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Safe Environment

 

Thank you... for volunteering to assist the people of St Jude Catholic Parish as part of our ministry team.  Please know that all of us are so grateful for your offer to give of yourself for the greater glory of God!  Our Lord commanded us to “Love one another as I have loved you.”, and you are working to meet that challenge.

What is my role in the Protecting God’s Children program?

All adults are protectors of children. That’s why you are a part of this awareness session. As an adult, it is your role in the faith community, to keep your eyes and ears open, and to report any suspicious activity to appropriate authorities and church officials. Read more...

As part of this service, you are asked to complete the Safe Environment Awareness Sessions for the Diocese of Fort Worth, undergo a Background Investigation, and supply 3 personal references.  The process is outlined here.  You may find more comprehensive information on this program by following the Fort Worth Diocese Safe Environment Home Page.

Are you interested in volunteering here at St. Jude?

The 1st step: 
Please contact either contact Pat Henz or Guille Vaquera our Safe Environment Coordinators and the Ministry Coordinator you are interested in Volunteering.
[email protected]
817-473-6709 ext.2102
 

Please complete these required Safe Environment Forms:

The 2nd step: 
Attend a Safe Environment Training Session. Safe Environment Training for Employees and Adult Volunteers is REQUIRED PRIOR TO SERVING in Ministry and MUST BE RENEWED EVERY TWO YEARS. You may register for a session of your choosing by following the Fort Worth Diocese Safe Environment Training Page link below.  If you do not already have a Virtus ID/Password, you will have to select the “I Need A Virtus Profile” button.  If you already have an ID/Password, you may select the “I Have a Virtus Profile” button. 
Once you have one,  have set up your profile, you will then select Register to select a session to attend.

  • Initial training: Protecting God's Children (3 hours).
  • Renewal Training: Keeping the Promise Alive (1 1/2 hours).

The 3rd step:
After you complete the Safe Environment Session,  you will have a criminal background check completed which is through Core Screening. This includes a National Criminal Search and Sex Offender background check. Core Screening may send you an email with a link in it directing you to their website to authorize the background check. Please answer the Core Screening Questionnaire completely. 

The Safe Environment Coordinator will notify you if there are any questions. The Safe Environment Coordinator will also notify the Ministry Coordinator that you are volunteering for to let them know you have fulfilled,  all diocesan requirements and are available to volunteer. We welcome you and we are looking forward to you joining our parish ministries.

If you are a Teen:
If you are a teen and interested in volunteering, you will need to complete the Teen Leadership Training Program.  This is required for volunteers ages 13-17.  Please contact Julie Cosby at [email protected]

 

Helpful Links:

FORT WORTH DIOCESE SAFE ENVIRONMENT HOME PAGE
FORT WORTH DIOCESE SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING PAGE
REGISTER FOR CLASS
RENEWING CLASS "KEEPING THE PROMISE ALIVE"
NOTICE OF CONCERN

 

updated 05/15/2021