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On the day we take our last breath in this life, we all have the ability to make one of the most significant gifts of our lives. By obtaining critical information, all of us as can plan ahead and make arrangements to leave assets accumulated over our lives as lasting gifts consistent with our lives’ goals. The Office of Parish Development can help enable parishes extend the opportunity to parishioners to give in this fashion by:

  • Guiding the establishment of a parish endowment to be used for funding a specific project, new development, or some aspect of ministry or outreach in the parish.

  • Speaking with individuals and groups within the community, presenting this opportunity and guiding parishioners to begin to plan early.

  • Coaching parish leadership on the ongoing work of holding conversations on planned giving in our relationships with parishioners of all walks of life.


Share your story

Do you, or someone you know in your parish, have a story about a planned gift? Please click here to share your story for the benefit of others who are growing a planned giving program in their parish.