Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day 2017: The Diocese of Victoria will be participating in the Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day, on April 4, 2017 at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Participants from the Diocese of Victoria will join with thousands of Catholics, from the 15 dioceses in Texas, to advocate for policies promoting life, justice, charity, and religious freedom and to educate our legislators and other state leaders in a better understanding about what we believe as Catholics. A select group of volunteers will also be prepared to visit with the elected state legislators who represent the ten counties of the Diocese of Victoria. If you are interested in participating, call Father Gary Janak, Chancellor of the Diocese of Victoria, at 361-573-0828, email: email@example.com or visit our website at: https://victoriadiocese.org/advocacy-day for more information.
Child and Vulnerable Adult Reporting Procedures
If you witness, suspect, or know of child and/or vulnerable adult abuse, YOU MUST FILE A REPORT WITHIN 48 HOURS!
Contact Civil Authorities:
Department of Family and Protective Services
1-800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org
If the person is in immediate danger, call 911.
If Church Personnel Is Involved In Alleged Abuse:
Step One— Contact Civil Authorities.
Step Two— Contact one of the following:
· Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Outreach, Vicki L. Pyatt, LMSW,
at (361) 827-7186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org;
· Bishop or Chancellor of the Diocese of Victoria at (361) 573-0828; and Written Allegations Should Be Sent To: Office of the Bishop
P.O. Box 4070
Victoria, Texas 77903
Mark as “Personal and Confidential”.
We will also help you bring your concerns to church officials outside the diocese if the abuse occurred elsewhere and you now reside in the Diocese of Victoria. If you ae unsure about bringing a complaint or would like further information, please contact Vicki L. Pyatt.
Holy Family's Safe Environment Coordinator is Margaret Pruett. She may be contacted at (361) 573-5304 ex 212, or via email at email@example.com.