Gift of compassion from students at St Thomas More

The student leadership team at St Thomas More college in Sunnybank, Brisbane proudly presented Bishop Ken Howell with a gift of $3000 towards this year’s Annual Catholic Campaign.

In line with the school’s motto ‘God’s Servant First’ and their commitment to infuse compassion and kindness, justice and peace, and love of God, into all they do, students raised the funds to support four critical ministries in the Archdiocese.

This year they are Centacare, which serves our most vulnerable neighbours. It also supports the care of elderly, retired and unwell priests, seminarians’ education at Holy Spirit Seminary, and the Mary MacKillop School Access Fund, which provides Catholic school bursaries for children whose families are experiencing severe financial hardship.

Every gift is important

Have you thought about giving a gift to this year’s Campaign? It is truly your heart’s attitude rather than the size of your gift that matters.

Mary Macuga, Director of the Catholic Foundation hears from donors with big hearts. “Donors often say, ‘It’s not much, but I want to give something’.

“This humble thought is what the Campaign is all about. It reminds me of the widow’s mite because she gave so much to serve others, and give thanks to God.”

Regular giving

Each monthly gift is put straight to work, to make a difference in the lives of people in need. Regular gifts also help ministries reduce their admin costs and plan ahead, to help even more people in need. Please consider making a regular gift today, in an amount that is meaningful to you. You can make a one-off or regular gift through your parish, online at www.catholiccampaign.com.au or call the Catholic Foundation on 07 3324 3200.

However you support the Campaign, one thing is clear: your gift will be the answer to someone’s prayer.