Why Give?

Because we’re asked to return a portion of all that we receive from the Lord.

Time, Talent and Treasure are gifts given to each of us for which we are ultimately accountable. We give of our time in prayer with God, our talent by participating in ministries, service and charities, and our treasure by sharing our finances. This is our fundamental and personal stewardship. Over and above this we give alms to the poor, a powerful witness to the Christian faith.


Sunday Collections – Parish Planned Giving

Parish Planned Giving makes up over 80% of our parish annual income, and is crucial for the Parish’s thriving day to day.

The money you contribute to our parish each week makes ministry happen. It helps provide salaries and benefits. It helps pay for buildings, equipment, maintenance and materials. It helps fund special projects, programs and services which benefit all members of our parish family. Your gifts, given in thanksgiving for the many gifts God has given you, will make a difference in the lives of many people.

While many use paper envelopes to support the parish on a weekly basis through the parish Thanksgiving Offertory or Planned Giving Programme, some have opted to switch to regular automated Credit Card or Direct Debit contributions. This helps the parish in planning and ensures regular contributions so we do not fall short during holiday periods, and when parishioners are travelling.

If you to know more in becoming a good steward, or to enrol in the Parish Planned Giving Offertory, or to set up regular automated contributions, please go to the Parish Planned Giving page and follow the simple steps.


Donations to St Francis of Assisi Church, Newton Catholic Parish

Donations to our Church and Parish are always gratefully accepted and help us to maintain our ministries and services and the outreach that we offer, including the upkeep of our Church and facilities.

If you are interested in making a one-off donation to the St Francis of Assisi Parish, Newton, please go to the Parish Donations page and follow the simple and secure steps. 


Memorial Donations or Gifts to St Francis of Assisi Church, Newton Catholic Parish

You may wish to give thanks for the life of a loved one by giving memorial donations or gifts to the church. This can be a meaningful way to recognise or remember a friend or relative in a more permanent way than flowers or other perishable gifts. Such a gift, honours the living or the memory of the departed while investing in the eternal work of the church.

If you are interested in making a Memorial Donation or Gift to the St Francis of Assisi Parish, Newton, please go to the Memorial Donations page to download the Memorial Donations brochure and form, and follow the simple steps. 


Leaving a bequest to St Francis of Assisi Church, Newton Catholic Parish

For many people, thinking about their Will can make them feel uncomfortable, but a Will is an opportunity to leave a legacy and make a difference.

Your Will enables you to provide for your family, friends, loved ones, and for any cause that you support. Your Will can ensure the future financial wellbeing of your family and other people you wish to benefit.

Our Parish has many different missions within the community which include assisting the frail, elderly, sick or who are just in need of help. Our Parish supports schools, our seniors, our families, the marginalised and the poor. There are many people who are assisted by our Parish who would not otherwise receive any help.

You can help the Parish with a bequest in your Will. A bequest to the Parish can create lasting change in people’s lives. You can help make a difference.

If you are interested to know more about how you can leave a lasting legacy to St Francis of Assisi Parish, Newton, please go to the Bequests page.


Giving Back

Giving is great for the soul. It “returns a bigger benefit to the giver than the receiver. It expands our hearts … our capacity to love and be loved.” Giving also “transforms the giver … their family, their business, and their community.” We must also consider how “the receiver is blessed as well, receiving gifts of donors’ money and time … more importantly, their heart and spirit and support … of the organisation and the mission.” – Dan Prosser, The Donor Motivation Group