Sunday, April 17, 2016
Diocese of Corpus Christi will take up the annual special collection for the Priests’ Pension Plan Fund, which assists retired and disabled diocesan priests. There are 25 diocesan priests presently receiving a monthly pension benefit. Unlike priests who belong to a religious order and whose retirement needs are completely taken care of by their religious community, a retired diocesan priest for the most part must support himself in retirement. The diocese provides every retired priest with health insurance coverage, a $500 per month housing allowance and a monthly pension, based on his years of service as a priest in the diocese.