What is Happening ?
The Knights of Columbus Joan of Arc Council 1992 recently celebrated their 100th anniversary of service to Infant Jesus Parish and the Port Jefferson community. In honor of this milestone, Joan of Arc Council is giving back with a service project to the Parish by restoring the Statue of the Sacred Heart of Christ and renovating the garden where the statue now stands.
Why Does the Statue Need Restoration ?
This iconic Statue of the Sacred Heart of Christ is of significant historic value to the Infant Jesus Parish. Over 100 years old, this statue predates the construction of the main Church and school. As with anything 100 years old, the Statue of the Scared Heart is showing its age and needs a comprehensive and professional restoration to bring it back to its original glory.
Why Does the Garden Need Renovating?
The garden where the statue currently stands is very confined and does not allow for accessibility to all. The project includes a regrading of the site, the installation of a brick patio along with an ADA compliant walkway to the statue. A stone retaining wall will also be installed along with a three season planting design and seating. When completed in late Spring,2020, the open garden concept will enhance the beauty and reverence of the restored statue.
How Can I Help With This Project?
Joan of Arc will be raising funds for this project through a personalized engraved brick purchase program and the ability to become a Statue restoration benefactor. Should you not want to purchase an engraved brick or become a statue benefactor, any monetary donation is welcome. The Knights of Columbus Joan of Arc Council is a 501 (c)(8) non profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How Do I Purchase a Personalized Engraved Brick?
Each brick purchased for placement in the Sacred Heart Garden will cost $125. You will have the ability to personalize your message with three lines of text . A memorial for a loved one, a prayer to a specific Saint or a family name are some of the ways to inscribe your message for each brick you purchase. You will also have the option of inscribing your message in Spanish. Please click on the link below to purchase your engraved bricks.
How Do I Become a Statue Restoration Benefactor?
For a minimum of a $1000 donation, a benefactor helps to fund the comprehensive and expensive restoration of the Sacred Heart Statue. The benefactor package also includes your name on a bronze plaque and two engraved bricks for placement in the Sacred Heart Garden. Please click on the link below to become a benefactor.
How Do I Become a Monetary Donor Only?
If you do not wish to purchase an engraved brick or become a benefactor, you may choose to make a monetary donation only to this project. Please click on the link below to make a donation only.
Help us Restore the Statue of the Sacred Heart
Here are some ways you can donate: