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  • Donate Now | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    need is greatest We currently are in need fund to support our retired and infirmed friars at our Monastery we need funding to sustain our daily ministries and to continue our outreach to the poor at home and in the TOR Missions If you prefer to mail a donation pleae make the check payable to The Franciscan Friars TOR and mail it to The Franciscan Friars TOR PO Box 139 Hollidaysburg PA 16648 You may also support us through Mass requests for a Mass offered by one of our Franciscan priests or by enrolling someone in our Spiritual Mass Association The Franciscan Friars TOR listed in The Official Catholic Directory is a Roman Catholic 501 c 3 charitable organization God bless you for your partnership in our ministry Amount TOR Retirement Fund Even though our friars retire from active parish ministry they continue to offer Masses and pray for our benefactors daily Many friars who remain in good health remain active by volunteering and helping those in need You can help give a gift that will allow a retired Franciscan to live his remaining years with dignity Please help fund the many needs of our retired friars today Current funding priorities include funding to provide transportation for medical appointments provide for special meal plans and dietary restrictions medical and health care needs updating the friaries and Monastery to help our handicap friars in their every day needs and entertainment to keep their minds and bodies active Thank you for taking care of our retired friars God bless you for providing this important ministry Amount Mission Fund Make a gift to the Third Order Regular Franciscan Missions Our missionary friars not only spread the gospel the also provide hope and nurishment to some of the poorest areas of the world like

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  • Planned Giving | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    Counsel We always encourage prospective donors to seek the advice of professional counsel concerning the best giving option for them We would welcome the opportunity to provide you or your attorney with additional information on any of the methods of giving described here The information presented in this brochure is an overview based upon current tax laws it does not purport to be definitive We hope it will help you find the most mutually advantageous way to create and leave a legacy through your gift to the Franciscan Friars T O R Saying Thank You Sometimes people include a bequest for the Franciscan Friars T O R and we learn about it only after their death We are so grateful to them for they have helped to assure a brighter future for many and we would have enjoyed expressing our gratitude while they were living For us it is important to say thank you and when possible to do so in person If you decide to include the Franciscan Friars T O R in your planning please let us know We want to say thank you and to thank God for you Types Of Gifts Giving Beyond Your Own Lifetime Type of Gift Bequest in a Will Bequests are one of the simpliest yet most effective forms of making a planned gift You can easily include our community in your will and doing so may qualify your estate for an income tax deduction Funding is provided for programs and services to benefit the friars ministries Recommended Language to name the Franciscan Friars TOR as a Beneficiary of your Will The Franciscan Friars T O R St Bernardine Monastery P O Box 139 Hollidaysburg PA 16648 I give devise and bequeath to the Franciscan Friars T O R St Bernardine Monastery Province of the Immaculate Conception USA Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania fully incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennslyvania the sum of or a of my residuary estate I direct that this gift be used to support Franciscan ministries and works the education of future priests and retired and sick friars For Masses to be offered I give devise and bequeath to the Franciscan Friars T O R St Bernardine Monastery Province of the Immaculate Conception Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania fully incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennslyvania the sum of I direct that this gift be used for Masses to be fulfilled for the following persons named herein You can also name The Franciscan Friars T O R St Bernardine Monastery P O Box 139 Hollidaysburg PA 16648 as a contingent beneficiary of your estate Life Insurance Existing or new policies may be used and premium payments may be deducted as gifts Income tax deduction may be applied for the value of policy when transferred and an estate and income tax deduction could be possible Proceeds of the life insurance policy can be used to help support our ministries and educate future priests and religious to the vowed life A

