Thank you for Giving to the Lord
Thank you for Partnering with God and Ablaze!
Your giving helps Ablaze to reach souls of all ages. Please prayerfully consider a monthly donation. I love being a priest and it is my dream to set more souls Ablaze with love for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. We are only on earth for a short time and it is our time to make an impact for the Kingdom of God.The Eucharistic Jesus deserves all our love and affection. Please help us make Jesus' dream a reality!
Your generous giving enables Ablaze to meet the demands of our growth and expansion. We need your help in reaching the many schools and church's that are inviting us to offer Ablaze Events. We are currently working on inviting people to become Ablaze missionaries who will be dedicated to serving God through Ablaze.
What your giving makes possible:
1.) As a priest of the Archdiocese, being assigned to the ministry of Ablaze, I am required to raise most of my own salary, 100% of my health insurance, and benefits. Your donation is helping me reach my annual goal of 50k. Thank you all! Every donation helps!
2.) Your giving is helping Ablaze to complete important building projects for our ministry. Your giving has blessed Ablaze with our St. Joseph Center where 100 students currently attend our weekly Encounter School along with other various ministry events. We are soon beginning a larger building project. This building will be called the 'The Ark' where will begin to have our 24/7 worship. We are also beginning our Ablaze Marian Grotto! To God be the Glory! Your investment in the mission and work of Ablaze keeps on giving into eternity! God is never be outdone in generosity.
3.) As Ablaze continues to expand and grow we are involving more coordinators to oversee the various logistical and admin needs of our campus. We are also inviting people to enter into a discernment process with us to become Ablaze missionaries. These missionaries will help serve the volume of ministry requests we receive from schools, churches, and others.
Thank you so much for giving! Every gift helps! If you’d like to contact Ablaze please email me: [email protected]
Leaving a Kingdom Legacy:
IRA REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION: You can make a “qualified charitable distribution” (QCD) from your IRA to Ablaze House of Prayer by instructing your IRA Trustee to make the distribution directly from your IRA to Ablaze House of Prayer ( EIN#: 821827174). An IRA owner can exclude up to $100,000 per year from their gross income by making a $100,000 QCD. Note that for two married people filing a joint return who both are age 70.5 and subject to required minimum distribution, both can take a $100,000 QCD each per year.
ESTATE PLANNING: Put the ministry of Ablaze in your Will. You can give as much as you'd like during your lifetime and when God calls you home to heaven your gift to the ministry of Ablaze may help reduce federal estate and gift taxes significantly. And, your giving to the mission still occur from your new residence in heaven!
TRUSTS: Ablaze can be the beneficiary of a relatively simple revocable trust or irrevocable trust. A 'charitable lead trust' allows you to make payments to the ministry of Ablaze during your lifetime. The remainder of the assets go to you, your spouse, or other beneficiaries when you pass away. A 'charitable remainder trust' allow you and/or another beneficiary to receive payments during your lifetime and give a portion of the assets to the ministry of Ablaze. For example, you could receive income until you pass away, at which time the remainder goes to the ministry of Ablaze. If you have substantially appreciated assets (such as real estate or stocks), you can reduce current capital gains tax on the assets by contributing the assets to a charitable remainder trust. You can also give a portion of the current value of your assets to the ministry of Ablaze.
STOCKS: The stock is transferred in-kind to our Wealth Planning Group who can help you liquidate and transfer the cash to Ablaze. Contact RCB Wealth Management 402-392-6100. If you have any questions you can contact Fr. Michael at [email protected]
People worshiping Jesus at St. Gerald's Ablaze NiteAblaze Worship with children at St. Charles Borromeo
Ablaze Worship at St. Elizabeth Ann Parish
Ablaze Worship at Gross High School