Bishop’s Annual Appeal

“Our faith calls us to help one another through prayer and action. This year our appeal will support two important ministries—enabling me to provide a dignified retirement for our diocesan clergy and ensuring that our parish communities stay connected especially during these times of pandemic. While I acknowledge the pressure that some households are facing at this time, if you are in a financial position to give, I would be very grateful if you would consider giving generously to this appeal.”

Most Rev Brian G Mascord DD

Caring for those who have cared for us—
support the retirement and health of our clergy

It is the responsibility of our diocese to fund the support and care for the retirement and health of our diocesan clergy who have dedicated their lives in service of the Church. Each year, this support is partly funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

Your donation to this appeal will help Bishop Brian ensure a dignified retirement for our diocesan clergy through suitable accommodation, transport assistance and holistic health care. Currently, there are 13 clergy in retirement. It is likely that we will have an additional five clergy retiring over the next five years. As a matter of priority, we need to ensure that we have the resources to continue to care for our ageing clergy.

Staying Connected during these times of pandemic—
support local parish ministries

The past 18 months have created so much uncertainty and anxiety, and our parishes have responded to the important need and mission of staying connected with their communities through the provision of online Masses, digital faith resources and greater connection via social media platforms. Accordingly, this year, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal will continue to support local parish ministries – staying connected today and beyond.

Your donation to this ministry will enable Bishop Brian to provide additional practical resources to our parishes to continue to stay connected with their local communities in meaningful, accessible and faith-giving ways.

Ways to donate

You can make your donation* in a variety of ways:


The easiest way to donate is via our secure online credit card payment option at the following link. If you would like to support both the care of retired clergy and local parish ministries, we invite you to consider making two separate donations.

Make a credit card Donation


We also accept donations via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), cheque or money order. In order to make a donation via EFT, cheque or money order, complete the form below and we will email you our bank account or address with details with instructions on how to make your payment.


If you would prefer to donate over the phone, please call one of our friendly team members at the Office of the Bishop on (02) 4222 2446 from Monday to Friday: 8:30am–4.30pm, to make your donation.


* Donations made to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal are non tax-deductible.

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