Throughout the parishes of the Archdiocese of Brisbane today, we conducted the Annual Catholic Campaign. Today’s appeal is a new one, replacing four different appeals that have been held each year. Funds from the Annual Catholic Campaign support Holy Spirit Seminary, Banyo, for the formation of priests, the Priests Foundation, for the care of sick and retired priests, Centacare, the Archdiocese’s social outreach arm, and also the Mary MacKillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund, which helps families who may otherwise be unable to afford a Catholic education for their children.
One small incentive to sign up for regular giving is that you will be automatically enrolled in the Living Faith Society, and four times a year will receive the “Living Faith” devotional, which contains reflections for each day of the year.
In the Archbishop’s message for today, he stated that the primary giving of Catholics is rightly directed toward our parish communities. However, there are many aspects of mission than any one parish would not be able to provide. Working together we can respond to many different needs, and serve Christ in those needing assistance.