Heros in Fidelis, translated from Latin to English means “Hero of the Faithful.” Our Heroes are those who have given so much to the Catholic community. Our Heroes are the retired priests, who have dedicated the past 40 years +/- of their lives to us, the Catholic lay community. These individuals have been with us every step of the way to guide us in becoming the Catholics we are today.
Our retired priests have been there to baptize us, confirm us, they have been mentors and teachers to guide us to become better Catholics. They have heard our confessions, our joys, our fears and our tears. Our heroes have directed our moral compass, they have married us and buried us.
Now these individuals are joining the ranks of the retired in large numbers. Many of these individuals will not retire well; some have happily worked for low wages through the years to enable the growth of the church. Because of these lower wages, social security will only pay an estimated $600.00 per month. Many Dioceses are there to assist in the care of the retired, however some cannot.
Heros in Fidelis Foundation was created as a lay Catholic organization that will fill in gaps that retirement cannot fill for our retired priests. By showing others, that Catholics can take care of our own, we set an example for our Seminarians. They too shall be cared for in their retirement years. We will also work together to seek a solution to the retirement dilemma beginning with our seminarians. The ANGEL Award provides a retirement start for our seminarians, so they may avoid the retirement pitfalls that our current priests are experiencing.
The Venerable Father Michael J McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus. From Father McGivney’s own experience, he recognized the devastating effect on the family after a wage earner passes away. He believed in caring for the family. It is from Father McGivney’s own dream to keep catholic families together, that we work so diligently to include our clergy into the Catholic family which include our Seminarians and the active or retired priests. If we are to protect the church, then we need to begin with those who sacrifice, to bring us word of our Lord.
Catholic Flowers.org is a nonprofit division of “Heros in Fidelis Foundation” Corp. Catholic Flowers operates an online full-service florist. all 5-star arrangements can be delivered to the home, office, church, and all other venues, including funerals. Every flower purchase creates a donation that will go to fund the Heros in Fidelis Foundation. Catholic Flowers will now be able to serve the Catholic population in the United states and Puerto Rico, the proceeds will go toward assisting our Seminarians, (The ANGEL award) our active priests and of course our beloved retired (Priest in Need grant), to whom we owe so much.
Our Goal is to be able to earn a portion of annual needs by using passive giving platforms to raise donations. We believe in this mission and are willing to do our part in creating revenue to assist our retired priests and seminarians.
We welcome all other ministries, together we can create a solution for this retirement dilemma. these retired priests deserve our attention, they should not fall under the “out of sight, out of mind” category. They deserve dignity.
Please consider a donation today, so we can ensure that the religious circle of care remains unbroken.
“TO CHANGE THE WORLD, WE MUST BE GOOD TO THOSE WHO CANNOT REPAY US”. His Holiness Pope Francis-