I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
An independent organization of concerned, committed Catholics, based in Pittsburgh, formed to affirm the laity’s rightful role of co-responsibility in the Church. Our focus is to bring about positive changes grounded in working collaboratively with the clergy and having the qualities of transparency, accountability, and competency.
CCOC featured in national magazine profile article
CCOC is featured in a profile article within the July-August, 2020 edition of Liguorian magazine, a national Catholic publication focused on matters of the faith, practices, Christian living, and social justice. Rooted in the vision of St. Alphonsus and the Redemptorists, Liguorian has an optimistic view of the human person.
In the article, CCOC President Kevin Hayes and Vice-President Gretchen Jezerc are interviewed, and provide a brief history of CCOC, our organizational structure, and how our work has touched lives.
Being chosen by Liguorian to be profiled is affirmation and validation that CCOC, along with the many other lay groups that are a part of WATCH (We Are The Church) are making a positive difference in our Church!
A GATHERING IN JANUARY, 2020 ENERGIZES CCOC MEMBERS
Over eighty (80) CCOC members Gathered for an all-day event in January, 2020. There was time to discuss the current state of the diocese, parishes, and CCOC, identify priorities of needs within each of them, and consider planning initiatives and actions for 2020. The pandemic we are experiencing has slowed some of the initiatives, but not the enthusiasm for them! You are encouraged to read the Notes from the Gathering which captures the Spirit that was in our midst that day. After reading, please consider registering or joining a Focus Group!
CCOC PLANS UPDATE TO PUBLIC STATEMENT FOR THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF THE PA GRAND JURY REPORT ON CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE
CCOC’s Public Statement on the first anniversary of the Release of the Grand Jury Report was released on August 14, 2019. In the Public Statement, CCOC reviewed what had happened in our Church in the past year, what was happening then, and what needed to happen in the future to sustain the Church in our diocese and across America.
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