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.
When you confirm your intention to leave a gift in your Will, you become a member of our Eternal Guardians Program. 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.
How to include a gift in your Will
Step 1. Reflect on what is important to you
Consider the special moments and people in your life and how you would like to share your assets and gifts.
Step 2. Contact a professional advisor
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.
Should you decide to include a gift to secure the future of your Catholic faith in your Will, the document needs to include the correct Will wording or clause for your gift to be clearly directed to your parish or for the ministries of the Archdiocese.
Step 3. Let us know you have included a gift in your Will
When you let us know that you plan to leave a gift in your Will, we want to say thank you. You become a member of the Eternal Guardians Program – a special group praying for and respectfully recognising those who have included a gift in their will to support the Catholic faith in the future.
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