Educate yourself on the factors contributing to the retirement-funding shortage. Explore our website to learn the facts and how the Retirement Fund for Religious is making a difference. Meet some of the senior religious who benefit from this collection.


During the national appeal, which is held in most Catholic parishes on the second Sunday of Advent, time may be set aside during or after Mass for short testimonials about the needs of senior women and men religious. Consider volunteering to speak at your local parish. Share how a sister, brother or religious order priest influenced your beliefs, values, decisions or career choice. For assistance in preparing your talk, please see our Speaker Guide.

If you are unable to speak, try sharing our videos or posting about the collection on social media. (Our tool kit can help.) Or ask to place a reminder in your parish bulletin or electronic newsletter.