Retirement Fund for Religious
The annual appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious is taken up each Fall/Winter in most US Catholic parishes and helps hundreds of religious communities provide for the current and future needs of senior members. The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) coordinates the nationwide collection and distributes the proceeds to eligible religious communities. Tens of thousands of elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests benefit.
In 1988, Catholic bishops of the United States launched the Retirement Fund for Religious collection to address the profound deficit in retirement savings among US religious congregations. Since the first appeal, the NRRO has distributed more than $888 million to congregations across the nation.
Photos: Jim Judkis. ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Used with permission.