Most senior religious ministered for years with little pay, leaving their religious communities with insufficient retirement savings. Rising healthcare costs and decreased income compound the struggle to provide adequate care throughout their retirement. Thus the need continues, and this annual collection gives Catholics of the Archdiocese the opportunity to “pay it forward,” as they offer religious communities financial assistance in support of their essential health-care necessities and basic retirement planning.
The Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR) annual appeal will begin December 7-8, 2019, and continue through February, 2020. Watch your parish bulletin for speaker and collection dates.
For more information, visit their website at retiredreligious.org or watch annual appeal video below.