Retired Priests Collection

Archdiocese of Washington priests have selflessly served the faithful and the community to continue Christ’s mission for decades, and in some cases, more than a half century.

Our priests have been there for each of us and our families in providing spiritual support – year in and year out – for our entire lives.

Please join the tens of thousands of the faithful in being there for them to assist in the dignity of their retirement and to honor their lives of service through support of the annual Retired Priests Collection.

This year’s retired priest collection takes place during the weekend of November 3-4. This year, there are four ways to support the Retired Priest Collection:

Donate Online

Click here to go to our secure online form to donate online via credit card.


New this year, you can give from your smart phone by texting “Priest” to (301) 231-1816. A link will be sent back to you inside a minute to complete your gift.


You may have received envelopes mailed directly to your home. If not, please contact us by email or send a check payable to “Retired Priest Collection” to:

Office of Development, Archdiocese of Washington,
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017-0260

In Pew Donation

Envelopes will be provided in the pews at Mass on November 3 and 4 for you to enclose your support.

Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

Retired Priests Collection 2018:

Colecta 2018 Para Los Sacerdotes Retirados:

Contact the Secretariat for Development for more information.