The Armed Services Catholic Diocese Revenue Fund
Unlike other Australian Catholic diocese, the work of the Catholic Diocese of the ADF is funded in the main by a levy on chaplains. While some bequests are held in trust and the income applied to its work. Now, however, the Diocese must now look to new sources of revenue.
Given the reduced number of chaplains and the need to train clergy within the Diocese as well as fund lay formation and other programs, greater reliance must now be placed on donations and bequests.
Your donation or bequest to the Armed Service Diocesan Revenue Fund will enable to Fund to achieve its objectives of providing for the care, comfort, benefit and welfare for members of the Australian Defence Force (including allied forces serving with Australian members). These objectives will be delivered principally through spiritual and general counseling services. In this context, your donation will ensure that the Catholic Military Diocese of Australia has the necessary resources and capacity to deliver these services through;
- Training of Priests and Deacons for the Diocese.
- Training of Catholic Representatives (officially recognised lay leaders) for deployable units of the ADF.
- Support for women’s programs and the work of the Episcopal Deputy for Women.
- Vocations outreach and publications.
- Diocesan programs, retreats and assemblies.
- Lay formation and spirituality courses.
- Ensuring necessary organisational support for priests, deacons and lay staff working in the field delivering services to ADF members.
A gift in your Will
‘We Catholic service men and women have always been well served by our padres. You can show your faith in them by supporting this appeal and so “help keep the Faith in the Forces”‘ – General Peter Cosgrove AC MC
Making a gift to the Catholic Military Ordinariate is a meaningful way to fund the education of future priests and deacons and to support our clergy in providing spiritual guidance to our service men and women and their families. It also enables you to make a significant gift that you may not find possible during your lifetime.
You could: leave a specific cash amount or property; leave a percentage of your estate; or leave all or a portion of what remains of your estate after other bequests are distributed.
To make a bequest, you should consult your solicitor or trustee company. It may be sufficient to make an addition or amendment to an existing will by adding a codicil directed to the:
Armed Services Catholic Diocese Revenue Fund
P.O. Box 63, CAMPBELL ACT. 2612
Bank: CDF Canberra
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.