Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana Awards $52,000

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The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana is delighted to announce it recently provided $52,000 in grants to 13 Catholic churches, 2 Catholic schools, and 2 Catholic organizations in our diocese. In just its second year, the Foundation’s new grant program saw a 16% increase in funds awarded! The Catholic Foundation…

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Annual Endowment Checks Received by 86 Beneficiaries

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Nearly $420,000 in endowment distributions were mailed recently to Catholic churches, Catholic schools, and Catholic-run organizations throughout the diocese. For some, these annual distributions are a much-needed help to meet their basic operating budget. For others, however, these annual endowment checks are welcome opportunities to build up an important ministry…

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Today, Tomorrow, Forever

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Please remember the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana in your giving to the Church. Your donation to the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana will make an impact today and also secure the future for the Catholic Church in our diocese. There is no minimum amount of a gift – every…

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Our Wish List – Not What You Might Think

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Can you guess what is one of the top things we hope for at the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana? You might respond, “lots of donations to build endowments for our Church” and sure, that would be a good answer. But not the correct one. The most important thing we…

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Avoid the Frustration

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By Judy Held Here’s an idea for Catholics who may be frustrated by the “Required Minimum Distribution” rules if they have an IRA and are at least age 70 ½ or older: Don’t take the distribution. Instead, have it sent directly to the Church (and/or other favorite charities). That way,…

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Five-Loaf Believers

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by Judy Held I don’t even know Lou Lotz, but he caused a lightbulb moment for me this week. Mr. Lotz writes daily devotionals I sometimes read and he reflected recently on a story from the Gospels that mentions a boy with some food to share. Most of you have…

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Is a Sunset on the Horizon?

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by Judy Held Montanans have been fortunate to enjoy the “Montana Charitable Endowment Tax Credit” for more than 20 years. This year may be the last year, however, since this generous tax benefit is but temporary and set to sunset at the end of 2019. Our state legislators may extend…

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Yeah, I’m A Believer

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Lots of people are shy when it comes to sharing their giving stories. When a friend commented recently that people like to read about other people, she urged me to share my own story. (“Hey, you’re a donor – tell them what you do!”) At the risk of being awkward,…

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