"I am particularly happy that we have gathered in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Perhaps more than any other church in the United States, this place is known and loved as 'a house of prayer for all peoples...' ”
For more than 130 years, St. Patrick's Cathedral has graced the City of New York, signaling welcome to all who seek
tranquility and renewal.
To many, St. Patrick's Cathedral is a spiritual haven. Parishioners, community members and travelers from around the globe find their way to this sacred home, which may truly be called the center of Catholic life in the United States. To countless others, St. Patrick's is an iconic New York City and national landmark.
Today, the Cathedral serves more than five and a half million visitors each year as a house of prayer and a place of hope.
Join us in preserving this treasured landmark for generations to come. The restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral will be made possible by people like you.
Today, thanks to thousands of supporters, we have reached the $100 million milestone. Our goal is approximately $175 million dollars. We are on track to complete the restoration in December 2015, with most of the visible work to be completed by end of July 2015.
The phases include the interior and exterior of the Cathedral from 5th Avenue to the high altar. Key scopes of work in these phases are the restoration of the gallery organ, the Cathedral’s pews, stained glass windows, exterior stonework, altar niches and ceiling plasterwork. Efforts are underway to secure the additional funding for the remainder of the work on the Cathedral campus, including the high altar and Lady Chapel, a new heating and cooling system, and the Cathedral garden.
If you would like to learn more about our efforts on behalf of St. Patrick's, please contact:
1011 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022
You may also give online through our secure donation form.
The restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral will be made possible by people like you. Just as Archbishop Hughes in the 1860's asked for donations no matter how large or small, today Cardinal Dolan asks that our community of visitors, worshipers and admirers of this Gothic beauty unite in support of the restoration.
Funds raised in support of this historic restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral will be directed to and managed by the St. Patrick's Cathedral Landmark Foundation, a new 501©(3) established specifically for the purpose of preserving and maintaining St. Patrick's Cathedral.
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