Estate Planning

As individuals progress through various life stages, a number of changes or experiences can add layers and complexity to our personal situation and possibly impact our final future goals and intentions.

Shepherd’s Trust a blessing for retired priests

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Though eight years into retirement, Msgr. John Pilkauskas still has plenty to give in service to the community, thanks, he says, in large part to the support provided by The Shepherd’s Trust.

Organ donation: The gift of a lifetime

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Stuart Asselstine had every intention of becoming an organ donor but never thought he would be alive to witness a friend benefitting from his generosity.

TV Mass patrons leave rich gift legacy

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When the alarming spread of COVID-19 forced the closure of churches and a suspension of Masses in the middle of March, Catholics turned to the National Catholic Broadcasting Council (NCBC)’s Daily TV Mass as a source of comfort and a pathway to connect with God during fraught times.

Virus offers some planning opportunities

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a challenging business environment and a significant downturn in certain areas of the economy. At the same time, it has presented some planning opportunities for individuals and businesses.

Pandemic opens eyes to pre-planning funerals

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Due to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, it appears more people are considering the reality of death and making preparations for the inevitable.

Know your Wills

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “speak” from the grave and tell your loved ones how you would like things handled after you die?

ShareLife helps create great life stories

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On June 30, Fr. Martin Dicuangco, 32, was ordained to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Toronto. He is now exemplifying his vocation as an associate pastor at St. Barnabas Parish in Scarborough. 

Making a plan that gives back in gratitude

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I have always made it a priority to support not only the charity that I have worked with, but also many other charities that serve our greater communities. 

The right words for giving

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Leaving a bequest to the Church is your legacy to the faith you have cherished during your lifetime. Making sure your wishes are fulfilled means making sure the wording in your Will is correct.

Choosing an executor is no easy task

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Naming an estate trustee, commonly known as executor, is one of the most important decisions you will make while preparing a Will.