Check your pay check “withholdings” going into the fourth quarter

We’re now in the fourth quarter of 2019. Did you owe money with your 2018 tax return in April?  Are you included in that group? One way to do a “paycheck checkup” is to go to the IRS Withholding Calculator found at: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-withholding-calculator This step may give you enough advanced notice to begin either increasing your withholdings per … Continued

Qualified Charititable Distribution – An EFFECTIVE Tax Planning Tool

Now that we have all lived through one tax filing season under the new tax law changes, it’s time to once again reemphasize the effectiveness of utilizing your IRA distributions as the preferred vehicle to make your 2019 charitable contributions. The dramatic increase in the standard deduction likely lessened the number of taxpayers who were able to itemize … Continued

10 Financial Must-Do’s for Your 20’s

Last week we listed the first five of the “financial must-do’s” for young adults in their 20’s. Building solid financial habits, especially in your 20’s, is so important for long-term financial success. Here are the final five of the 10 financial must-do’s for laying a good foundation: Start Saving for Retirement – This generation may be the first generation … Continued

IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR CHURCH BEAUTIFICATION AND THE LEGACY GARDEN

Wow, a lot is going to be happening in and around the church over the next couple of weeks. Starting on Monday, June 3, they will begin to frame up the North and South walls in church that are currently cinder block. Then they will adjust the electric boxes, start hanging the drywall, and then start the … Continued

ST. ANN LEGACY SOCIETY GARDEN

As we have stated in previous articles, the Legacy Garden is under construction and is the area to the left of the doors entering the Gathering Space. The Legacy Garden will be the area where we recognize the many parishioners who have remembered St. Ann in their estates, have made major contributions to past campaigns, and those who … Continued

Legacy Garden and Church Entrance

As we told everyone and wrote about several times, the Legacy Garden work started this past week. The removing of the pavers and Renew Tree also took place. To refresh your memory, the tree had to be removed due to the damage the roots were causing on the pavers. It was becoming a serious safety issue. The pavers … Continued

2019 Catholic Ministries Appeal

This past weekend we listened to an audio message from Archbishop Schnurr explaining how our support each year of the Catholic Ministries Appeal is part of our commitment to our faith.  Thanks to the generosity of many families here at St. Ann, a total of $31,846 was contributed to the 2018 CMA from our parish community. Families will be receiving a … Continued

St. Ann Legacy Society & The Legacy Garden

At the 65th Anniversary Dinner we officially kicked off the St. Ann Legacy Society and revealed the plans for the Legacy Garden. A computerized view is below. Your St. Ann family is practicing its faith, united by the sacraments, inspired by our gatherings and practicing the lessons learned over the years. What will keep St. Ann a vibrant … Continued