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bequest01 450Remembering your faith community in your Will

After providing for family members in your Will, have you ever considered leaving a bequest directly to your local parish? This is called a legacy or bequest.

Over the years, many people who have felt a special connection with their local parish and Church have left part of their Estate to their Parish. 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.

Your Parish

Many of us have a special connection to our parish, nurtured by years of faith-sharing, schooling, friendships, and support.

A bequest to your parish, no matter how small, will help the faith community which has meant so much to you to continue its good works and its loving outreach. It is also a
means by which you can plan a lasting gift for your parish which might not be possible in your lifetime.

In receiving a bequest, a parish may be able to use the gift to attend to much-needed maintenance and improvements to the church and other Parish property or put the gift
towards building a new church or refurbishing their existing one. These kinds of gifts help the Parish free up other income to use toward pastoral care programs.

Lumen Christi Catholic Parish

The need for material and spiritual assistance provided by the parish is always growing.
One of the many areas of need is to provide financial support in the ongoing operational cost.

No matter the size of the gift, a bequest of any kind in your Will can make a significant difference.

Your Gift

The following are some examples of how a bequest may be given:

-A Specific Bequest: A detailed gift, for example, an item of property, shares or an insurance policy
-Percentage of your Estate: Nominating a set percentage of your Estate for your chosen beneficiaries
-Residuary Bequest: Nominating a beneficiary to receive any leftover monies from your Estate
-Whole Estate: Nominating your entire Estate for your chosen beneficiary

Would you like to know more?

If you would like to know more about how to remember your Parish in your Will, please contact the parish office on (02) 4211 0500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can be assured that all enquiries are treated with the strictest confidence.