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 reached the target with donations totalling $205,000 and the Foundation thanks you for this contribution. This year the appeal in the Diocese will be held on the weekend of September 2-3.

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.

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 001691 in the name of the CSF with reference your name, and send e-mail to with your details so receipts can be sent, which we  usually do in January.