Saint Elizabeth Parish

Safe Environment Requirements

Archdiocesan policy requires all church personnel and volunteers to obtain background checks (Part I) and training (Part II) prior to beginning work/service. All completed forms must be turned into the Parish Services Office to be processed.

For questions or more information contact Gen Miceli in the Parish Services Office

( or 610-646-6550)

(Part I) Background Check & Clearance Requirements are as follows:

All three clearances must be renewed every 5 years.

            1a.       Federal Fingerprint Background Check *

                             Needed IF NOT Pennsylvania resident for 10 continuous years.

                                                (Contact the Parish Services Office for directions.)


            1b.       Volunteer Application Disclosure form * Form

Needed IF Pennsylvania resident for 10 continuous years.

            2.         Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check * Form

            3.         Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance *  Form

(Part II) Training Requirements are as follows:

All church personnel and volunteers who have regular contact with children must complete the following training:

            1.         Safe Environment Part I: Protecting God’s Children class (in person)**

                For registration and class locations go to:


            2.         Safe Environment Part II: Mandatory Reported of Suspected Child Abuse 

                Must be completed on-line through the OCYP website at under “Training Institute”.



            In addition, all coaches must attend the Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO Coaches Orientation session.  Locations of the sessions can be viewed on   Please turn in a copy of your certificate of attendance to the parish office to be kept on file. 

Those who do not comply will be moved to “inactive status” and not be permitted to work or volunteer until all requirements have been met.

   * Required by Pennsylvania state law.

**Classes offered at Saint Elizabeth on 9/28/17, 11/9/17, 12/7/17, & 3/15/18