Memorial Gifts

Before your parish accepts a memorial gift of significant value from a donor, read the diocesan Policy on Memorial Gifts to Parish Churches. It identifies:

  • that the donor must give up full ownership of the gift
  • the Diocese’s responsibility to the donor
  • how specific religious articles should be disposed of if they’re no longer needed or can’t be used

The donor needs to sign a Letter of Agreement for Giving A Significant Memorial Gift acknowledging that the gift is transferred to the parish and that the donor relinquishes any future claim to the gift.

For more information, contact Wendy Pearson, Property Resources Specialist, at 416-363-6021, ext. 245 (1-800-668-8932).