Listening Sessions Scheduled

What do you think about the proposed partnership between the Diocese of Western New York and the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania? Between now and mid-March, all members of both dioceses are invited to share their ideas, hopes and concerns at one of eight listening sessions:

January 31, 7 p.m.:  St. Luke’s, Jamestown (WNY Cattaraugus/Chatauqua region)
February 1, 7 p.m.:  St. Andrews, Buffalo (WNY Central Erie region)
February 7, 7 p.m.:  St. Mark’s, North Tonawanda (WNY Northern region)
February 8, 7 p.m.:  St. Matthias, East Aurora (WNY Southern Erie region)
February 28, 7 p.m.:  St. James, Batavia (WNY Genesee region)
March 1, 7 p.m.:  Calvary, Williamsville (WNY Eastern Erie region)
March 19, 6:30 p.m.:  St. John’s, Franklin (NWPA)
March 20, 6:30 p.m.:  St. John’s, Kane (NWPA)

Bishop Sean will begin listening sessions in Western New York with brief remarks and remain during time for conversation and questions. Members of the Diocese of Western New York’s Standing Committee will also be present at each session.

At the listening sessions in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, both Bishop Sean and Bishop Bill Franklin will attend the meetings along with members of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Standing Committee.

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Download bulletin inserts about the listening sessions.