Help for Victims of Abuse
The Diocese of Richmond encourages individuals who have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, religious, lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese to report abuse directly to law enforcement, including Child Protective Services (CPS) at 1-800-552-7096, and by calling the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064. In addition, we place no deadlines or time limits on those who contact the diocese to report the sexual abuse of minors by priests, deacons, and or other personnel.
After first contacting the civil authorities, in a commitment to support and facilitate healing, individuals who have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, religious, lay employee, or volunteer of the Diocese of Richmond are then encouraged to contact the confidential Victim’s Assistance Reporting 24 Hour Number 1-877-887-9603 or Director of Safe Environment 804-622-5203 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on help for victims of abuse and resources, please see the link here: https://richmonddiocese.org/reporting-of-child-sexual-abuse-and-sexual-harassment/
To make a report in writing, forward a letter describing the situation to the Office of Child Protection/Safe Environment. Correspondence should be signed and provide contact information. Letters should be sent to:
Director of Safe Environment
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
7800 Carousel Lane
Richmond, VA 23294
If you suspect a child is in imminent danger from abuse, please call 911 immediately.
Blessed Sacrament Parish Survey
Blessed Sacrament has completed its Parish Life Survey. Over 750 responses were received. The survey is currently being analyzed and summarized by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. This is an independent Catholic organization that will compare our responses to a data base of over 800 other parish surveys. We expect to receive the completed report in 8 to 12 weeks. A summary of the report will be shared with the parish. The findings will be used to develop programs, ministries and goals for the coming five years.
The BSCC parish life survey is postponed until the weekend of Jan 26-27. The survey will NOT occur before masses this weekend. Masses will start on time. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before mass next weekend, Jan 26-27, to participate in the survey.
La encuesta de la vida parroquial de BSCC se pospone hasta el próximo fin de semana (26 al 27 de enero). La encuesta NO será antes de las misas este fin de semana. Las misas comenzarán a tiempo. Por favor haga planes para llegar 10 minutos antes de la misa el próximo fin de semana, del 26 al 27 de enero, para participar en la encuesta.
Receiving the Sacraments
Christ gave us the gifts of the sacraments to invite us into His divine life. We offer several programs to prepare you and your family members to receive them.
Intentional Hispanic Ministry
For decades, our community has generously served the spiritual needs of our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters. Both priests at Blessed Sacrament are fluent in Spanish.