Safe Environment

The Victim Assistance private toll-free phone line for the reporting of sexual abuse in the Eparchy of Newton has been established. This phone rings to, and is answered only by, the Eparchial Victim Assistance Coordinator.

To report sexual abuse by clergy, parish personnel or volunteers of the Eparchy of Newton, please call the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 1-800-479-5910.

A report to your local Police Department ought to be made immediately.

Bishop François, indeed, the entire Eparchy of Newton is committed to continuing to ensure that all the churches, institutions, and organizations of our  remain the means of sanctification for all our beloved children.

The Eparchy publishes a Guide for Pastoral Conduct with Minors and a Policy for Sexual Abuse which articulate basic standards of conduct for all adults in the Eparchy who serve children on a regular basis, both clergy and laity alike, such as Sunday school teachers, youth coordinators, NAMY and MAYA directors, etc.

May the Holy and All-Pure Mother of God, Saint Ann and the angels protect, guide and guard all our children and families.