God is with us and there is nostrength equal to His strength,no power equal to His power, no promise equal to His promise.
- Pope Paul VI
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We are thankful for our priests, whose lives embody the essence of giving. From them we learn firsthand what it means to sacrifice, for they give their own lives as an offering to God, for our sake. From our baptism, to our first communion, to our final goodbyes, we entrust our souls into their hands. And with great love and tender care, they accept.
With the passing of time, there comes a point when we as a Church must care for the priests who first cared for us. The Diocese of Orlando currently provides for the needs of 45 retired priests, and many of our priests are nearing age 70, the age at which they become eligible for retirement. Because of the sacrifices they have willingly made, priests have limited personal resources and no spouses or children to provide for them as they age.
And yet as Catholics we know that every priest is our father, every Catholic his child. In a spirit of love, we must care for our senior priests as we would care for our own families, for indeed they are family. Through your gifts, our diocese can ensure that these faithful men receive a comfortable and dignified retirement, with modest housing, basic living expenses, and access to medical care.
The priestly soul strives to make its own what is enacted on the altar of sacrifice.
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