This March, the Diocese of Buffalo begins a special Year of Prayer for the Healing of Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse and for the Church. The special prayer follows:
O Merciful Father,
Your Son in Love stretched out his hands upon the cross to embrace us.
Embrace and heal our brothers and sisters who carry the wounds of abuse inflicted upon them.
Heal Your Church broken by this betrayal of trust.
Cleanse and sanctify Your Clergy that they may radiate the selfless love of Your Son.
And strengthen and call the people of the Church throughout Western New York to a new dawn of hope and grace in your Holy Spirit.
We ask this through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.