Good news! The American Council On Gift Annuities has announced that it is raising the payout rates on all gift annuities starting on July 1st, 2018. For example the income return for an annuity for 2 lives both age 80 will be 6.2%! For a single life age 80 the rate is 7.3%! These rates are significantly higher than other forms of cash investments such as certificates of deposits.
A charitable gift annuity is an excellent way to create an income stream for life; to generate a charitable income tax deduction; and to provide a substantial benefit to Divine Mercy Parish upon the death of the annuitant.
It’s very easy to establish a charitable gift annuity and the income payments are guaranteed by The Catholic Community Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
If you want to learn more about charitable gift annuities, you can contact Jim Ryder, CPA at 504-566-9388, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a pledge to our new capital campaign Fulfilling Our Promise: Catholic Education for Our Future, click here. Your commitment is so important to our young people for generations to come!
Please join us for a seminar on a topic that that should be of great interest to Divine Mercy parishioners and their family and friends. All are invited.
Wills are not just for those with large, complicated estates. Anyone who owns property of any kind ( even if just the family home) can benefit from a will, and also should know the consequences of not having a will.
Powers of attorney, both durable & medical, which compliment wills, will also be discussed.
The presenter will be John Rouchell, Esq., a very knowledgeable and experienced estate attorney who has served many years as a board member and adviser to the Catholic Foundation Of The Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The seminar will be held in the Parish Community Center on Thursday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. Advanced registration is not required and there is no fee for the seminar. A free meal will be served courtesy of the Divine Mercy Men’s Club.
A new capital campaign for Divine Mercy called "Fulfilling Our Promise, Catholic Education for Our Future" is being announced at all Masses Divine Mercy Sunday. The purpose for this campaign is to fund Phase II of our construction project, namely, building educational facilities on the Divine Mercy Site for the parish and for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. Your gift is needed!
For more information on the campaign see this brochure.
To print and fill out a pledge card, click here.
To give online, click here.
For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.