School seismic retrofit

As you may recall, the Catholic Schools in San Francisco are moving in the direction of strengthening our buildings so our children can escape safely in the event of a major earthquake. Although we’ve survived several earthquakes, we’re looking to strengthen them to current earthquake building codes. We’ve already engaged the services of a project manager and architect and are in the midst of selecting a contractor to begin work this summer. Because of that, and with the approval of the Finance Committee, in the New Year we’ve decided to change the Second Collection of the 1st Sunday of every month. Currently, that 2nd collection goes to the Church Accessibility Upgrade Fund. We will be changing it to the School Earthquake Retrofit Fund.┬áThe accessibility fund has left as its goal to build a restroom in the vestibule of the Church. The raised funds will still go towards that purpose when we have sufficient funds for the project. In the meanwhile, as the plans are underway this summer to begin the School’s Seismic upgrade work, I ask for your support towards this endeavor. We have benefitted from the generous donors of years past who’ve built our Church and our School that we enjoy today. Now is an opportunity for us to “plant the seeds” so that future generations can likewise share in our good fortune.