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Financial Support of your parish

We thank you for your generosity in supporting our Parish.

Donation methods

COVID-19 has shown us that the exchange of hard currency is fast becoming a thing of the past. In order to keep up with current trends, we now have a Parish Giving Mobile App available to make donations directly from their mobile phones. All you need is a mobile phone.

Please download the App on your mobile by clicking on the relevant App Store below. You will need to create a user profile only once. By marking Caloundra Catholic Parish as your favourite, you'll be able to make a donation in less than 1 minute. For help on how to create a user profile, please click here.
For a step-by-step guide on how to make a donation, click here.

Direct online donations

For those people where a regular weekly or monthly commitment is not possible, you are welcome to make an online donation. This allows you to contribute when you can and however much you can afford. Donate now here.

One off payment

If you would like to pay an amount to the parish for a baptism, wedding, etc., please click on the "Make an Online Payment" button below and complete the Debit Card/Credit Card payment information required. Please ensure you select the correct Biller Code.  See form here.

Planned Giving

If you can afford to make a regular contribution the best way to do this is to join the Planned Giving Program.  This enables the parish to have a steady source of income from which we can pay our bills and plan on how we can best service our community.  Please fill out and send us your completed Direct Debit form or Credit Card Authority form.

Internet Banking donation

You can assist the parish by donating at any time directly into the parish account, stating your name (and Planned Giving number if applicable) as a reference. Please note, this applies to personal internet banking only.

If you would like our banking information, please contact us directly with you request.

Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation works with individuals and organisations interested in providing support for vital ministries within the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Funds raised through philanthropic donations are used to improve future financial sustainability for the Church’s many programs, organisations and ministries.

Five key ministries for which funds are raised are:

  • Holy Spirit Seminary – ensuring the future of our faith by providing a home for seminarian education and formation
  • Centacare - supporting Catholic social services like domestic and family violence programs, psychiatric counselling and homelessness support
  • The Priests Foundation - caring for frail and elderly priests in retirement
  • Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund - providing a Catholic education for children of families facing financial hardship
  • Annual Grants Program – providing funding for grassroots ministries and programs

For more information or to make a donation, please click here.

Annual Catholic Campaign

The Annual Catholic Campaign is held across parishes within the Archdiocese once per year. Parishes support the efforts of the Catholic Foundation through promotion of the Campaign , which relies on the generosity of our parishioners to raise much-needed funds support our most vulnerable neighbours, help care for elderly, retired and unwell priests, the education and formation of our future priests, and Catholic school bursaries for children whose families are experiencing severe financial hardship.

For more information or to make a donation, please click here.

Bequests

Leaving a gift in your will

Preparing your will is an opportunity to demonstrate the love you have for your family and community. After providing for your family, leaving a gift in your will is a way to support a cause that is meaningful to you and reflects your faith and values.

Some people choose to include in their will a gift (also called a bequest) to their local parish, or the ministries of the Church, to help continue our good work in the community.

There are three different types of Bequests.

Residual Gift

After you have looked after your family and friends, you may choose to leave the remainder of your state to support the Catholic Church. This is called a residuary bequest because it represents the residue of your estate.

Percentage Gift

You can choose to give a percentage of your estate to support any part of the mission of the Catholic Church. Giving a percentage of your estate rather than a set amount has the advantage of not being affected by inflation over time. Did you know that a gift of just 1% of your estate can help people in need?

Specific Gift

A specific gift (also called a pecuniary gift) is for a specified dollar amount or a specific asset. It could be a cash gift, real estate or shares, or any other specific item. This includes gifts for masses to be said for special intentions such as the repose of a soul.

Bequests can be of any amount.

It is important that you seek professional legal advice before preparing or updating your will.

Bequests can be directed toward:

  • Our parish
  • Archdiocese of Brisbane (insert explanation here)
  • Holy Spirit Seminary
  • The Priests Foundation
  • Centacare
  • Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund

Bequests to your parish:

Our parish has established a perpetual endowment fund through the Archdiocese of Brisbane. You may choose to bequeath a portion of your estate to the parish generally or directly through the Parish Endowment fund. It is important that the correct parish name is referenced in a Will including the official address of the Parish Office. A full List of Parishes, and their addresses, is available from the Catholic Foundation or online here.

Our Parish

  • Parish name:
  • Parish office job:
  • Parish phone number:
  • Parish email:
  • Parish website:

You can find more information about these ministries on the Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Foundation website.  https://catholicfoundation.org.au/

The recommended wording for bequests to parishes and ministries is also available.

For a confidential conversation about bequests, please contact:

Archdiocese of Brisbane Bequest Program
p: 07 3324 3211
e: [email protected]

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