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Support St. Francis

The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a stewardship community. All of us: members, frequent guests and visitors, are asked to contribute of their time, talent and treasure to support the many ministries offered at St. Francis. Giving of ourselves to the mission of the Gospel is a real and concrete part of our discipleship to Christ. Part of this means supporting our church community. When we pass the basket during the liturgy, it is a symbolic action that speaks of our total dedication to God and offering ourselves as “a living sacrifice,” as St. Paul says.

We encourage our members and guests to pray about and consider the many ministries that are offered at St. Francis. We try our best to celebrate the liturgy and devotions of the Church with reverence, beauty and dignity. We spread the Gospel through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, sacramental preparation and the Adult Education Center. We serve the poor and those in need within and outside our community in a variety of ways, including the counseling center, the immigration center, seniors ministry, and many others. All of this is our common mission, and when we give, we are giving to support it all.

After prayer and reflection we ask that everyone decide for themselves the amount of sacrificial giving that they can offer, and then commit to that offering each week or each month.

We now offer secure electronic giving. Click the following link and follow the instructions to create your personal account. Donations may be made by credit card or direct debit from your bank account. You can set it up to be a one-time donation or a recurring donation.

Click HERE for a message from Fr. Andrew about giving.
Or click HERE for a video explaining online giving.

If you have questions about giving, please call:

Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M.
at 212-736-8500 x 232

Please remember St. Francis of Assisi Church in your will.

A will is a very important document that conveys a person’s last wishes and expresses their intentions to distribute their possessions to loved ones and special charitable institutions.

Your support to our many ministries offered at St. Francis of Assisi Church and the friars that serve here is crucial. Bequests enable us to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of those who come to us.

For further information on how you can remember St. Francis of Assisi Church in your will, please contact our pastor Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M. at 212-736-8500 or


If you are interested in making a donation by transfering stock to the Church of St. Francis of Assisi please call Fr. Andrew Reitz at 212-736-8500 or contact Harry Lee at Morgan Stanley at 212-649-8592 or email Harry at


Thank you and God bless you!