Your Will is an important legal document. It recognises loved-ones and reflects the values and causes closest to your heart; family, church, community and charity.
A gift made through your Will is often given from the proceeds of a lifetime of work and treated with great respect by the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Your Catholic faith is woven through the many milestones in your life providing guidance, hope and strength. Making a gift of any size through your Will can support the mission of your parish, the Catholic Church and the 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 wording for a general gift to the Archdiocese of Brisbane
“I give (amount/percentage of my estate/asset/item) to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane for general charitable, religious and educational purposes.”
Recommended wording for a perpetual gift to the Archdiocese of Brisbane Endowment
“I give (amount/percentage of my estate/asset/item) to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane for general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Archdiocese of Brisbane General Endowment Fund.”
For more information on a gift in your Will to a parish, or one of our core ministries, please refer to the Catholic Foundation Gifts in Will clauses.
- Step 4. Become an Eternal Guardian of your faith
Step 4. Become an Eternal Guardian of your faith
When you confirm a gift in your Will, you become an Eternal Guardian of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Created specifically to honour all those who remember the Church in their Will, this program is a celebration of your commitment to the future of our faith. As an Eternal Guardian, you will be invited to receive a special blessing from the Archbishop of Brisbane at a Thanksgiving Mass and you will be presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and a special lapel pin.
For a confidential chat about your giving options please contact:
Senior Donor Relations Manager
Phone: 07 3324 3632
Address: Cathedral House, Level 6, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Post: GPO Box 282, Brisbane QLD 4001