- Why don’t you do automated ordering for smaller orders any more?
Our automated program for individuals to order Crucifixes in 2019 worked too well. We ended up with a backlog of 4,000 orders from all over the country! We could not handle the volume and our shipping costs exploded. These Crucifixes are not small (3 lbs, and 18 inches tall by 12 inches wide). We think the parish program might be more efficient so we are giving it a try.
- Where are they made?
Crucifixes are made in Naples, FL in our custom cabinet shop, Woodworker’s Cabinet of Naples, Inc.
- Where does the wood come from?
Due to volume, most of the wood is now purchased from outside suppliers. However, we still use extra wood from our custom cabinet shop. We use scraps of wood and cutoffs from our in-house woodworking projects.
- Can you ship internationally?
Unfortunately we cannot ship internationally at this time.
- Can I request a specific type of crucifix?
Due to the nature of our mission and how we obtain the wood, we cannot take specific requests for types or shades of wood.
- Are you a 501c3?
Yes! We have 501c3 status from the Internal Revenue Service. All donations made to the ministry are tax deductible. Donations are really important! Between the purchasing the corpuses and wood, the raw materials cost of a crucifix can approach $20.
- Where do the metal corpuses come from?
They are manufactured by Newpoint Products in Newpoint, Indiana.
- How do these compare to a crucifix I could purchase in a store?
Made of solid wood and metal, these crucifixes are of incredible quality. Something similar in a store would carry a value of about $75 each.
- How many can I request at a time?
Right now, we would prefer to focus on sending larger orders to parishes of 10 or more Crucifixes at a time. Please submit a request online.
- Who makes the crucifixes?
We have a small crew of 3-4 people that are responsible for the fabrication, finishing and assembly. Three are Woodworkers of Naples employees and one is a volunteer. We are always looking for more volunteers to help, so please contact us if you are interested!