Tithing is a spiritual practice, where we recognize that all is a gift from God and that it is due back to Him, our "first-fruits" not our over-flow. But sometimes we recognize that we can give above and beyond just that 8-10% because God has been generous with us.
Here are ways that you can give above and beyond you tithe that will benefit the Church of Christ.
All giving opportunities requested on the GO Board are items which cannot or will not be funded by the parish or school budget. Donations of such are classified as gifts of Extraordinary Stewardship, which are gifts given in-addition to, not in lieu of, ordinary giving.
T.J. O'Sullivan Legacy Society / Planned Giving - Established in 2010 as a way to recognize and honor those families and individuals who have provided for Blessed Sacrament Parish and/or School through a planned gift.
Here is information about Planned Giving on the Diocesan website.
Fr. T.J. O'Sullivan Legacy Society Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, through the gift of the Eucharist your legacy of gratitude fills our hearts. Mindful of the many blessings we receive from the Blessed Sacrament Church and School, we ask you to look with kindness on all those who have sacrificially participated in the mission of our parish. As the Eucharist is a sign that even now we share your life, may we come to enjoy it completely in the kingdom where you live and reign forever. Amen.
Gift Matching - Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program and that some will even match spouses and retirees contributions? That's right! Simply by completing your companies matching gift form, you may be able to double the impact of your contribution to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School! Contributions of any amount help us remain a vibrant parish.
See if your company is eligible: https://doublethedonation.com/blessedsacramentwichita
Support our school by Registering your shopper’s card (this must be done every year!): 1. Visit : https://www.dillons.com/communityrewards
2. Sign in to your account or create an account if you do not yet have one
3. Click “Enroll Now”
4. Type Blessed Sacrament in the search box or search using Blessed Sacrament’s Community Rewards Number: 100375.
5. Select Blessed Sacrament and click “Enroll”
What is an endowment?
An endowment fund is comprised of donated gifts which are invested to produce more income that the original gift. The principal of the gift remains intact while the interest earned on the gift can be distributed to the beneficiary.
Why would a donor be interested in establishing his or her own endowment to Blessed Sacrament?
Many individuals and families are interested in establishing endowments because:
• Endowment gifts can be designated for a specific purpose
• Endowment gifts support the intent of the donor
• Endowment gifts can be used as a way to permanently honor or memorialize an individual or family and...
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The Church of the Blessed Sacrament is creating a parishioner memorial page as an initiative to recognize those parish family members and loved ones that have entered into eternal life, as well as to inform church members of lasting memorials and places of interment for those in our parish who have passed.