Tax-Free Distributions in a Nutshell

An individual age 70½ or older can make direct charitable gifts from an IRA, including required minimum distributions (RMDs), of up to $100,000 to public charities (other than donor advised funds (DAFs) and supporting organizations) and not have to report the IRA distributions as taxable income on their federal income tax return. Most private foundations (PFs) are ineligible donees, but private-operating...
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Karen Bortvedt to represent MKLM at the National Catholic Youth Conference November 15-18, Indianapolis, IN

Karen Bortvedt, Recruitment Manager, will represent MKLM at the upcoming National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), taking place in Indianapolis, IN from November 15-18. About NCYC: In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants to encounter Christ, experience church, and be empowered for discipleship. Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones—youth ministers, campus ministers, parents,...
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Fr. John Dear presented Jean Donovan’s guitar to Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Many greetings from Maryknoll Lay Missioners! We are in the midst of our formation program and excited as we approach the 50th sending ceremony of MKLM. On Monday October 30, after the workshop “Following the Non-Violent Jesus”, Fr. John Dear presented the guitar of martyred lay missioner Jean Donovan to Maryknoll Lay Missioners. Jean, a lay missioner from the Cleveland...
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Anniversary of Founding Assembly of Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful

Dear friends, Monday, July 31st of this year marked the 23rd anniversary of the first day of our Founding Assembly as an independent mission group, strategically set on the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, one of the most influential and mission-oriented figures in the history of the church. Certainly, his legacy lives on in the spirit of the Jesuit...
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World Day of Peace message 2017 – Pope Francis

On January 1 Pope Francis said in his World Day of Peace reflection, “I pledge the assistance of the Church in every effort to build peace through active and creative nonviolence.” — The title of the Holy Father’s reflection is: “Nonviolence, A Style of Politics.” Tap on the picture to access the full text of Pope Francis’ thought provoking reflection....
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2016 Sending Ceremony

Maryknoll Lay Missioners Sending Ceremony took place on December 10, 2016 at the Annunciation Chapel, located at the Maryknoll Sisters at 10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining NY 10562. During the ceremony, MKLM joined together with Maryknoll partners, supporters of the organization, former Lay Missioners, and friends and family members to joyfully send forth our newest Lay Missioners, who represent the Class...
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Joanne Blaney Interviewed by Catholic New York

Joanne Blaney, Mission Services Director of Marknoll Lay Missioners, was the focus of a recent editor’s report in Catholic New York, a publication of the Archdiocese of New York. The focus of this report was how Joanne discerned her call to mission and where that call led her.  You can click here to read the report on Catholic New York’s website....
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Sam Stanton Interviewed on The Catholic Channel

On July 13, 2016, Sam Stanton, former Executive Director of Maryknoll Lay Missioners, was interviewed on Seize the Day, a nationally broadcast radio program hosted by Gus Lloyd on The Catholic Channel (Sirius XM, Channel 129). Sam spoke about the charism of Maryknoll Lay Missioners, shared stories of mission and promoted the call of all the baptized to mission. You...
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MKLM Orientation Program and newest class of missioners featured

This excellent article with a number of photos was published just before Thanksgiving by Global Sisters Report. It features the stories of our Maryknoll Lay Missioner class of 2015 and their approach to mission. It was distributed initially by Catholic News Service. The piece also provides details on MKLM’s Orientation Program overall and includes images of current Maryknoll Lay Missioners in the field, as...
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