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Catholic parishes to collect for Retirement Fund for Religious

The annual collections for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be taken Saturday and Sunday in parishes throughout the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

The appeal, which supports about 33,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests across the nation whose communities lack sufficient retirement funds, is in its 28th year. Last year the Buffalo dioceses contributed $841,000 to the collection, which is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office.

Locally, the Retirement Fund for Religious last year supported the Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Barnabites), Dominican Nuns, Missionary Sisters of St. Columban, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Sisters of Social Service of Buffalo, Sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Mary of Namur and Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.