Bishop’s Collection for Retired and Sick Clergy

3 - 4 September 2016

The Clergy Support Foundation of the Diocese of Parramatta assists in meeting the needs of the retired and sick priests of the Diocese, and an annual appeal, The Bishop’s Collection for Retired and Sick Clergy, is held on Father’s Day each year to support the Foundation. It is hoped to raise $200,000 each year through this appeal.

Last year, through your generosity we almost reached the target with donations totalling $200,000 and the Foundation thanks you for this contribution. This year the appeal in the Diocese will be held on the weekend of September 3-4.

  • 27 Parramatta clergy are currently retired – 2 Bishops, 15 priests and 2 deacons.
  • Last financial year, the Foundation spent about $ 500,000 caring for the needs of these retired priests.
  • The Diocesan clergy need our support in the near future.
  • Your donations help cover healthcare costs and expenses associated with everyday living, supplementing the pension which some receive.
  • Last financial year, the Foundation spent just over $ 90,000 in preparing for future retirement of clergy, of whom about 10 may be seeking to retire over the next five years.
  • The Clergy Support Foundation meets their needs.
  • These priests have served us well.
  • They are grateful for your support now and in the future.
  • They have always been part of your family… in their retirement they can still remain a part of your family.

A third collection will be held on this weekend at each Mass. Special envelopes will be available and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. If you wish to claim a tax deduction, please tick the box and write your details clearly on the envelope. Appeal envelopes will be available next week for those who will not be here on the Father’s Day weekend.

If you wish you can make online contributions at using your credit card or direct transfer via eft to BSB 067 950 and Account No 01691 in the name of the CSF with reference your name, and send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your details so receipts can be sent, which we usually do in January 2017.