Planned Giving

Your GIFT can help Saint Thomas the Apostle Church continue its mission of serving God’s people. The following gifts are most commonly used in charitable giving:

A gift of cash or check for general use or a specific purpose.

A gift of stocks or bonds. There could be a significant tax advantage to you if there has been appreciation in their value and they are transferred to Saint Thomas the Apostle Church.

A bequest in your will can assure that your possessions are distributed as you desire.  

When making a bequest, use the full legal name and address:

Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
60 Byrd Avenue, 
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Make Saint Thomas the Apostle Church partial or primary beneficiary of a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for family security.  Ask the insurance company for the forms necessary to  Change the Beneficiary or  to Transfer the Ownership to Saint Thomas the Apostle Church.

IRA owners age 70 ½ and older can make Qualified Charitable Distributions up to $100,000 annually. Although no charitable deduction is allowed it can reduce your Taxable Income, thereby avoiding Federal income tax and possible future estate taxes on the amount given to charity. Why not use your “Required Minimum Distribution” for this worthy purpose?


Your generosity enables us to spread God’s Love and mercy.