Next Steps: Parish Open Forum for Action & Resources

The Parish Open Forum for Action continues. The 100+ parishioners who came together November 4 and discussed responses to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church proposed a number of practical actions in the five areas of concern: transparency and accountability, Church structure, the role of the laity, support to survivors and families, and prayer. The groups can be reached at,, respectively.

The parishioners who agreed to take the lead on these actions are meeting together and with Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) representatives to de-conflict ideas for actions, to educate ourselves on similar work that is already ongoing in other organizations and to (potentially) team up with other parishes on some of the actions. The next Parish Pastoral Council meeting, Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm in the Lower School Big Room, is open to all parishioners to further this discussion.

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