Transfer appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds to Our Lady of Wisdom Church. Securities will be sold and the proceeds dedicated to our new home. You benefit from an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax.
Bequest a provision in your will or trust to provide a testamentary gift. The proper language for your attorney is
Our Lady of Wisdom Church & Catholic Student Center
501 E. Saint Mary Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70503.
Gift your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your 401K or IRA (for persons age 70.5 and older).
Contribute through the Community Foundation of Acadiana's Ragin' Cajun Catholics Designated Fund. CFA members can easily make a fund to fund transfer or mail a gift to:
CFA Attn: Ragin' Cajun Catholics Designated Fund, 1035 Camellia Blvd., Suite 100, Lafayette, LA 70508.
Ways To Give
Creating a spiritual home away from home is a fundamental design objective in the new Catholic Student Center. It will enable us to expand campus ministry programming where it is currently limited. Its more contemporary aesthetic features open and multifunctional spaces including:
Dynamic and energetic entrance
Large atrium and cafe
Bible Study areas
Collaborative Pods perfect for study and leadership development
Redesigned Jeanmard Hall suitable for speakers and conferences
Expanded commercial kitchen
Dining area for community meals
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the heart of our Ministry. The new Our Lady of Wisdom Church will honor the humble, yet beautiful, character of the existing chapel and will repurpose signature icons including the Stations of the Cross and statuary to name a few. Featured design elements:
Traditional cruciform layout with a long central isle
Entry vestibule leading to main entrance
Expand seating to 600 (currently 450)
Direct access to the sanctuary from within the student center
Expanded Adoration chapel
Enlarged choir loft and choir rehearsal area
Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D.
Bishop of Lafayette
Rev. Bryce Sibley, S.T.L.
Pastor & Chaplain
Gus & Sheila Zepernick
Dr. Ray & Barbara Authement
UL Lafayette President ’73-‘08