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Planned Giving Program

Planned Giving Program

give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
Luke 6.38

We are challenged to give as Christ gave and to share the many treasures that God himself has blessed us with in our lives.  For many of us we are rich in treasure but poor in time.  We encourage you to think how your generosity each week helps shape the way our Parish functions.

An envelope Planned Giving Program exists within the Parish which assists in financial planning within the Parish. Many parishioners now take advantage of giving to the Parish by Direct Debit from their banks. If you are interested in establishing a Direct Debit contribution to our Parish please contact Mrs. Majella Adams our Finance Secretary on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Parish Office between 9.00 am – 2.00 pm.

1st COLLECTION for the Support of

  • The Priests of the Parish & Parish Presbytery
  • The Archbishop & Priests of the Archdiocese

2nd COLLECTION to Finance and Support

  • Parish Administration
  • Pastoral Care, Sacraments and Religious Education for Children and Adult Education.
  • Our Churches: Our Lady Help of Christians Hendra, and St. John’s Northgate.
  • Other buildings: Parish Hall and other associated buildings

Planned Giving contributes to the running costs of our Parish such as maintaining and repairing our buildings, Parish grounds and to provide other professional Parish services. Planned Giving allows our Parish to, each year, carry out many of the costs mentioned above but the reality is planned giving over the years has decreased. We are challenged by what we give.

2 Corinthians 9:7 says,
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

If you are interested in sharing in Planned Giving or contributing in some way to our Parish projects please contact the Parish Office on 3268 3040. Parishioners may also wish to donate to the Schools’ Building Funds (directly through the Parish).  Donations to the School Building Funds are 100% tax deductible. Tax receipts are issued in July each year.