Bishop to make Listening Session stop in Dunkirk

Bishop Richard Malone, in conjunction with the Presbyteral Council, Vicars Forane and the Movement to Restore Trust, will host a series of Listening Sessons across the Diocese of Buffalo during 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.

A Listening Session is Scheduled to take place at Holy Trinity Parish in Dunkirk Saturday Aug. 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. For further information please contact Kathy Spangler, director of communications at kspangler@buffalodiocese.org.

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