A Special Message From Monsignor
There are no words spoken or written that can adequately express my shock and horror over the grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania involving the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, nor the lack of oversight that has occurred. These evil acts perpetrated on innocent victims cannot be tolerated. I express my sincere remorse to the victims and their families and pledge not only our prayers but promise to be even more diligent in our responses in preventing further abuses.
The Diocese and our Parish will continue to be vigilant in keeping our kids safe. Over the past fifteen years we have enacted education, training and safeguards in order to be more proactive in "Keeping Kids Safe”. Staff receives annual training and regular updates on safe environment issues. We discuss these issues on a regular basis in order to be informed and prepared. We have flyers and information posted all over our Church and School. Our policies are on our webpage and available to anyone anytime. The more training and information we can provide, the more aware and proactive we can be. During the course of our school year all of our children, both in the Catholic School and in our religious education programs also receive ongoing training and information about these issues. Our primary focus along with faith and education is to keep all children safe, always. Our goal is provide a safe and trusting environment for all who worship, work, volunteer or attend education formation opportunities at our parish and school.
I invite your prayers for all victims of abuse and also ask that you remember Jesus is the source and summit of all we are, not individuals who have deceived us all. I also ask your prayers for the many good and holy bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians who serve God and the Church in exemplary ways.
There is no place in the priesthood or religious life for those who would harm the young!!
- Msgr. Bob