An Initiative brought forth by the Servant Leaders Ministry of MQP to continue to respond and heal from the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
The mission of the Servant Leaders is as follows:
"Staying true to the Gospel, we the people of God, in service to the community of Mary, Queen of Peace and all people of God, strive to advocate for justice, safety and accountability within the Church. Restoring trust and remaining true to our faith, with Jesus Christ as the source of our hope and virtue, we promote a culture where everyone has a voice, and zero tolerance and transparency are upheld.
We, the laity, by our faith and by our works, heed the Holy Spirit's call and guidance to heal what is broken, advocate for justice where it is denied, keep safe that which is vulnerable, demand accountability where there is none, and promote dialogue over silence where silence is the enemy of truth. We offer hope for recovery of a mutual trust within the Church community, through careful discernment of the causes of the current crises of sexual abuse and corruption of leadership, and by promotion of prayer, action and reform faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ."
In addition to an effort to provide resources like the ones below, we hope to help keep the parish updated with ways Mary, Queen of Peace is striving to Restore Trust around this issue.
Every April the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month. While work is done all year round, during this month a special emphasis is placed on the importance of learning how to protect the vulnerable.
Today we pray: May those who have been abused receive the courage to tell their story, and may they be believed and supported.