Estate Planning

TORONTO - Fr. Damian Young-Sam-You has big plans for St. Monica’s Church and with generous donations from members of his congregation who have passed on, the parish is that much closer to reaching those goals.

Be tax smart in your estate planning

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To make things as easy as possible for your family after your death, it’s necessary to understand the effect on your estate of probate fees and income taxes.

Shepherds’ Trust gives priests peace of mind in retirement years

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When Fr. Bill Burns retired last June, he didn’t fear a life of poverty due to promises he made in 1965 to become a priest.

Rare works of renowned artist make their way to archdiocese

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Anyone who has held a Canadian quarter in their hands has encountered Dora de Pédery-Hunt’s work. She was the first Canadian citizen to design an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II which has been used on Canadian coinage since 1990.

How to make an estate gift to your church

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An estate gift to your parish or favourite archdiocesan charity can be a way to say thank you to God for all the blessings He has given you. Some of the most common gifts are as follows.

Support those who have lost a loved one

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Someone dies. What do we say when we meet their relative, their friend, their family? Too painful, right?

Planning ahead is a great gift for our loved ones

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Throughout our lives we do all that we can to place our loved ones first. As Catholic Christians we look to the example of Our Lord and the saints who sought to serve rather than be served. Our choices and decisions are based on what is most beneficial for them.

Keep the legacy alive

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TORONTO - A decade after his death, family man Esteban “Ben” Pingol’s legacy lives on through the Legacy Society of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Legacy endowment lets you give support in life and death

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TORONTO - Fr. Rudolf Philip Volk served his family as a parent, his community as a priest and, in his death, the Church as a financial supporter for those in need.

Gifts from the heart

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As the warring sisters prepared for their final battle, both failed to recognize that their parent’s estate was the wrong place to wage their final fight.

Don’t be averse to planning for your future

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You’ve likely heard of Canadians dying without a Will. Many of us, when faced with planning for our eventual death, would prefer to put the thinking off as long as possible. We end up passing away without any definite plans for our estate on paper.