JUNE 17th & 18th

Beginning at age 65, priests of the Diocese of Biloxi who do not belong to a
Religious Order are provided with a modest pension. The funds for this pension come from an
endowment to which parishes pay a yearly assessment. There is also a small supplement to the
pension from the Catholic Sharing Appeal. These pension/retirement income sources have not kept
pace with inflation. Rather than asking parishes to contribute more to the endowment, the Diocese
has opted to have a direct appeal on Father’s Day. The annual second collection will supplement
the pension given to diocesan priests of retirement age. Please give generously to the Father’s Day
Special Collection (June 17th / 18th) for the well deserving priests of the Diocese of Biloxi.