More than a decade ago, the Catherine Dennis Keefe Queen of the Clergy Residence was built to offer independent living for our retired priests, through the generosity of parishioners. When it was constructed, we understood that the need would arise to expand as a larger number of clergy reached the retirement age. Now is the time that we must address this vital need and I ask for your support to expand the facility.
We are grateful for our retired priests who are with us at life’s most important moments. These men continue to serve the sacramental community as spiritual leaders, counselors, teachers and friends.
There are 80 priests in the Diocese of Bridgeport over the age of 75. Some of these men will continue to live in parishes while others will live on their own. We must ensure that sufficient living quarters are available for them.
Our retired priests recognize the wonderful generosity of our diocese in making Queen of the Clergy residence possible. They continue to serve in our parishes, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals across Fairfield County.
Most importantly, they offer prayers for all of us during their daily Mass. With heartfelt thanks for your commitment to our senior priests and prayerful best wishes for you and your loved ones, I remain.