Free estate planning seminar to be offered in Charlotte May 23
CHARLOTTE — The Diocese of Charlotte will host a free estate planning seminar at the Pastoral Center on May 23 for anyone interested in learning more about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate, bequests and other planned gifts as well as Catholic teaching on end-of-life issues.
Christian Cherry, an attorney with Grier Furr & Crisp, will present legal information. Cherry is an estate planning attorney with a concentration including wills, estates, trusts and probate. His presentation will include an open question-and-answer period.
Representatives of the Planned Giving Office for the diocese will provide information on planned giving and bequests.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about these topics in a relaxed environment and have your questions answered by professionals – all at no cost," said Ray Paradowski, president of the Diocese of Charlotte Foundation Board.
"While many parishes in the Charlotte area and in the diocese have had one or more seminars on the estate planning process in the last several years, this is the first to be offered to all parishes in the greater Charlotte region – a new model we hope to implement across the diocese," said Judy Smith, diocesan director of planned giving.
The seminar will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Pastoral Center, located at 1123 South Church St. in Charlotte. Refreshments will be served.
— SueAnn Howell, staff writer
How to sign up
FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy