Dear Friends,

This Lenten season, I have been reflecting on this verse and the idea of sacrifice. The greatest embodiment of this verse is seen when Jesus Christ died for us on the cross.  He truly laid down his life for us.

In Catholic Leadership Institute’s ministry, I see leaders laying down their lives for our faith every day:

Our bishops give their lives to shepherding their flocks and dioceses. Our priests gave their lives to their priestly vocation and to bring us the Eucharist. Our lay leaders sacrifice time, talent, and treasure to give life to their parishes.

I have great admiration for these leaders. In fact, they have inspired me to pray about this question: How can I lay down part of my life for our Church this Lenten season?

Jesus gave up His human life for us. What courage and trust this took in His Father… and in us. He trusted that we would take care of His Church through that ultimate sacrifice. We can respond to Jesus’ trust that we will build His Church through creating a legacy through our giving.

To make this process easy and quick, we partnered with My Catholic Will, an organization that helps you create your will for free online in as little 15 minutes. Click here and use referral code CATHOLICLEADERS.

In anticipation of the joy of Easter, I hope you will think about laying down a piece of your earthly life for our Church for the next generations.


P.S. Your legacy gift will be honored each year during a special Mass and membership in our St. Therese Legacy Giving Society, as well as through a special and unique gift to show gratitude on behalf of the leaders we serve around the country. Make your commitment today for our Church of tomorrow!

by Chad Peddicord

March 21, 2024

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