your impact in the Archdiocese of Brisbane
Your contributions enables the Church to enrich the lives of so many in need. Through these reports we acknowledge your continuing generosity and support, given to the vital ministries within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Every gift enhances the mission of the Church and expands the ministries that extend the reach of God’s love. We appreciate all contributions made and the ongoing generosity given to support the good works of the Church.
The COVID-19 crisis hit us all hard, but some harder than others. Throughout this time of crisis, we focussed on what really matters. We celebrated Mass online, but knew in our hearts that we are the Church.
Thank you for being a true reflection of the tenderness and compassion Jesus teaches us to emulate. Your gifts in 2020 helped people from every walk of life – you cared for our retired priests, our seminarians, and young people in need of a loving Catholic school community. You provided for survivors of domestic and family violence, and you ensured the homeless and destitute had somewhere to turn in their time of need.
Impact Reports for previous years
We thank and celebrate the thousands of people who contribute to the work we do
and I am deeply grateful for your partnership with us. By investing where your heart is engaged, you are making a difference to so many.
Each of us is called to be a disciple of Jesus, to follow the path of humility and sacrifice that leads to Calvary and beyond, from darkness into light. This means looking not to ourselves but to the needs and concerns of others. Your gifts, made through the Catholic Foundation, support vital services.
Your generosity means our most vulnerable neighbours are cared for in their greatest hour of need and the future of the priesthood is safeguarded for years to come. It means children from disadvantaged families experience the life-changing gift of a Catholic education, and elderly and sick priests receive support for their health, housing and living needs.
The history of the Catholic Church in this country and elsewhere shows how powerfully faith gives birth to mercy. St Paul tells us that faith without works is dead, and the works of the Church have been the works of mercy. These are in fact the works of God who is the source of all mercy.
Today we see an Archdiocese that has borne fruit because of seeds planted by those who went before us. Following in their footsteps in very different times, we hope and pray that in the soil of south-east Queensland we too can plant good seed that will bear great fruit. I ask that you join me in holding in prayer all those who have spread God’s love and mercy by sharing their resources with the Catholic Foundation or dedicating their energies to its indispensable work.