“Parish life is very important to Catholics. It is in the parish that we experience the ordinary events (e.g., Sunday Mass, potluck dinners, Bible studies, festivals, etc.) and the extraordinary moments (e.g., baptisms, first Communions, weddings, funerals) of our faith life.”
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
“Legacies are created and legacies are remembered when the faithful work with their pastors to help sustain their parish for the next generations of Catholics.” Terri M. Lynn, M.T.S.
Scroll down to the second drop down for the list of parishes with legacy societies.
Your intended deferred gift when using this form should be a gift bequest for your parish or a parish ministry or school. There is more than one field in case you are designating your gift to different funds at your parish. Perhaps the parish endowment or a capital improvement fund, or even it’s religious education program.
Your parish can help you learn the benefits of joining their parish legacy society.
Your parish and the archdiocese understands that estate plans can change so your enrollment in your parish legacy society does not bind your deferred gift in any way. The Trustee or Executor of your estate will notify your parish or archdiocese of your gift, directly.
Note: If your spouse has a separate estate plan document, please fill out a separate enrollment form for each.
CELEBRATE!: Does your parish have a founding anniversary this year? If so, celebrate their legacy of years with a gift in your estate plans. Check the list HERE.
For more information on parish legacy societies, please contact Ms. Terri Lynn, Associate Director in the Office of Stewardship and Development for Planned and Legacy Giving at 913-647-0365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your enrollment in your parish’s legacy society may be shared with the pastor of that parish. We do not need the value of the gift unless you would like to share it or a percentage of your estate in the field provided. A note of your intended deferred gift will be recorded in your archdiocesan constituent record in the archdiocese’s Office of Stewardship and Development and is confidential and will not be published without your approval in any way.
If you have any questions about this form, please contact Terri Lynn, in the Office of Stewardship and Development at 913-647-0365, or text 913-634-4567. Thank you for creating a legacy gift(s). They will be used appropriately to help build up the Body of Christ and sustain your parish or parish school and/or ministries for future generations of Catholics.
You are “finishing faithful” with your legacy gift. Now, you may wish to share your estate plans with family members in a family meeting and include a letter to them to read together after your death. Read why.