Buy A Brick
In 2022, Fr Albert Wasniowski OSPPE launched the Buy a Brick campaign with the goal of raising much needed funds for maintenance, repairs, grounds keeping, and renovations to improve and grow the church.
Individuals and families could 'buy a brick' by donating $100 to the church, and in return their names would be listed on the windows at the front of the church.
The first stage of fundraising for this campaign finished in September 2023, raising $54,000; just ahead of our goal. We are finalising the plans to print all the names on our windows.
Stage One included works on the external roof, surfeits, fascia, columns, internal sanctuary, confessional, and lighting.
Stage Two will fundraise for the Parish Centre
Stage Three will seek to leave a legacy to the parish by introducing church pews.
Although such works are expensive, particularly in the current financial climate, to neglect the projects will lead to greater costs to the parish in the long run.
Check back here for updates on works completed thanks to this project, and news on the further stages.
Special thanks to each of the contributors to Stage One fundraising:
|KERRY A. BARTER|
|NICOLE T. BEST|
|LISA, SHAYNE, JESSICA & ALANA CARY|
|BERNICE & GREG SMALE|
|ANDREW & JULIA CHEN|
|LEE R. CHESTERFIELD|
|DARREN B. CHESTERFIELD|
|MITCHELL W. CHESTERFIELD|
|DAVID & GAIL COLEMAN|
|ROBERT & DAWN COSTELLO|
|DAVID & MARILOU CURTIS|
|DE LA SALLE BROTHERS|
|ED, LISA, NOAH & GEORGIA FAHEY|
|JILL & STEVE FRENCH|
|VICKY & GREG HEIGHES|
|VICKY & GREG HEIGHES|
|TIM & CELINE HORVAT|
|JOHN & MARY (PAT) HUNTER|
|ELIZABETH & EDWIN JOSE|
|MARITESS NATIVIDAD LIU|
|MARSHALL JOHN GONSALVES|
|AGNES ALBERT LOPES|
|NANCY ALBERT LOPES|
|KITU INAS LOPES|
|ITHIEL CHARLES LOPES|
|ALSON CHARLES LOPES|
|CHARLES INAS LOPES|
|ALBERT MICHAEL LOPES|
|PAUL MAHAN & FAMILY|
|M & M FUNK|
|GUINEA & NELSON FAMILY|
|MICHAEL & COLLEEN NOLAN|
|ADAM & JENNA SHARMAN|
|OSAI & MARY TOPUI|
|JR & NELIA TSUI|
|PENNY, ZANE & SHILOH BELISTA|
|DIEGO, KAREN, ENZO & GEORGIA CASAGRANDE|
|MAURICE, BETTY, CLANCY & WAYNE PYKE|
|TROY, LOUISE, LANCE, CHARLIE & LOUELLA UNDERWOOD|
|JUSTIN, MEGAN, CALVIN & GEORGE UNDERWOOD|
|M & M VEZIC|
|BRUCE & ANICIA YOUNG
Prayer to St Brigid
You were a woman of peace,
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light into the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace
Cover those who are troubled and anxious,
And may peace be firmly rooted
In our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and reverence all God has made.
Brigid, you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness -
In mind, body and spirit.