Church in Crisis September 2, 2018
Dates, Times and Locations for Town Hall meetings and Ceremony of Sorrow announced
Bishop Burns has announced dates and times for further actions to work for the protection of children and youth in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.
On the weekend of August 25-26, Bishop Burns requested that a letter be read in all parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas to address recent issues regarding the current crisis of sexual abuse by clergy, including allegations of sexual abuse by the former pastor of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Reverend Edmundo Paredes. In that letter, Bishop Burns outlined five separate steps that will be taken in the diocese to create a safer environment, including announcing a Ceremony of Sorrow and Town Hall Meetings.
The dates, times and locations for these events have now been scheduled, and are as follows:
Tuesday, October 9th, 6:00 p.m. - Ceremony of Sorrow and Town Hall Meeting
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
1809 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Monday, October 15th, 6:00 p.m. - Holy Hour & Town Hall Meeting
St. Jude Catholic Church
1515 N Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. - Holy Hour & Town Hall Meeting
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
2800 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. - Holy Hour & Town Hall Meeting
St. Bernard Catholic Church
1404 Old Gate Ln, Dallas, TX 75218
To read the complete letter from Bishop Burns shared with parishes, please visit https://www.cathdal.org/lettertoparishes.
VIDEO: Ceremony of Sorrow - St. Cecilia Church
Livestream to begin at 5:50 pm on Tuesday, October 9th
Image credit: Elliot Sloman