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Safe Environment

Diocesan Policy on Supervision of Children and Youth in Ministry – Revised 3/25/2019



Fingerprinting, Background Check & Safe Environment
for Staff and Volunteers (18 or above) Who Contact with Minor Children

6 STEPS TO FOLLOW

You must complete these 6 steps PRIOR TO
the commencement of your service with us 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) YEARSClick 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) through e-mail bweeks@stceciliak8.org, or postage mail (1301 Sycamore Ave., Tustin, CA 92780), or in person at the parish main front desk office (714-544-3250).
  • 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.


Child Abuse Prevention Month of April

April is the National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is most  appropriate that Child Abuse Prevention Month is held during the Lenten and Easter season as there is no better time than this when we experience renewal and growth that we celebrate the protection of our most valuable gift from God – our children.

For information on how you can become more informed and involved in keeping our children safe, log on to www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth or visit the Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection web page at: www.rcbo.org/group/child-and-youth-protection/



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.



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.



Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

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.”

For the protection of the Universal Church and our own Parish, we continue to pray the prayer until the day of the groundbreaking ceremony of our new building and we pray this prayer at the conclusion of all Masses.

English

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

 Spanish

San Miguel Arcángel, defiéndenos en la batalla. Sé nuestro amparo contra las perversidades y asechanzas del demonio. Reprímele Dios, pedimos suplicantes, y Tú príncipe de la milicia celestial arroja al infierno con el divino poder a Satanás y a los otros espíritus malignos que andan dispersos por el mundo para la perdición de las almas. Amén.

 Vietnamese

Lạy ơn Tổng Lãnh Thiên Thần Micae, xin giúp chúng con trong cơn giao chiến, đánh phá sự hiểm ác mưu sâu quỷ dữ. Chúng con sấp mình nguyện xin Chúa chế trị nó, cùng xin Nguyên soái cơ binh trên trời lấy quyền phép Chúa mà hạ Satan cùng các quỷ dữ, đang rong ruổi khắp thế gian làm hại các linh hồn, bắt chúng giam cầm trong hỏa ngục. Amen.