Legacy Society 2022

May 2022

Dear Friend of Saint Ann’s Shrine,

I’m writing you today 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 picture on this page represents planting the seed of long term viability for Saint Ann’s Shrine as well as taking care of our religious Community members who have spent their lives helping others. You can memorialize your own legacy through a gift that makes a significant impact on sustaining our mission for years to come!

Six of 10 Americans don’t have a will. We encourage you to have a will done for your estate. It would help your family deal with things much easier during a difficult time. Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament are truly honored for any consideration you may give to including us in your estate plans.

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!

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!!

Sincerely,

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.

*Our Blessed Sacrament religious at Bethany in Highland Heights and at Regina Health Center in Richfield 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.

*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).

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

*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.

*We ask you to consider becoming a member of our Legacy Society by naming Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in your will.

*You can support Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament through distributions from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

*You may consider donating gifts of stock. Depending on the stocks current value, you may avoid capital gains tax or deduct the loss in value while donating the proceeds of the sale to Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.

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

*Be sure to “Like” Saint Ann’s Shrine on Facebook!

*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!

*Join us for the Triduum as we celebrate Saint Ann’s Feast Day: July 24 (Mass at 6:30pm), 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.