Remembering the Last DinnerFebruary 16th, 2012
A standing ovation from guests and volunteers marked the final meal served from St. Anthony’s original Dining Room last Wednesday, February 1st. The San Francisco community rose to the occasion to mark this historic event. Guests shared stories of life-saving moments they had experienced within these walls. Volunteers described relationships they had formed in the Dining Room that allowed them to rediscover their faith in making the world a better place.
Mayor Ed Lee recognized St. Anthony’s as a pillar of hope and compassion in San Francisco, and Larry Baer, the President of the Giants, punctuated the significance of the day by stating, “People say that 3rd and King [home of the San Francisco Giants at AT & T Park] is the most important intersection in San Francisco. I’ve got to say Jones and Golden Gate is the most important intersection in the city of San Francisco.”
For nearly 62 years, the words of our Founder Fr. Alfred Boeddeker have graced people as they enter St. Anthony’s original Dining Room: “I see God as one act: Loving like the sun always shining.” These words, no less important today as they were on October 4th, 1950, shone through the smiles and tears of all of us who insure The Miracle on Jones Street continues.