BISHOP MALONE TO HOST LISTENING SESSIONS
June 7, 2019 | Pastor's Corner
At the recommendation of the Movement to Restore Trust, the Presbyteral Council, and Vicars Forane has begun hosting a series of Listening Sessions across the Diocese of Buffalo which will occur over the next few months. The Sessions will include Bishop Malone praying with the faithful, hearing their thoughts and comments, inviting discussion, and offering summary remarks regarding the mission of the Diocese and its parishes, schools, and other organizations.
The Listening Sessions are designed for the Bishop to hear the concerns of the engaged parishioners and for them to offer recommendations for future initiatives regarding pastoral care, spiritual care and ministry. Recognizing the importance of the input and empowerment of the laity working in collaboration with pastors, these Listening Sessions are an opportunity to create constructive partnerships, receive feedback, and formulate next steps to address the effects of the clergy sexual abuse crisis and other matters of concern
Listening Sessions are scheduled for Saturdays from 9:30—11:30 a.m. throughout the Diocese: June 8th at St. Gregory the Great Parish Ministry Center in Williamsville; June 22nd at Prince of Peace Parish, St. Leo Site, Niagara Falls; July 27th in Olean (Parish to be determined); August 3rd (Location to be determined); August 17th (Location to be determined). The locations to be determined will be in the areas of Batavia, Dunkirk, and Medina.