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News and Updates From The Catholic Foundation

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On People’s Minds We seem to be answering the same question quite often recently, so thought it might be good to put it in print: Q: Is the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana different than the Diocese? A: Most definitely! The Foundation is a separately-incorporated nonprofit organization in Montana. Founded…

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Guess Who’s Turning 21 This Year?

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Two very notable things happened 21 years ago. First, our oldest daughter was born…and yes, she turns 21 this year. I’m fairly certain she wouldn’t want me writing any more about her in this article, however. But the other notable thing that happened in 1997 is definitely something you need…

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Christ, Cattle and Hay Stacks

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by John T. Patterson, Board Member, Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana. Picture by Mrs. Patterson The count came up one short: #59 was due and so I began my search. We were calvin’ in a thousand acre pasture so she could be anywhere. It was April 6, 2016, a breathtakingly…

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IRA

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John Pankratz is a seminarian who benefits from the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund of the Catholic Foundation of Montana. “I knew that I would never use all of the money in my IRA. I was thrilled to learn that a gift from my IRA could reduce my income taxes this…

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Why Haven’t I Heard of This

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2018 ushered in lots of changes in the tax scene in our country. But do you know what didn’t change? Your opportunity to receive a nice, healthy 40% tax credit in Montana, simply for giving to build the future for the Catholic Church in our diocese! The “Montana Endowment Tax…

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And a child shall lead them…

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Do you want to feel good about the future of the Catholic Church in our diocese? Sometimes Catholic adults can learn important things from Catholic young people about stewardship. This story is about a gift of $180 that was delivered to the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana last December, with instructions that…

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Making a Gift to the Church, Receiving Income for Life

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A Charitable Gift Annuity is an excellent way to provide for the Church and also to ensure a life-long income for yourself (while also receiving healthy tax benefits!). For many people in our diocese, their retirement plan includes a Charitable Gift Annuity (sometimes with the deferred income option), doing the…

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Make Your Everlasting Joy Be Known

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Where do you find your joy? Is it in the Lord? Through your beloved Catholic faith? If the Church is a big part of your life, or it was central in the life of someone you loved, perhaps you have already taken steps to care for it after you are…

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