Q. Are we raising money to do more construction? A. No. We are following through on our long-standing parish plan to pay for all that we have built so far. This is the planned, third phase of raising the money to honor our obligations to our lender for construction done to date. Our ability to do future construction to house more services as our community continues to grow, however, does depend upon the success of this effort.
Q. Are parishioners who made a gift/pledge to a previous phase expected to participate in this third and final phase? A. Yes. Without the involvement of all our parish families in this final phase we will not be able to accomplish all we are capable of in the coming years.
Q. Are there advantages to making a gift using a stock certificate of a publicly held corporation? A. Yes. This method of giving allows the donor to avoid paying capital gains tax on an asset of appreciated value while at the same time receiving the full value benefits of a charitable donation. And it is especially appropriate for those with investments to give to the capitalization of their home of faith out of their capital resources rather than out of income. Please note: Do NOT sell the stock and then donate the proceeds, rather direct your financial institution to transfer the stock to the Corpus Christi brokerage account. Ask the office staff at Corpus Christi for the necessary instructions.
Q. Are there guidelines regarding a realistic gift/pledge amount? A. This decision, of course, will be different for each donor; however the expectation is that each parishioner will make a sacrificial gift - that is a gift from first fruits, not from what is left over. When one invests in one’s home, whether purchasing or renting, the commitment is significant. We hope that all who count on the parish community as a spiritual home will take seriously the need to properly support it as such.
Q. What is expected of those folks who are winter residents and guests who attend Corpus Christi parish while they are here for several months? A. Participation. We hope visitors and part-time residents, too, value what Corpus Christi offers as a community of faith and will join us by making a gift/pledge.
Q. Are the folks who choose not to register as parishioner but call Corpus Christi their parish expected to make a gift/pledge to the campaign? A. Yes, Gifts & pledges during the initial phases of the parish’s development came from everyone including non-registered families and individuals – the success of this final campaign phase will require participation from each of us.
From an altar piece done by Bonaventura Berlinghieri, 1235
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