Leaving a bequest to your Parish

For many people, thinking about their Will can make them feel uncomfortable, but a Will is an opportunity to leave a legacy and make a difference.

Your Will enables you to provide for your family, friends, loved ones and any cause you support. Your Will can ensure the future financial well being of your family and other people you wish to benefit.

Our Parish has many different missions within the community which include assisting the frail, elderly, sick or who are just in need of help. Our Parish supports schools, our seniors, our families, the marginalised and the poor. There are many people who are assisted by our Parish who would not otherwise receive any help.

You can help the Parish with a bequest in your Will. A bequest to your Parish can create lasting change in people’s lives.

Remembering our Parish in your Will assists the Church to continue to make positive changes to people’s lives every day. You can help make a difference.

How to include your Parish in your Will

If you wish to include a contribution to your Parish, simply select the most relevant section to add into your Will. Thank you again for your support.

 1. If you wish to leave a specific bequest

“I give the sum of _____ dollars/or* _____ % of my estate, free of all duties to The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Lismore (for the benefit of _______________________ Catholic Parish) in the state of New South Wales, and I DECLARE that the receipt of The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church, for the Diocese of Lismore, authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees who shall not be obliged to see the application thereof.”

2. If you wish to make a residuary bequest

“ I give the rest and residue of my estate to The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Lismore, in the state of New South Wales, (for the benefit of _______________________ Catholic Parish) and I DECLARE the receipt of The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Lismore authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees who shall not be obliged to see the application thereof.”

* Choose either a dollar amount or a percentage.

If you need assistance in preparing your Will, download the Wills booklet. Take this to your legal advisor and they can help you make a Will that suits your wishes. The personal information booklet also gives the correct wording for your legal advisor on how to add the Parish to your Will.