During this Year of Mercy all are called to open their hearts and minds to serving their neighbors, the needy and the marginalized in society. One group that is often forgotten is the inmates in prisons.
The 2015 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was released on May 20, 2016. The data collection covered the time between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015. For the Diocese of Savannah the following data was reported found:
-11,548 children and 8,797 adults were trained to identify the warning signs of abuse and how to report them.
What’s going on at your parish this summer? Things are busy this week at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Columbus. We are hosting Vacation Bible School, welcoming a new priest, and having a Yard Sale to benefit Saint Anne-Pacelli Catholic School. Each of these “events” is cause for celebration, and every event — just like every person—has a story that deserves to be told.