Dear Shrine Pilgrim,
Welcome to the National Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau, Alaska.
In this time of uncertainty with the progression of the COVID-19 outbreak, we wish to assure you that your safety and comfort remain our highest priority.
What can you do?
While on sidewalks, trails and common areas, social distancing of at least six feet should be maintained.
Face covering required in Shrine Chapel.
Cloth face coverings are encouraged on the campus.
Public restrooms are supplied with soap and paper towels. Please wash hand frequently for 20 seconds or more.
Place all dog feces in receptacles. Keep dogs on leash for the sake of other guests.
What are we doing?
We have stepped up precautionary measures as the safety of our guests and employees is paramount to us. We take the utmost care to ensure every stay with us is safe, clean and comfortable.
Public Restrooms are cleaned every 3 hours.
Shrine Chapel is cleaned twice daily.
Dog stations are disinfected daily.
Employees have been briefed on the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization and local health authorities.
We are ready to render assistance to any guest that may feel unwell.
We conduct daily meetings with our employees to review any relevant situation. The Shrine is in constant communication with the Diocese of Juneau, relevant health and travel authorities to keep our guests and employees updated and to advise them on appropriate measures to observe.
Sunday Mass 1:30 p.m. limited to 28 persons.
Cabin Rentals - Cabins can be rented but are limited to members of the same household.
Monthly Garden Workdays
In lieu of our monthly workdays volunteers are invited to come at their convenience and work on projects listed on the Shrine Volunteer Opportunity Board. The board is located near the Lodge. Tools are provided.
We welcome our pilgrims to the Shrine with the same warmth and hospitality we have always done. While the COVID-19 outbreak is a precipitously changing and fluid situation, we are committed to keeping you informed.
Joe Sehnert, Shrine Director
The Shrine of Saint Thérèse welcomes your prayer requests, which will be remembered in our Masses and Devotions through the intercession of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. To send us your prayer request, please click the link below.
If you love gardening and are a motivated, self-starter that can work independently with limited supervision this may be the summer position for you!
The successful candidate will enjoy the following duties:
Weed, deadhead, water, divide, stake, transplant, fertilize, mulch and compost garden beds.
Prune, water and fertilize shrubs and trees
Plant annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees
Water plants, move hoses, hook up sprinklers and soaker hoses. Monitor soil moisture.
Fell and remove vegetation, hand dig and remove weed-infested soil. Add fill, grade, and rake
Recognizes plant diseases and pests
Routinely lift, carry and stack items up to 50 lbs. unassisted, and 100 lbs. with assistance; • Regularly load and unload trucks of (but not limited to) bagged fertilizer, bagged mulch, lime, potting soil, peat moss, shrubs and trees.
Transport materials, supplies, tools and equipment using wheel barrows, tractor or truck. • Maintain order in storage areas and shop.
Operate hand and power tools and equipment such as blower, weed-eater, lawn mower, and chain saw.
Repairs minor equipment problems and performs routine equipment maintenance.
Joyfully provides information about the Shrine and the life of St. Therese to visitors and pilgrims.
Participates in safety training; notifies supervisor of hazards, plant diseases, or any other problems requiring attention.
Completes daily timesheets, accident reports and other minor paperwork as may be required in a timely manner.
Assist documenting and maintaining Shrine garden records.
Education and Job Experience
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Valid state driver's license is required.
Two seasons of experience in a similar position is preferred.
College education in horticulture, biology or botany, or completion of the Master Gardener Program a plus.
Must successfully pass Diocesan background/screening and Safe Environment Training
Term: Seasonal – May thru September part time – 20 hours per week, weekdays and some Saturdays.
Location: Shrine of St. Therese, 22 miles north of Juneau
Language and Communications Skills
The ability to communicate, listen to and understand information and ideas is essential.
Good interpersonal and customer service skills a must.
Must be able to read and comprehend written instructions, operator’s manuals, and to-do lists.
Send resume to:
Join us every Friday from 2-3 PM for an hour of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Shrine Chapel. All are welcome!