Throughout our lives we give of ourselves in so many ways. We support our Church, pass on the faith, and do our part to ensure that St. Jude Catholic Church and the Shrine of the Infant of Prague Catholic Church thrives for generations to come.
You, as a member of the St. Jude’s and Shrine’s family, can leave a lasting legacy to your parish.
The St. Jude’s Parish and Shrine’s Parish Chapters of the Lumen Christi Legacy Society encourages and assists legacy giving by our parishioners to support the long-term financial future of the parish. We also wish to be a source of end-of-life resources for our members in keeping with the Catholic faith and Catholic teachings.
We invite you to speak with us, join with fellow parishioners as a part of the Lumen Christi Legacy Society and learn more about legacy giving to your church home.
Types of Giving & Gifts
A legacy gift can take many forms and can be of great benefit in helping fulfill your personal financial objectives.
Gift from a Will or a Living Trust
A gift from a will or a living trust are two of the most common ways to create a legacy gift for the benefit of the parish. A bequest may include cash, specific property, or a share of the estate.
Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets
Donating stocks, bonds, or mutual funds directly to our parish can significantly increase your tax deduction and the amount of income our parish receives.
Gifts from Your Retirement Plan
Gifts of retirement assets are another simple way to leave a gift by naming our parish as beneficiary of a percentage or the full amount of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), 401k, or other qualified retirement plan.
Gifts of Life Insurance
There are many ways in which life insurance policies can be used to make a contribution, all of which provide tax deductions and the opportunity to make a more substantial gift than otherwise possible. It is easy to name St. Peter’s Church as the beneficiary of a policy or transfer ownership of a paid-up policy to our parish.
Gifts of Real Estate
Our parish may be named as beneficiary or co-beneficiary to almost any type of personal property or real estate.