As a direct result of the MRT recommendation, Bishop Malone has agreed to a series of listening sessions across the diocese.  The listening sessions will include Bishop Malone praying with the faithful, hearing their thoughts and comments, inviting discussion and offering summary remarks regarding the mission of the diocese and its parishes, schools and other organizations.  The listening sessions are designed for the bishop to hear the concerns of the engaged parishioners and for them to offer recommendations for future initiatives regarding pastoral care, spiritual care and ministry.

Sessions on the following days:

  • Saturday, June 8, 9:30am -11:30am  – St. Gregory the Great Parish Center (Williamsville)
  • Saturday, June 15, 9:30am -11:30am – St. Vincent de Paul Parish, St. Leo site (Niagara Falls)*
  • Thursday, June 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm – St. Mark’s Parish (Buffalo)*
  • Saturday, June 29, 9:30am -11:30am – Archbishop Walsh High School (Olean)*
  • Saturday, August 3, 9:30am – 11:30am – Sacred Heart Social Center (Batavia)
  • Saturday, August 10, 9:30am – 11:30am – Nativity of Our Lord (Orchard Park)*
  • Saturday, August 17, 9:30am – 11:30am – Holy Trinity Parish (Dunkirk)
  • Wednesday, September 11, 5:30 – 7:30pmCollege Student–only Listening Session, Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons, Niagara University*

*Please note date change and the addition of the Buffalo, Orchard Park and Niagara University sessions

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Other Examples of recent Apostolic Visitations in the US

The Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith defines an apostolic visitation as “an exceptional initiative of the Holy See which involves sending a Visitor or Visitors to evaluate an ecclesiastical institute such as a seminary, diocese, or religious institute. Apostolic Visitations are intended to assist the institute in question to improve the way in which it carries out its function in the life of the Church.”

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