The Priest’s Retirement Foundation of the Archdiocese of Sydney ensures all priests can receive the accommodation, health care and support they need in their retirement. On the day of his ordination, the young priest lays down in a symbolic gesture to show that he offers his whole life for the church. The Retirement Foundation is a way to show appreciation for this lifetime of service.
There are now over 75 retired priests in Sydney, many of whom worked long into their 70s, caring for the spiritual life and welfare of their people.
Even in retirement most priests, while their health allows, will continue to serve the community, in particular, by the celebration of weekend masses in parishes and assisting as chaplains in aged care facilities.
The Archdiocese will give two dollars for every dollar contributed to the Priests’ Retirement Foundation.