While it may seem like the future of our diocese and parishes relies solely on our bishop, priests and deacons, the Catholic Church relies on lay people to help the churches thrive. Here are five ways to help our diocese and your local church.
Over the years, those who have felt a special connection with their local parish and church have left part of their Estate to their Parish or the Diocese. Like a gift to a charity, a bequest of any amount to the Church is a way of saying “thank you” for the spiritual nurturing provided to you and your family over the years.
The Diocese of Port Pirie receives money by way of direct donation, sale of goods, real estate or bequests in wills. The objectives of the Bequests Program include the promotion and resourcing of the work of the Catholic Church throughout the Diocese.
If you are considering making a bequest, consult with your solicitor who may wish to speak to the Diocesan Finance and Business Manager (08 8632 0552).
To maintain our pastoral ministry and in response to requests for support from other ecclesiastical or charitable organisations we call for donations through special collections.
Each year members of our Diocese support: Caritas, Mission, Seafarers, Youth Ministry, Clergy, overseas seminary formation. We respond also to many emergency appeals.
Our priests are supported through the first collection in our parishes and through the special appeals. Each priest who is not in receipt of a government pension receives minimal stipend.
In addition, our active priests ministering in Parishes receive a small allowance for food and household supplies and personal and professional expenses, health insurance cover and the financing of the motor vehicle expenses incurred.
If you are able and willing you can support our clergy by online donation to Clergy Support Fund.