Bequest clauses

Find the wording for the following funds:

 

Your Parish

Many of us have a special connection to our parish, nurtured by years of church, schooling, friendships and support. You can help your Parish to flourish with a gift in your Will. A bequest to your Parish can create lasting change and help provide a secure future for your local churches, its parishioners and priests. You may choose to direct your bequest to your Parish’s perpetual Endowment Fund if one has been established.

List of Parish names and Endowment Funds

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 for the use and benefit of the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Catholic Parish of [insert name of Parish or name or the name of the Parish Endowment Fund] situated at [insert street address and suburb], Queensland. However, if this Parish ceases to exist in its current form, then to the new parish or parishes erected in its stead which may include the Parish named in this clause (if more than one then equally as tenants in common). I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

 

Archdiocese of Brisbane Endowment Fund

The Archdiocese of Brisbane has many different missions within the community. Your Archdiocese supports school children, our seniors, our families, the marginalised and the poor. There are many people who are assisted by the Archdiocese ministries who may not otherwise receive any help. A gift in your Will directed to the Archdiocese of Brisbane Endowment Fund supports the Archdiocese broadly where the gift is used to help a priority program at the time when its needed.

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 for the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Archdiocese of Brisbane Endowment Fund. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

 

Holy Spirit Seminary

The Holy Spirit Seminary in Brisbane prepares and educates our future parish priests. The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the church. Through a gift in your Will to the Holy Spirit Seminary you will assist to form each student priest to be ‘a good shepherd, a pastor after God’s heart’.

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 for the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Seminarian Education Fund. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

 

The Priests Foundation

The Priests Foundation provides for the needs of retired priests as well as assistance in medical emergencies of both active and retired priests. A gift to The Priests Foundation in your Will ensures a dignified retirement for the Priests who have been instrumental in guiding our Catholic faith.

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 for the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of The Priests Foundation. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

 

Centacare Pastoral Ministries

For more than 50 years Centacare Brisbane has been the social services arm of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. A gift in your Will to the Centacare Pastoral Ministries will provide help and hope to the most vulnerable among us through hospital chaplaincy, prison ministry, psychiatric pastoral care and Murrri ministry.

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 for the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of Centacare. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

The Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund

A special fund was created in 2012 to make Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane accessible to students experiencing hardship and crisis. Bursaries include help with children’s tuition at a Catholic school, uniforms and textbooks.

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 for the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane ABN 25 328 758 007 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

 

Your own named endowment fund

You can create your own named Endowment Fund to support a Catholic cause of your choice – take a look at a named endowment fund. Please contact us to discuss your wishes in more detail.