- Spring/Summer 2019 – Healing Our Church small group discussions: A number of ACTION group members and SJN parishioners lead and participated in six small groups over six weeks to share and pray centering on the new publication, Healing our Church. Healing our Church consists of guided discussions topics, statements from survivors, Holy Scripture and prayer. See a vimeo about the book.
- 6/3/19 – the St. John Neumann ACTION Committee, in partnership with the Our Lady of Good Council CAPACT group, ( Capital Advocates for Church and Transparency), held a Town Hall meeting with Father Lewis Fiorelli, the Provincial for our region of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Father Fiorelli spoke about the Oblates’ history with the sex abuse crisis, what they have done and will be doing; his advocacy for the victims of clerical abuse; the selection and formation of Oblate seminarians, and current reforms underway in the Church. Fr. Fiorelli is co-author of Veronica’s Veil, essays of gentle spiritual support for healing from abuse.
- 1/2019: – To communicate our parish’s concerns to U.S. bishops attending Pope Francis’ Vatican Summit on the Abuse of Minors, February 2019, SJN ACTION distributed over 400 postcards to parishioners to send the Bishops their views. This was accomplished by a two-Sunday post-Mass information sharing in January 2019.
- 11/12/18- Prayer Vigil: Rosary, scripture reading, special intentions for healing for the abused and guidance of the Holy Spirit for the U.S. Council of Bishops Fall Assembly’s attention to the issues involved in the Church’s sexual abuse crisis.
Past Activities Sponsored by SJN ACTION