Opus Bono Sacerdotii: Helping priests who have no one else

Opus Bono Sacerdotii (OBS) is a lay organization that assists Catholic priests having difficulties.

Their motto:

A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now!

From the website:

  • We turn no priests away who need our help when we can help them.
  • OBS has been a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in existence since April of 2002.
  • Our mission is to love Jesus Christ the High Priest. We fulfill our mission by manifesting our love for Christ in serving each priest individually. We focus on each priest’s unique needs and loving him unconditionally.
  • OBS is funded by individual donations. We charge no fees for our assistance to priests.
  • All of the aid that we provide priests evolves as each situation dictates the type of assistance needed given the resources available
During Lent it is good to give alms.



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  1. Liz says:

    This is such a fine organization, and I am so impressed with the work that they do. I know of no other organization that helps priests in this way.
    I only began to realize HOW many priests are in need once I began to pay attention Opus Bono’s work and was signed up on their email list.
    To me, it seems like if priests give up so very much and suffer, often painfully, out of love for Holy Mother Church, then the least we can do is make some little sacrifices and find a way to donate.

  2. GregH says:

    I started giving to this lay organization monthly because I found out about it on your blog.

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  4. Lisa Graas says:

    I don’t know if it is related, but there was a second collection after Mass last night at my parish that was specifically for care of priests, particularly in illness. We should all give as much as we can to the support of religious, particularly our priests.

  5. Hidden One says:

    “During Lent it is good to give alms.”

    Does anyone happen to know of a particularly good Catholic cause that accepts Interac e-transfers (as provided by most if not all Canadian banks)? This is not an idle question.

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