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Safe Environment

Fingerprinting & Background Check

Safe Environment

for Staff and Volunteers (18 or above) Who

Contact with Minor Children



You must complete these steps PRIOR TO commencement of your service at St. Cecilia!

  • Step 1 – Safe Environment Training Course: You are required to complete the Safe Environment Training Course and to repeat the course every three (3) years. Click here for instructions and complete the Course. REMEMBER to print out the Safe Environment Training Course Certificate, and submit it to Deacon Bill Weeks.
  • Step 2 – Policy and Acknowledgment: Click here to download the Diocese of Orange Policy Against Sexual Misconduct. Read the Policy, sign the Acknowledgement of Receipt Page, and submit it to Deacon Bill.
  • Step 3: Application For Live Scan Form. Click here to download the “Safe Environment Applicant Information For Live Scan Form” or arrive at the parish main office to receive it. Complete the Form, and submit it to Deacon Bill Weeks. REMEMBER to write in the box the NAME OF YOUR MINISTRY that you are involved in.


REMEMBER: at the completion of the third step you must submit to Deacon Bill all of three completed papers (Certificate, Acknowledgement, and Application Form) via e-mail, or postage mail (1301 Sycamore Ave., Tustin, CA 92780), or in person (714-544-3250, Ext. 12) at the parish main office.


  • Step 4 – Live Scan Fingerprinting Form: After you submit to Deacon Bill all of three completed Certificate, Acknowledgement, and Application Form, he and the Diocese of Orange will process your application. As soon as the Diocese accepts your application, Deacon Bill will provide you the Live Scan Fingerprinting Form. Complete it.
  • Step 5: Fingerprinting Location. Click here to download the list of all locations for fingerprinting. You may find the location nearest you by clicking here. Choose one fingerprinting place. Bring to the fingerprinting place your completed Live Scan Fingerprinting Form, the signed Acknowledgment of Receipt page, and your photo ID.
  • Step 6: PRIOR TO commencement of your service at St. Cecilia, Deacon Bill will call you to confirm your process CLEAR/UNCLEAR.

Thank you very much for your sacrificial offering to serve our minor children. 


Dear St. Cecilia’s Community:

At a time when we are all reeling from the ongoing revelations of systemic corruption in the Church, Bishop Kevin Vann the Chief Shepherd of our Diocese reflected on Recent Abuse Scandals. Bishop Vann’s reflection was submitted to OC Catholic newspaper on Wednesday, August 15, the feast day of the Assumption of Our Lady. It is now reprinted in our St. Cecilia’s bulletin of September 29 & 30.

You may go to the Homepage of our St. Cecilia website and click on the links for Bishop Vann’s Reflection, the Diocesan Website on Reporting Abuse/Sexual Misconduct Guide and Protocol, Child and Youth Protection, Safe Environment, and the Most Updated Safe Environment Brochures and Bishop Vann’s Message.

When you read the Reflection, please note that Bishop Vann meets regularly with the Oversight Review Board, whose charge it is to advise him on matters concerning accusations of sexual abuse of a minor perpetrated by a cleric. Bishop Vann urges anyone who has been a victim of clerical abuse in our Diocese to report the abuse by calling our toll free number: (800) 364-3064.

During this difficult time, please join with all bishops, priests, deacons and me to pray that our Church be purified, that all the people who have been wounded by abuse on the part of the clergy experience healing, and that Bishop Vann, along with the rest of Church leadership, act with wisdom, courage, and humility to fulfill the office that the Lord has entrusted to us.

St. Cecilia’s Community invites all parishioners to join together on the next four consecutive Wednesdays in October, the month of Rosary (3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th), half an hour from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm, to pray for the Reparation for Sins Against Chastity, and the Reparation for the Abuse of Clergy, and pray for the Purification of the Clergy and Ministers of the Church, and for their holiness. St. Michael the Archangel, defense us and pray for us!

God loves you, and so do I. May God bless us more through Christ, with Christ and in Christ!

Fr. Bao

Bishop Vann’s Reflection on Recent Abuse Scandals

Please click here for Bishop Vann’s Reflection.

Please click here for the Diocesan Website on Reporting Abuse/Sexual Misconduct Guide and Protocol.

Please click here for the Diocesan Website on Child and Youth Protection.

Please click here for the Diocesan Website on Safe Environment.

Please click here for the Diocesan Most Updated Safe Environment Brochures and Bishop Vann’s Message.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

With the ongoing revelations of scandal in the Church and the diabolical evil associated with it, Bishop Vann
is joining with other bishops asking that all parishes pray for St. Michael the Archangel’s intercession and
help. This prayer was composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1884. Saint Pope John Paul II even recommended its use
to help in the battle against the forces of darkness as the Letter to the Ephesians speaks of “Be strong in the
Lord and in the strength of his might.” You find the prayer in English, Spanish and Vietnamese on the second
last page of our weekly bulletin during this period. We pray the prayer for thirty-one consecutive days, beginning September 23, the
feast of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina and continuing through October 23, the feast of St. John of Capistrano, our
diocesan secondary patron, and we pray the prayer at the conclusion of all Masses, after the final blessing and
dismissal and before the recessional hymn.

Holy Hour for Hope + Healing

A Holy Hour for Hope + Healing is now held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month,
at the Arboretum on the Christ Cathedral Campus. The Holy Hour is being offered for:
. All those who have experienced abuse of any form in their lives
. All victims of abuse in our Church
. The lay and clerical leaders guiding the rebuilding of our Church
Please note that priests is also available for reconciliation during the Holy Hour.