Next Steps: Parish Open Forum for Action and Resources

Upcoming Events

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting to discuss response to the crisis
December 19, 2018, 7pm, Lower School Big Room

About

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 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 quickest way to add ideas, ask questions or join one of the action groups is to reach out to any one of the PPC representatives. Our special topic email addresses are open as well:

Report

Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Maryland Province encourage anyone who suspects abuse by clergy, or by any employee of a province work, to contact local civil authorities and the Provincial’s Office of the Maryland Province. The Province’s Victim Assistance Coordinator can be reached at 443-370-6357, by email at MARadvocacy@jesuits.org, and by U.S. mail at: Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, 8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 620, Towson, MD 21286.

Archdiocese of Washington: How to Report Child Abuse, Neglect or Assault