Making a difference
The money given in the regular collection probably covers only the basic running costs of your parish. But a gift in your Will could fund a special project, and have a significant impact. It is an opportunity to put your faith into action through supporting the work of the Church locally, in the Diocese or nationally. For example:
The Catholic Church in England and Wales sponsors a number of important national projects, for example: the Parliamentary Internship Project, giving young people an insight into the workings of Parliament and our Catholic agencies; the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and religious life; Prison ministry including Catholic chaplaincy and encouraging prisoners in their faith; and helping to address global issues, such as migration and modern slavery.
- Structural improvements, to make existing buildings more welcoming and accessible
- Providing new meeting rooms and facilities for the parish and the local community
- Supporting ministry to young people or the elderly
- Reaching out to change lives in the community through welfare and mission programmes
You may choose to leave a gift to the diocese, so that they can put it to use where the need is greatest, for example: supporting poorer parishes; funding regional projects for young people; training new priests, deacons and laity; supporting retired priests; maintaining the Cathedral. For more information, please contact your local Diocese.
The Art of Dying Well
The Catholic Church offers practical and spiritual support to those faced with the prospect of death via the Art of Dying Well website. They believe that death opens the way to new life. In dying, we close our eyes for the last time here, in order to be able to really see for the first time there. Visit the site here.