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Help support our retired priests

The annual collection for the Diocese of Joliet Priests’ Retirement Fund will take place through June 21.


The “Fathers’ Day Collection” was started several years ago in this diocese to help support the needs of senior and retired priests, as well as those who suffer serious illness and are in need of extended care. In addition, this collection helps defray the costs of the St. John Vianney Villa in Naperville, where several of our retired priests presently live.

At a time when our parishes are beginning to emerge from the extended period of quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus, I am mindful of the continued need for the generosity of our parishioners to causes like this fund.

I continue to be impressed with the generosity of the people of the Diocese of Joliet, and the great work of our parish priests, deacons and lay staff, both happening in the midst of a pandemic!

With my continued thanks, I remain,

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Richard E. Pates

Apostolic Administrator Diocese of Joliet 

If you wish to donate, visit the Diocese of Joliet website by clicking here: Donation Page

Or drop off donation at Notre Dame in the drop box near the front entrance to the school and parish center. Thank you for your support and generosity!