Trinity Families

Trinity Families is a charity which operates to provide funding for service providers who support families in Gippsland and outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Each year, Trinity Families allocates money to other charities that are supporting families within the Greater Gippsland area. It does not run programs itself but operates like a philanthropic trust to provide funding.

Visit Trinity Families website for more information regarding donations, bequests and charity applications for allocating money.


Priests’ Welfare Foundation

In order to comply with Canon 281 of the Code of Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church, the Bishop established the Priests Welfare Foundation of Sale on 25 May 1998.

The aim of the welfare is to provide Retired Priests with social welfare, maintenance, necessities of life and relief from poverty. This fund is focused on Retired Priests who are in necessitous circumstances such as infirmity, sickness, incapacity or old age.


The Foundation does this by:

  • Providing financial assistance for a Clergy Health and Wellbeing Coordinator to assist priests, deacons and their dependants in looking after their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Providing financial assistance to priests, deacons and their dependants to enable them to pay the costs of the health care they require.
  • Ensuring that priests, deacons and their dependants are not left in poverty in times of sickness, incapacity or old age.

The Foundation finances this from:

  • An annual collection taken up in the parishes of the diocese.
  • Contributions from the Diocese of Sale.
  • Legacies and bequests.
  • Income from its investments.

Foundation Board Members

Fr Bernard Buckley, Chair

Fr Michael Willemsen, Secretary

Fr Darren Howie, Treasurer

Deacon Tony Aspinall

Fr Aju Varghese

Fr Peter Kooloos


Donations to the Foundation can be made through the Finance Office on (03) 5622 6685.