St. Ignatius Loyola Parish is growing gardeners!

The Care for the Common Home Team has a vision. We are searching for dedicated souls to help create a donation vegetable garden on the Family Center lawn. Many sisters, brothers and children in our community go hungry. The Parish is considering the creation of a garden so more might eat.  In caring for our parish family, we also care for the earth by growing sustainably, making compost from waste, and reducing our carbon footprint.

No experience is necessary.  Parishioner Paul Gibson will be leading the program and will provide support by sharing his knowledge and experience in creating community gardens.  Classes will be provided.  So if you have a yen to get your fingers in the dirt, learn more about the world of vermicompost, or would like to get familiar with species of worms like red wigglers, please consider joining our group.

We are still in the planning stage. To volunteer, learn more, and/or offer ideas, please contact Paul Gibson at 703-772- 6139, or via email at And if you cannot join, the gift of wheat through prayer will be appreciated.

In closing I am sharing a post by Marina McCoy from the Ignatian Spirituality site:

Ignatian spirituality encourages us to allow our imaginations a playful kind of freedom…We (often) dismiss taking up some newly awakened desire or interest that may not seem sensible. Yet it is only in our imaginations that we can allow ourselves the freedom to hear God’s call…Of course, as we move our dreams into action, we must also look to the practical needs of our families and communities. Eventually we must discern what the gritty details might look like. But first, we can dream and play, giving God the space to enter into our lives and to refresh and replenish us. Jesus tells us that with God, “all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).