Bishop Greg Bennet has urged the members of the diocese to generously support the annual appeal for Trinity Families, in our parishes this year.
With this Sunday, being Trinity Sunday, it is timely to consider the appeal which has run throughout this month.
“As good stewards of the gifts that God has given us, we must always find a necessary place for those who need our help.
“To achieve this, Trinity Families Fund needs to continue to grow its funds so that this mission of service can be more effective,” he said.
Trinity Families is the Sale Diocese’s charitable fund and over the past 15 years has provided over $1.5 million to assist other charities to run programs for families in need in our region.
“I have been reliably informed that the demand placed upon Trinity Families’ funding in the 2020 COVID year was high.
“It is important to keep to the forefront of our minds that this is our own charity arm specifically set up to serve and support the needs of families in the Greater Gippsland area.
“While there are many calls upon our donations at this time, what is both worthwhile and unique about Trinity Families is that it is locally based and supports the particular needs of our area.” Bishop Bennet concluded.
Programs funded previously include bushfire relief, family counselling services, parenting programs, school breakfast programs, suicide prevention, respite care, drug and alcohol programs and emergency accommodation.
Bishop Greg urges everyone to give generously to the May 2021 Appeal.
Those wanting a receipt for Taxation purposes are asked to use the envelopes available in churches.
Those who wish to donate by credit card can also call Trinity Families on 5614 5141.
Details of donating by bank transfer and via a credit card form are available on the Trinity Families website under donate section.