St. Francis Gift Shop
The original intent of the St. Francis Shop was to bring extra income to the parish. Over the years as the shop grew and became more complicated, and as internet shopping increased, it became increasingly difficult for the shop to cover its expenses, not to mention to support the parish. In fact, it was often the case that the shop was being subsidized by you the parishioners. After consulting with our CFO John Platt, the parish finance council, Angelo Samartano our director of maintenance, and Fr. Jim, I have decided that the shop is a convenient luxury we can no longer afford and will not be reopened. This was not an easy decision. I thank all who worked at the shop.