The Catholic Church in Queensland was built on the charity and strength of generations before us. We have inherited an Archdiocese that is diverse and demonstrates faith in action every day. Please prayerfully consider including a gift in your Will to carry forward the mission of the Church in our Archdiocese so that others may always share in light of Christ’s love.
Your Will is an essential legal document but it is also a reflection of the love you have for your family, community and the Catholic Church.
A gift included in your Will is known as a ‘bequest’. A bequest is often given from the proceeds of a lifetime of work and treated with our greatest respect.
Leaving a bequest in your Will, small or large, supports the Catholic faith of future generations.
How to include a gift in Your Will
- Step 1: Reflect
Step 1: Reflect
Consider the special moments and people in your life. Reflect on the parishes you have been part of and the ministries you want to help.
- Step 2: Seek Advice
Step 2: Seek Advice
When updating or creating your Will it is important that you seek professional independent advice from entities such as a solicitor, a trustee company or the Public Trustee. They can ensure your Will meets all legal requirements, giving you peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out as you intend.
- Step 3: Will Wording
Step 3: Will Wording
To include a gift in your Will for the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Brisbane it is important to include the correct clause.
Recommended general wording:
“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 for the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of * [insert your favourite Catholic cause] I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”
* Insert either/or all of the following:
- Your Parish and the office address
- Your Parish Endowment Fund (if established)
- Seminarian Education Fund
- The Priests Foundation
- Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund
It is essential that you reference your parish name correctly in your Will. Please contact us for more information or refer the Parish Catholic Bequest Program web page.
- Step 4. Let us know about your gift
Step 4. Let us know about your gift
So we can humbly say thank you and invite you to participate in the MacKillop Bequest Circle – a special group of people respectfully recognised at an annual Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by the Archbishop.
For more information or a confidential conversation about your Will please contact:
The Catholic Foundation
Phone: 07 3324 3200
Address: Cathedral House, Level 6, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Post: GPO Box 282, Brisbane QLD 4001