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Holy Mass Options...
7 daily Holy Masses celebrated perpetually for living or deceased
Beautiful gold-stamped Mass Card for every occasion
Over 25 images to choose from
Mass Cards can be mailed to any country
One or more Holy Masses for living or deceased
Letter of acknowledgement
30 daily consecutive Holy Masses for one deceased person only
Ornate certificate
Giving Opportunities

Looking for a secure and fulfilling future?

Your gift in the form of insurance, an annuity, a bequest or other deferred gift assures that you and generations of priests and Brothers will have a fulfilling future.

Wills and Bequests

You can support the work of Divine Word priests and Brothers by remembering them in your will. Your bequest of stocks, bonds, cash or real estate will have significant impact on the Society.


Father Joseph Seybold gave the Society of the Divine Word its first annuity 100 years ago. That initial gift helped establish a program that has grown steadily over the past century. For 100 years we have never defaulted on a payment, even during the Great Depression. Our annuity program is attractive because the rates are high and our investment policy is conservative. For detailed information on rates and benefits click here

Real Estate

There are several ways you can make a gift of real estate. One way is to give the property or asset today as an outright gift. Another way is to give it to the Society as a bequest. When you leave the real estate as part of your estate gift, this is known as testamentary. A third way is to create a Life Estate. In this instance, you give your home to the Society under the condition that you can continue to live in it throughout the remainder of your life.

Certain tax deductions - estate, capital gains and income - are applicable with some of these gifts. Please consult with your accountant, estate planner or attorney to find out which option is the most beneficial for you.


There are a number of charitable trusts that may fit your financial planning strategies. Several that you may want to consider and seek specialized advice and consultation about are:
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
Matching Grants

Many companies show their generosity and philanthropic intentions by matching their employees' gifts to their favorite nonprofit organizations. Most companies will match an employee gift on a 1:1 basis but very often matching corporate gifts can be on a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio.

Please check with your company to see if they have a matching gift program. If your company has a program, request a matching gift form. Fill it out and send it to us with your gift. A matching gift can be a great way to incrementally increase the level of your gift.

Please make a donation now or contact us for more information.

In all cases, please consult your financial adviser, accountant or tax attorney. The best way to make a planned gift is to contact us. We will talk you through the steps.

Ways to Help...
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