Last fall, in response to the widespread news of misconduct most vile on the part of priests and bishops, we had a listening session open to all members of the parish. It was a great opportunity to listen to the hurt and confusion that we all feel in reading wave after wave of bad news. Thank you to the many who attended and spoke that evening.
Additionally, many of those who attended expressed a desire to have another opportunity to gather again. For that reason, I want to call your attention to the announcement on page 9 of this week’s bulletin under the headline “Letter to a Suffering Church.”
We are announcing that Fr. Kelly is going to moderate and facilitate a 5 week series structured on Bishop Barron’s letter under that title. This will run on 5 consecutive Saturdays from October 5th to November 2nd this fall.
I want to encourage you to to attend as many sessions as you are able. We are asking you to ‘sign up’ so that we can know how many books to buy and how much space we will need for those who wish to attend.
However, if you are unable to attend all or even any of the sessions but would like a copy of the materials we will provide those.
Healing graces come through honestly looking at our failures and begging the Lord’s Mercy. As that is true for each soul in the confessional, it also applies to the Church universal, and our parish family.