On September 26, 2021, Church of the Ascension in Virginia Beach celebrated their first Mass in recognition of their Lumen Christi Legacy Society. At each Mass that weekend names of deceased and living members were announced who named the parish in their Will or Trust. On Sunday, the 26th at the 12:30 pm Mass, Lumen Chrisiti Legacy Society members were called forward for a blessing from Reverend Daniel Malingumu. A special luncheon for the Lumen Christi Legacy Society members was held following Mass. The food was simple, but delicious and the fellowship turned to discussions about legacy giving and ways to increase awareness of the joy of giving and the importance of leaving a last gift of faith to the Church of the Ascension.
Church of the Ascension participated in the Foundation’s Legacy Program in 2018. Since the launch of their legacy program, their Lumen Christi Legacy Society Chapter has grown and the faithfulness of these members who are leaving a bequest to Church of the Ascension will support the parish in perpetuity.
For more information about the Legacy Program and how it can benefit your parish, contact Maggie F. Keenan, Ed.D., Director of Planned Giving, at (804) 622-5221 or [email protected]