Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese of St. Louis,
The annual Collection for Retired Priests will be taking place today, Easter Sunday. This collection provides support and care for our retired priests who have sacrificed so much for our parishes and communities. The Collection for Retired Priests is an opportunity to give back to those who give so much.
Through spiritual milestones and decades of service, our priests have been there when you, your family and your fellow parishioners have counted on them. And while they continue to serve in the name of God, in retirement it is they who count on you for prayers and support. Your individual contributions help meet the needs of our aging priests including physician services, hospitalization, nursing home care, vision care and disability.
Please help to ensure that this care is available for retired priests now and in the future by contributing to the Collection for Retired Priests. You can also contribute online by visiting
The Archdiocese and our priests are so deeply grateful for your support.
Please know our retired priests are praying for you and your families during this Easter Season.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson
Archbishop of St. Louis