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)

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

Notes from Listening Session No. 7

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Notes from Listening Session No. 6

Nativity of Our Lord Church, Orchard Park. August 10, 2019. Stephanie Argentine kicked off the session at 9:30 a.m. Bishop Malone started with a healing prayer. Approx. 80 people in attendance.

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Men’s Breakfast featuring MRT as Guest Speakers

Join the discussion about the Movement to Restore Trust on September 7, 2019 in the Chapel at Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 263 Claremont Ave, Tonawanda, NY. Mass, breakfast Bible study and speakers.

Notes from Listening Session No. 5

Listening session No. 5 – held at Sacred Heart Parish Social Center, Batavia, NY on August 3, 2019. About 75 people attended, including seven priests and Bishop Richard J. Malone, Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) Organizing Committee member John Hurley and Dennis Mahaney.

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