Throughout the Diocese priests serve as good shepherds to their flocks (the faithful of Santa Clara County). There are 44 retired priests in the Diocese and 97 others who are currently serving our parishes and other diocesan assignments. In addition, the Diocese has 45 priests reaching retirement age, 70 years old, in the next 15 years and 15 in just the next five years.
This collection is aimed at closing the financial shortfall, so that what is promised our priests when they retire will actually be there for them in their last years.
While some priests “retire” when they actually retire, others continue to perform some level of ministry to those throughout our Diocese.
The generosity to this appeal help keeps an important promise of care to these priests who have been good shepherds and have kept their promises to the faithful of the Diocese.