Listening Session on Rev. R. Dixon Beattie August 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Our Saint Ann parish will hold a listening session at 6:30 p.m., Friday August 20, in response to the recent placement of former St. Ann’s pastor Father Beattie on the list of clergy credibly accused of having abused minors by the Diocese of Richmond.

We will be joined by Diocese of Arlington staff from the Victim Assistance Office and Office for Child Protection who will be available to answer questions about the processes and procedures involved and meet with any who may have need to share their own experiences. The session is intended to be a positive step in ensuring that parishioners have an opportunity to ask questions and share their concerns regarding this difficult event in the parish’s life and community, with the ultimate goal of fostering healing and peace in the community.