The Easter collection makes up an important portion of our annual budget at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.
Our annual operating budget is about $3,300,000.
This is what it costs to provide the beautiful liturgies by which we worship God, the programs to teach the Gospel to converts and to Catholics seeking to deepen their knowledge of the faith, to be able to provide access to the sacrament of Reconciliation each day as well as the many daily and weekend Masses we offer. This budget also helps us reach out to the poor and those in need through our Migrant Center, Counseling Center and Spiritual Direction. This all comes with costs for security, utilities and the maintenance of our buildings which are over 100 years old.
We pay our bills solely through the generosity of our parishioners and visitors who contribute to this important sanctuary in the heart of New York City.
You can help by making a special offering for Easter.
Thank you and God Bless you at this most sacred time of year.