During collection at our weekend masses, there is an opportunity to financially contribute to supporting the parish via two collections, as well as via a tap-and-go point at the church entrance.
The tap-and-go point is available at anytime, but we ask you refrain from using it during Communion.
Regular contributions through Direct Debit allows the parish to reliably plan and budget in the long term.
Contributions assist with the running costs of our parish, including maintenance and repairs, managing grounds, providing a clean church environment, and providing weekly newsletters.
To start a regular donation, please contact the Parish Office for details
Ph: 07 5671 7304
Email: [email protected]
A one-off donation to a specific ministry sustains the parish and allows us to continue and improve our ministries and services.
Account: 1000 22670
Name: Nerang Parish
Please email us with your details if you require a receipt
In 2022, the parish started a fundraising campaign to support the ongoing maintenance of the church and grounds. Phase one, the 'buy a brick' campaign ended in September 2023, but if you would like to support the ongoing work on the parish, please consider donating to the parish fund.
Name: Nerang Parish Project Fund
Ref: Your Name
Donations to this account will be used exclusively on works to maintain the Church and its surrounds, and in later stages to fund the development of the parish centre, and to introduce pews to the church.
For more information and to stay up to date, see the Buy a Brick page.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane has a Parish Giving App to help support your local parish. Follow the link above to sign up, or scan the QR code below with the app to help support the parish.
Have you considered leaving a bequest to a hope filled Church? History has told us that faith is like a mustard seed. It starts small and our small seed of hope in gifting can grow into great trees beyond our capacity.
Please consider leaving a gift (a bequest) to the parish in your will.
Preparing your will is an opportunity to demonstrate the love you have for your family and community. After providing for your family, leaving a gift in your will is a way to support a cause that is meaningful to you and reflects your faith and values.
Some people choose to include in their will a gift to their local parish, or the ministries of the Church, to help continue our good work in the community.
There are three different types of Bequests.
After you have looked after your family and friends, you may choose to leave the remainder of your state to support the Catholic Church. This is called a residuary bequest because it represents the residue of your estate.
You can choose to give a percentage of your estate to support any part of the mission of the Catholic Church. Giving a percentage of your estate rather than a set amount has the advantage of not being affected by inflation over time. Did you know that a gift of just 1% of your estate can help people in need?
A specific gift (also called a pecuniary gift) is for a specified dollar amount or a specific asset. It could be a cash gift, real estate or shares, or any other specific item. This includes gifts for masses to be said for special intentions such as the repose of a soul.
Bequests can be of any amount.
It is important that you seek professional legal advice before preparing or updating your will.
Bequests can be directed toward:
- Our parish
- Archdiocese of Brisbane
- Holy Spirit Seminary
- The Priests Foundation
- Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund
Bequests to your parish
Our parish has established a perpetual endowment fund through the Archdiocese of Brisbane. You may choose to bequeath a portion of your estate to the parish generally or directly through the Parish Endowment fund. It is important that the correct parish name is referenced in a Will including the official address of the Parish Office. A full List of Parishes, and their addresses, is available from the Catholic Foundation or online here.
- Parish name: St Brigid's Catholic Parish Nerang
- Parish phone number: (07) 5671 7304
- Parish email: [email protected]
- Parish website: stbrigidsparishnerang.org.au/
You can find more information about these ministries on the Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Foundation website.
The recommended wording for bequests to parishes and ministries is also available.
For a confidential conversation about bequests, please contact:
The Catholic Foundation
Archdiocese of Brisbane Bequest Program
p: 07 3324 3211
e: [email protected]
100% of any one-off donations or bequests to St Brigid's Catholic Parish are retained by the Parish, and used to sustain our ministries and maintain our church.
Look for "Catholic Parish (Nerang)" on your bank statement.
The Catholic Foundation works with individuals and organisations interested in providing support for vital ministries within the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Funds raised through philanthropic donations are used to improve future financial sustainability for the Church’s many programs, organisations and ministries.
Five key ministries for which funds are raised are:
Holy Spirit Seminary – ensuring the future of our faith by providing a home for seminarian education and formation
Centacare - supporting Catholic social services like domestic and family violence programs, psychiatric counselling and homelessness support
The Priests Foundation - caring for frail and elderly priests in retirement
Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund - providing a Catholic education for children of families facing financial hardship
Annual Grants Program – providing funding for grassroots ministries and programs
For more information or to make a donation, please click here.
The Annual Catholic Campaign is held across parishes within the Archdiocese once per year. Parishes support the efforts of the Catholic Foundation through promotion of the Campaign , which relies on the generosity of our parishioners to raise much-needed funds support our most vulnerable neighbours, help care for elderly, retired and unwell priests, the education and formation of our future priests, and Catholic school bursaries for children whose families are experiencing severe financial hardship.
For more information or to make a donation, please click here.
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Monies received by the parish
In the course of the parish activities, if you are giving a donation to the parish generally, the funds will be applied to the working expenses of the parish in fulfilling its purpose of providing sacraments and spiritual support to the people of the community. Some particular services come with a suggested fee – for example, baptisms, weddings, sacramental programs, blessings, funerals, and also fees may be charged by the parish for use of parish facilities such as the hospitality centre or the parish hall, or perhaps a meeting room. The money is applied to the cost of running and maintaining these activities and for administrative costs, as well as an included offering to the priest/deacon for these blessings. If you are in financial hardship, please do speak with one of our staff or priests about your situation. The parish is a non-profit organisation, and we do care very much about looking after the resources and facilities we have, so as to be of service to the community. There are significant ongoing costs that we pay in order to ensure that we are able to provide spiritual support and services to the community all year round. People need our services at different and sometimes unexpected times in their lives, and so we need income all year round, in order to be around regularly for people whenever their need arises
The name appearing on your bank and credit card statements relating to charges from us will be - “Catholic Parish Nerang”
Name appearing on bills (bank account statements, credit card statements) = Catholic Parish Nerang
All requests for refunds must be made in writing (via email or post). The request should have the details of the initial donation/payment including the date, amount, name of the donor/payee, receipt number and the nature of the error. For errors made by the St Brigid's Catholic Parish or its financial institution a full refund will be made upon notification, and all costs borne by St Brigid's Catholic Parish.
For errors in amount donated, the donor has 60 days in which to notify St Brigid's Catholic Parish. St Brigid's Catholic Parish is under no obligation to give a refund if an error has been made on your part, but will endeavour to ensure that any genuine errors (such as to the amount donated) are rectified. The Parish, which is a non profit organisation, reserves the right to deduct any bank or transaction charges for any refund processed onto the donor.