MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
The times they are a' changing! Amen! The questionnaire about marriage and the family that the Pope has asked us all, Bishops and lay people, to fill out is on the Archdiocesan Web site.
Go to the Archdiocese home page (www.archphila.org) and see Archbishop Chaput's weekly column which discusses the 2015 World Meeting of the Family. Down in the middle of that article is the mention of the questionnaire. (archphila.org/synod2014/synod2014.php) You can click on it in the Archbishop's column and it will open up for you.
This should be filled out before December 2 for transmittal to Rome with others from Philadelphia.
In this month's In the Vineyard from National VOTF is further discussion of this really momentous event. Asking input of the laity before a Synod of Bishops will discuss a topic, is very unusual.
Let us keep working and praying for changes in the structures of the Church, so that more lay people can bring their wisdom and experience to the management of the Church.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
will be holding a support group meeting on Wednesday, January 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the public library located at 1905 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (19th and Locust on West Rittenhouse Square).
These meetings are open to survivors, family members and supporters. They are a safe and confidential place for survivors to gather and share experiences and feelings.
Due to poor weather forecast, the Friday Vigil is changed to
December 13, 2013
222 N. 17th St
PLEASE JOIN US!