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Leave a lasting legacy

Thank you for prayerfully considering a gift to Catholic Mission in your Will (also known as a bequest). Including Catholic Mission in your Will is a powerful gift with an eternal impact. Your generous gift – no matter how large or small – will make a real difference in the lives of children and families for generations to come. Gifts in Wills help us to prepare for the future, but more than that, you leave a legacy that reflects your values and greatest hopes for future generations. Your gift will be used with wisdom and integrity and will continue to provide hope for the thousands of communities supported by the Church as we partner with the people who are most marginalised and vulnerable.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A gift in Will (also known as a bequest) is a gift of any kind set out in a Will. It is a simple but powerful way to provide support for your family, friends and the causes that matter the most to you. It transforms your Will into one of the most potent tools for change there is, with little or no impact on your lifestyle today.

Many of our supporters want to see the work of missionaries and the Church continue forward in marginalised and vulnerable communities in Australia and around the world. For some, that’s supporting children living with disability in Cambodia, and for others it may be training seminarians in Nigeria or Ghana. Whatever your motivations, including Catholic Mission in your Will is a gift that will transform the lives of children, communities and Church leaders, and will let your heart for mission live on.

You don’t need to be wealthy to create a Will, you simply need to be willing. Leaving a gift of just 1% of the residue (or remainder) of your estate can make a tremendous difference and help provide education, food, medical supplies or spiritual formation for children living in rural areas of Asia and Africa. Whoever you are, whatever your situation, even a small gift can make an enormous and lasting difference.

The easiest way is to seek the help of a solicitor, whether you are creating a will for the first time, or simply making an update. Your Will records your wishes at a point in time, so it is helpful to regularly review your Will as your circumstances change so that it accurately reflects your current wishes.

We recommend that you speak with a solicitor to help create or update your will. We also recommend that you download our Information for your solicitor document above and take it with you to your consultation. Please do not hesitate to contact our team should you have any further questions.

This is entirely up to you. However, letting us know about you gift can help us plan for the future. More importantly, we would love to express our most sincere gratitude for your gift, as well as keep you and your family informed about our work with children, communities and Church leaders that your gift will be a part of.

Yes. All information and communication regarding gifts in Will are held in strictest confidence.

Contact us

If you have included Catholic Mission (ABN 52 945 927 066) in your Will or intending to do so, we would love to know so we can thank you for your incredible generosity.

If you have any other questions or would like to discuss leaving a gift in your Will, please contact our team – email admin@catholicmission.org.au, call us on 1800 257 296. All information and communication regarding gifts in Will are held in strictest confidence.