If you or someone you know has been sexually abused by a member of the clergy or other church personnel, you can register a complaint by one of the following means:
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 are unsure about bringing a complaint or would like further information, please contact: Rev. Gary Janak at (361) 575-4741.
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.
Paz and Andrea Morales & family
Here are some helpful links to help you with your voting discernment process:
O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord,
Not only of individuals, but of nations and governments.
We thank you for the privilege
Of being able to organize ourselves politically
And of knowing that political loyalty
Does not have to mean disloyalty to you.
We thank you for your law,
Which our Founding Fathers acknowledged
And recognized as higher than any human law.
We thank you for the opportunity that this election
year puts before us,
To exercise our solemn duty not only to vote,
But to influence countless others to vote,
And to vote correctly.
Lord, we pray that your people may be awakened.
Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation,
Their response to you requires that they be politically active.
Awaken your people to know that they are
not called to be a sect fleeing the world
But rather a community of faith renewing the world.
Awaken them that the same hands lifted up to you in prayer
Are the hands that pull the lever in the voting booth;
That the same eyes that read your Word
Are the eyes that read the names on the ballot,
And that they do not cease to be Christians
When they enter the voting booth.
Awaken your people to a commitment to justice
To the sanctity of marriage and the family,
To the dignity of each individual human life,
And to the truth that human rights begin when human lives begin,
And not one moment later.
Lord, we rejoice today
That we are citizens of your kingdom.
May that make us all the more committed
To being faithful citizens on earth.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
By Father Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
We say that God is compassionate, but we ignore the poor. We say that God loves us and has mercy on us, but we hold grudges against our friends. Our actions need to authentically reflect God's mercy. Click below to explore the different ways that you can live out that mercy every day!
Official Year of Mercy Website.
Bishop Cahill has published his Year of Mercy Prayer in English and Spanish. Many activities are planned throughout the Diocese during this special year.
Year of Mercy_Diocese of Victoria
Monthly meditations for the Year of Mercy for families, groups and individual use.
Year of Mercy Meditations