The blessing of the Rosary Garden
Archbishop Goh blesses the Rosary Garden at St Joseph Church, Bukit Timah.

The new outdoor Rosary Garden at St Joseph Church in Bukit Timah was officially opened and blessed by Archbishop William Goh on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

The 775-sq-m garden features 59 large fibreglass beads and a reclining stainless steel cross to represent the rosary. It also has a 2.4-m-tall statue of the Virgin Mary.

In addition, there is a mural at the side with artwork depicting the Four Mysteries of the Rosary on the front and other symbolic icons on the other side. This artwork was produced by the parish’s newly-formed Art Ministry.

At the blessing, Archbishop Goh released a white bird and planted a tree. The bird was found injured and in distress in the garden by Art Ministry members in the course of their work. They decided to care for it until it was able to fly.

A Thanksgiving Mass preceded the blessing. In his homily, Archbishop Goh complimented the parish on the addition of the Rosary Garden, saying that the church now hosts a “complete” place for devotion along with its existing outdoor Stations of the Cross.

The Rosary Garden is lighted daily from 7pm-10 pm to provide a suitable ambience for individual and group prayer.

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The Rosary Garden with its large fibreglass beads and cross.

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