As part of a "Vision for Our Future," Bishop Michael launched the Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors [DDB] program in January 2011. He called upon the faithful of the diocese to voluntarily support three initiatives through their financial gifts. These initiatives are:
Support for Mission Parishes
Support for Seminarians
Support for Existing Parishes
Thanks to the sacrificial generosity of DDBs from throughout the diocese and beyond, over $360,000 was contributed during the first three years (2011-2013) of the program!
Last year a record-breaking total of $145,194 was received. As a result, vital ministries have received much-needed support; the work of the Church is being funded as never before!
There are visible “fruits” of our labors and efforts as mission parishes are being established and supported, seminarians are receiving scholarships, and struggling parishes are being revitalized.
See the DDB "Honor Roll" of contributors HERE!
“Please consider becoming a
Distinguished Diocesan Benefactor
by offering a sacrificial gift of
$100, $250, $500, $1,000
or whatever you are able this year
to help our Diocese and
support a ministry of your choice.
May the Lord bless
and keep you in His loving care!”
Your generous support is what being a Distinguished Diocesan Benefactor is all about. Your love, your prayers, and your sharing of the riches with which you have been blessed make it all possible. You may contribute by check using the donation form included on the brochure available for download (below) and sending it to us by mail. Or, you may contribute now on-line using your credit card. For your convenience and safety, our credit card donations are processed through Payment Processing Consultants to ensure security and protect your transaction.
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Watch the 18 minute VIDEO
"2013: THE YEAR IN REVIEW"
In this video you will see some of the many ministries and activities made possible by DDBs!
Your support can make even more a reality this year!
Make a Contribution On-Line!
You can make an on-line contribution and designate the initiative (Missions, Seminarians, Existing Parishes) you'd like to support ... right now!
We use a secure server through Payment Processing Consultants to ensure the safety and protection of your credit card transaction.
You will receive immediate email confirmation of your contribution with a receipt for filing your income taxes. A letter confirming your contribution will also be sent to you by US Mail within a few days. It's that easy!
Print a Contribution Form
You can print a DDB contribution brochure and mail it to us with your check, A confirmation letter will be sent to you in a few days upon receipt.
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In response to a number of requests, the Diocese of NY & NJ has established a securities account to facilitate the contribution of financial stocks and other financial investments. To make a gift of stocks, please inform the Diocesan Treasurer of the company stock/mutual fund you intend to transfer and the approximate value of your gift as well as your stock broker’s name and telephone number, and purpose in the Diocese your gift should go towards.
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