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Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

News for February

Jesse Cadinaels,

Catechumanate, received the Oils of Baptism from Bishop Brennan at Annual retreat at John BAPTIST de la Salle this past Saturday. Pray for him and all those who will be initiated into our Catholic Faith during Easter vigil.

VIRTUS

Attention all volunteers we will be hosting a finger print session here in our parish. Please make sure to schedule your appointment. Please contact Elena Flores (818) 899-0278 ext:1011.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

You are invited to the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 7:00am–9:00pm . Our different groups from our parish will be helping out to coordinate.

Feb 21 – Guadalupanos
Feb 28 – Eucaristia

Did You Know?

Sometimes children will behave in a manner quite unusual for them – stress, misunderstanding, or some form of abuse can be related to such behaviors. If you see your child exhibiting unusual behavior, talk with your child about their day or recent experiences in an open-ended conversation. Do ask factual questions, such as, “What did you do today? Did you do anything unusual today? Who did you see today? Did anyone say or do anything that was unusual or even upsetting? Then, ask feeling questions as a follow-up, and remember that sometimes it’s easier for a child to talk about someone else’s feelings first. For more tips in the VIRTUS® article “Conversation Guidelines for Parents: Be Aware.”

Tax – Wise Year End Giving Options

Gifts from an Ira
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a tax– free gift directly from your IRA account to the parish. This law allows you to transfer any amount up to $100,000 annually directly to a qualifies charitable organization without paying income tax on the distribution. The transfer does not generated taxable income or a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemized your tax deductions. Your gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Stock
Gifts of appreciated assets such as stock are an excellent way for you to make a charitable gift. Stocks may be transferred directly to the Archdiocese for the benefit of parish, school or favorite Catholic ministry. These gifts will not affect your cash flow, and they provide the following tax benefits:

  • A possible charitable deduction to help you save on taxes
  • Bypass of federal and state capital gains taxes
  • Avoidance of the tax on net investment income

From a tax perpective, a gift of appreciated assets make good sense. You can make the capital gains taxes optional, achive significant tax savings and support our programs. Please contact Brooke Glazer at 213-637-7381 or bglazer@la-archdiocese.org.

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