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Gifts to Secure the future of our faith Jun 28, 2024

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Endowment Fund

The churches, schools, parish infrastructure of our Stella Maris Parish is a living legacy of the vision, sacrifice and determination of those who handed on the faith to us. They created the foundation for our Catholic Community through their generous sharing of their talent, time and treasure. Without their vision and determination, our parish would look completely different!

One of the challenges we face today is how we honour and build upon the sacrifices and vision of those who handed on the faith to us and gifted us the resources and ability to be who we are today as a Parish Family. If we are honest, most of us have a deep fear that if we make any substantial gift to the parish it will not be appreciated or valued and in the end be squandered!

It is a legitimate fear!

In other parts of the world, especially in the United States, endowment funds have been established to precisely address this concern. An endowment fund accepts and invests any contribution and only uses the interest as income. In practical terms for a parish endowment fund, the parish uses the annual interest and income for the mission of the church, while the initial contribution remains in place. So, a person or family has the confidence that their financial contribution will still be working for the mission of the

Church and Parish ten, fifty, a hundred years from now!

With the support of the Parish Finance Council, the Stella Maris Endowment Fund has been established. This fund, independently and professionally managed, will support the work and mission of the parish in perpetuity. It is an option for anyone, or any family wishing to make a contribution to the long-term mission and maintenance of Stella Maris.

Information envelopes are available at the entrance to the church.

Give a gift now!

By inviting you to consider supporting the Stella Maris Endowment Fund by remembering the fund in your will or making a pledge today our hope is that the fund will continue to grow. In this way we all have the opportunity to hand on the faith and provide a lasting legacy.

 

 

 

 

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