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“Where there is Charity and Wisdom, there is neither Fear nor Ignorance.”   

Saint Francis once said, “Where there is Charity and Wisdom, there is neither Fear nor Ignorance.”  This is especially true with our children.  Many children are lacking the wisdom they need from a strong base to succeed with the gifts given to them by God. They only need the tools to develop their gifts and talents.  St. Joseph’s School mission, “Following the mission of Christ, Where we Learn our Faith, Live our Faith and Prepare for the Future”, is vital in the formation of the whole student.  We pray that we are able to be our Lord’s instrument to as many children as possible. Together with our school families and you, we can bring our mission to children and their families.  

There is an opportunity for those individuals age 70½ to aid families wanting to give their child a Catholic Education.   
If you have an IRA, the government requires you to take out a certain amount each year and be subject to federal tax.  However, the law allows you to donate this amount directly to (your parish, school, ministry) during 2016 and have it distributed free of federal income tax!  This money could go to St. Joseph Catholic School, and you would not have to pay any taxes.  

Ann Hart, St. Joseph Parish Finance, at 347-6108; or Kathy Radovich, School Principal, at 347-7194 would be happy to answer any questions. 

Philanthropist, Conrad Hilton, believed, “Charity is the supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed on to mankind. St. Joseph Catholic School’s students are blessed to have your support.  


Remember St. Joseph Catholic School in Your Will 

A bequest is a wonderful way to express gratitude to God for a lifetime of blessings!  The gift you give establishes a lasting legacy of love for others by helping St. Joseph School to continue their Catholic heritage through its ministry.  The following is possible wording for including a bequest in your will: 

“I bequeath the greater of $_____ or _____% of the residue of my estate to Bishop Lou Tylka, (or his successor), Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria in Illinois, a corporation sole, whose principal office is located at 419 NE Madison Ave, Peoria, IL 61603, “For the benefit of St. Joseph Catholic School in Pekin, Illinois 61554.” 

The actual wording in your will should be determined by you and your attorney.  If you have any questions or wish to consider a gift of annuity or trust to St. Joseph Catholic School, please call Ann Hart at 309-347-6108.