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Diocese and St. Norbert Abbey to Host Healing Retreat on April 8

Diocese-Green-Bay-LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (March 2, 2017) -- The Diocese of Green Bay and St. Norbert Abbey will host "A Day of Healing" on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The retreat will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality, De Pere.

This day of reflection includes opportunities for prayer, healing, and support for survivors of sexual abuse, friends of survivors and other caring persons. Father Tim Shillcox, O.Praem., will be the keynote speaker. Father Shillcox is the Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, De Pere. During the course of the day, participants will be given options to interact in small groups and for personal quiet time.

Survivors of Sexual Abuse on Planning Team

The planning team, composed primarily of survivors of sexual abuse, recognizes that people are at different points in the journey of healing. The Healing Retreat illustrates the impact of coming together and realizing you are not alone. "Every survivor knows the courage it took to take that first step. Here is an opportunity to reclaim your life!" said Barb Heinritz Bayer, a survivor and one of the planners for the retreat.

All are invited, including survivors of sexual abuse, friends of survivors and other caring persons.

For more information and to register, please visit www.gbdioc.org/healing or call (920) 272-8174. "A Day of Healing" will be held at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality, located on the grounds of St. Norbert Abbey at 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115. A $10 non-refundable fee for each participant is due by March 24.

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Who We Are

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay works to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping people in need and by providing academic, leadership and spiritual formation opportunities to parish and school leaders. Established in 1868, the Diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

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