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Joyous priests, joyous retirement

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The retirement age in America is 65 years old, which is relatively young in priestly terms.

Though new retirees sometimes move to Florida, cruise the U.S. in RVs or travel the globe, clergy have at least another 10 years in full-time ministry, maybe more. Retirement age is 75, but with the permission of the archbishop, priests may remain on active duty as health permits.

Catholic Communications Campaign collection May 28-29

Each year the Archdiocese of St. Louis leads people to an encounter with the Lord through effective communications by promoting the faith through radio advertisements, billboards, and digital advertising, along with support of parishes, schools and ministries.

Collection to help outreach to flood victims

A home off Lemay Ferry Road near the Meramec River was flooded along with many others along the Meramec. Heavy rains led to near-record and record crests on many rivers in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

A special collection will be taken up in all parishes in the archdiocese on the weekend of Jan. 16-17 to assist flood victims.

The funds will support Catholic Charities as it responds to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care and especially the long-term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction.

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