St. Rita's Parish Council is moving forward with the installation of a memorial garden on the church grounds, which will feature engraved bricks for purchase to honor loved ones or commemorate important dates, or events.
The garden will consist of a brick walkway that leads to a rectangular garden area, also paved with bricks. The initial area will be constructed with brick pavers, which will be replaced with memorial bricks as they are purchased.
The garden will be installed on the 80th Street side of the church building, which will help beautify this open space and will provide easy access from our chapel and for those with mobility issues. Landscaping and plantings will provide privacy screening from the street. Here's a sketch of the location and design.
There are three options for purchasing a memorial brick.
Single: 4 inch x 8 inch brick, up to three lines of engraved text, 18 characters per line maximum. Cost: $150
Double: 8 inch x 8 inch brick, up to 6 lines of text, 18 characters per line maximum. Cost: $250
Concrete Bench (not shown): 15 inches high x 24 inches long x 8 inches deep, up to six lines of text, 40 characters per line maximum. Cost: $1,000
The project will proceed once we have a commitment of at least 100 bricks. We hope to begin the installation in the spring.
Please note: You can pay for your brick through our online payment system.
Please contact the parish office at 651-459-4596 if you have any questions.