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Diocesan Safe Environment Office

Child and Vulnerable Adult Reporting Procedures  
Reporting procedures for suspected or known sexual abuse of a minor (person under 18 years of age) or vulnerable adult by a member of the clergy:

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services within 48 hours at
1-800-252-5400 or or call the local police department.   
If a person is in immediate danger, call 911.

   Shannon Thomas, LMSW, *Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Outreach, Diocese of Victoria, 
at (361) 827-7186 or email
Bishop or Chancellor of the Diocese of Victoria at (361) 573-0828;
Written allegations can be mailed to:   
Office of the Bishop
P. O. Box 4070
Victoria, Texas 77903
Mark as "Personal and Confidential".

If sexual abuse by a member of the clergy has occurred in another diocese, the Diocese of Victoria will help bring your concerns to church officials. For assistance, contact Shannon Thomas, 361-827-7186 or email:  

Sacred Heart Catholic School’s Safe Environment Coordinator is Jaycie Macek who may be contacted by phone at (361) 798-4251 or by email at

Safe Environment Trainer for Sacred Heart Parish is Robert Klekar, (361) 798-5888.

Safe Environment Training

All volunteers, including parents and grandparents, are required to go through a safe environment application, background check, and training before they can volunteer for school events including field trips or helping out in classrooms. Below is the link to the diocesan website which provides information to complete the safe environment application. If you have any questions about safe environment training, please contact Karen Wysocki -