Father's Day Appeal

Dear Friends,
 
Pope Francis recently spoke of all the hardworking priests who have tirelessly and honourably given their lives in service of God’s people. He compared them to incense “which silently rises up to heaven. Their weariness goes straight to the heart of the Father.”
 
In the short time since I have come to Melbourne, I have already met these same priests among you. On your behalf, I want to thank these humble stewards of God’s grace for us.
 
It has been a wonderful custom in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to allow the faithful of the Archdiocese to show something of their own appreciation through an annual Fathers’ Day Appeal. The appeal goes to the care of retired and sick priests by providing suitable accommodation, medical assistance and a comfortable standard of living for them. May I commend the Appeal to you. 
 
Please pray for your priests, as they pray for you!
 
+ Peter A Comensoli
ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE

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