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  • FAQ On Charitable And Planned Giving | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    a specific way of giving please contact us I have a life insurance policy I do not need can I give it to the Friars People sometimes have life insurance policies that have outlived their needs like policies taken out to protect mortgages that have since been paid for or educational plans that have been completed By naming the Franciscan Friars TOR as beneficiary of such a policy you may be able to make a substantial gift without affecting your own financial security Or you may prefer to transfer a paid up policy or assign dividends to us There may be tax benefits from such gifts too Please contact Tim Beresnyak CFRE if you would like to have more information on ways to do this Can I make a gift from from a retirement plan Many people have planned for retirement by putting funds in pension plans provided through their employers IRA or Keogh plans You may have accumulated large sums of money by doing so If not needed to provide for you or your loved ones you may give the funds remaining at your death to the Franciscans Do you offer Charitable Gift Annuities We will consider partnering with a donor with a gift annuity if we determine that the gift annuity will benefit both the Franciscan Friars TOR and the donor We request that this is done on a personal case by case basis To schedule an interview please call our Development Office at 1 866 695 3802 Through a charitable gift annuity an individual can make a gift to the Franciscans and receive an income The income would depend on the amount of the gift and the age at the time the gift is arranged Part of each payment received by the donor would be tax exempt for the estimated lifetime of the donor If you wish you could make the annuity for two persons or defer payments until a later date when you may need the income more Please call us to determine if you qualify for a Charitable Gift Annuity How do I leave a bequest in my will You can continue your support of the Franciscans beyond your lifetime by remembering us in your will There are several ways to do this you can give a percentage of your estate you can give a specific amount or you can give part or all of the residue of your estate after other beneficiaries have been provided for Our full legal name is Franciscan Fathers of the Third Order Regular Province of the Immaculate Conception United States of America Post Office Box 139 Hollidaysburg PA 16648 0139 Toll free number 1 866 695 3802 Tax ID 23 6278932 Do you offer Memorial Gifts What type of memorial gifts do you offer A memorial gift is a wonderful way to remember a special person in your life while making a gift to the Franciscans A gift is given in your name and in their memory or honor

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  • Ivory Perpetual Enrollment | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    Blogs Forums Contact Franciscan Information Quotes Our Ministries The Secular Franciscan Order SFO User login Username Password Create new account Request new password Join our email list First Name Email Address Home Catalog Spiritual Enrollments Ivory Perpetual Enrollment 25 00 Our Perpetual Enrollment Card showers a loved one with the benefits of our Franciscan Spiritual Mass Association This beautiful booklet is a loving way to show your appreciation and concern The benefits of being enrolled in our Franciscan Mass Association are listed inside the card along with a photo of Saint Francis and the following prayer Most high and glorious God come clear up the darkness of my heart give me an upright faith an assured hope and a perfect charity so that O Lord I will have the understanding and the necessary comprehension to bring to realization your word of holiness and of truth This enrollment is also available in green Name in honor or memory of Please type the name of the individual you wish to enroll This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Perpetual Spiritual Enrollments click link Syndicate Spiritual Enrollments Masses About Us Our Ministries Province

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  • The Gregorian Masses | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    great who was sovereign Pontiff from 590 to 604 but dates back to before his time However they are called Gregorian Masses because of how Saint Gregory contributed to the spread of this pious practice In his Dialogues the Saint tells us that he caused thirty Masses to be said on thirty consecutive days for the repose of the soul of Justus a monk who had died in the convent of Saint Andrew in Rome At the end of the thirtieth Mass the deceased appeared to his brother Copoosus who had assisted him as a physician in his last illness and announced that he had been delivered from the flames of Purgatory In their Lives of the Saints the Bollandists also tell us that on the thirtieth day Saint Gregory himself was assured of the deliverance of the soul of Justus And an inscription in the church of Saints Andrew and Gregory Rome erected on the spot of the dwelling of the holy Pontiff confirms the fact In the life of Saint Vincent Ferrer we read that he had thirty consecutive Masses celebrated for his deceased sister and saw her delivered from Purgatory Pope Benedict XIII lauded this pious practice of having thirty Masses said for each soul that departs from this life In Italy France Spain Germany and especially England which was converted by missionaries sent by St Gregory it was an established custom previous to the reformation and the French Revolution to have thirty consecutive Masses said for each departed soul In a number of old churches in Europe altars dedicated to Saint Gregory and the Poor Souls are to be found Many old paintings are still preserved attesting the same fact Several Religious Orders have specified in their rules and Constitutions that thirty Gregorian Masses are to

