Safeguarding Month in the Diocese of Broken Bay

On 31 August 2017, the community of Broken Bay gathered to mark the beginning of Safeguarding Month. 

On 31 August 2017, the community of Broken Bay gathered at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara for a Liturgy of Compassion and Commitment, a liturgy that marked the beginning of Safeguarding Month in the Diocese of Broken Bay.
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Last year we gathered under the calling of Lament and Hope, in acknowledgement of the pain caused by abuse of our most vunerable in our communities, and the lack of action by some of our leaders.

We need to come together as a community to acknowledge suffering, to give public expression to our sorrow, to seek forgiveness, to make a public commitment to change, and to draw hope from the encounter with our merciful God. 

Throughout September the agencies of Broken Bay, CatholicCare, Catholic Schools Office, Chancery Offices and Parishes, will be promoting or participating in a number of scheduled events.

31 August Day of Prayer for those who have been affected of abuse
Liturgy of Compassion and Commitment, Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral
4 to 9 September 
Child Protection Week
10 September Catholic Church Child Protection Sunday
11 September Safe Series Workshop Early Learning Centre, Terrigal
15 September CCD Parish Coordinators Safeguarding Workshop
17 September Children's Choir Games (Ku-ring-gai Chase Parish)
19 September Twilight Talks: Safeguarding Experiences
20 September

A Gathering in Solidarity (Frenchs Forest Parish)
Safeguarding and Child Protection Workshop (Clergy) (The Entrance Parish)

29 September Foster Care Picnic Day

"May we unite in prayer that the Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts, transform our brokenness and heal our people's wounds."

- Most Rev Peter A Comensoli

‘Play Your Part – Religious Communities’. The purpose of the tipsheet is to encourage people in the religious community to find out about their role in promoting the safety and well-being of children.

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Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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