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New Roof Campaign

The roof of our church is as old as the church itself and has served us well for over 100 years. It has been repaired many times, but now it is leaking and causing damage in the Upper Church over the Blessed Mother altar and St. Joseph’s Altar in the front of the church, and in the back near the choir loft. It’s time to replace the roof and then restoration can take place where there is interior damage.

The cost of this project – a new roof and restoration – will be $300,000.

With donations left from the 2013 Air Conditioning Drive along with new donations that we have received since then, we begin with $65,000.

We invite you to participate in our $100 Challenge. Put aside $5 or $10 or $20 a week until you reach $100. If you are able to give more, we appreciate your generosity.

Let us join together in the spirit of St. Francis to “repair our church.”

Will you please join the New Roof and Restoration Challenge?


Or donations can be sent to:

The Church of St. Francis of Assisi
New Roof Campaign
135 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001

Thank you for your help!

-Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M.Pastor

A leaky roof can cause a lot of damage, and this is what has begun to happen at our beloved Church of Saint Francis of Assisi. Below is a gallery of photos showing the damaged roof tiles and the damage the leaking roof is causing in our beloved church.  There is even significant water damage to the Great Mosaic itself, which we must protect from any further damage.



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Subway to Herald Square Station

Subway to 7th Ave 34th Street

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St. Francis of Assisi located at
135 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Between 6th and 7th Avenues