Mission Moment – February 2023

This month as we take time for a “Mission Moment,” we have the pleasure of reporting the establishment of St. Genevieve Catholic Church Endowment.

Mr. Larry Benoit was a simple and humble man who loved his community, loved his family, had a love for plants and had a deep faith that was rooted at St. Genevieve Catholic Church. A man who lived a simple life, like so many of our Catholic faithful, left a legacy for his church through the Catholic Foundation that will support the parish for years to come. 

In working with his personal attorney and the Catholic Foundation, Mr. Larry created a legacy through his Will, leaving his home to the Catholic Foundation to benefit his beloved church parish, St. Genevieve. Upon his passing the Catholic Foundation inherited his home and was able to sell it based on Mr. Larry’s wishes to create a beautiful endowment that now has created perpetual support for his Parish.

Through is planning, his church parish was able to benefit greatly from his beautiful generosity by using the core competencies of the Catholic Foundation. 

“Having the Catholic Foundation as our partner has allowed our parish to continue to serve our people while their team is working for the long-term support of our parish behind the scenes. The executive director of the Catholic Foundation kept our parish informed every step of the way, handled all aspects of the estate and now continues to support our parish through Mr. Larry’s thoughtful planning. His passion for his parish continues to live on through his legacy gift.” – Very Rev. Eric Leyble, J.V. | Pastor of St. Genevieve 

To donate to the St. Genevieve Catholic Church Endowment, or one of our many other established endowments, please click here.

Interested in establishing your own lasting legacy with our Foundation? Please contact Executive Director Amy Ponson for a confidential conversation by email at aponson@htdiocese.org or by phone at 985-850-3116.