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Priest Retirement Collection

posted Jun 15, 2012, 11:08 AM by IHM Parish
Father's Day Priest Retirement Fund Second Collection

Today, we will be taking up the annual Father's Day Priest Retirement Collection to help Bishop Ochoa to provide for all the retired priests a living retirement wage. Now included in this program is Father Steve Devine, your former pastor. Another former pastor, Father Antonio Gonzalez also received his retirement wage from this account. Our retired priests NEED your help, and your support allows them to not only to receive their retirement, but also to have additional insurance to cover costs not covered by Medicare, auto insurance and other incidentals that the Bishop provides for them. They have all given more then fifty years of service each before retirement. The oldest of our retired priests is Father Frank Pointek, age 98, living still on his own in Tehachapi. Second oldest after that is the founding pastor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Msgr. Gilbert Meyer, age 96, living in Olancha, CA.
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