Second Collection for Priests’ Health & Retirement
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
With Father’s Day right around the corner, I am reminded not only of the importance of the many fathers who tend to their families in our archdiocese, but also of our parish priests who serve as our spiritual fathers. So first, allow me to wish all the fathers in our parishes my heartfelt thanks and congratulations. You truly make a difference in the lives of those who know and love you. As well, Father’s Day also gives us an opportunity to thank and support our priests who minister in the Archdiocese of Chicago. These 430 active and 257 retired priests have chosen to dedicate their lives to serving you and your family through pastoral care, celebration of the sacraments, and leadership of our communities of faith.
With this letter I ask you to join me in supporting the health and well-being of our priests by making a generous gift to the Priests’ Health and Retirement/PRMAA collection for the benefit of their healthcare and retirement needs. Your sacrifice on their behalf not only contributes to their health and well-being, but it also demonstrates to them your support of their ministry in our parishes and communities.
You may give electronically via GiveCentral HERE: https://www.givecentral.org/location/120/event/2673
You might not be aware that this is the only collection for our archdiocesan priests’ health and retirement, which totals nearly $13 million annually in health care, nursing, and retirement costs. As well, this collection is separate and distinct from the annual collection for religious order priests, sisters, and brothers.
Join me in making a generous contribution to this weekend’s second collection. I also ask that you consider naming the Priests’ Health and Retirement/PRMAA as beneficiary of your will, something I personally have done.
As I ask you to join me in praying that God continue to bless our dedicated priests, I assure you of my remembrance of you and your families in my prayers and at the Lord’s Table.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Blase Cardinal Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago