For priests, bringing the presence of Christ to others is a daily calling that extends far beyond the walls of the Church, and impacts the lives of people of all faiths and backgrounds throughout the entire community.
Our active and senior priests remain an integral presence at the center of extraordinary causes that enrich the lives of so many. And every day brings powerful new examples:
- Cor Unum: Founded by Fr. Paul O’Brien, the Cor Unum (“One Heart”) food pantry serves more than 250,000 meals annually to families in need throughout Lawrence.
- Pine Street Inn: Co-founded by Msgr. Frank Kelley and Fr. Bill Joy in conjunction with the Association of Boston Urban Priests (ABUP), the Pine Street Inn provides daily shelter, emergency services, and job training for nearly 2,000 homeless men and women in Boston.
- Rostro De Cristo: Founded by Fr. Jim Ronan (brother of our own Sr. Evelyn Ronan!), Rostro de Cristo (“the face of Christ”) provides young adults from the US with an immersive experience in which they serve those who live on the margins in Ecuador and work alongside them in their homes, schools, and other community-based projects.
There are countless examples of priests in the Archdiocese of Boston working tirelessly and selflessly to make the world a better place for all of us. Our priests don’t just enrich the lives of Catholics in parishes, they enrich the lives of everyone in all communities.
Our priests are so committed to serving others that it can be very easy for them to forget that they must take care of themselves, too. That is why Clergy Trust is so dedicated to the mission of ensuring our priests receive the care and support they need to stay healthy. It’s simple: healthier priests mean stronger communities.
You can help by contributing to the Clergy Trust special Second Collection at all Masses THIS weekend, September 17-18. Please make checks payable to your parish with “Clergy Trust” noted in the memo.
To make an online donation, please click here: DONATE TO CLERGY TRUST