Besides counseling, what else does the Victim Assistance Program offer victims for healing?
• Cry to Heaven: Christ calls all of us to reach out to the victims of abuse in their time of need. Through various parishes’ Eucharistic Adoration programs and other prayer efforts across the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the church’s faithful are praying for victims of abuse. This is our way of letting those who have been abused know that they are surrounded by the prayers of their brothers and sisters in Christ…and that He is there among us too. This is another way Christ promised to be with us always. “Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I am among them.” • Services: The Victim Assistance Program organized a Prayer Service of Consolation in the late summer of 2007 (www.georgiabulletin.org/local/2007/08/02/prayer/?s=consolation) and is now in the process of pulling together a Prayer Service of Apology for fall of 2009 at which Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will preside • The Way: In October of 2009, the Victim Assistance Office will hold its first retreat for survivors of abus