Retirement Fund for Religious collection ‘a moment of thanks’

Photo Caption: The collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be received in the Diocese of Peoria the weekend of Dec. 12-13.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter from Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC.


To: The Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Diocese of Peoria

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

Most of us can probably recall some religious priest, brother, or sister who has made a positive impact on our lives. We have experienced their consecration, their witness, and their service in so many different facets of our parish and of our own particular lives. It is once again, our assistance that they call for as we undertake the Retirement Fund for Religious collection.

Over the years, you have generously responded to this important collection for the retired religious. The generosity that you have provided is still not enough to offset the multi-billion dollar unfunded liability that faces our elderly religious priests, brothers, and sisters.

As they have provided us with a lifetime of service, we want to return their offering with a moment of thanks. By your continued generosity, we hope to continue to provide for their many needs.

I want to thank you once again for your continued generosity to this Retirement Fund for Religious collection. Please know of my continued prayers, thanks, and best wishes.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC
Bishop of Peoria

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