Supporting Our Parish
Our parish creates a strong positive presence in our communities, and enjoy essential partners in our Catholic schools. Our Catholic identity finds fluent expression through them.
The Catholic Church has a strong tradition of giving that follows in the footsteps of St Paul who spoke about caring for one another; it has established and supported many worthwhile charities throughout its long history.
This culture of charity continues on, but a parish can only sustain itself and these charitable works with the help of its parishioners whose generosity makes great things possible. We ask you to consider this when thinking about your charitable commitments to your parish. A church is not merely a building but the people who breath life into it.
Money from the Planned Giving (envelopes) supports the maintenance of the parish buildings and pastoral programs. The parish must work within its own budget and is unable to draw funds for expenses from any source other than its own parish income. Loans for church works are permitted as long as they can be serviced.
Some of the expenses covered are:
Parish running costs, e.g. administration, insurance, utilities, general maintenance and upkeep of the church, presbytery and parish property,
Parish staff salaries including superannuation.
Priests' car expenses.
Charitable Works Fund shortfall.
Currently there is a tax-deduction of 30% available on Planned Giving.
Installation of ramp at side door of church. Completed 2019.
Waterproofing, repairs to roof and ceiling on presbytery side of church.. Completed 2019.
Installation of audio-visual equipment in church an Loreto Place to allow streaming of Mass and other events.
Initial stage completed 2020.
Steam cleaning of carpet in church. Completed 2020.
Relaying of pavers between church and presbytery. Due for completion early 2022.
Your generosity in supporting the good works of the Church is gratefully acknowledged. Each person's capacity to give is different and depends on individual circumstances and you are not expected to give anything more than is reasonable.