This weekend, the Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday, on which we pray for those who have been abused, their families and supporters. We recognise and apologise for the harm done by priests, religious and lay people in Church settings. We recommit to practices that support survivors and make the Catholic Church and its ministries the safest possible place for children and people at risk. You can find out more about the Church’s work in this area at: www.catholic.org.au/safeguardingsunday
An important area of parish life is the way in which we care for our children, young people and vulnerable adults. This is the focus of the work of the Nazareth Parish Safeguarding Committee.
The committee has produced a short video, “Nazareth Parish – Our Safeguarding Journey”, which underlines the parish’s commitment to this important issue and sets out the next steps in this journey. The video can be seen by clicking on this YouTube link. https://youtu.be/zY1rbNL-3CU
If you are unable to access the YouTube video please contact the Parish Office and we will send you a DVD of the video.
In the coming weeks we will be in contact with all parish volunteers about the specific steps that need to be taken to ensure that everyone is playing their part in ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Chairperson Nazareth Parish
Safeguarding Committee Committee