Just a reminder (since I am sure you all know our church calendar) that today, Sept. 14th is the Feast of the Exultation of the HOLY CROSS. That could be a good omen against Yale, since "In this sign thou shall conquer."
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In last Sunday's church bulletin, our pastor, who is not a Jesuit but feels he needs to completely fill his note to the parishioner's page each Sunday, did his research on the Holy Cross. So, he thought it was 2 days ago, not two days from now. Hopefully if you click on it, you can read what his version of Church history is.
Thanks for posting that. I am not sure raising funds for retired clergy needed to be included with it, but that too is an important topic. My wife and I were influential in getting clerical women (sisters and nuns) included in our local Diocesan fund. Originally it was just for retired priests and brothers. When asked why the Bishop's representative said it was because the retired sisters would be cared for by the younger women in their orders. THat was a pipe dream seeing the drop in vocations. The Diocese finally agreed.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Sept 16, 2021 11:19:24 GMT -5
I like to make a strong contribution to the annual collection for Retired Religious . Here's how the collection is described in the Archdiocese of Louisville
12/12/2021 Retired Religious This collection benefits some 34,000 senior sisters, brothers, & religious order priests. Most elder religious worked for years for small stipends, leaving a substantial gap in retirement savings. Your gift offers vital financial assistance to help meet day-to-day needs.
I like that wording. The retirement of religious is a bit like a pyramid scheme. As long as enough people kept joining the order, their work helped support their elders. As numbers of vocations declined, so did the available funds for retired seniors.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2021 15:41:31 GMT -5 by rgs318