Collection helps aging religious

A collection will be held across the diocese December 2-3 for the Retirement Fund for Religious. This annual appeal benefits 32,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests whose religious congregations lack adequate retirement funding. The collection is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C. Nearly $31 million was raised in 2016. “We are humbled and profoundly grateful for the love and support of Catholics across the nation,” said Presentation Sister Stephanie Still, the NRRO’s executive director. For more information visit