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Dear St. Joseph's Shrine Pilgrims and Friends:

You may have heard that we did not escape the Yarnell Hill Fire. The Shrine of St. Joseph, so beloved by many over the years lost the crucifix cross at the top, gift shop and three storage and work buildings. There was also damage to many stations and guard rails. The Retreat Center lost three buildings: (kitchen and two dormitories), the caretaker's house, and a golf cart and storage.

We have opened an account at Chase Bank: Shrine of St Joseph Restoration-Yarnell Hill Fire. Account # 983-92-1016. Any Chase bank has the information and can accept donations.
For any other help please write to Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains, 1803 N 38 ST. Phoenix AZ, 85008. Anyone interested in volunteering may write to Shrinestjo1@commspeed.net or call (928) 778-5229.

Damages to stations, pathways, and statues were not covered by insurance. Other costs of the fire include the deductibles paid for items that were insured such as the retreat center structures and personal items belonging to the resident caretaker.

Thank you and God bless you for your prayers and any help you can give the community of Yarnell. All donations to the Shrine of St. Joseph are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law under 501 (C) (3).


A visit to the Shrine starts at the foot of St. Joseph, the patron saint of Happy Homes. The statue depicts Joseph returning home from his work. Still carrying some of his tools, he has lifted the Holy Child into his arms. Through his fine example of faithfulness and devotion to those in his care as head of the Holy Family in Nazareth, St. Joseph is the perfect model for all parents. The Shrine stands as an appeal to all people to promote spiritual peace, harmony and love in their own homes. Beyond the statue of St. Joseph, a beautiful rustic path beckons you to walk with Jesus through His last days on earth.



Cross, which memorializes His last hours, from His condemnation to death to His placement in the tomb. As each station you gain a better understanding of the great sacrifice He made for all mankind.

The pilgrimage begins at the table of His Last Supper, where He spent His last joyful moments. Up the path, pause to reflect on His agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Follow His footsteps along the Way of the

Finally, rejoice at the inspiring bronze sculpture of the Risen Savior, a beautiful reminder that our Lord did, indeed, rise from the dead and lives on in each of us forever.

The Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains is open during daylight hours. Visitors of all faiths are welcome. There is no admission charge. Our volunteer staff is happy to work with retreats and pilgrimages to assure that your day at the Shrine is pleasant and memorable. Facilities include a gift shop open weekends 11 to 5 PM, information center and public rest rooms. A public picnic area is nearby.

Donations to our general Shrine maintenance fund may be sent to:

The Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains

1803 N 38 ST

Phoenix, Az 85008

Attn: General Maintenance

* The Shrine does not sponsor public religious services, however, it encourages others to do so if they wish. All public services conducted at the Shrine must be cleared and scheduled through Shrine Management. All donations to the Shrine of St. Joseph, a 501-C-3 organization are tax deductible. 100 percent of all donations goes to the maintenance and upkeep of the Shrine. We need your support.