Find the wording for the following funds:

  1. The Diocese of Rockhampton
  2. A Parish
  3. Holy Spirit Seminary Appeal
  4. The Clergy Support Foundation Appeal
  5. The St Joseph’s Cathedral Conservation Appeal
  6. The Diocesan Ministry Appeal
  7. Your own named endowment fund

General Bequest to the Diocese of Rockhampton

The Diocese of Rockhampton provides many services to the community. The Diocese supports school children, seniors, families, the marginalised and the poor. A gift in a Will directed to the Diocese of Rockhampton supports the Diocese broadly where the gift is used to help a priority program at the time when it’s needed most.

Recommended wording for a general gift to the Diocese of Rockhampton:

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 for the use and benefit of the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Roman Catholic Diocese
of Rockhampton. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton
ABN 50 979 741 889 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

Bequests to a Parish

The Diocese embraces 25 parishes, each headed by a parish priest, appointed by and accountable to the Bishop of Rockhampton. According to Canon Law, a parish is a juridical person and can own and operate property and institutions. You may wish to bequeath a portion of your estate to a parish. It is essential that the correct parish name is referenced in a Will including the official address of the Parish Office. A full list of Parishes is available from the Diocesan office or online at: https://rok.catholic.net.au/parishes-regions/

Recommended wording for a bequest to a Parish within the Diocese of Rockhampton:

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 for the use and benefit of the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the [ # j [ * ]. 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 Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

[ # j Insert the specific name of the Parish
or
[ * j Insert Parish name “situated at” and include the address of the Parish Office.

The Holy Spirit Seminary Appeal

Supporting the education and formation of Queensland’s future priests.

WILL WORDING

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 for the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Holy Spirit Seminary Appeal. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

The Clergy Support Foundation Appeal

Caring for the health and retirement needs of elderly and unwell Diocesan priests.

WILL WORDING

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 for the use and benefit of the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Clergy Support
Foundation Appeal. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

The St Joseph’s Cathedral Conservation Appeal

Helping preserve St Joseph’s Cathedral as a place of prayer and reflection for future generations.

WILL WORDING

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 for the use and benefit of the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the St Joseph’s Cathedral Conservation Appeal. I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

The Diocesan Ministry Appeal

Caring for those on the margins of our society. This appeal supports our five Central Queensland ministries: the Western Pastoral Ministry, which connects our people in the remote central west of our Diocese; Woorabinda Ministry, providing a Catholic presence to the people of Woorabinda and promotes reconciliation and healing; Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre, supplying respite for seafarers who spend much of their lives on ships and away from their loved ones; The Catholic Prison Ministry, contributes a chaplaincy service to people who are incarcerated; and also, providing support for parishes in the central west crippled by drought and population decline.

WILL WORDING

“I give [amount/percentage/asset/item] to The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN 50 979 741 889 for the use and benefit of the general charitable, religious and educational purposes of the Diocesan Ministry Appeal.
I direct that the receipt of the Financial Administrator for the time being of The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton ABN
50 979 741 889 shall constitute a sufficient discharge to my trustee.”

Your own named endowment fund

You can create your own named Endowment Fund to support a Catholic cause of your choice. Please contact us to discuss your wishes in more detail.

Let us know if you have included a gift in your Will

Thank you for considering a gift in your Will. If you have included a gift in your Will to support the mission of the Catholic Church, please let us know, so we may thank you and invite you to be recognised as a new member of the Society of St Joseph.

For more information

We would be happy to assist you. To arrange a meeting to discuss a gift in your Will or for more information, please contact us.

Nathan Harding

Email: nathan.harding@rok.catholic.net.au
Phone: 07 4887 3090
Address: 170 William Street, Rockhampton 4700
Post: PO Box 611, Rockhampton 4700