A Word from Bishop Braxton:
“In 1990, the Catholic Diocese of Belleville issued its first written Child Protection Policy, which was later revised in July 2003. Over the last several months and years, we have carefully considered possible updates and clarifications. I am now pleased to release the attached revised Child Protection Policy, which updates the policies and procedures we follow to do all we can to protect our children from abuse. This revised Policy is posted on our website; www.diobelle.org/Child Protection/ Child Protection Policy.” … This Policy will be updated, if necessary, due to changing circumstances, deeper knowledge, guidance from his Holiness, Pope Francis, and decisions by our Episcopal Conference. I ask that you join me in continuing to pray for everyone whose lives have been harmed in any way by the greatest crisis in the history of the Catholic Church in this country. Prayerfully Yours in Christ, The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton Bishop of Belleville
Click here Child Protection Policy to access the policy
I want to keep you abreast of some work we plan to do in the near future regarding the upkeep of the parish parking lots.
We are working with the city of Carterville on the entrance way into the north parking lot on an easier way to access the sidewalk to make it handicapped accessible. They will do the work and we will pay for the concrete used. We are grateful for their skill and their willingness to work with us on this project.
We have signed an agreement with Egyptian Asphalt and Seal coating from Murphysboro to refinish and stripe the two parking lots along with fixing some low spots. We will not be able to use the parking lot for a couple of days during this procedure. We’ll let you know when the date is set.
I am grateful for all who met to plan and prepare for this project, enabling us to be good stewards with your money.
I am also grateful for the investment of the rental property that is assisting us toward this project. The rental property is working for us in a very positive manner.
The Rental House on Virginia Street. There are five rooms, including two bedrooms. There is a front porch and back porch. It has central heating and air which is gas-forced. Rental includes all appliances: washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. It includes a storage shed and off street parking. The home has been rented!! Yay!
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