Planned Giving Bulletin Text Options. Please edit at your discretion.

Thanksgiving flyer for bulletin insert, November 21, 23, 2020: CLICK HERE

Catholic Planned Giving Brief: Thanksgiving – Sharing Life’s Gifts

You have spent this challenging year persevering with faith to provide for your family, parish, and neighbors in need. The Office of Stewardship and Development is grateful for the abundant gifts you have returned to your parish and the Archdiocese during this year of uncertainty. You have put the “Catholic” in stewardship and planned giving. Visit the Archdiocesan website,

COVID – 19 Briefs:

  1. Planned Giving Brief:  Have your plans changed during this difficult time? Socio, political, and economic changes in our society may have caused the need to provide and protect your family with a Will or Trust. With a trust your heirs will avoid probate and working with an estate planning advisor you can be very creative in structuring your bequests to maximize your financial resources for giving. Learn and explore ways to plan at
  2. Planned Giving Brief: Our Catholic Church has spanned the centuries and the globe and through all previous pandemics and disasters has been a source of charity to all through its parish priests, and religious. We invite you to make a grateful response to God for these gifts by planning a deferred gift to your parish. Visit to learn how to accept this invitation.
  3. Planned Giving Brief: The Catholic Church is made up of all races; families and singles, sinners and saints. In these times of disruption and uncertainty, it is good to know that through our parishes, as members of the Catholic Church, we have unity. The Office of Stewardship and Development invites you to make a grateful response to God for the gift of your parish by designating it, by name, as a beneficiary of a retirement asset, annuity, or life insurance policy. James 1:17.
  4. Planned Giving Brief: CARES Act: This recently passed Congressional law includes a new deduction for charitable donors who will not itemize in 2020 when filing their tax returns next year. You will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300, to reduce your tax liability. Learn more at   OR, choose #2, below.
  5. Planned Giving Brief: CARES Act – BENEFIT: If you don’t itemize when you prepare your tax return, until the passing of the CARES Act you haven’t been able to deduct your charitable giving.  The CARES Act now enables you to reduce your tax liability or deduct up to $300 in charitable donations for 2020. Just keep your records. Sunday Offerings and other charitable giving are eligible. Learn more at
  6. Planned Giving Brief: Charitable Gift Annuities. If you are concerned about your financial security given the ups and downs of the stock market during the COVID-19 crisis, you may want to consider funding a charitable gift annuity and at the same time make a gift to our parish. Provide for your family, protect your assets, and give at the same time. Email the Office of Stewardship and Development, Planned Giving officer at for more information.
  7. In Appreciation: During these times of change and uncertainty, we want to thank you for your stewardship. Together we are stronger than ever, and together, we will continue to make a difference for our parish for future generations.
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