Protecting God's Children

Safe Environment Program

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Regulations for all Ministries

All parish staff and volunteers (Catechists and Class Aides, Choir and Cantors, Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Pastoral Council, Finance Council, etc.) are required by the USCCB, the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and Saint Michael Parish to be cleared in the following ways:

1. Be registered on the Diocesan Database

2. Sign the Code of Pastoral Conduct

3. Be cleared by the Department of Public Welfare

4. Be cleared by the Pennsylvania State Police

5. Attend an approved Protecting God's Children Seminar

The Protecting God's Children Seminar is a requirement of the USCCB, Diocese of Pittsburgh, and Saint Michael Parish for all adults 18 years of age or older who are involved in the public work of the church. For more information regarding Protecting God's Children, please call our Safe Environment Coordinator, Mary Jo Ignatius at 412-751-0663. 

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-888-808-1235

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