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September is Safe Environment Month

posted Aug 25, 2014, 10:05 AM by   [ updated Sep 19, 2014, 10:20 AM by Brian Suda ]
What: Safe Environment is the Archdiocesan program that helps ensure our parishes and schools are safe environments for minors and vulnerable adults. It has 3 components: criminal background check, policy acknowledgement and education. 

Who: All volunteers who work with minors and vulnerable adults must complete the Safe Environment requirements. If you are a volunteer in one of the following ministries you must meet this requirement:

  • parish school
  • religious education
  • youth ministry
  • confirmation leaders
  • Cub and Boy Scouts (Girl Scouts are covered by their own program)
  • food bank
  • grief ministry (not funeral reception committee)
  • Eucharistic ministers to the sick and homebound
  • sacristans
  • altar server team
  • Nativity House
  • Bible study leaders
  • Gabriel Project
  • babysitters
  • ushers
  • Paint Tacoma Beautiful

How: Click here to find written instructions on how to fulfill these requirements. If you are a new volunteer and have never taken the Called to Protect for Ministries class, follow the first set of instructions. If you are updating your education requirement, follow the instructions for taking the Armatus update class.

When: Please complete your requirements in September of each year. Then you will always be current!

Thank you for helping to make St. Charles Borromeo Parish and School a Safe Environment for our children and vulnerable adults.

For more information, contact:

Deacon Steve McGlone
Deacon and Pastoral Assistant for Administration
253–564–5185, ext. 3014