One of the most common ways people choose to leave legacy gifts to the Parish is through a bequest made in their Will. There are several compelling reasons people leave estate gifts to the Church:
Continue the Church’s mission: Leaving a gift to the Church helps accomplish the mission entrusted to us by Christ. As the Church was there for you in your lifetime, you can provide for the Church’s ministry to coming generations.
Give a transformational gift: Through an estate gift, many people can make significant contributions to their Parish – even people of modest means. The impact that your gift can have on the Church can be truly remarkable, and leaves a legacy beyond your lifetime.
Enjoy significant tax benefits: By including charitable gifts in your Will, you can eliminate significant taxes payable upon your death. In this way, you can ensure that your estate plan will provide for your loved ones as well as your family of faith. Engaging the services of professional advisor is the best way to ensure your estate plan is effective and that your wishes are fulfilled.
In the end, leaving an estate gift to the Church honours the sacred relationship of faith the Church has nurtured during our lifetime, and returns to the Lord some of the abundance provided to us.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)
If you have decided to include your Parish in your Will, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to show our appreciation for your generosity. Please contact Francis Doyle at 905-528-7988 ext. 2235 (Francis works for our Diocese and is best suited to help with this - just mention this is for St. Margaret Mary Parish) or you can talk to Father Oehring directly. All calls are confidential.