Lumen Christi means “Light of Christ” which is the light in all things, which gives life to all things. This power is an influence for good in the lives of all people, and members of the Lumen Christi Legacy Society share in this purpose.

Membership in Star of the Sea Catholic Church Lumen Christi Legacy Society Chapter is automatic for any parishioner who designates the parish in their Will.  We are honored to acknowledge these special benefactors.  However, the amount of your intended legacy gift is never publicly disclosed.  This is a commitment known only to you, your family and the parish administration.   

If you have already included our parish in your Will, we invite you as one of our newest Lumen Christi Legacy Society members. To learn more about leaving a legacy gift to Star of the Sea Catholic Church, please call the parish office

Supporting Future Generations

At Star of the Sea Catholic Church, we believe in building a lasting legacy that will positively impact future generations. One of the most remarkable and influential ways you can contribute to the future of our church is through a legacy gift.

A legacy gift offers you the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on our community. There are various ways to make a legacy gift, allowing you to choose the method that aligns with your personal financial goals and estate plans. Whether it’s a simple bequest as a part of your estate plans, a gift of retirement assets, or donating stock, bonds, or mutual funds, each contribution plays a significant role in shaping the future of Star of the Sea.

By considering a legacy gift, you not only support our church’s continued growth and vitality but also help fulfill your own financial objectives. It’s a unique opportunity to combine your commitment to faith with your long-term financial planning, allowing you to make a difference while also considering your personal needs and aspirations.

We invite you to take a moment to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this noble endeavor. By leaving a legacy gift, you become an integral part of shaping the Star of the Sea that our children, grandchildren, and future generations will experience. Your contribution will help preserve our cherished traditions, sustain our ministries, and ensure that our faith community thrives for years to come.

If you would like more information about legacy giving or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team. We are here to assist you in exploring the various options available and guide you through the process of making a lasting impact. Together, let’s build a strong and vibrant future for Star of the Sea Catholic Church.


The most flexible and easiest form of a legacy gift is a bequest that includes provisions for Star of the Sea Catholic Church in your Will or Trust.

Retirement Plans

Donors may also wish to name Star of the Sea Catholic Church as the designated beneficiary of retirement plans, such as IRAs, 401(k) plans, and 403(b) plans. These beneficiary designations do not require a Will or Trust, and many retirement plans allow the designation of multiple beneficiaries by the use of a beneficiary form provided by the administrator of the plan.

Life Insurance

As with retirement plans, donors can name Star of the Sea Catholic Church as a beneficiary of their life insurance policies. Donors can also donate cash value life insurance policies to Star of the Sea Catholic Church while alive.

Appreciated Stock and Appreciated Assets

By naming Star of the Sea Catholic Church as the beneficiary of stock, bonds or mutual funds, they may be easily transferred to Star of the Sea Catholic Church and reduce tax implications for your estate. You would simply contact your brokerage firm to complete a Transfer on Death Form (TOD).

Gifts of Real Estate

Star of the Sea Catholic Church can be named as the beneficiary to receive the net proceeds of the sale of property in your estate.

Charitable Gift Annuity

This is a contract between you and the Catholic Community Foundation. Through the annuity contract, you irrevocably give cash or property to the church with the agreement that the church will pay you income for life, and by naming Star of the Sea Catholic Church as the beneficiary, the parish receives any remainder at your passing. The charitable gift annuity can be immediate for those 65 and older and deferred for individuals 55-64. This annuity can be used by a single person or couple.

Donor Named Endowment Fund

An Endowment Fund gives you the opportunity to support the Parish in perpetuity. Your endowment fund can be unrestricted to support the Parish’s greatest area of need or you can restrict the fund to support a specific ministry.

Downloadable Forms (PDF)

Advanced Medical Dilemmas and Moral Decision Making Q&A
Advance Medical Directive Guide and Form
CCF Catholic Funeral Planning Guide
For more information on Legacy Gifts,
contact the church office at 757-428-8547.