Sunday, November 1, 2015
We held our third annual priests’ pension collection last November. The total amount collected across the diocese was $61,164.15. We are extremely appreciative of your concern for our priests' welfare. As you know, the amount of the monthly pension was only $750 per month when we began seeking your help four years ago. The retired priests outnumber the active priests by a ratio of almost 2 to 1, which, combined with the low interest earnings and market volatility, meant we needed to seek additional sources of income. You have responded to our requests which have allowed us to increase the monthly pension to $800 per month effective July 1 of 2014. Our annual collection this year will take place the weekend of November 1st & 2nd. We thank you for your consideration and generosity. Should you have any questions, please contact Deacon Pierre Aubé at (613) 933-1138 extension 25 or Fr. Daniel Van Delst at (613) 932-9226.