Our vision & Goals
United in Spirit & Mission Capital Campaign is not just about money or buildings; it is about God’s people. How can we be fruitful and multiply our community of Beloved Disciple Missionary Catholics? As Catholics, we need to contribute to the poor parishes, schools, college campus ministries, and missions of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. At St. Mary Magdalen we have discerned that God is calling us to step out in faith and grow again to serve the growing needs of San Antonio. After much study, the staff, finance and parish councils, the school, and master property plan committee have concluded that we must strive for 3 goals:
$1,000,000 – Works of Mercy Center
Over the past year, St. Vincent de Paul has fed over 1900 families while Gabriel Project has cared for more than 700 women and children. Through this goal, we are called to advance our mission to serve God in the hungry, hopeless, and needy. The Center will also provide meeting space for ministries. $625,300 – Support for the Archdiocese of San Antonio
$500,000 – Towards A New School Building
Provides the seed funding to build a new school building to form young disciples and provide families a safe place for their children to grow in faith, knowledge, and virtue. After six consecutive years of increased enrollment, our school is operating near capacity. More students, particularly in the dual language lower grades, means that more space is needed to serve them effectively. This goal allows our school to reach more families with the Gospel and promote a culture of life.
$800, 000 – New Adoration Chapel
Funds raised above our $2.2 million campaign goal will go toward the construction of a new adoration chapel. Our adoration chapel provides our parishioners and surrounding community with a place to pray on a daily basis. As God’s beloved, we desire a safe, secure, silent, sacred adoration chapel. We believe that if we are faithful and fruitful in reaching our first two goals, then God will bless us triumphantly with a new adoration chapel. Surely, God is with us!
How To Contribute
There are many ways to contribute and support the capital campaign. Pledges are commitments made in good faith but are not legally binding. Pledges are encouraged to be made over a three-year period to make it easier to maximize your support. A commitment may be fulfilled through monthly, quarterly or annual installments.
Gifts made by cash or check are the most common and allow St. Mary Magdalen to address its immediate needs. Please note checks should be made out to On the Way – ¡Ándale! Capital Campaign referencing St. Mary Magdalen on the memo line.
Giving online is simple and secure. Give a one-time gift or schedule ongoing donations using your checking account, debit or credit card. Please select the giving option that works best for your family. Be sure to choose “St Mary Magdalen Church”.
Did you know that you can donate non cash gifts? You can donate marketable securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. You can also give other non-cash gifts or include St. Mary Magdalen in your estate planning.
Charitable gifts of stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have appreciated offer special tax advantages and is a great way to provide a significant gift to St. Mary Magdalen.
Gifts of property entitle a donor to an income tax deduction equal to the full market value with no tax on any capital gains.
You can donate an old policy by simply naming St. Mary Magdalen as the owner and beneficiary. Or you can consider donating a new policy.
Planned giving is the process of carefully selecting the best method and assets for making a charitable gift. Such a gift can enable you to take full advantage of the tax laws to accomplish your financial and charitable goals. A bequest contained in your will is the most common form of planned giving.
Corporate Matching Gifts
A matching gift program provided through your employer or board membership may allow you to increase the value of your gift. Many companies match charitable gifts of employees, retirees or board members.
3-YR Commitment Chart