Supporting Your Priest(s) on Father's Day

During Father's Day weekend, a special collection will take place at parishes in our diocese. 

Our diocesan priests dedicate their entire careers serving parishes and the families within them. They do this as their vocation – willingly. They trust that God will provide for them in their later years. 

Your donation to this collection will help provide for the growing number of priests who are eligible for retirement today and in the future. Your gift ensures that they will be cared for in their retirement years. You can also donate online now.

How the fund works

Gifts to the Priests’ Retirement Fund go directly to the priests’ pension plan, where it is invested and held in a trust account. The pension plan provides for the monthly pension and medical benefits of the currently retired diocesan priests. The account also will fund the retirement of priests who actively serve the diocese now.

Did you know?

  • More than 50 diocesan priests currently are receiving distributions from the retirement fund
  • More than a dozen retired priests remain in active ministry in the diocese
  • A diocesan priest typically spends more than 40 years in active ministry before retirement

Since this Sunday is Father's Day, we'd also like to share this video which shares helpful reflections on what Catholic fatherhood should look like and the challenges posed to fathers today.