Two estate planning seminars to be presented this month

By Travis Pearson
I want you to take a moment and be honest with yourself. Have you ever thought about getting your will done, or perhaps a trust?
Ever wondered what the differences are between wills and trusts, what the key advantages of either are, or whether you and your family could benefit from one or both? Ever thought it would be wonderful to be able to listen to experts in the field explain them – in plain English?
Answers to the those questions will be available at two events coming up in April. Oh, and I almost forgot the best part: they’re free!
With the gracious support of Father Daryl Befort, Father John Lanzrath, and the Diocese of Wichita, presentations will be made from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Andale; and on Saturday, April 28, at St. John The Evangelist Church in Clonmel.
Those attending will have the opportunity to hear Catholic speakers discuss the topics and answer questions. You need not be a parishioner of either parish to attend. They are open to anyone in the diocese.
At the presentations I will explain the various ways a person can make a planned gift to their parish or other diocesan ministry and I will provide an overview of estate planning tools.
Two experienced Catholic estate lawyers – Dennis Wetta of St. Joseph Parish and Andrew Rowe of St. John Parish, will talk about wills and trusts – and de-mystify both by explaining what they are, what they do, and how you can benefit from them.
I encourage everybody to consider attending one of these. Please make a reservation so we can plan accordingly.
Pearson is coordinator of Planned Giving for the Diocese of Wichita.

Want to attend the April 21 or 28 event?
Both presentations are free. To register for either event, call 316-440-1717, or email