Legacy Society Appeal 2021

May 2021

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine,

On July 5, 2021, I will celebrate five years of working with Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. It has been a wonderful journey filled with lots of “to do” lists, goals striving to be accomplished, and relationships developed. My most favorite thing about the last five years has been the relationships that I’ve developed with our friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Blessed Sacrament Community. Hearing your history with us, along with how your devotion to Saint Ann came to be is heartwarming and so incredibly sincere! Please don’t ever hesitate to let me know how your relationship with us came to be. I’d be happy to add your story to my personal favorites list!!

I’d like to invite you to join our Legacy Society. The Legacy Society of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine has been established to enable our friends to leave an eternal gift through their estate plan that supports, strengthens, and sustains the mission and retirement of our priests, brothers, and deacons, along with administering to Saint Ann’s Shrine as we promote devotion to her.

The purpose of the Legacy Society is to recognize those friends of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine who have remembered us in their estate plans. The Legacy Society serves as an opportunity to enable our friends to testify to the impact the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine have had on their lives and to ensure our success for generations to come!

As a treasured member of the Legacy Society, you will be included in our prayers during daily Mass at Saint Ann’s Shrine and have the peace of mind that you have made an impact in the lives of the faithful servants of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament priests, brothers, and deacons and exhibited your devotion to Good Saint Ann as she looks over and protects us all!

We currently have 420 Legacy Society members. We started at 16 members five years ago. Members are indeed loyal to Saint Ann and the Blessed Sacrament Community! We are humbled and flattered by your generosity!

To become a member of the Legacy Society, all you are asked to do is notify the Mission Advancement Office that you have remembered the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine in your will and/or estate plans by checking the box on the enclosed reply slip. You are welcome to contact me with any questions you may have at sgongos@blessedsacrament.com or 440-449-2700.

Thank you again for your heartfelt generosity and may God Bless You!!


Scott R. Gongos

Director of Mission Advancement

*Please share your story of how the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Community or Saint Ann’s Shrine has made an impact on your life! We would be so grateful to hear from you! You can reach me at sgongos@blessedsacrament.com or 440-449-2700.

*The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament offers a daily devotion/reflection. If you’d like to receive this uplifting message, simply send an email to cee@blessedsacrament.com.

*Your loved ones can be remembered during Mass at Saint Ann’s Shrine. Call 440-449-2700 for details.

*We invite you and your group to join us at Saint Ann’s Shrine for Daily Mass at 11:30AM, Monday-Friday (call for Holidays). Mass is currently being held while following social distancing guidelines.

*We have Blessed Oil and Holy Water available for a donation. Contact Saint Ann Shrine at 440-449-2700 or visit our website at st-ann-shrine.org.

*Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook & visit our newly updated website that includes numerous videos produced during this time of social distancing. You can securely and safely support Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament through our website as well!

*Our Blessed Sacrament religious in Bethany and at Regina Health Center pray for you daily. Please let us know of any special intentions you’d like us to remember. The Blessed Sacrament Community supports you in prayer and Eucharist. You can submit your prayer though our website and request a candle to be lit for your special intentions at st-ann-shrine.org.

*You may consider donating gifts of stock or a distribution from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Depending on the stock’s current value, you may avoid capital gains tax by donating the stock directly to Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.

*If you’ve ever visited Saint Ann’s Shrine in Cleveland, we encourage you to submit your comments on Trip Advisor so those who may consider visiting us can read of your experience! We hope to see you again soon!

* Join us for the Triduum as we celebrate Saint Ann’s Feast Day: July 24 (Mass at 4:30pm), 25 (Mass at 6:30pm), & 26 (Mass at 6:30pm) in Cleveland. A nine-day Novena is celebrated at Saint Jean Baptiste Church in New York City from July 17th through July 26th with Mass at 7:30PM each day.

* You may choose to make a secure, recurring monthly gift to Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Please check the box on the reply slip and we can automatically process your credit card gift each month!