St. John's Youth Ministry
St. Phocus (the patron saint of gardeners) Garden is a St. John's Parish Ministry that was started many years ago by a student who attended a YNIA Mission Trip and wanted to share her experience with our parish and community. Since its inception, the garden has provided thousands of pounds of fresh produce for folks in our LOCAL Tipp City community who would otherwise not have access to them. Upon harvest, produce is delivered first to Needy Basket and any that they don't feel they are able to distribute is then shared with St. Pat's Soup Kitchen in Troy. This ministry is a direct result of what a student learned on the mission trip about making a difference back home in her community. Without that experience, it is doubtful that the garden would exist and continue to flourish. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this garden will be even more important this summer so we are asking for your help! We are asking whole families to take a week (or more) to care for the garden. Responsibilities include watering/weeding as needed and harvesting/deliviering produce to Needy basket 1-2x (depending upon the ripened produce). What a wonderful way to give back to our community as a family unit! Please note the date below is the the first day of the week (SUNDAY)...your week ends SATURDAY evening. Thanks so much for helping our parish family make a difference in our Tipp City and Troy communities!!!