Safe Environment/Called to Protect

Safe Environment/Called to Protect

Attention all Volunteers: Per the Archdiocese, any adult or school volunteer who has contact with minors must have completed all diocesan safe environment requirements, listed below, and have been formally approved on the Austin database to work with youth.

Requirements:

  • 1. Completed a Called to Protect (Safe Environment) training session within the past three years.
  • 2. Undergone a background check within the past three years.
  • 3. Registered with Austin Computing (You Must choose a Primary site first and then you may add unlimited secondary sites. Sts. Peter and Paul may or may not be your primary site – select the site where you do the majority of your volunteer work as your primary site. The Access code for the Archdiocese of New Orleans is: safety
  • 4. After registering, complete the application as a volunteer.
  • 5. You must keep the original certificate and give the school and/or parish a copy.

Once all three steps have been taken, the church and/or school can officially approve you in the database. All ministry coordinators are responsible for ensuring their volunteers are approved before permitting contact with children. A list of approved volunteers has been sent to each coordinator working with children and is kept on file with the parish. Thank you very much for your understanding in this matter, for your work with our children, and for everything you do for Sts. Peter and Paul Parish.

Sts. Peter and Paul Parish is particularly concerned with the education of its children and youth, for as Pope John Paul II stated:

“The future of the World and the Church belongs to the younger generation, to those who, born in this century, will reach maturity in the next, the first century of the new millennium. Christ expects great things from young people.” (JPII, “Tertio Millennio Adveniente,” 58)

Sts. Peter and Paul Parish strives to provide religious education programs for all members of the parish. Programs are offered for preschool, elementary, junior and senior high students, and for adults. The aim of all religious education is to enable our faith to develop through a growth in our understanding of God’s Word. Through these programs, we seek to bring religion into daily life.

Sts. Peter and Paul Parish is seriously committed to providing a complete and excellent religious education program. We consider it a Christian duty that we seek a better understanding of our Faith both for ourselves and our families. In order to provide for programs of high quality, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish has a Coordinator of Religious Education as a member of the parish staff.