Our retired archdiocesan priests continue to serve throughout the Archdiocese each and every year!
These men of God celebrate Mass, administer the sacraments, and educate and guide our families. Diocesan priests have given us decades of faithful service, receiving very modest compensation from our parishes for their work.
Many of these men continue their ministry for years after retirement, assisting pastors with weekend Masses, hearing confessions, and visiting the sick.
These priests rely on their payments from Social Security and the Archdiocesan Priest Retirement Plan for their needs. In recent years the number of retired priests has grown significantly, challenging archdiocesan retirement resources.
The CMA assists the priests through contributions to the Priest Retirement Plan.
For our priests who choose to postpone retirement and continue serving in active ministry beyond age 70, the CMA helps to cover the compensation of these priests.