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Thank you for your generosity and Financial support

Your ongoing donations will continue to provide valuable pastoral activities in our Parish and create sustainable value for the communities we serve.

Donate to the Parish Multiple ways of Giving

For those who can make a regular contribution via Direct Debit, Credit Card, or envelop giving please use this option. Download our Form and drop it off at the Office

Make a payment online for the Sacramental Program. Each Sacrament is $30.00 which will contribute towards resources and administration.

Click on the link below to connect to the Catholic Foundation website and make a contribution to the Parish Endowment Fund via the website. Use the "Maroochydore - Stella Maris Parish" designation.

For those who would like to donate to the Parish for Baptisms please click on the button below.

Be an Eternal Guardian of your faith

Leaving a gift in your will

Preparing your will is an opportunity to demonstrate the love you have for your family and community. After providing for your family, leaving a gift in your will is a way to support a cause that is meaningful to you and reflects your faith and values.

Some people choose to include in their will a gift (also called a bequest) to their local parish, or the ministries of the Church, to help continue our good work in the community.

There are three different types of Bequests.

Residual Gift

After you have looked after your family and friends, you may choose to leave the remainder of your state to support the Catholic Church. This is called a residuary bequest because it represents the residue of your estate.

Percentage Gift

You can choose to give a percentage of your estate to support any part of the mission of the Catholic Church. Giving a percentage of your estate rather than a set amount has the advantage of not being affected by inflation over time. Did you know that a gift of just 1% of your estate can help people in need?

Specific Gift

A specific gift (also called a pecuniary gift) is for a specified dollar amount or a specific asset. It could be a cash gift, real estate or shares, or any other specific item. This includes gifts for masses to be said for special intentions such as the repose of a soul.

Bequests can be of any amount.

It is important that you seek professional legal advice before preparing or updating your will.

Bequests can be directed toward:

  • Our parish
  • Archdiocese of Brisbane
  • Holy Spirit Seminary
  • The Priests Foundation
  • Centacare
  • Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund

A gift to your parish:

Our parish has established a perpetual endowment fund through the Archdiocese of Brisbane. You may choose to bequeath a portion of your estate to the parish generally or directly through the Parish Endowment fund. It is important that the correct parish name is referenced in a Will including the official address of the Parish Office. The correct clause to include our parish is:

“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.”

For a confidential conversation about a gift in your Will, please contact:

Archdiocese of Brisbane Gifts in Wills Program
p: 07 3324 3632
e: [email protected]

Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation works with individuals and organisations interested in providing support for vital ministries within the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Funds raised through philanthropic donations are used to improve future financial sustainability for the Church’s many programs, organisations and ministries.

Five key ministries for which funds are raised are:

  • Holy Spirit Seminary – ensuring the future of our faith by providing a home for seminarian education and formation
  • Centacare - supporting Catholic social services like domestic and family violence programs, psychiatric counselling and homelessness support
  • The Priests Foundation - caring for frail and elderly priests in retirement
  • Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund - providing a Catholic education for children of families facing financial hardship
  • Annual Grants Program – providing funding for grassroots ministries and programs

For more information or to make a donation, please click here.

Annual Catholic Campaign

The Annual Catholic Campaign is held across parishes within the Archdiocese once per year. Parishes support the efforts of the Catholic Foundation through promotion of the Campaign , which relies on the generosity of our parishioners to raise much-needed funds support our most vulnerable neighbours, help care for elderly, retired and unwell priests, the education and formation of our future priests, and Catholic school bursaries for children whose families are experiencing severe financial hardship.

For more information or to make a donation, please click here.

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