Book of Remembrance
The Book of Remembrance at Saint Thomas Aquinas gives families the opportunity to permanently memorialize their deceased loved ones. Entries may be submitted online or in person by contacting the STA Office of Advancement at 913.319.2425.
Annual Memorial Mass
The Mass of Remembrance will be held annually in February around Valentine’s Day, to memorialize deceased loved ones from the preceding calendar year. Please contact the STA Office of Advancement at 913.319.2425 to report or update records for the deceased.
Mass Intentions Throughout the Year
Names of the deceased that have been submitted for the Book of Remembrance before or at the annual Mass of Remembrance will be included in the next academic year’s All-School Mass intentions.
Saints Memorial Fund
There are several ways to memorialize those dear to you. Gifts may be contributed to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in memory of deceased persons, to honor living persons, or to commemorate anniversaries or other special events. All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Gifts in Lieu of Flowers
It may be appropriate to remember a loved one by requesting that “in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School.”
Memorial Plaque Gifts
At any time, a gift or series of gifts can be contributed to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School for the name of the deceased to be added to the Memorial Wall located in the hall outside the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School.
To have a memorial plaque made and installed, gifts in memory of a loved one should collectively total $250 or more.
Contributions earmarked for named gifts and endowed memorial scholarships will also initiate the addition of a plaque to the Memorial Wall.
Named Memorial Gifts
From time to time, specific projects and permanent items located at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School may be earmarked for Named Gift opportunities. For more information, please contact Cindy Burns in the Advancement Office at (913)319-2425.
Named Endowed Memorial Scholarships
A named memorial scholarship may be set up at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School through the establishment of a named endowment fund.
All endowed funds are held by the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas for Saint Thomas Aquinas High School.
The principal balance of each endowed memorial scholarship will be held in perpetuity and spent in accordance with guidelines set up by the donor and approved by the Saint Thomas Aquinas Board of Trustees.
Funds expended will equal interest proceeds as allocated by the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas.
The minimum gift amount to establish an endowed memorial scholarship is currently $25,000.
The principal may be added to at any time, increasing the annual expenditure on the account.
A memorial scholarship fund may also be set up as a “pending-endowed” fund, with an initial gift of $5,000 and the pledge to fully endow the scholarship over a period of five years. In this instance, the principal balance remains intact and all interest earned on the fund is reinvested back into the fund until the minimum total contribution is reached and the fund becomes fully endowed.
For more information about setting up an endowed memorial scholarship, please contact Michon Quick in the Office of Advancement at 913.319.2437.