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Endowment Sunday

Endowment Sunday is a chance to educate your parishioners about the importance of securing the financial well-being of the parish both now and forever. It may include a second collection or your parish may focus solely on educating your church community about the endowment fund.

 

When is Endowment Sunday?

Archbishop Hartmayer has approved the third Sunday in May as Endowment Sunday. In 2024, it will be May 19.

 

How does my parish participate?

For the 2024 archdiocesan wide Endowment Sunday weekend in May, please register to indicate your parish’s participation using this form. All parishes that register will be entered into a drawing for a $500 donation to the parish endowment fund.

 

Your parish can run an Endowment weekend any weekend that you choose. We have many resources for you, including toolkits, sample Prayers of the Faithful, and more.

 

 

Endowment Sunday Toolkits

The tool kit includes:

  • sample communications timeline
  • short articles to include in your enewsletters or bulletins
  • script for a brief talk at Mass
  • graphics
  • and more

The entire toolkit is also available in Spanish.

 

Digital versions:

Endowment Sunday Toolkit for Parishes – English


Domingo del Fondo Patrimonial Herramientas Para Parroquias
(Endowment Sunday Toolkit for Parishes – Spanish)

 

Other Resources

 

 

Timeline

Week of
Parish To Dos
4 Weeks Before
Week of 4/21
– Run article (Basics of an Endowment Fund) in bulletin or enews
– Ensure your parish direct endowment link is on your website
– Add planned giving graphics to parish website giving page
– Arrange for speakers at the Masses on 5/18 and 5/19 (script provided)
3 Weeks Before
Week of 4/28
 
– Run second article (An Endowment Fund Helps Our Parish In Future Generations) in bulletin or enews
2 Weeks Before
Week of 5/5
– Run third article (An Endowment Fund Helps Our Parish Now) in bulletin or enews
1 Week Before
Week of 5/12
– Run fourth article (Next week is Endowment Sunday!) in bulletin or enews
– Post social media announcement
– Optional: send announcement in parish app
– Optional: reminder announcement at daily Masses
Week of
Week of 5/19
– Have speakers at each Mass (use script)
– Include article (Support Our Parish Endowment Fund!) in bulletin or enews
– Optional: second collection
After
– If you had a collection, announce total received in gifts at Masses the next weekend
– Continue to promote endowment fund with reminders in bulletin and enews during the year

 

 

Graphics 

English

Spanish

 

Questions? 

Please contact Juliet Greco by email or call 404.497.9440.