How the Saint Anne - Saint Catherine Faith Community is Keeping God’s Children Protected and Safe
To know that we are children of God is to live in complete love, with deep abiding security and the ability to dream, to sing, to create, to laugh, and to play without worry. As we grow older, we learn, through sometimes hurtful and damaging experiences, that some people reject the ability that God gave them to love and respect others—they ignore God’s call. At the Saint Anne - Saint Catherine Faith Community, we strive to ensure the safety of our children, youth, elderly and disabled brothers and sisters. All volunteers must adhere to the guidelines set forth for the Archdiocese of Boston:
Protecting God’s Children Workshops (PGC) - All volunteers, age 18 and above, are required to participate in a one-time Protecting God’s Children (PGC) awareness training – regardless of whether or not you work directly with children. If you have attended a workshop elsewhere, please furnish the parish office with a copy of your certificate of attendance. This workshop is offered several times within our collaborative during the year. If you need to attend a session soon, please CLICK HERE to find a workshop at another parish (Select “Boston, MA Archdiocese” from the drop-down menu). (If you do attend elsewhere, please make sure to provide a copy of your certificate of attendance to the parish office.)
Annual Background Checks - It is the policy of the Archdiocese of Boston that all staff and volunteers (age 18 and above) have an annual background check (CORI). All CORI forms must be verified, in person, using a government issued photo ID. You can do this at the Parish Office during regular office hours. THE CURRENT YEAR'S FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.
Code of Ministerial Behavior - It is the policy of the Archdiocese of Boston that all staff and volunteers (age 18 and above) read the Code. Please sign the back page, acknowledging you have read and agree, and return the signed page to the parish office. CLICK HERE to read the Code.
Sexual Harassment Policy - All volunteers are asked to review this policy. This is updated on an annual basis. Please CLICK HERE for the most recent version of this document.
Child Protection Policy - Please CLICK HERE to view the recently updated policy of the Archdiocese of Boston. This applies to all clergy, archdiocesan personnel and all volunteers who minister, work or serve within the Archdiocese of Boston.
If you ever have any suggestions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak with Debbie Rhodes (Director of Stewardship) at 978-320-4212 (or CLICK HERE to email Debbie).