The Diocese of Trenton was recognized for in its 2018 participation in the Retirement Fund for Religious collection, to the tune of $304,308.
Director of the National Religious Retirement Office, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sister Stephanie Still, extended her thanks to Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and the Diocese for the substantial assistance.
“We are very grateful to you and your parishioners for your generous support of our mission,” she wrote. “Generosity to the collection enables our office to distribute financial and educational assistance that helps religious communities provide for older members, while continuing to serve the people of God.”
Sister Stephanie noted that since the collection was launched in 1988, the contributions of the Diocese of Trenton have totaled almost $10.7 million.
“Proceeds offer much-needed support for medications, nursing care and other daily necessities,” she continued. “These resources focus on helping communities to reduce costs, enhance elder care and identify additional sources of income.
“Joined with the 32,000 elderly sisters, brothers and religious order priests who benefit from the Retirement Fund for Religious,” Sister Stephanie went on. “I offer a daily prayer of thanksgiving for all whose love and sacrifice make the work of our office possible. May God bless you and your parishioners.”
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