Safe Environment Program | Saint Cecilia School

Safe Environment Program

The Safe Environment Program at St. Cecilia School

Contact: Lisa Hnat



All volunteers of Saint Cecilia Parish who come in contact with children are required to comply with the requirements and policies set forth by Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This also includes chaperones on class trips. Noted below are the required clearances and classes. These papers must be kept on file in Saint Cecilia Church. Please be sure all required documents are sent to Saint Cecilia Rectory prior to beginning your service.

We highly encourage you to complete and process the paperwork yourself. Only if you do not have access to a computer will Saint Cecilia Church process your clearances. 


  • Criminal Record Check – go to EPATCH . Click on Submit a New Record Check and process. At the end, click on Certification, print out the certificate and send to the rectory. This is FREE for volunteers.
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance - go to COMPASS . Before beginning online, be sure you have all addresses and people you lived with since 1975. Print certificate and send to the rectory. This is FREE for volunteers.
  • FBI Fingerprint Clearance – (for ALL employees and ONLY volunteers living in Pennsylvania for less than 10 years or outside Pennsylvania) Go to MorphoTrust 
  • Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers (for ALL VOLUNTEERS living in Pennsylvania continuously for 10 years). This is in place of the FBI Fingerprint Clearance. Sign form and return to the rectory. Disclosure Statement
  • Mandated Reporter Acknowledgement Form – Keep the brochure for your records. Sign the form and send it to the rectory. Mandated Rptr Acknowledgement Form



  • Protecting God’s Children (Approximately 2 1/2 hours) To view the schedule of classes and to register, got to VIRTUS. Please be sure to send the certificate you receive at class to the rectory to be kept on file.
  • Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse – Training is online and takes one hour to complete. Visit Child Youth Protection and click on “Training Institute”. For help, contact the Support Desk Monday – Friday from 10 AM to PM at (267)642-8269. Please print the certificate at the end of the session and send to the rectory for your file.


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