Q. Why do we need this campaign?
A. As our community continues to grow, we will lay a foundation for continued growth and development. There are multiple phases to our plan, but this campaign addresses our most urgent needs including purchasing additional property to accommodate parking and premises upgrades to improve campus security and safety.
Q. Who will be asked to participate in the campaign?
A. Every registered family in our parish will be asked to prayerfully consider what their gift will be. Q. When will see work begin?
Q. When will see work begin?
A. You can expect to see some improvements this year, including our plan to pave the upper dirt/grass lot currently being used for overflow parking.
Q. Will there be a share with the diocese?
A. No. Unlike the Alive in Christ campaign, no portion of your pledge will be shared with the needs of the larger church. Q. Why is my participation important?
Q. Why is my participation important?
A. We are asking every family to consider a gift to the campaign. Only you know your circumstances and can determine what is most appropriate for you and your family. Please be assured, however, that your gift will make a significant difference, no matter what amount.Q. How long is the pledge period?
Q. How long is the pledge period?
A. The pledge period is for three years. The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Inc. will manage the pledges for our campaign. You will be able to choose the frequency of the payments on your pledge card and the method in which you wish to pay them. Q. How can I pay my pledge?
Q. How can I pay my pledge?
A. You may choose to pay by credit card, direct debit from you checking or savings account, stocks or by check.
Q. Can I make a stock gift?
A. Yes. Stock is a convenient way of giving. Many donors pledged to Alive in Christ with gifts of appreciated securities, thereby enjoying additional tax savings. If a donor is considering a transfer of stock, he or she should indicate that on the pledge card and the campaign office will contact you.Q. Are my payments to the campaign tax-deductible?
Q. Are my payments to the campaign tax-deductible?
A. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, gifts to Blessed Sacrament are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. A receipt of your total payment of $250 or more (within one calendar year as required by the IRS) will be provided to you for income tax purposes each January. Parishioners with specific questions are encouraged to contact their attorney, accountant or tax preparer.Q. Where may I receive additional information or assistance?
Q. Where may I receive additional information or assistance?
A. Contact Michelle Berardi, Campaign Administrator at (352) 708-6517.