Catholic Mission Encourages Thanking Dad with a Life-Giving Gift this Father's Day

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
18 Aug 2016

For less than $10, you can provide a laying hen to a family

With Father's Day just around the corner, Catholic Mission is encouraging Catholics in Australia to give a "life-giving gift" to fathers and husbands as a way of saying 'thank you.'

Catholic Mission has released its special gift brochure for Father's Day, with a range of options that will not only make the perfect gift for the man that has everything, but also support children, communities and church leaders around the world.

Available both online and in hard copy, the catalogue features a vast array of options, including tax-deductible gifts ranging from as little as $9 for a laying hen for a family in need, right up to $22,654 for the construction of a multifunctional community centre.

There are plenty of other Life-Giving Gifts available at affordable prices:

  • $12 provides rosaries for six children living in an orphanage
  • $29 provides medications and supplies for a whole community in a remote area
  • $36 provides agricultural skills training for seminarians
  • $120 allows one child to attend a Christian summer camp
  • $220 provides a wheelchair for one child with a disability
  • $824 provides clean water through the installation of a water pump in a school

Catholic Mission Deputy National Director Peter Gates says a Life-Giving Gift is a great way to honour your dad, even if you can't be with him on the day. "A Life-Giving Gift is a precious and thoughtful gift for our fathers," he said. "I know it would mean a lot to my Dad, and I imagine to all dads, this Father's Day."

Every purchase of a Life-Giving Gift comes with a stylish printed card featuring an image indicative of the type of project the gift supports. With space for a personal message, you can tailor the card especially to your dad's liking. Alternatively, if the gift is purchased online, an e-card can be sent either immediately or on a specified date, like Father's Day morning.

You can order from a range of tax-deductible Life-Giving Gifts at, where you can also download a printable PDF brochure. Alternatively, you can place your order or request a copy of your printed brochure by calling Catholic Mission toll free on 1800 257 296.