Paying Tribute to a Servant Leader

Andy Smith Cathedral Liturgical Fund  


Andy Smith was a long-time lector and sacristan at the Cathedral of Christ the King. When Andy passed away unexpectedly on Easter Sunday in 2022, an anonymous donor wanted to pay tribute to Andy’s years of service to the parish community.


The donor chose to work with the Catholic Foundation and established the Andy Smith Cathedral Liturgical Fund which will be used to support the liturgical needs of the parish, including the purchase and maintenance of liturgical vestments, cloths, books and vessels, candles, incense, processional crosses, and more.


By creating an endowment that will last forever, Andy’s service to his parish will be remembered for generations as they are able to purchase liturgical items. “Andy loved the Mass. He was dedicated to beautiful liturgy that honored our Lord and inspired reverence in those attending,” shared Monsignor Frank McNamee, Pastor of the Cathedral of Christ the King. “I’m so grateful that his legacy of faithful service to the Cathedral will continue on through this fund.”


At the Catholic Foundation, any gift can be made with a tribute or a fund can be created in tribute of someone, including parents, spouses, and children. If you are interested in creating an endowment fund to perpetually support organizations you care most about in honor or in memory of someone, please contact us. We will work with you to create a Catholic legacy.


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