COLLECTION FOR SICK AND RETIRED PRIESTS –
SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
Creating a secure retirement future for the priests of the diocese is a duty and care in which we can all participate. Eighteen retired priests are currently supported by this Fund. Some live privately, some are retired in units in Ballarat or elsewhere, others live in supported accommodation.
The funding required for these commitments is ongoing. Thanks to your generosity, this collection has raised nearly 1.8 million dollars since it began in 1991, including nearly $60,000 last year. Along with the priests’ own contribution of approximately $37,000 per year, this annual collection has allowed the Fund to continue to support our sick and retired clergy.
Collections will be taken up in parishes.
CARING FOR THOSE WHO CARED FOR US –
THE CHURCH COMMUNITY’S RESPONSIBILITY