Open a Donor Advised Fund !
The Catholic Foundation
offers a vehicle for people who want to make a contribution now and
decide in the future who will receive their gift(s).
Funds allow individuals to make a single contribution of
$10,000 or more to The Catholic Foundation in either an endowed account
(interest and earnings can be distributed) or a provisional account (the
principal can also be distributed). The donor chooses from income, balanced
or growth funds for the donation investment. At a future time of his/her
choice, the donor advises one or more charities to receive all or part of
The donorís recommended non-profit
recipient(s) must follow the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.
The idea behind this new kind of fund is to begin a relationship between the donor and
the Church, perhaps leading a donor to remember his or her parish or the
diocese as a beneficiary in their estate plan.
For more information, pleasae contact The Catholic Foundation at 815-399-4300.
United in Faith Endowments
As of September, 2012
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The UIF President Appointed
Committee made the following distribution decisions at their annual
Those who benefit from the UIF endowments are
deeply appreciative of your sacrifices and generosity. Thank you.
United in Faith endowment (corpus) balances:
$6,976,196 to Catholic Schools Endowment
$7,027,867 to Seminarian and Priest Education Endowment
$3,488,098 to Religious Education and Youth Ministry
$3,058,068 to Needy Parishes and Schools Endowment
$2,169,745 to Diocesan Priests Retirement Pension
A Message from Our Sister Diocese in
Posted May 18, 2012
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It looks like a good time to try to get an e-mail out. There is
electricity, Internet, and a bit of free time all at once. Knock on wood
that it lasts.
Although belated: Happy Easter to all. May the
Resurrection be a source of hope and light and life.
Mother's Day to mothers and anyone who fills the role of
mother---grandmothers, godmothers, aunts, sisters and religious women
(whom we often call "Madrecita" "little mother" here in Peru), and even
older brothers like my godson who is mother and father to his brother
Mother's Day is a big deal in Peru. The Masses were
filled to overflowing. We had many requests for Masses in the outlaying
chapels. So many that we couldn't accept them all. There are
presentations in schools and many public institutions offer food
baskets, even meals, to mothers. Of course in town it has also become
very commercialized. You don't love mother unless you buy her an
expensive gift....which most people can't afford. I wonder if this
contributes to the already low self esteem that most of our people
suffer from. The sad part is that on Monday things are back to abnormal
meaning a lot of dysfunctional families and much domestic violence in a
macho society. Helping families be be healed is a real challenge and
needs your prayers.
Did I tell you that I am teaching Latin this
year? This year's group seems to be really catching on and is even
enthusiastic. The students are the ones during a break that tell me it's
time to get back to work. I am also one of their confessors and
unofficial spiritual director.
The radio goes well. We now cover
almost the entire diocese and then some. We have a new site in town that
is more convenient. We have also revamped the programming. Since we a
right in town, it is easier to get people to volunteer to be on talk
shows, etc. After some technical difficulties because of the move, we
are now back on the air. You can find us at www.radioemmanuel.org
Everything is in Spanish, of course, but there are some nice pictures on
the web site, so you can get an idea about what we are about.
godson's health continues to be very precarious. To add to his problems,
he is diabetic. I think I told you he was assaulted while trying to get
some supplies to start up his little restaurant again. That just
aggravated his conditions. The doctor wants to put him back in the
hospital. That separation is always a trauma for his brother and sister.
It gets complicated and worrisome....and expensive. I am always grateful
for your help in prayer and for whatever you can share materially. I
literally do not know what I would do without you.
I hope this
has found you all well. I regret that circumstances beyond my control,
as we say, have prevented me from visiting so many good friends at St.
Monica's. Be assured in any case that you continue to hold a special
place in my heart. Maybe something will work out this summer. I hope to
be back there more or less July 16 - August 16. I also hope to be able
to meet the new Bishop of Rockford at that time. I hope he does well.
It's not any easy ministry these days.
Please keep me in your
prayers. You are constantly in mine.
in God's love,
Rev. William R. Schuessler
% St. John Neumann Parish
2900 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174