Father’s Day this year is on 5 September. Because of the COVID pandemic, we have been unable to gather physically to celebrate Father’s Day. Getting together to thank the fathers in our lives, whether they are parents, uncles, grandfathers, step-fathers or big brothers, gives us important support both emotionally and spiritually.
Just as it is the communal responsibility of family members to compassionately care for their parents and forefathers, as Christians, it is the shared concern of our Diocese and faith family to support the wellbeing of our clergy, who have selflessly dedicated their lives in service of our Father’s Church and His people.
The Diocese of Parramatta Clergy Support Foundation provides assistance to Diocesan priests who have retired or who are in ill-health.
There are 20 Parramatta clergy who are currently retired – one bishop, 17 priests and two deacons – all of whom are grateful for the support the people of the Diocese provide to them when they donate to the Clergy Support Foundation.
The support the Foundation provides can include financial assistance for the provision of welfare, maintenance, the necessities of life and even relief from poverty. Supporting the Clergy Support Foundation allows us to acknowledge priests who have ministered throughout our Diocese over a number of years, but who are now in need of our assistance.
Your donation helps them cover healthcare costs and expenses associated with everyday living, supplementing the pension that some receive.
Please give generously this Father’s Day to the Clergy Support Foundation. Your thoughtful donation helps them cover healthcare costs and expenses associated with everyday living, supplementing the pension that some receive. Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.
To donate to the Clergy Support Foundation Bishop’s Father’s Day Appeal for Retired Clergy, visit parracatholic.org/fathersdayappealco