Will/Trust Planning Seminars are one of the many services offered by the Office of Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal. These seminars can be conducted at parishes, schools or agencies. The Office of Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal offers these seminars to assist parishioners, graduates and individuals practice stewardship with their life possessions. Estate Planning attorneys volunteer their time and services to lead these free seminars.

Statistics indicate that these types of seminars are greatly needed. In the United States over 70% of those who die each year do not have a will or have one that is no longer valid. Thus, when you schedule a will/trust planning seminar, you are providing a real service to your community.

Attendees learn the basics of modern estate planning. Topics of discussion include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney for
    • Health
    • Finance
  • Probate Court
  • Resources

All attendees will receive the helpful Archdiocesan booklet, A Will Planning Guide. During and after the seminar, the estate-planning attorney will answer individual questions. These seminars have been very well received by attendees, who learn that having a valid Will is a way to practice good stewardship of one’s treasures.

For more information on scheduling or attending a will/trust planning seminar, please contact the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri at 314.918.2890.