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  • The Assembly in 2003 will focus on Peace & Justice.
  • Members discussed methods of improving Cluster meetings.
  • Bishop Imesch asked members to consider proposals for June’s meeting of the Bishops’ Conference and to offer comments regarding the Diocesan Pastoral Policy for Allegations of Sexual Misconduct.  

February 2003

  • The meeting focused on “Reconciliation: Restoring Faith and Trust,” i.e. what efforts are being made in our Diocese.
  • The Virtus program, Protecting God’s Children, will be implemented. 

June 2003

  • Members received an overview of the Protecting God’s Children program that will be implemented throughout the Diocese.
  • This program, background checks for those having substantial contact and other measures will help to protect children.
  • Officers selected: Chair – Mr. John Janicik; Vice Chair – Mrs. Patricia Dennison; Secretary – Mr. Nick Berns.
  • Commission Chairs: Administration – Mr. Tom McClain; Service – Mrs. Mary Ann Jung; Education – Mrs. Patricia Dennison; Worship – Fr. Lee Bacchi.