Bequest Language

A bequest is one of the simplest ways to remember those you care about most. If a person wishes to make a charitable gift by will to the Archdiocese, a parish, Catholic school, or one of the charitable organizations of the Archdiocese, they should follow these steps.

  1. Meet with their personal legal counsel and discuss their wish to make a gift by will.
  2. Instruct the attorney or legal counsel to include the following language in the will or codicil:
    "To His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston- Houston, and his successors in office or assigns, for the use and benefit of _____________________________________, _____________, (the Archdiocese, parish, school, or charitable org) (city) ________________,TX." (county)
  3. Inform the Development office of the Archdiocese of the pending gift. We value the opportunity to thank the donor for their generosity.

For further information regarding planned giving, contact Michael Schillaci in the Archdiocesan Development Office at 713-652-4418, via email at