Post by Pizzaballa on Jun 29, 2019 16:29:26 GMT -5
Our pastor is retiring and today and tomorrow are his last Masses. The one tonight was very nice. It always bothered me that once these guys are all done and required to retire because of Canon Law they have no place to go. He is lucky in that his father left him the house he grew up at in Oriskany. If that wasn't the cast he would most likely go to some parish to live in residence. I know when Father Flanigan retired he just stay there in residence helping out here and there as he could until he was placed at Masonic Home then died.
The nuns are pretty well taken care of. My dad's first cousin was a nun. When she retired she lived at the mother house in Syracuse. We visited her there. They had pretty nice digs and she was well cared for by other nuns. There must be places for priests that are similar somewhere.
I think there must be some but I do not know. I know many have camps they had built during their career so they can go there. You know I am talking regular priests the secular ones referred to as Diocesan Priests. Religious priests have places to go. It is tough if they do not plan their retirement very well with a financial planner since once retired no more paycheck and they cannot get Social Security.
Post by clarencebunsen on Jul 2, 2019 11:12:56 GMT -5
With the current shortage of priests a place to live is not as much of a problem. Most priests continue to work long past what would normally be considered retirement age. At St. John's we share a priest with Clark Mills. Each parish has a rectory. St. Johns also has the former elementary school, now used for religious education and as a nursery school. The senior center did meet there but that has moved to Gander Mountain. We also have the former convent but no nuns have lived there for several years. The village has shot down every proposed re-use of that building.
Social Security is an interesting question. Barb had what I think was the last nursing nun on her St. E's staff. They got a grant once to do some kind of statistical study. She thought sister had the background to do the study but ran into a snag. There was a place on the paperwork for SSN and sister didn't have one.
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Yeah Father John was 75. That last group of 80 year old priests still working as pastors were told to retire by the Bishop I think last year which is good.
Went to Mass today the 12:10 Mass and after Mass the new Pastor said he already heard rumors that he is going to change the 12:10 Noon Mass. He assured us he is not and will not ever. On my way out two elderly gossipy ladies were talking to each other and I heard one say: Did you see the chalice he used at Mass. Silver not gold and it looks like a small cup. I turned to them and said sorry but the Pope uses the same type. LOL. The majority of seminarians as Deacons getting ready for ordination today are no longer buying these elaborate chalices of yesteryear but simpler in design. Plus those gold one with jewels can be very pricey. $1,000 of dollars. When I bought my chalice it was a wooden cup with gold insert on a mother of pearl base. I think it cost me near $850. Looked like this but with pearl stand