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Priests Retirement Foundation

Letterbox PRF Appeal 2020



The Priests Retirement Foundation aims to assist the Diocese in supporting retired priests.

Last year, under the Australia Tax Office (ATO) rules governing donations to the Priests Retirement Foundation (PRF), we were able to assist priests on the full pension and did so to the extent of $80,000. We helped with rent, essential services and necessities of life. Rent ranges from $15,000 to $20,000 per year, depending on location; that call alone is rather large.

After a three-year dialogue with the ATO we can now assist all priests to some degree. Our fund still retains its DGR status. This means that people may claim a tax deduction on their donations to the Foundation.

We are all in trying and testing circumstances at the moment. None of us is exactly sure about the next happening. But I would like to ask you to consider a donation to our fund. All monies collected are directed to assist the retired priests. No other priests are entitled to benefit from the fund.

Donations can be sent by mail or as a direct bank transfer.

Receipts will be issued for all donations over $2.00.

We doubt that regular Sunday Masses will be permitted by the Government much before October. Therefore the Annual Retired Priests Foundation Appeal envelopes will not be available for distribution as in past years.

Thank you for your support. In recent years, we have had many substantial donations and legacies for which we are grateful and they are enabling us also to build a reasonable capital base.

Wishing you all continued health and safety.

In the name of He who saves us all, Jesus.

Mons. Frank Marriott
Priests Retirement Foundation, Diocese of Sandhurst

Fr Andrew Fewings PP
Priests Retirement Foundation, Diocese of Sandhurst

To make a donation:

Please post a cheque with your full name and address to:
C/of St Therese's
25 Albion Street
Kennington VIC. 3550.

Please make a direct bank transfer to the account below:
Account Name: Priests Retirement Foundation of the Diocese of Sandhurst
BSB: 083-543
Account No: 13-833-7378
Please use PRF and your surname as a reference.
Then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details of your transfer.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.  Please ensure we have your reference and details so we can forward a receipt.