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Charitable & Planned Giving

The Office of Charitable and Planned Giving fosters benefactors partnerships with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. By making a planned or charitable gift to the Oblates, benefactors personally join Oblate missionaries as partners in Christ.

The benefactors of the Office of Charitable and Planned Giving support the Missionary Oblates in a variety of ways.  The majority of gifts are from people that choose to remember the Oblates in their Will or Trust.  Many others name the Oblates as a beneficiary of their IRA or 401(k) retirement plans.  Some donors establish charitable gift annuities that provide them with a life-income.  The Oblates also receive gifts of stock, mutual funds, real estate, bank accounts and royalties.

Our benefactors make the world a better place through their prayers, their time, their lives and their generosity.  They become co-missionaries with the Missionary Oblates by helping them share the Gospel message of Jesus with His people from all corners of the world.

Our Beginning: St. Eugene De Mazenod
Born in France in 1782, Eugene De Mazenod lived amid turmoil in his country and in his family.  Although he grew up with the privileges and luxuries of wealth, his family life was far from ideal.  From an early age Eugene was troubled by the living conditions of the poor and their degraded status in society.  After years of struggling to find his place in life, Eugene had a profound conversion experience at the age of 25.  Soon after that he entered the seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1811.  Read more

Where we Serve: 
The Missionary Oblates are blessed with many and varied gifts, talents and skills, and they bring their God-given talents to bear in a wide variety of ministries. Yet they all pursue the same mission and goal – to serve God by serving those most in need.  Read more

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate work with many different people all over the United States. They tend to the spiritual hunger and thirst of people every day through their work at parishes and shrines.  Read more

Charitable and Planned Giving Mission Statement
Engage people through prayer and relationships to invest in the ministry of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  Read more

Meet the Staff of the Office of Charitable and Planned Giving.