Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Gifts in memory or honor of a loved one are truly meaningful and unique.

Memorial Gifts

Remembering a loved one through a memorial gift is a beautiful way to honor their memory. In place of sending flowers, consider making a gift in memory of a beloved relative, friend, or colleague. Consider how they would want their passing memorialized by those left behind to continue God's work at St. Stephen the Martyr.

Tribute Gifts

Honoring someone important in your life with a tribute gift can be a thoughtful way to celebrate a milestone: a birthday, wedding, new baby, graduation, or any special occasion. In place of gifts for the “person who has everything” a tribute gift in their honor is unique and benefits something that means a lot to them – their Catholic Faith.

How to Make a Gift

Gifts can be made in any amount, large or small, and are tax-deductible; and can be made by check or credit card.  To make a Memorial or Tribute Gift, please fill out the form on this page.  Or print this brochure with a hard copy form to complete and return to the church office. 

Gift Acknowledgement

Each gift will be acknowledged with a notecard and sent according to your wishes. We will send notice of the gift to whomever you designate and the amount you contribute can be kept confidential should you desire. 

Designating Your Gift

St. Stephen accepts gifts for school tuition assistance, technology, Religious Education, building maintenance and improvement, and landscaping. We do not accept memorials consisting of tangible property to be placed at or around the church or school grounds, such as statues, flag poles, plaques, garden monuments, etc.  If interested in makings gifts to establish (or add to existing) scholarships or endowments, please contact Dan Koenig, Director of Operations at (402) 861-4543 or

Mass Intentions

If you would like to have a Mass offered for a deceased loved one or to remember a special event like a birthday or anniversary, please contact Melissa in the church office at (402) 896-0754 or To learn more visit 

Memorial Tree of Life

An additional opportunity to remember a loved one is recognition on the St. Stephen Memorial Tree of Life sculpture located in the Gathering Space. This is a beautiful way to honor and pay tribute to the life of a family member or friend. To learn more visit 



We are happy to answer any questions you should have about Memorial and Tribute Giving. Contact Dan Koenig, Director of Operations at (402) 861-4543 or

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