A Novena for Healing, Atonement

During the fall of 2019, for “nine consecutive nights culminating with the Sept. 29 feast of the archangels, Bishop Mark Bartosic visited a different church in Vicariate II <including Chicago’s North Side and some northern suburbs in the Archdiocese of Chicago> and joined the congregation in praying for healing and atonement for the clerical sexual abuse crisis that has roiled the church.”

For more about how a task force of lay people met to frame the needs they perceived in their parishes, and how the bishop administering that vicariate was able to collaborate with them to create a healing experience close to people’s home, check out Michelle Martin’s article from Catholic Chicago.

Do you know of an example where lay people collaborated with Church leadership to create a healing event, space, or resource? Let us know here.

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