The Archdiocese of Louisville donated more than $100,000 to the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection last year. The annual collection, set for Dec. 7 and 8 this year, helps religious communities care for aging members.
About 30,000 brothers, sisters and priests benefit from the collection each year, according to a press release from the National Religious Retirement Office.
Last year the appeal raised more than $27 million dollars nationwide.
Religious communities use the funds for various retirement expenses, including medication and nursing care, according to the release.
The Retirement Fund for Religious was started by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1988.
For more information about the Retirement Fund for Religious, click here.
See the Archbishop’s letter here.