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:
A welcome letter form Most Rev. Bishop Patrick J. McGrath
Invitation to the Bishop’s annual “Society of Saint Joseph Mass & Reception”
A society lapel pin to wear at special events
Special intentions for the members of the Society
Special inaugural certificate for those joining the society during the first year (ending June 2019)
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