Saint Lawrence Fund

The Saint Lawrence fund was developed in early 2000 through the efforts of the SSDCA Board, Personnel Board and interested deacons to provide support to deacons and their families.

Deacons like all members of humanity are subject to all the tribulations of life. The community in order that we can support each other established the Saint Lawrence Fund. This fund accumulates tax deductible donations to pool resources to support deacons and their families in need.

The disbursement of aid to community members is conducted through a confidential application to the director of Deacon personnel who forwards the application to an Oversight Committee representative. Any deacon or their family can also go directly to a member of the oversight community with an application.

The application is reviewed by an Oversight Committee member and presented (confidentially) to the entire committee for resolution. The committee contacts the applicant with their decision. Some dispersion of funds are loans others are grants. The theory of the St. Lawrence fund is that no deacon or their family should go without aid. The committee will provide aid to their best ability.

The Oversight Committee submits a report (without names) annually to the Deacon Personnel Board for review. The members of the Oversight Committee are appointed by the Director of Deacon Personnel with the approval of the Deacon Personnel Board.

SSDCA as your organization tithes 10% of the dues collected to the Saint Lawrence fund.


Deacon Lon Smith
Deacon Larry Van Etten
Deacon George Welch
Deacon Paul Sartori
Deacon Ed Giblin

The diaconate community of the Diocese of Rochester has chosen out of fraternal concern to establish the Saint Lawrence Fund for the relief of diaconal families in need. It is a restricted fund supported and maintained primarily by and utilized solely for the diaconal community.


How do I support the St. Lawrence Fund?

There are various options:

1 – Some members occasionally send a check to the Diocese of Rochester with a notation that it is for the “Saint Lawrence Fund.”

2 – Other members ask their bank to transfer automatically a set amount each month or quarter to the Diocese of Rochester with a notation that it is for the “Saint Lawrence Fund.”

3 – Members can send a check to the SSDCA treasurer or to the Director of Deacon Personnel for processing your Saint Lawrence Fund donation with the Diocese of Rochester.

Remember — all of your donations to the Saint Lawrence Fund are tax deductible.

10% of all SSDCA dues paid are tithed to support the Saint Lawrence Fund.