MHR Announces The Completion and Dedication of the Commemorative Wall and Fountain in the Church Garden
San Francisco, April 29, 2013: Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (MHR) celebrated the dedication of the commemorative wall and fountain dedicated to former pastor Fr. Tony McGuire, Sr. Cleta Herold and in memory of former pastor Fr. Zachery Shore at a ceremony on Saturday afternoon, April 27th. Presiding at the ceremony was the current MHR Pastor, Fr. Brian Costello. The event was attended by Fr. Steve Meriwether, Fr. Tony McGuire, Sr. Cleta Herold, parishioners and neighbors.
The wall and fountain were originally envisioned by the church restoration committee in the mid-1990’s as a memorial “churchyard” with a fountain in the center of the garden area with stones engraved with the names of departed loved ones forming a churchyard walkway. It was not completed because of cost overruns in other areas during the church renovation project. Over the years, the Church Garden became actively used by parishioners for liturgical ceremonies and summer picnics and having a fountain in the center of the Garden was deemed impractical.
A solution was proposed whereby the fountain was incorporated into a commemorative wall in a prominent corner of the Garden and additional funds were raised by parishioners. It is now a place where both the living and those who have passed can be remembered with a personalized engraved commemorative tile or paver.
The Church Garden area is open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 12:00pm and on Saturdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Wall bricks and ground pavers are still available for purchase to remember or honor a loved one, or to commemorate a special date or event. Please click on the link below to download an order form.