Why should we support the Priests Retirement Fund?
Our priests have dedicated their lives to serving others. They have been with us and those we love for many of life’s most precious moments, from birth to death, showing us the love and compassion of God. They have baptized us, taught us, preached the Gospel to us, and led our parish communities. They have heard our sins, blessed us with absolution, and brought us the Eucharistic gift of Christ Himself. They have witnessed our weddings, comforted us in illness, officiated our funerals, and always been there, in both our times of distress and our moments of celebration. In their retirement years, these men of God need and deserve our help.
Proceeds from this year’s Luncheon and the corresponding collection on the Sept. 23-24 weekend will help renovate and repair the Serra Clergy House in San Mateo, which is where several of our retired Priests reside (including Fr. Anthony McGuire).
Built in 1954 as part of Serra High School, the Serra Clergy House was designed to be the home for the school’s priest faculty. It was converted to housing for active, independent retired priests in the early 1990s, and only moderate repairs have been undertaken since that time. As the building approaches its 70th year, some critical needs must be addressed. Much of the facility, including the roof, windows, and electric panels, is original and must be replaced. Other needs include seismic upgrades, an alarm system, a new irrigation system, insulation for the windows, and solar panels, to note just a few.
Join us in celebrating and supporting our retired priests
13th Annual Priests Retirement Luncheon to support our retired Priests
Friday, October 13, 2023
St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco
10:30 a.m. Social Hour in the St. Francis Room
Includes music, appetizers, and a photo booth.
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Honorees for 2023 are Rev. Anthony Maguire and Rev. Joe Bradley.
September 23 – 24, 2023: Priests Retirement Funds Special Collection
October 13, 2023: In-person Priests Retirement Luncheon
The Priests Retirement Luncheon is one of the highlights of the year and is integral to the Archdiocese’s ability to care for our retired Priests. Over $2,600,000 has been raised since the Luncheon began in 2011. Without this tremendous support, our retired Priests would not receive the care they need and deserve. On behalf of everyone committed to caring for our retired Priests, we offer our most sincere thanks for your support.
If you are not able to attend, but would like to donate,
you can do it here or send your gift to:
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Priests Retirement Fund
One Peter Yorke Way,
San Francisco, CA 94109
For information on the Luncheon and/or the Special Collection,
contact Rose Marie Wong, 415-614-5517 or [email protected].
Please reserve your tickets for the 13th Annual Priests Retirement Luncheon or become a sponsor of the Priests Retirement Luncheon here.
We appreciate your generous support of our retired priests.
Give to the Priests Retirement Fund
Give generously, for the priests who have given so much to us…
To help support our retired priests, fill out and submit the form below, or mail a check to:
Archdiocese of San Francisco, Priests Retirement Fund
One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco CA 94109