We are upgrading our donation boxes! We will be installing new, wall mounted, steel donation boxes within the next 2 weeks. Unfortunately we have had a problem with the current boxes being tampered with and broken into.
Also, the new suggested candle Donation's will be $5 for the large candles and $1 for the smaller candles.
GOING UP AND BACK DOWN
Recently, we received donations that have been ear-marked for the installation of an elevator at the Shrine. These are small donations but they make us aware of a need to establish a Building Fund for the National Shrine of St. Francis.
Please in addition to your generous financial assistance for the daily operations of this beautiful shrine, consider making donations and getting others to make donations to a Building Fund for larger physical repairs and upgrading of the Shrine.
We are introducing the Ministry of Hospitality this fall here at the National Shrine. We are looking for volunteers who are able to be present in the church for a period of time and welcome all who enter our doors. There will be formal training.
Hospitality Ministers will be equipped with historical information on the Church, and will also enlighten the visitors on the history of the city named for the Saint of all peoples and creation.
Please contact Jhona Mathews at (415)986-4557.
SODALITY OF OUR LADY OF ANGELS
If you would like to belong to this association, please contact Fr. Greg or Jhona Mathews. The members of the Sodality of Our Lady of Angels will have opportunities to become greeters at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi and its Lady Chapel, La Porziuncola. In order for the Shrine to have regular scheduled Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, members of the Sodality would be of great help. Membership is open to all Catholics. (Members of the Knights of St. Francis can also belong to the Sodality of Our Lady of Angels.)
Remainder Leaver Trust, is one great to remember the National Shrine in your will. All of your beneficiary is respected and carried out. Once your wishes are completed any remaining fund may be left to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi.
JOIN THE MINISTRY HERE
Did it occur to you to join an active ministry at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi? Some areas that would be most helpful are as Lector, Minister of the Eucharist, Environment, Fund Raising, Music, and Hospitality. With a larger group of ministers, we will not run the risk of burn out or we can let everyone have that personal retreat in the pews with a Sunday ministry free.
Call the office (415)986-4557 for a full explanation and expectations.