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 also known as a ‘bequest’. A bequest 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 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 about your gift
So we can humbly say thank you and invite you to participate in the MacKillop Bequest Society – 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.
The society also honours the legacy of those who have passed away and generously supported the Church through a gift in their Will. Our Honour Board pays tribute to the memory of those whose gifts have blessed us to this day.
“An authentic faith always involves a deep desire to leave this earth a better place than we found it.”
For more information contact please contact:
Anna Herbert | Donor Relations Manager, Catholic Foundation
Phone 07 3324 3200
Address Cathedral House, Level 2, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Post GPO Box 282, Brisbane QLD 4001