top of page

A Life Worth Living

Barbara lived a life devoted to others, even until her last days on earth. She was an amazing example of how we should live each day. Her hope was to impact others and make this world a better place, and she did!

The Barbara Kretkowski Memorial Fund

for Scholarships for the School of Missionary Disciples of the Diocese of Rockville Centre



to 516-271-3338

Give Now or Join Us for our Second Annual Fundraising Event June 2, 2019

Go Mobile


For The


Anchor 1

“Barbara was love.  She loved everyone and accepted everyone for what they were.  She adored her children and their children.  Anyone who knew her was blessed.”

“In loving memory of a wonderful person.  We will love you and miss you always.”

2018 Barbara Kretkowski Scholarship Recipients


Mary Immaculate, Bellport



Most Holy Rosary, Bridgehampton



Immaculate Conception, Westhampton Beach



Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream



Our Lady of the Snow, Blue Point



St. Francis Cabrini, Coram


Marvin and Blanca 

Our Holy Redeemer, Freeport



Our Holy Redeemer, Freeport


Barbara was a shining star and we are proud to honor her in a memorable way. She lived a life devoted to others, even until her last days on earth. We want to share with the world how Barbara was an amazing example of how we should live each day. So, our hope is to impact others and make this world a better place, like Barbara did. 

Sunday June 2, 2019

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maier’s Brick Café

157 Lakeview Avenue

Lynbrook, NY 11563

2018 BKS
Event Registration
Please Choose One

Thanks for registering!

Event Registration

"Thank you for providing the scholarship to the School of Missionary Disciples. My experience during my first year has been wonderful.  My faith has grown so much more in such a short time. I enjoy learning more  depth about how the scripture stories were written and each one's different perspective. I look forward to the upcoming retreat weekend and growing my faith more next year." -Kim

"I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be part of the Missionary Disciples program thanks to the generosity of the scholarship received from The Barbara Kretkowski Memorial Fund."  -Cecila

"This Scholarship was a priceless gift." -Barbara

"We are very grateful for this opportunity and will share what we have learned. " -Marvin and Blanca:

“The experience of learning through the School of Missionary Disciples was very helpful in filling in the blanks of my knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church, my faith and the Bible.  I have a lot of religious "tools" in my spiritual toolbox. It has also been beneficial in my position as catechetical leader for my parish”.  With God's grace, Deneen 

“I want to sincerely thank THE BARBARA KRETOWSKI MEMORIAL FUND for my scholarship to attend the DRVC School of Missionary Disciples.  I have been a catechist in the Religious Formation Program at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Coram, NY for 17 years.  I value education and was so grateful to receive this opportunity to increase my knowledge in scripture as well as enhance my faith and spiritual life”. - Barbara

Donations may be made via check, payable to: 

DRVC – Faith Formation

sent to:           Diocese of Rockville Centre

                        Attention:  Kathy Scarallo

                        P.O. Box 4000

                        Rockville Centre, NY  11571-4000

  • Faith Formation Facebook
bottom of page