My sisters and brothers in Christ
It is the responsibility of our Diocese to support and care for the retirement and health of our clergy.
Our retired clergy live on their own, or in assisted living facilities, or in nursing homes, and require some level of additional assistance to do so. Your donation to this appeal will help to provide suitable accommodation, transport assistance and holistic health care to them.
Currently, there are 11 clergy in retirement. It is likely that we will have an additional nine clergy retiring over the next five years alone. The Diocese needs to urgently and significantly increase its resources to ensure that we can continue to care for our ageing clergy.
Your donation will help ensure a dignified retirement for our diocesan clergy like Monsignor David O’Brien.
Yours in Christ
Most Rev Brian G Mascord DD
Bishop of Wollongong