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Alex Becker

About the Blogger

Alex Becker is the executive director of the Priests’ Retirement and Mutual Aid Association.

Blog posts by Alex Becker

  • Monday, June 07, 2010

    “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” - Joshua 24:15

    Did you know there are presently 220 retired priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago? Of that number over 100 priests are over 80; 18 are over 90; and come October our first priest will reach 100 years old. Taken together these priests represent over 11,800 years of service as priests to the Archdiocese. Collectively these men have celebrated the Eucharist over three and a half million times.  They have been a crucial part of sustaining and enriching the Church of Chicago in the last half of the past century and beginning of this century.