"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."
The Dorothy & Romy Hammes Family
St. Jude Parish was founded and built through the generosity of the Hammes Family and the determination of the first families that made St. Jude their home. The Hammes family donated the land and much of the funding for both the school and the original church and at their request, the new parish was named for St. Jude. Their son, Jerry Hammes was recently honored by PBS. Click here to learn more about the Hammes Family
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Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship
The State of Illinois initiated a new program entitled Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program which provides Illinois children access to new scholarships that could cover up to 100% of tuition – depending on their family’s level of need. Those who contribute to this program will receive an Illinois income tax credit equal to 75% of their contribution. This is an amazing opportunity to simultaneously support Catholic education while significantly reducing, or eliminating, your Illinois income tax liability at the same time.
As you know, St Jude Catholic School offers an outstanding education rooted in the Catholic faith. Unfortunately, there are families at St Jude who are in need and would qualify for these scholarships, but the assistance cannot be granted without the necessary funding. With the end of the year approaching, now is the time for you to consider participating in this unique opportunity to earn a significant tax savings for yourself, while giving children at our school the gift of a Catholic education.
If you would like to explore this significant tax savings strategy further, I encourage you to discuss this as soon as possible with your own tax professional. Or you may call the Parish office at 815-725-2209 and someone will be able to assist you.