In view of recent events in the Church, the five parishes in Melrose and Wakefield; that is, St. Mary's Parish and Incarnation Parish in Melrose and St. Joseph's Parish, St. Florence's Parish and Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Wakefield are jointly sponsoring a question and answer session with our Regional Bishop, Mark O'Connell.
This session will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall on Thursday, October 25th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. All are cordially invited from these parishes and beyond.
Bishop O'Connell has an openness and willingness to discuss the current climate and issues in the Church. At this event, he will first listen to anything anyone needs or wants to say to him as a bishop about the crisis; and then he will answer questions about the crisis or the Church. We get our analysis about these things too often from the wrong places. Our Church and politics and media are so antagonistic that the loudest voices are often the most extreme. Bishop O'Connell has had much experience dealing with these issues and can share his past experience.
Your comments, concerns and anger will help inform him for future important meetings. Bishop O'Connell values your questions and concerns and hope that you can come.