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  • Individual | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    Giving FAQ Enrollments Masses Mass Cards For the Living For the Deceased For Health Triduum Novena Birthdays Christmas Special Occasions View All Mass Cards Enrollments Perpetual Annual Health and Healing Special Occasions View All Enrollments Prayers Navigation Masses and Enrollments Donate Now Blogs Forums Contact Franciscan Information Quotes Our Ministries The Secular Franciscan Order SFO User login Username Password Create new account Request new password Join our email list First Name Email Address Home Individual Life is changed not ended 10 00 The inside of this card states With the sympathy of The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of For the repose of the soul of Please enter the deceased name This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Deceased Individual Masses The everlasting pastures of paradise 10 00 Inside this beautiful solemn remembrance is written For the repose of the soul of Please enter the deceased name This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Deceased Individual Masses first previous 1 2 Spiritual Enrollments Masses About Us Our Ministries Province History Care

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  • Living | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    who the Mass is for and who it is being sent from This Mass offered for the intentions of The name of the person the Mass is for This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Living Masses With Special Thoughts Living Mass Card 10 00 With Special Thoughts The inside of this Mass card has a picture of Jesus and states I am the Bread of Life whoever eats of this Bread shall live forever John 6 35 On the other side it says who the Mass is for and who it is being sent from This Mass offered for the intentions of The name of the person the Mass is for This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Living Masses Special Occasion Mass Card 10 00 This Mass card can be used for any Special Occasion to send to someone you care about The inside of the card simply states who the Mass is for and who it is being sent from This Mass offered for the intentions of The name of the person the Mass is for This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Please let us know if this is for a special occasion Example Anniversary Communion Baptism Wedding etc Special Occasions Living Masses Confirmation Mass 10 00 Offer a Mass for someone special We will mail this beautiful Mass card on your behalf to inform a loved one that you have scheduled a Mass with the Franciscan Friars TOR to celebrate their Confirmation The inside of the card is pictured below This Mass offered for the intentions of The name of the person the Mass is for This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Special Occasions Living Masses White Leatherette Perpetual Enrollment Folder 45 00 Beautiful Padded Leatherette folder to enroll a loved one in the Spiritual Mass Association of the Franciscan Friars TOR This elegant leatherette folder is a beautiful way to remember a loved one and has three options depicted below to customize the inside of the folder Name in honor or memory of Please type the name of the individual you wish to enroll Please Select an Insert Please select Sacred Heart of Jesus Madonna Saint Anthony We have two images of the Blessed Mother and one of Jesus or St Anthony This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Deceased Perpetual Spiritual Enrollments Living Christmas Mass 10 00 This Mass offered for the intentions of The name of the person the Mass is for This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Christmas Deceased Living Masses A Healing Prayer 10 00 A Mass for the health and healing of a loved one The inside

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  • Deceased | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    of Jesus or St Anthony This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Deceased Perpetual Spiritual Enrollments Living Gregorian Masses Padded Leatherette Folder 300 00 For the repose of the soul of Please enter the deceased name This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Deceased Gregorian Masses Christmas Mass 10 00 This Mass offered for the intentions of The name of the person the Mass is for This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Christmas Deceased Living Masses St Francis Special Intentions 10 00 This Mass Card features a stained glass image of Saint Francis of Assisi The card is customizable to reflect your intentions This Mass offered for the intentions of The name of the person the Mass is for This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Deceased Special Occasions Living Individual Masses Light of Life 10 00 He who follows me does not walk in darkness but will have the Light of Life The inside of the card states who the Mass is for and who it is from For the repose of the soul of Please enter the deceased name This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask for shipping info later Deceased Individual Masses The Lord is My Shepherd 10 00 The inside of this card states With the sympathy of The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of For the repose of the soul of Please enter the deceased name This card sent from Example Mrs Smith or Mom and Dad We ask

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