The dozens of diocesan priests supported by the Priests Retirement Trust Fund have each given many years, often forty or more, in service to God and the Catholic communities of New Hampshire. The parish priest is a part of every Catholic family. They offer counsel and comfort, and they lead us in celebrating the sacraments.
Parish priests generally retire after age 70, but often continue to celebrate Mass and support parish life in their retirement. The Priests Retirement Trust Fund provides a monthly stipend and benefits. For some priests, this stipend may be their only means of support. This fund helps many of our senior priests stay active in the community. We need your help to support New Hampshire’s retired priests.
Last year was the seventh annual collection for this fund and, despite an ongoing difficult economy, parishioners gave generously, with gifts totaling more than $249,000. The need continues this year. Currently we have 48 priests who are supported by this fund. When you contribute to the Priests Retirement Trust Fund, your gift will go toward helping current and future retired priests. We also ask you to prayerfully consider giving more than a one-time offering though pledged or planned giving.
Now you can give to the Retired Priests Trust Fund online. Click on the Donate button above to make your fast, safe, online donation or you can mail a check directly to the Diocesan Priests Retirement Trust Fund, PO Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105-0310. Each parish will be notified of gifts made by its parishioners received directly by the Trust Fund.
For those interested in planned giving, please contact Melanie English at (603) 669-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Rev. Marcel Allard||Rev. Robert Goodwin
|Rev. Gerald Auger||Rev. Paul Gregoire|
|Rev. Edmund Babicz
||Rev. Patrick Irwin
|Rev. A. Albert Bellefeuille
||Rev. Edward Kelley|
|Rev. Roger Bilodeau||Rev. Francis Kelso
|Msgr. Raymond Blair||Rev. Maurice Lacroix
|Rev. Robert Boisvert||Msgr. Daniel Lamothe
|Rev. Gerard Boucher||Rev. Maurice Lampron
|Rev. Thomas Bresnahan||Rev. Robert Marchand
|Rev. Roland Cote||Most Rev. John McCormack
|Rev. Emmett Coyne||Rev. Paul McHugh
|Msgr. Charles Crosby||Rev. Humbert Oliveira
|Rev. George Desjardins||Rev. Stanley Piwowar
|Msgr. Charles DesRuisseaux||Rev. Victor Polito
|Rev. Gerard Dion||Rev. Mark Rundzio
|Rev. Anthony Di Russo||Rev. Daniel St. Laurent
|Rev. C. Peter Dumont
||Rev. Eusebio Silva
|Rev. Gerald Dunn||Rev. Norman Simoneau
|Rev. John Finnigan||Rev. Richard Smith
|Rev. Leo Frechette
||Rev. George Soberick
|Most Rev. Odore Gendron||Rev. Richard Tetu
|Msgr. Donald Gilbert
||Rev. Richard Wegman
|Rev. John Wright
Please join us in praying for our priests, both retired and active:
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong in their vocation. Set their souls
on fire with love for your people. Grant them the wisdom,
understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps
of Jesus. Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel. Allow
them to experience joy in their ministry. Help them to become
instruments of your divine grace. We ask this through Jesus
Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.
Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
Fax: (603) 669-0377
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