Estate Planning

Inside the sealed envelope, the instructions from the mystery donor were clear.

You and charity benefit from a gift annuity

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Given the current climate of low-interest rates and roller-coaster markets causing people to think twice about their financial decisions, many people may wish to consider the benefits of a charitable gift annuity.

Know when to revise your Will

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How often should a Will be reviewed for changes? In general, every five years, but life changes will necessitate a more frequent review. A person should review a Will to ensure that the terms are still suitable.

A bequeath to your parish is a difference maker

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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.

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