Healing Mass for abuse victims is April 8

Published: March 19, 2018

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Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate a Mass of Hope and Healing for survivors of child sexual abuse on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, at 5 p.m. in Morris Hall Chapel on the campus of St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. Anyone who wishes to pray for victims, their families and friends is welcome to attend this Mass and reception to follow.

The Mass is being held in April for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness of and preventing child abuse (whether sexual, physical or emotional). This event is sponsored by Safe Environment Program of the Diocese of Little Rock. For more information, contact Susan David, safe environment coordinator, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 332.

The Chancery Office oversees the Safe Environment Program which educates clergy, employees and volunteers in the diocese on how to prevent child sexual abuse, how to recognize sex offender behaviors, and how to create safe environments for children and young people in our parishes, schools and community. Learn more.

Information on the national level can be found through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Of special note is: "10 Tips for Protecting Children." The Catholic Church is committed to protecting children and young people. If you are aware of abuse or have been abused by clerics, Church volunteers or Church workers, please report it now.