Our Parish is committed to protecting the children/youth who are entrusted to its care and to ensuring that those offering services are in right relationship with the children/youth receiving services.Msgr. Gerald T. Ritchie - Pastor
The Diocese of Erie is committed to protecting the children and youth who are entrusted to its care and to ensuring that those in ministry with our young people are in right relationship with the children/youth receiving services.
To share in the ministry of Christ is a great privilege as well as a tremendous responsibility. The privilege is the joy of sharing in the mission of Jesus Himself. The responsibility is acting in a way that conforms to the attitude and actions of Christ. In this spirit, the diocese has issued a ministerial Code of Conduct.
Our code of conduct is included in the diocesan Policy for the Protection of Children, which also includes mandates for creating safe environments.
The main safeguards required by the Policy for the Protection of Children are:
These safeguards are intended to assist employees and volunteers in their responsibility to provide children with the greatest care. The Diocese of Erie is committed to the application of these safeguards, including full compliance with state regulations.
All employees and volunteers commit themselves to following the Code of Conduct that can be found in the Policy.
All parishes and schools are mandated by the Bishops of the United States to provide Safe Environment Training to all youth and parents annually. All youth in the Religious Education Program will receive this training sometime during the catechetical year. If you do not want your child/children to participate in the safe environment training, please contact the Religious Education office in writing.
Parent material provided by the diocese.
Any person may make a report of child abuse if they suspect a child is being or was abused.
Reporting procedures for Mandated reporters employed or volunteering in any parish, school, agency or institution in the Diocese of Erie