Mary Help of Christians, South Woden
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115 Hodgson Crescent, Pearce, ACT 2607
Fr Richard Thompson
(02) 6286 1908


Online Payment Refunds

If you require a refund of your payment through the Bpoint payment service, please follow the below instructions:

  • Contact our office – or 02 6286 1908 and outline the issue
  • Provide the transaction details including time, date, reference and value

On consideration of a reasonable request, such as incorrect payment, you should expect the funds to be reimbursed (only to account where debit occurred). 

Planned Giving & Donations

At Mass the first collection bag (GREEN) for your notes or coins is for direct support of our Parish Priest, of which a proportion of the money goes to support the running of the Archbishop’s residence and to assist priests in Archdiocese where parishes are less well off.

The second collection bag (RED), for planned-giving envelopes and cash, has a broader purpose. A substantial amount supports the Canberra Catholic Schools Building Fund (for which contributors are entitled to receive a tax deduction). It also pays a levy to support the Archdiocese and contributes to the cost of various insurances which are managed centrally for all churches. The bulk of the money provides funds to run and maintain the parish.

The money received last year from the second collection, ie, envelopes and loose change, just about equalled the running cost of the parish. Over recent years there has been a build-up in works required for preventative maintenance and improvements. These will require a greater level of expenditure than the past year.

The planned-giving program is an important means of ensuring that the parish can serve the community. The use of weekly envelopes is a useful reminder to contribute regularly. Payment may also be by credit card or direct bank debit.

If you wish to donate through regular card or bank deductions or an annual lump sum, contact the Parish Office on 02 6286 1908

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To contribute to the Church collections without the necessity of carrying cash. Please download from your App Store or contact Parish Office for more information. Please note during the trial period, parishioners are referenced as ‘students’.

This does not replace your current Direct Debit or Credit Card donations (it can if you wish) but it can be used in conjunction with.

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn & Catholic Development Fund, with the assistance of the Commonwealth Bank and Mastercard Labs, Sydney.

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