21-24 February: A Meeting in Rome with the Pope to discuss the safeguarding of minors in the Church.
Please pray for all who have been hurt by abuse in the Church.
Pray also for Pope Francis and for the success of this meeting of senior bishops (including Archbishop E. Martin) and major religious superiors from around the world.
Candle of Atonement Prayer
Lord, forgive us our many sins.
We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable.
We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother. Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness and into the light of your Word.
May we as the people of God be more fully human, more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church. Amen.