A Letter from Father John - St. Matthias Transfiguration

A Letter from Father John - St. Matthias Transfiguration

A Letter from Father John - St. Matthias Transfiguration

A "Pop Quiz."

Question: What is about 8 inches from beak to tail, weighs less than 2 ounces, drums on Stop signs and copper down spouts, has a red throat, long white stripe on each side and currently darts about the rectory garden? (See bulletin cover for a snapshot.)

Answer: The Yellow- Bellied Sapsucker. No, that's not a joke-it's a real bird. The Yellow - Bellied Sapsucker is a type of woodpecker and two pair, at least, are hunting insects, sipping tree sap and nibbling seeds right this minute outside my window.

Why is that noteworthy-besides the funny name ? Because it's spring. These guys are migrating from the Deep South back, probably to Canada with a post-Easter layover in our garden.

Speaking of the garden ... In the wet and chill last fall our gardeners planted shades of bulbs so we all could enjoy this spring's crop of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips. (The rabbits seem particularly fond of the tulips.) Now it's time to prepare for summer. Help!

The Keehan Garden was hugely popular last year with everyone from young moms with baby strollers, senior dog walkers, parish committee meetings, grade school classes, Theology on Tappers, various group BBQ's, late evening beer imbibers , squirrels, birds and rabbits (plus an occasional raccoon and possum).

This year it will be even better-if you help. We need more annual and perennial flowers of all sizes, shapes and colors. It could be fun to add a variety of herbs and even a few vegetables like flowering sweet pea vines, squashes, peppers and tomatoes. And, we're not limited to the rectory garden, there are lots of patches around the church, convent and school in need of color, texture and TLC.

Then, most of all, we need gardeners-lots of gardeners of any and every age, skill and inclination. Interested in ripping out a bunch of stubborn, ugly bushes and rotting fence-eats on over. Want to dig, weed, plant, hoe, paint, varnish, sweep, wash or supervise-come on over. Enjoy sitting back on a lovely, warm day and watching the fruit of your labors become welcoming and much loved community gathering place-then come on over. It's a yellow-bellied Sapsucker!

It's a yellow-bellied Sapsucker! It's spring Let's enjoy every minute of it.

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As always, you are all in my prayers,
Fr. John Sanaghan

Hi All,

A Surprise Examination. "

Question: What is about 8 centimeters from peak to tail, weighs a little less than 2 ounces, plays drums Stop signs and copper to the jets, has a red throat, a long white stripe on each side and currently walks through the garden the rectory? (See the front of the bulletin for a snapshot.)

Answer: The yellow-bellied Sapsucker No, that's not a joke, it's a real bird. kind of a woodpecker and two pairs, at least, are hunting insects, sucking the sap off the tree and nibbling seeds right outside my window.

Why is it noteworthy, in addition to the weird name These guys are migrating from the deep south again, probably to Canada with a post-Easter ladder in our garden.

The Keehan Garden was very popular last year with everyone from young mothers with baby strollers, senior walkers camindando their dogs, parochial gatherings, school classes, theology of chicleros, various groups of barbecues, drinkers of beer at night, squirrels, birds and rabbits (plus occasional raccoons and opossums).

This year will be even better with your help. We need more annual and perennial flowers of all sizes, shapes and colors. It can be fun to add a variety of herbs, and even some vegetables like blooming pea, pumpkin, pepper and tomato vines. And, we are not limited to the rectory garden, there are a lot of patches available around the church, the convent and the school in need of color, texture and TLC.

So ... Bring plants and cuttings, seeds and pots, tall alpine meadow grasses and short strawberries. We can use fertilizers and compost, hanging baskets and trellises, decorative stones, bird feeders, birdhouses, benches, chairs, and a few sculptures by Henry Moore.

So, more than anything, we need a lot of gardeners , gardeners of any and all ages, skills and inclination. Interested in tearing up a heap of stubborn, ugly and rotten shrubs - then come. Do you want to dig, weed, plant, hoe, paint, varnish, sweep, wash or supervise-come. Enjoy sitting on a beautiful, warm day and seeing the fruit of your work become a welcoming and much-loved meeting place for your community - then come. You want to have fun while you look with your neighbors about the best place for mauves or the wildest color for patio chairs, so come on.

It's a yellow-bellied Sapsucker! It's spring! We will enjoy every minute of it.

As always, you are all in my prayers, Father John Sanaghan