Since Holy Lent is a season of giving alms, and even though I don’t like begging, I thought this would be an appropriate time to beg for alms. So many of you have already given, and I appreciate it greatly. God will surely reward you!
Priests who retire receive a pension of course, but frankly, it is not much, but another source of income for retired priests like myself, is Mass stipends and weekend coverage for priests who are away. Given my health limitations, I am not able to take Mass stipends or provide coverage. This income would amount to roughly $800 a month, which goes a long way.
In order to make up for this lost income, I come to you asking for alms. What would be helpful the most is recurring donations. If 80 people donated only $10 a month this would cover what is missing because I cannot offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
So, my brothers and sisters in Christ, consider giving alms. In my priestly ministry I had a saying around the time of the annual diocesan appeal. I told my parishioners “I will not subject you to countless announcements, emails, or letters IF we meet our goal quickly.” I was blessed with generous parishioners wherever I was assigned, and rarely did I have to hound them for money. I hope the same is true here.
80 people giving $10 or more a month can do immense good. Prayerfully consider helping. You will, whether you choose to give or not, have my prayers.
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