The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno

Extienden hasta el 29 de febrero de 2020 el plazo de inscripción para el Programa de Indemnización Independiente para Víctimas Sobrevivientes de Abuso Sexual de Menores por Sacerdotes

El Programa de Indemnización Independiente (“ICP” por sus siglas en inglés) para Víctimas Sobrevivientes del Abuso Sexual de Menores por Sacerdotes de las diócesis participantes de California ha anunciado que el plazo de inscripción se ha extendido al 29 de febrero de 2020.

Registration Deadline Extended To February 29, 2020
For Independent Compensation Program For Victim-Survivors Of Sexual Abuse Of Minors by Priests

The Independent Compensation Program (“ICP”) for Victim-Survivors of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests of the participating California dioceses has announced the registration deadline has been extended to February 29, 2020. .

Independent Compensation Program Media Release

Independent Compensation Program (ICP) Resources

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 Bishop’s message / Mensaje del obispo  Diocese of Fresno Response Procedures
Diócesis de Fresno Procedimientos de Respuesta

From Bishop Joe Brennan

It was just a very short time ago that I had the honor of gathering with some incredible and courageous people. On February 8th, 2020, our wonderful Knights of Columbus in Visalia held a Public Safety Night during which a number of our great first responders, police officers, sheriffs, highway patrol officers and firefighters were on the receiving end of recognition and awards. Without exception, the recipients and presenters mentioned the ever-present danger involved in such work and the immense sacrifice involved. This morning we were painfully reminded of that by the news of the Library fire in Porterville in which two firemen gave their lives. They are truly representative of what firemen and others do. They run toward danger and never away from it. They take up the challenge and never let it go. Please pray for those who lost their lives and their loved ones who mourn their loss. Remember them at the Eucharist and in our intercessions. Please join me in offering a very special prayer:

Firefighter’s Prayer To Saint Florian

Dear God, through the intercession of our patron, Saint Florian, have mercy on the souls of our comrades who have made the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duty, and on all who have gone before us after years of faithful discharge of their responsibilities which now rest on ourselves. Give us grace to prepare each day for our own summons to your tribunal of justice. Into your hands O Lord, I commend my spirit. Whenever you call me, I am ready to go. Merciful Father of all, save me from all bodily harm, if it be your will, but above all, help me to be loyal and true, respectful and honorable, obedient and valiant. Thus fortified by virtue, I shall have no fear, for I shall then belong to you and shall never be separated from you. AMEN

They were all of the above. May they rest in peace.

In Christ, Bishop Joe