FEBRUARY IS ST. ANTHONY PARISH FOUNDATION MONTH!!
February is St. Anthony Parish Foundation month. Please prayerfully consider giving to the St. Anthony Parish Foundation. These special gifts have lasting dividends and provide stability for the parish.
On February 17th a special collection will be taken up for the Foundation and Mass will be said for Foundation Legacy Society members.
Gifts may be given "In Memory" of or given "In Honor" of a loved one.
Saint Anthony Parish Foundation
The Foundation was established to create a permanent endowment for receipt of permanent gifts to the Parish. All gifts given to the Foundation remain in a permanent fund, with only the interest spent for parish purposes.
The Foundation encourages all parishioners to remember St. Anthony Parish in their wills and bequests Gifts to the Foundation come in many forms (cash, insurance policies, stocks, real estate, etc.). Often gifts are made in memory or in honor of a deceased loved one. Gifts can be made as part of the general endowment or a restricted gift such as the “Elizabeth Vencil Chandler Scholarship Fund” which was established to provide tuition assistance for students from St. Anthony’s attending Dowling Catholic High School.
Parishioners are encouraged to join the St. Anthony Legacy Society, which has two categories of membership; annual or lifetime membership. As a member of the Society, you are acknowledged on a plaque permanently placed at the back of the Church and recognized at an annual Mass. Register today by sending the completed registration form to the Business Office.
Please remember St. Anthony Parish Foundation when making memorial gifts and in your annual giving. Click here to make a donation today.
The Board of Directors
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the pastor and six members appointed by him to serve three-year, staggered terms. Solicitation of funds and expenditures must be approved by this board and may be allowed for two purposes: operational costs of the school not covered by tuition and needs of the parish physical plant.
Your Permanent Gift of Help and Support … Keeps on Giving!
Your gift to St. Anthony Parish Foundation is a permanent gift to the parish. This money or gift is a sign of your interest and love for what the parish means to you and your family. It is and will be your investment in the future of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
The St. Anthony Parish Foundation provides a special resource of money to help our parish meet special needs. Using only the investment income from bequests, gifts and donations, the foundation serves as a source of revenue for special needs and emergencies of our church and school.
Your Gift Keeps On Giving
The St. Anthony Parish Foundation is important to all parishioners. It is your way of saying thanks to God for what this parish means to you, your children and your entire family. It is a way of giving that continues to give. It is your way of helping St. Anthony Parish be a beautiful community of God’s presence, love and teaching.
All monies and property are held in separate parish foundation accounts from which only the investment income is used. This allows the principal to remain a permanent source of revenue and a constant reminder of our parishioners’ care and concern. The investment income earned is used for extraordinary items and supplemental school support.
Approved by the Bishop and Diocesan officials, the St. Anthony Parish Foundation funds are used exclusively for our parish. No monies of the foundation are used outside the needs and expenses of our parish.
Your Gifts are Important
The day-to-day expenses of St. Anthony Catholic Church come from the weekly tithes and offerings of parishioners. The foundation is a secondary source of income for special needs and emergencies exceeding the parish budget.
Some parishioners are concerned they have not contributed as much to the church as they would like due to expenses of raising a family. Gifts to the foundation now or upon death, by will, insurance or otherwise, offer an opportunity to satisfy that concern.
The foundation incorporates many kinds of gifts including cash, securities, real estate, life insurance, memorials in honor of a deceased loved one, a will, a bequest, trust or an annuity. These gifts are invested and the foundation grows because only the annual investment income is used.
Your Permanent Gift of Help and Support
Your gift to the foundation is a permanent gift of help and support for our parish needs. Giving to the foundation is very important now and becomes more critical for the future financial health and well being of St. Anthony Parish.
No Gift is Too Small
No gift is too small or unimportant. If you cannot give now, maybe you can remember St. Anthony Parish in your will. This foundation giving becomes more and more important for the future financial health and well being of the parish. There is a special need to support the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Your gift multiplies over and over again for the good of the parish.