Collection for retired religious is set for Dec. 11, 12

By | December 1, 2010

The collection has been the most successful appeal in U.S. Catholic history. Donations have enabled the fund to stabilize retirement funds at religious institutes and award grants to help ensure adequate health care for thousands of women and men religious formerly at risk due to lack of retirement funds and Social Security contributions.

In 2023, the combined Social Security benefits of all retired religious is projected to be $184 million a year, but cost of care will total more than $1.6 billion annually, so the need remains high.

Last year, the fund raised $28.1 million, with $400,529.22 raised in the Green Bay Diocese alone. Every year, the Green Bay Diocese is among the top for the collection.

“Our pastors and parish directors have been outstanding in supporting this collection,” said Sr. Florence Youngwirth, diocesan representative for religious and A New Genesis Sister. “Their support and the generosity of their parishioners have been unparalleled.”

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