Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Throughout the years. Our local Church has benefited from the generosity of many parishioners
who have left a legacy of support by including a gift to the Church in their will or trust. We are grateful for these extraordinary gifts that come to us after the donors’ lifetime bearing witness to the faith and ministries they supported and wished to pass on to the next generation of parishioners.
Many times, we are unaware of donors’ intentions to make these gifts and thus are unable to properly thank them for their commitment to the future of our Church. So, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the Society of Saint Joseph, which will allow us to thank and recognize all parishioners who have named a local parish, a Catholic elementary school, the Diocese of San Jose, or any ministry of the Diocese as beneficiaries of a gift (of any size) in their wills or trusts, retirement accounts or life insurance policies.
As a sign of gratitude for the impact they will have in our local Catholic community beyond their lifetime, members will receive the following:
As we establish our new legacy society, please let us know if you have already made provisions for the Church in your estate plans by completing a confidential “Legacy Intention” form. Please ask the parish office for one or download it at cfoscc.org/societyofsaintjoseph
Invitations to the Bishop’s Mass & Reception on October 14th at 3:00pm will be mailed to all registered Society members. For now, please save the date.
I look forward to this celebration and the opportunity to say “thank you”.
Fr. Ernesto M. Orci
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath has instituted the first-ever legacy society for the Diocese of San Jose.
DEFINITION: The Society of Saint Joseph is comprised of Catholic men and women who, understanding the call to protect and preserve our faith for future generations, have made a commitment to name their local parish, a Catholic elementary school, the Diocese of San Jose, or any ministry of the Diocese as beneficiaries of a gift (of any size) in their wills or trusts, retirement accounts or life insurance policies.
We are grateful for these extraordinary gifts that come to the Church after the donors’ lifetime, bearing witness to the faith and ministries they supported and cherished during their life. Their legacy of support makes our Catholic institutions stronger, sustainable and better equipped to reach future generations with our message of faith, hope and love.
“The Vision of Man Fully Alive”
program focused on the development of male leadership
in the modern world. It combines the best research from
science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the
wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic
men capable of transforming themselves, their families
and greater society.
The Vision of Man Fully Alive enables men to
experience authentic freedom as sons of God. Through
living the three-fold mission of abiding presence, joyful
service and loving sacrifice, their hearts and homes will
experience the joy that God desires. To sustain them on
their spiritual journey, the men will be led directly to the
three spiritual foods that Christ himself proclaims:
The Eucharist, The Word of God, and The Will of God.
More information at http://www.paradisusdei.org