“Do This in Memory of Me”

Christ spoke these words at the first Mass ever, and priests have repeated them for millennia as they have celebrated the Eucharist in His name.

Priests in our Archdiocese devote their lives to God’s people by bringing Christ to them through Mass and His Sacraments. Even in retirement, they serve the faithful by celebrating Mass, hearing confessions, anointing the sick, and praying for the world.

However, with the spread of COVID-19, our retired priests face the same issues as others in their age group. Thankfully, the Archdiocese has committed to caring for our priests as they advance in age.

We, the faithful, are also called to assist in meeting their health and material needs. Please prayerfully consider making a contribution in support of our retired priests, giving back to them in thanksgiving for all they have done for us.


Meet some of our Retired Priests

Monsignor Arthur Bastress

Nearly 70 Years of Service

It is with great sadness that we report Monsignor Arthur P. Bastress, ordained in 1951, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 16, 2020… Learn More

Father Gene Nickol

Serving When and Wherever Needed

Father Gene Nickol’s priestly discernment began at an early age while attending Shrine of the Little Flower School, an elementary school affiliated with his parish… Learn More

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 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

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

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!