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Lumen Christi Legacy Society

Lumen Christi Legacy Society
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Provide for yourself and your family and still leave a permanent legacy for the future of St. Benedict's Parish!

Lumen Christi is Latin for “Light of Christ” which is the light in all things, which gives life to all things. It is the law by which all things are governed, and it calls each Catholic to allow the light of Christ given to them at Baptism to live on through them as a light to the world by their final and faithful generosity. This power is an influence for good in the lives of all people.

To ensure the future of St. Benedict’s, the parish has established a chapter of the Lumen Christi Legacy Society. Members of the Lumen Christi Legacy Society share in the common purpose of radiating the Light of Christ through legacy giving. The goal of the Society is to recognize and thank supporters who have named St. Benedict's Parish in their estate plans. Members of the Lumen Christi Legacy Society are led by their faith and values to preserve Catholic heritage and ensure everlasting giving for the future of their beloved church.

To include a legacy gift in your estate plans, please complete the Intention Form found below. Once completed, please place in an addressed, sealed envelope and drop off or mail to the St Benedict’s Parish Office, or drop in the collection basket during Mass.

St. Benedict’s Parish Legacy Giving Intention Form

Types of Gifts

Gift from a Will or Living Trust
A gift from a will or 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 St. Benedict's 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 St. Benedict's Parish as beneficiary of a percentage or the full amount of your Individual Retirement Account, 401k or other qualified retirement plan.

Gifts of Life Insurance
There are many ways in which life insurance policies can be useds 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. Benedict's Parish as the beneficiary of a policy or transfer ownership of a paid-up policy to our parish.

Please click here to download A Guide to Legacy Gifts booklet

For more information about legacy giving, please call the St. Benedict’s parish office at 757-543-0561 or email plannedgiving

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