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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.


Annuity Stories

  • Setting an ExampleSetting an Example
    George's philosophy on retirement seems to be "If you rest, you will rust."
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  • Deeply DevotedDeeply Devoted
    Recalling ninety-one years on this earth, a dear friend of the Priests of the Sacred Heart shares her family's inspiring story.
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  • God Has Been Good to MeGod Has Been Good to Me
    Reading about the good work the Priests of the Sacred Heart was how Cecilia first learned of their mission, and it is that mission of helping those most in need that keeps her ever faithful.
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  • The Richer She Is For Being So PoorThe Richer She Is For Being So Poor
    We are always humbled and grateful when people share stories about the good works of the Priests of the Sacred Heart with others, just as a priest of the Erie Diocese did with his housekeeper, Millie.
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  • I Admired the Priests, I Never Forgot Them...I Admired the Priests, I Never Forgot Them...
    "I first heard of the Priests of the Sacred Heart when I was in India, Bangladesh Territory in 1943-1944. We were moving up to the war front and had to wait for supplies...
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  • LawrenceLawrence
    Originally from Watertown, Wisconsin and an avid golfer, Lawrence remembers golfing at Whitnall Golf Course and seeing the old seminary for the Priests of the Sacred Heart.
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  • Loyal, Trustworthy and DependableLoyal, Trustworthy and Dependable
    Married in 1950, Hilary and Irene were raised in the Milwaukee area and were high school classmates. Working as a Milwaukee Police Officer, Hilary was drafted into the US Army during the Korean crises.
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  • The Annuity Allows me to Contribute More to God's Work than I Could Otherwise ManageThe Annuity Allows me to Contribute More to God's Work than I Could Otherwise Manage
    On a visit to Reno a few years back, Fr. Paul had the opportunity to visit one of our long-time friends, Pauline.
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Gifts of Stock Story

  • Helping to Enable God's WorkHelping to Enable God's Work
    Many people own appreciated stock – stock that has risen in value over time. For example, Jane has a stock account with a well-known brokerage company.
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Donations/Support Story

  • Julio & EstelaJulio & Estela
    Julio and Estela Gonzalez first met a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Jim Steffes, when they came to St. Lawrence Parish in San Antonio, Texas in the early 1970s.
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Memorial Gift Stories

  • Memorial Gift – Tree of LifeMemorial Gift – Tree of Life
    Years ago, Mary received a picture of the Sacred Heart from a neighbor as a gift when she had moved. Although the family was not Catholic, they were religious.
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  • It's Never Too Early...It's Never Too Early...
    Recently devastated by the sudden death of her husband Richard, Gertrude waited before sharing her sorrow with Fr. Paul.
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Burse

  • A Need for PriestsA Need for Priests
    Andrew was born in a small farming village in Czechoslovakia. During the years following World War II, Andrew's family decided to immigrate to the USA.
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  • Guided by His PresenceGuided by His Presence
    One of our friends, Vitalis, is a Philippine born American citizen who has devoted her life to the care of others in her profession as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Blessed by Many Years of FriendshipBlessed by Many Years of Friendship
    Antoinette, a teacher then counselor, is like the angel collection that adorns her and her sister Jo’s home; inspirational.
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  • Sharing Her Blessings to Support a Worthy EffortSharing Her Blessings to Support a Worthy Effort
    We often hear from many of our friends about the dire need for more priests. Possibly you, too, have experienced this shortage in your own parish...
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Good Steward Society/Bequest Stories

  • We Make a Living by What We Get...We Make a Living by What We Get...
    Lynn was a young struggling waitress and new to Seattle when someone gave her a picture of the Sacred Heart. The imprint on the back indicated that...
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  • You Cannot Out Give the GiverYou Cannot Out Give the Giver
    The Priests of the Sacred Heart always look forward to meeting with donors whose generosity makes possible our ministry to the poor.
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  • Live by ExampleLive by Example
    Throughout his 45 years of marriage, George was a devoted and loving husband and father. George and his wife Catherine were fortunate to have eight wonderful children, one daughter and seven sons.
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  • Remember That When You Leave This Earth...Remember That When You Leave This Earth...
    Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.
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