OMC Forum on Sexual Abuse - Focus Groups
Dear Fellow OMC Parishioner,
The sexual abuse scandals, especially those in Pennsylvania documented by the state attorney general’s recent report, have caused much soul searching and distress for OMC parishioners.
We the undersigned are the Steering Committee for the OMC Sexual Abuse Forum that will work for reform in the way the Catholic Church operates.
In this start-up phase, we want to get a better understanding of what matters most to our fellow parishioners. What changes and reforms do you want to see so that you can feel the American and the global Church are on the right path?
To get insight into what OMC parishioners are thinking, we will conduct a series of three focus group sessions moderated by parishioner John Tarquinio.
Group 1: Active OMC Parishioners:
For the first focus group, we are recruiting 8-10 OMC active parishioners, men and women reflecting young adults through seniors in age.
If you would like to participate, please CLICK HERE
Group 2: Inactive OMC Parishioners:
We need you help to recruit for this focus group by referring people who fit the criteria on the referral form: CLICK HERE
Group 3: Former Catholics:
We need you help to recruit for this focus group by referring people who fit the criteria the referral form: CLICK HERE
The focus group research will help us to create a mission statement and program of action that reflects our parishioner needs, thoughts and concerns. We are grateful for your help with these focus groups and we invite you to contact John Tarquinio: firstname.lastname@example.org. with any questions or suggestions .
Thank you for your help and your prayers for the success of our initiative.
Parishioners: Patricia Burt, John Grogan, Pat Harrington, Margaret Matt, Jason Santini, Barbara Sheehan, John Tarquinio, Bridgette Will
Parish Staff: Fr Bob Bazzoli, OSFS, Deacon Joe Nines