Welcome Letter

Dear Friends,

We are blessed in the Diocese of Allentown to have many committed, holy men who have responded generously to God’s call and have joyfully ministered to the needs of our parishioners, parishes and ministries.

When a man is ordained to the priesthood, he offers his life in service of Christ and the Catholic Church.  Priests preach the Word of God, celebrate the Sacraments and offer us counsel and comfort at key moments in our lives.  Even after they have reached the age of 75 (the normal retirement age for priests in the Diocese), those who are physically able continue to serve in our parishes, administer the Sacraments, assist with our ministries and pray and celebrate Mass for all of us.

We can ensure that our priests live their golden years with peace of mind. The Endowment for the Care of Retired Priests is our way of giving back to our priests who enable us to live our Catholic faith.  With you we keep our promise to care for those who have given of themselves so selflessly for so many years.

A gift to The Endowment provides an ongoing source of income for the future healthcare and housing needs of priests in good standing. The Endowment will serve these needs in perpetuity.  So please, make your gift today.

I am most grateful for your remembrance and support of the retired priests in our Diocese.

 

Gratefully in Christ,

Paul Acampora
 
Secretary for Stewardship and Development

THE ENDOWMENT FOR THE CARE OF RETIRED PRIESTS

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Our Priests...

Celebrate Mass, baptize us, and hear our confessions.  They bless us, mourn with us, and minister to us throughout our lives.  They have devoted their lives to the service of God and the Diocese of Allentown.  As they age, we, in turn, are called to minister to their needs.  Let us show our commitment to our priests by helping to provide for their care in retirement.

 

 

"The Villa is important to me because I have a happy environment for my declining years.  I love my home here; it is very happy and pleasant a beautiful home for all of us"

~Father Halabura