of the Cross. You will be reminded of the tremendous sacrifice Jesus made for us on His journey to Calvary. Rest on a bench and enjoy the warmth of the sun we are so privileged to enjoy here. After visiting, you too will leave with a sense of calmness. This is a wonderful way to re-fill your spirit and your calling.
We are so blessed to have this beautiful Memorial Garden next to our worship space. Our gates are open whenever you feel the need to connect, or just need solace in a safe place. Wrap yourself in the peace of God’s love
For information about purchasing a niche, contact Frances Carrasco Leyerle in the Parish Office 408.223.1562
The Memorial Garden is a place for the cremated remains of those who have gone before us, and to memorialize others who have died but are buried elsewhere. St. Francis is unique in offering this service to the Catholic Community.
This Garden space is set aside because those who have died; form with us the Communion of Saints and are always present with us in prayer. We stand with all people, both living and dead, to sing our one song of praise to God for those who have died with Christ, have risen with Him and for the one Spirit that binds us together as one people.
The Garden is a quiet space in which you can pray and remember those who have died. We also honor the four periods and peoples of the history of Evergreen: the Ohlone Native Peoples, the Spanish and Mexican settlers, the ranchers and vintners, and those who have developed the land and reside here now.
For answers to some of your questions about cremation, see the Diocese Q&A page.
If you would like information about the Memorial Garden, please contact Frances Carrasco Leyerle to schedule an appointment at 408.223.1562. Her hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12pm-6pm, and Saturday, 9am-1pm.
“It is in dying that we are born to eternal life” - St. Francis of Assisi