HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL
The Diocese of Bridgeport Victim Assistance Coordinator is available to help you or anyone who has been abused or victimized as a minor by someone representing the Catholic Church.
We will listen to your needs and support you. We will help you with a referral for counseling if you choose.
We will help you to make a formal complaint to civil authorities. We will arrange a personal meeting with the bishop, or his delegate, if desired.
We encourage you to call to learn more about upcoming healing events in our Diocese.
Erin Neil, L.C.S.W, Victim Assistance Coordinator
CT Child Abuse and Neglect Care-line (Mandated Reporters are required to report within 12-hours)
PRAYER FOR VICTIMS
God of endless love,
ever caring, ever strong,
always present, always just:
You gave your only Son
to save us by the blood of his cross.
Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace,
join to your own suffering
the pain of all who have been hurt
in body, mind, and spirit
by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.
Hear our cries as we agonize
over the harm done to our brothers and sisters.
Breathe wisdom into our prayers,
soothe restless hearts with hope,
steady shaken spirits with faith:
Show us the way to justice and wholeness,
enlightened by truth and enfolded in your mercy.
Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,
heal your people’s wounds
and transform our brokenness.
Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and grace,
so that we may act with justice
and find peace in you.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.