When a Priest is ordained, he is a Priest forever.

From the day of their ordination, our Priests spend their lives serving God’s people, administering the Sacraments and spreading Christ’s love for all, many times facing challenges and sacrifices. Even in retirement, our Priests keep living their vocation through prayer and, in many cases, through continued active service.

However, as an increasing number of priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore advance in age, they face the same challenges all retirees do, and, as their spiritual families, we are called to cherish and care for their priestly souls and material needs.

Will you consider making a gift in support of our priests in their retirement, giving back to them as a sign of gratitude for all that they have given us?

Meet some of our Retired Priests

Monsignor John Auer

A Lifelong Vocation

When you meet Reverend Monsignor John Auer, you are immediately struck by the aura of kindness and holiness that surrounds this priest of more than 50 years… Learn More

Father Salvatore Livigni

Strengthening Body and Soul

Ordained in the Diocese of Trenton in 1961, Reverend Salvatore Livigni joined our Archdiocese in 1992. After retiring at 71, he worked for six years… Learn More

Monsignor Richard Murphy

A Call To Serve That Endures

When Reverend Monsignor Richard Murphy reflects on his many years as a priest, it with a sense of gratitude. He says, “I’m thankful for… Learn More

Monsignor Richard Tillman

An Abundance of Family

Reverend Monsignor Richard Tillman has proven you can go home again. Ordained in 1965, he retired after 33 years as Pastor of St. John the Evangelist… Learn More

Monsignor George Moeller

His Ministry Continues

Reverend Monsignor George Moeller was born in the Hamilton area of Baltimore and ordained in 1962. He retired in 2009, but his vocation continues… Learn More

Prayer for Our Retired Priests

Lord Jesus, High Priest, we pray for the retired priests of our Archdiocese who still have a very important mission in the Church, the mission of prayer and intercession.

We pray with gratitude for their love and concern for us and for one another, ever mindful of their unity in You.

We ask You to bless them for the countless years of service they have provided and continue to provide to Your people throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore, that they may experience peace and joy in their retirement, continuing to hold close the love of Your Sacred Heart. Amen.

St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests, pray for us!