Estate Planning and IRA Charitable Giving opportunities are two wonderful ways to provide significant support to the Diocese or to your parish.  If you are 70½ or older and have a traditional individual retirement account, you can make a gift directly from your IRA.  Estate giving plans can provide benefits to your family and, at the same time, support your parish or any of our Diocesan ministries such as Catholic Social Services, seminarian education, tuition assistance for Catholic School students, parish life and care for our retired and ill clergy.