Bishop Gainer Of Catholic Diocese Of Harrisburg To Visit Area Parishes

Bishop Ronald Gainer of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has announced plans to hold a series of listening sessions throughout the Diocese in January and February. Two of the sessions will be held in our area. Bishop Gainer will be at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Berwick on Wednesday, February 20th and at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Elysburg on Thursday, February 21st. Both sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. The visits come in wake of last summer’s Grand Jury Report on child sexual abuse by clergy. Each session will include opening remarks from Bishop Gainer and retired Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Janet McNeal, who was recently hired to oversee youth protection efforts of the Diocese. The floor will be open for questions following those remarks.