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  • New members welcomed by the Diocesan Pastoral Council:
    • Sean Lazzari
    • Mary Galvan
    • Kelly Heffron
    • Andrew Hackley
    • Tony Roth
    • Henry Wesseler
    • Cheryl Walsh
  • Members report that they are meeting on a more regular basis between DPC meetings
  • Members reported on their deaneries’ views on diocesan communication tools and struggles of parishes sharing a pastor
  • Bishop Conlon lead a discussion about the abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.
  • Bishop shared information about some proposals for structure changes within the curia
  • A request was made by Madeline McNicholas for volunteers to head-up the committee to plan the 2020 Diocesan Assemble.
  • Bishop Conlon announced that he is in the process of writing a Pastoral Letter “Go He Said” which will be published in the November issue of “Christ is Our Hope” magazine.
  • Bishop Conlon reported on activities of the School Task Force and the importance of Catholic Education in the diocese.
  • Announcements of new assignments and movement within the Curia was made by Bishop Conlon.


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