Dear Students and Colleagues,
You may recall my writing you a few weeks ago about an initiative to advance healing in our Church in the wake of clergy sexual abuse. One effort to redress this evil is the Healing Our Church program, facilitated by trained lay people from our community to provide you with the opportunity for reflection, prayer, and conversation. This offering is for those disciples who may not have been abused directly but are nonetheless impacted greatly by the betrayal, loss of trust, or erosion of confidence in church leaders.
Healing Our Church will consist of six sessions around the following topics:
- Facing the truth
- Healing our wounds
- Rebuilding our church
- Why do I remain Catholic?
- We believe
- A way forward
Here is the breakdown of what we will be offering, beginning the week of March 11:
- Mondays: 3:15PM-4:45PM (Alacoque House)
- Tuesdays: 6:30PM-8PM (Dooling 260)
- Wednesdays: 5PM-6:30PM (Dooling 260)
- Thursdays: 8AM-9:30AM (Dooling 250)
Sessions will run for six consecutive weeks and will be facilitated by Maggie Riggins, director of campus ministry, on Mondays; Christian McCormack, senior, on Tuesdays; Elizabeth Felten, assistant professor of business, on Wednesdays; and Wendy Krisak, assistant dean of students for wellness, on Thursdays. We thank them for their generosity in leading these sessions and also for the time they gave to being trained for this service.
To register, please complete this form.
Thank you for you continued support of our Catholic, Salesian mission and efforts to strengthen it during this challenging season for our church.
Fr. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS
Vice President for Mission