Make a Bequest

You may wish to make a bequest to the Ordinariate or to your local Ordinariate Parish. You can leave a fixed sum of money, a proportion of your estate, or specific property.

Suggested clauses for your Will

These clauses may serve as a guide for your solicitor.

If you wish to leave a fixed sum:

I give, devise and bequeath, free of all duties and taxes (whether estate, succession or otherwise), the sum of $_________ to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (ABN 16 163 478 546)(the “Ordinariate”), to be applied at the absolute discretion of the Ordinary 
[to earmark for your parish add the following line:]
[, for the benefit of the Parish of _________,]
and I direct that the receipt of the Executive Director or other proper officer of the Ordinariate shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee(s) for the payment of such sum and that my Trustee(s) shall not be bound to see the application thereof.

If you wish to leave a portion of your estate:

I direct my Executors to convert the residue of my Estate, both real and personal, into money and I give, devise and bequeath, free of all duties and taxes (whether estate, succession or otherwise), a _____% share of such residue to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (ABN 16 163 478 546)(the “Ordinariate”), to be applied at the absolute discretion of the Ordinary 
[to earmark for your parish add the following line:]
[, for the benefit of the Parish of __________,]
and I direct that the receipt of the Executive Director or other proper officer of the Ordinariate shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee(s) for the payment of such sum and that my Trustee(s) shall not be bound to see the application thereof.

If you wish to leave specific property:

I give, devise and bequeath, free of all duties and taxes (whether estate, sucession or otherwise) the following items of my property and effects to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (ABN 16 163 478 546)(the “Ordinariate”), to be applied at the absolute discretion of the Ordinary 
[to earmark for your parish add the following line:]
[, for the benefit of the Parish of __________,]
[here list the items of property or effects]
and I direct that the receipt of the Executive Director or other proper officer of the Ordinariate shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee(s) for the payment of such sum and that my Trustee(s) shall not be bound to see the application thereof.