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The Office of Parish Development’s Stewardship plan is designed to invite all Catholics to experience a deeper personal relationship with Jesus, as we join together as “One Family in Mission.”   Using the Pillars of Stewardship-- Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, and Service -- we offer a guide to parishioners as they grow in their faith, and become cheerful evangelizers, embracing our call to be Disciples of Christ and spreading the seeds of Dramatic Missionary Growth.

CLICK HERE to Learn What You Can  Do To Embrace Dramatic Missionary Growth 

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As Catholic Stewards, we are also commissioned with the duty to pass on the Catholic Faith to future generations. Through a planned gift you can pass on this legacy. If you treasure your Catholic faith and would like to invest in its future, please consider a planned gift to your parish or programs and ministries of the Diocese. 

CLICK HERE to REVIEW DIFFERENT PLANNED GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

About Us

Stewardship is the grateful response of every Christian disciple to share our God given gifts of time, talent and treasure in a way that passionately sets our hearts on fire and touches the lives of other, as we live the corporal and spiritual works of mercy through Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service.

“To be a good steward” does not mean simply “to give more money.” Stewardship is a way of looking at our life itself, and our many gifts, through a different lens. It’s about seeing everything we have – our time on earth, our interests, intellect, talents, and, yes, our financial resources – as gifts from God. These gifts are placed in our trust as tools to use for our own salvation and the salvation of all.

Our Bishops teach about good stewardship

In their beautifully-written national pastoral letter on stewardship, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops teaches us that proper stewardship is not a one-time act of generosity, but a lifestyle conversion:

"[Stewardship is] a long-term, continuing process . . . a sharing, generous, accountable way of life rooted in Christian discipleship which [we] can take to heart and apply to the circumstances of [our] lives.

Barbara Kilarjian

Director of the Catholic Ministries Appeal 

Office of Planned Giving 

516-678-5800 Ext. 257    

bkilarjian@drvc.org                                                         

Kathy Scarallo

Development Manager                                      

516-678-5800 Ext. 264                                       

kscarallo@drvc.org                                                         

Tanner Zalud

Parish Development Coordinator

516-678-5800 Ext. 285

tzalud@drvc.org

                                                         

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“God asks everything of us, yet at the same time God offers everything to us.”

~Pope Francis