The story of Frank and Sadie is rooted in their Catholic upbringing. Both were born of Catholic immigrant parents and raised in the faith. In raising their own three children, they passed on the faith. They have cared for and protected the gift of faith by participating in the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, and by living a life of prayer and service to others.
Frank and Sadie express their Catholic values in a number of ways. Frank has been a hospice volunteer for nearly 18 years, extending compassion, love and hope to those nearing the end of their life’s journey. He is active in a variety of liturgical ministries and serves with deep devotion and a touch of humor. Sadie was a full time teacher for 41 years, including 10 years at a Catholic school. She currently volunteers at the local Catholic school and sings in the church choir. In the past she served various positions with the Altar Society. Frank and Sadie’s Catholic values are woven throughout the fabric of their lives and convey their unique identity.
The story of Frank and Sadie may not be all that different from your story. The Church has been an important part of their whole lives. Their Catholic values have been lived out over their lifetime, visible in the work they do and in their relationships with others.
How will you pass on your faith values?
Estate planning is one way to pass on what is important in your life to the next generation. It is an opportunity to reflect on our lives, account for our possessions, and expand our life’s journey beyond this place and time to benefit others. Imagine what the impact could be if more people made a charitable gift through their estate plans to perpetuate Christ’s work in the Church!
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