How We Heal: An In-Depth Look at How the Archdiocese Empowers us to Protect God’s Children and Respond with Compassion to Victim-Survivors of Sexual Abuse
March 30 at 7 p.m.
St. Mary of the Woods Parish
7033 N. Moselle Avenue, Chicago
Mary Jane Doerr, director of our Office for the Protection of Children and Youth, and Fr. Larry Dowling, pastor of St. Agatha Parish, will discuss how the archdiocese—that’s all of us!—empowers us to protect God’s precious children and to respond with accompaniment to victim-survivors of child and youth sexual abuse. Parking is available on site.
2nd Annual Child Safeguarding Liturgy
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
Holy Name Cathedral
735 North State Street, Chicago
Michael Hoffman, chairman of the Hope and Healing Committee of the archdiocese, a survivor of child sexual abuse and an advocate for abuse prevention, will offer insights to families, and to all who care for children. Rev. Greg Sakowicz, rector of Holy Name Cathedral, will preside at Mass. After Mass, all parishioners are invited to plant pinwheels (national symbol of child abuse prevention efforts) throughout the grounds of the cathedral.
9th Annual Prayer Service for Child Abuse Prevention and Pinwheel Planting
Friday, May 1, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Healing Garden of the Archdiocese of Chicago
1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago
Additional details on the Pinwheel for Prevention prayer service will be available soon.