Want to make a difference?
Our Parish regularly provides assistance to many local charities, social justice and outreach organisations. Some of the organisations we support are listed below but not limited to. Please keep an eye out in the weekly parish bulletin for announcements on what the parish is doing.
Donations to Holy Spirit Parish
Holy Spirit Parish is a large community, covering the Gungahlin region, funded solely by your donations.
Donations are generally sourced from the second collection at Mass and occasionally from one-off donations. These donations fund outstanding loans on the church, office and presbytery buildings, pay parish staff and administrative costs and service programs held within the parish.
Your financial support enables the good works of the parish to continue.
If you would like to make a financial donation follow the Secure Online Payments option on this website or place your donation in a clearly marked envelope and deliver to the parish office or place in one of the weekly collection baskets.
St Vincent de Paul
The St Vincent de Paul Society is committed to actively and passionately speaking out against the causes of poverty and inequality on behalf of the people they serve.
The Society provides support by standing in solidarity with people who are living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage, especially the homeless, refugees and those living on very low incomes. More information.
Food donations – everyone can contribute!
If you would like to donate non-perishable food to our St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry, please drop your items in the basket provided when you come to Mass. Volunteers from the local St Vincent de Paul Conference use the food you donate to prepare food hampers for local families in need.
Become a Volunteer
Would you like to join the local Vinnies Conference (group)? Contact the coordinator, Maria Stark on 0411164630.
Yearly Doorknock (held in February)
Each year the parish supports fundraising through the Doorknock held throughout February. You can become a volunteer collector by contacting the local conference.
Vinnies Winter Appeal
This Winter Vinnies in Canberra/Goulburn will provide over 3,000 instances of emergency relief to people at risk and experiencing homelessness.
St Vincent de Paul Society is always looking for motivated community minded people to get involved in our programs, events and services nationwide.
Caritas Australia is the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development in Australia. The organisation is part of Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working to build a better world for the poorest of the poor in over 200 countries and territories.
Caritas Australia are the international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia. They deliver:
- Long-term development programs
- Help people regardless of ethnicity, religion or political beliefs
- Work with the poorest of the poor
- Help people help themselves
You may know of the work of Caritas through Project Compassion, a program to raise awareness and funds, which is held in parishes and schools across Australia, throughout Lent each year.
Some ways you can become involvement include:
To Donate to Caritas Australia
With your help, we can help the poorest of the poor become self-sufficient so they don’t need to rely on charity. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Catholic Mission is the Australian agency of the international Pontifical Mission Societies. Locally and globally, we answer the call to love God and love our neighbour, and work to establish the Reign of God through building communities of missionary disciples of Jesus who share their faith by proclaiming the Word, serving people in need, acting for justice and creation, and adopting child-focused development programs.
World Mission Month
Celebrated every year in every country wherever there are Catholics committed to building a better world for all of God's people, a world where everyone has all they need to live a dignified and fulfilling life. It is the day on which we reflect on the urgency to proclaim the Gospel in our times.
During October, there will be an opportunity for you to support the work of Catholic Mission through envelopes provided at Mass. To Donate to Catholic Mission