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“Throughout my life I have worked to strengthen our Church community by sharing the gifts that God has blessed me with, and by sharing His message of Love. Leaving a gift to my Parish in my will, is yet another way for me to demonstrate my devotion to Him, by helping to ensure that future generations will experience faith-filled lives.” 

 - Ann S. Messina

You recognize the good work the many ministries of the Diocese do throughout the Long Island community and you have been supporting us for many years. Have you considered a gift to us in your will?

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A bequest to the Diocese or any of the many Diocesan Ministries in your will is simple to do and costs nothing during your lifetime.  When your estate is settled after your passing, your gift will be made to the Diocese, parish or Diocesan Ministry of your choice. If your estate is taxable, it will earn a charitable deduction for the value of your bequest.
 

 

Your gift will allow us to continue God’s work here on Long Island for decades and generations to come.

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Sample Bequests:

To remember the Diocese or one of the Diocesan Ministries in your will, ask your attorney to use the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, P.O. Box 4000, Rockville Centre, NY 11571, federal tax ID number 11-1837437, the sum of $   to be designated for its most urgent priorities.
Or,
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, P.O. Box 4000, Rockville Centre, NY 11571, federal tax ID number 11-1837437, the sum of $(insert amount) to be designated to (insert ministry or Parish name) for its most urgent priorities.

These paragraphs will leave a specific amount of money where you designate.

  

Percentage Bequest

You can make a gift of what remains in your estate after all expenses have been paid and specific bequests to family (and other charities) have been fulfilled.  Ask your attorney to use this paragraph:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, P.O. Box 4000, Rockville Centre, NY 11571, federal tax ID number 11-1837437, (insert percentage) % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its most urgent priorities.

 

If you are planning to make the Diocese or our ministries one of your beneficiaries, we encourage you to let us know, so we can work with you and your advisors to make sure your gift is planned and administered properly for the purposes you desire.  It also gives us the opportunity to thank you for your support.  You can remain anonymous if you prefer.