A Message from Father Bernie

Dear Friends,

   As I continue to reflect upon the current Church crisis surrounding clergy sexual abuse issues and failures of Church leadership to deal appropriately with those events, it is hard not to focus on the victims and their families.

  The public attention of this issue again makes real and present the effects of past injury for so many people, and understandable, they are often without a clue where to turn for help.  You may be one of these people or know someone in this position.  Please consider the following opportunity as a pathway toward some healing and peace.

  On Monday evening, October 8th, Bishop Siegel will lead a Healing Prayer Service for member of the South Deanery (primarily Catholic Churches in the Evansville area).  All are invited to join in the service which will be hosted at Sacred Heart Church, 2701 W. Franklin Street, at 6:30 pm.  It is my great hope that all of us will engage those whom we know to be suffering because of sexual abuse, either personally or of a loved one, and journey with them to the Healing Prayer Service.  Let us not forget to pray first for all victims of sexual abuse and continue to assist them through this particularly challenging time.

Christ’s peace,

Fr. Bernie