Each year at this time of the year, the Order in Australia promotes the Augustinian Appeal. The Appeal is being held over 2 Sundays.
We are very aware that many individuals and families in our ministries are struggling so this informing you of the 2021 Appeal is done with sensitivity. There are three causes for which the Order invites assistance – our community in Vietnam, the Augustinian Seminary and Augustinian Volunteers Australia. You are welcome to choose to which of these you may wish to contribute, however our greatest need is support for the community in Saigon, Vietnam. Frs Phu Tran, Minh-Tan Hoang, Quang Tuyen Pham and Michael Sullivan are doing great work in hosting young vocation enquirers learning about Augustinian community life and guiding pre-novices and professed in the formation programme. While of our three causes, this Vietnam Mission Appeal is not able to attract a tax deduction, we hope you will consider helping us in supporting this mission.
Donation envelopes are available in our parishes and can be placed in the collection basket or mailed to the Province Office, or you may wish to make a direct deposit as detailed below:
- ·Augustinian Vietnam Mission Fund (Not tax deductible) – Your donations will support the formation work and ministry of our Community in Saigon. You can make a donation by cash or direct deposit - Account Name: Augustinian Vietnam Mission Fund; BSB: 082 146 Account Number: 7359 03067; Reference: Please include your name.
- ·Augustinian Seminary Trust Fund (Tax deductible) – Donations are used exclusively for the ongoing provision for our seminarians. Envelopes are available in our parishes and you can make a donation by cash, credit card or direct deposit - Account Name: Augustinian Seminary Trust; BSB: 082 146;
Account Number 13 610 4220; Reference: Please include your name.
- ·Augustinian Volunteers Australia Trust Fund (Tax deductible) - If you would like to know more about this ministry, please visit our website: www.augustinianvolunteersaustralia.org You can donate via our website or by direct deposit - Account Name: Augustinian Volunteers Australia Trust Fund; BSB: 062 287; Account Number: 1043 4293; Reference: Please include your name.
- ·Bequests - Please contact the Province Office for information on how you can leave a bequest to the Province.
We thank you for your generous support!