Join Us to Pray For
Abuse Survivors and Those They Love
September 29, 2017
5:30 pm Pacific / 8:30 pm Eastern
What’s It About?
Together we will pray for all survivors of abuse, regardless of who the abuser was, and for their families, loved ones, friends, neighbors and parishes. We will also pray for all affected by abuse in the Catholic Church, including priests, deacons, sisters and other religious.
We seek to amplify the prayers for victims of abuse and all others being raised around the world in response to the Pope’s call for us to join together. This prayer service will join with the prayers of services held by the USCCB on the National Day Prayer, but has been timed to avoid overlapping dates.
A 30-minute prayer service will be followed by an optional conference where we will offer brief presentations about recovery from abuse, new progress in child protection and options for ministry. Attendees may sign in and out, or return later to hear recorded versions of presentations.
A tentative agenda is found below.
For more information about the program send us a note. There is no fee.
Simply RSVP for yourself, and consider bringing a friend or family member. Registrants will receive more information as the date of the prayer service approaches.
We hope to share a time of prayer with you from our homes and hearts!
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PRAYER SERVICE (30 – 35 Minutes)
First Survivor’s Prayer – For Survivors
Second Survivor’s Prayer – For Loved Ones
First Family Member’s Prayer – For Survivors
Second Family Member’s Prayer – For All Wounded
ONLINE CONFERENCE (One Hour, plus Virtual Posting)
After the prayer service ends, attendees will be able to sign off or remain and join a conference-like event, or even return to attend any events they did not attended but which will be recorded and posted online here.
10-minute presentations will occur, with two-minute breaks between. Attendees may select which to join in the evening – and which to listen to, if they wish, as recordings later.
Topics will include:
- Child Abuse Prevention in America Today
- The Healing Voices Newsletter
- Survivors and Resilient Faith
- Pinwheels for Child Protection Events
- Trauma Recovery Retreats
- Healing Spiritual Wounds
- Healing Body Memory
- Implementing the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth
- Social Media and Child Protection
- The Maria Goretti Network
- Integrating Faith with Recovery
- Writing and Healing
- Options for Ministry
- Veronica’s Veil and Spiritual Direction
- More to Come!