St. Francis de Sales Church at 601 15th. Ave. North, Moorhead, MN 56560 US - Safe Environment

Safe Environment

"The sexual abuse of young people is by every standard wrong and rightly considered a crime by society; it is also an appalling sin in the eyes of God” (Pope John Paul II, Address to the Cardinals of the United States, April 23, 2002)
St. Francis de Sales and the Diocese of Crookston are committed to creating a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults. All clergy and employees will be Safe Environment Certified and all volunteers who have contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults will be Safe Environment Certified. Safe Environment Certification includes a background check every five years; completion every year of an Acknowledgment and Consent Form (for background checks); and certification training and testing on an annual basis.

Also, our children and youth will have annual Safe Environment education incorporated into their regular Religious Formation classes.

Please call Lisa McDonald (233-4780), Safe Environment Coordinator, with questions about the Safe Environment certification process.

Required Training and Test

Online certification process (recommended):

Online certification for NEW employees and volunteers
Online certification for RETURNING employees and volunteers

If you are unable to use the online process, you can use the printed modules. Return them to Lisa McDonald in the parish office:

Annual Acknowledgement and Consent form and Test
Component C training module
Instructions for Component C module
Victims' Assistance

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct on the part of a priest, deacon or individual representing the Diocese of Crookston, its parishes, or its schools, please contact the Victims' Assistance Coordinator:

Lou Ann McGlynn, J.D.
P.O. Box 117
Mentor, MN 56736

Phone 218-281-7895 for confidential discussion. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.  Do not hesitate to email best contact time and number.


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