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 (RFR) is making a difference. Meet some of the senior religious who benefit from the RFR.
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. Ongoing precautions related to the coronavirus pandemic may mean that Masses are livestreamed, or parishioner attendance is limited. However, it may still be possible to volunteer to speak at your local Catholic 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, consider 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.