Safe Environment Program

Volunteers and employees of St. Robert’s who have any involvement with children must have up to date (MUST BE UPDATED EVERY 5 YEARS)copies of their Criminal Record Checks and Child Abuse Clearances in their parish office file. You must also attend a Safe Environment Training Session.

To help you obtain your clearances and locate a training session go to:



As an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia you are also now required to complete additional training that introduces the Information and Communication Technology Addendum to the Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries.The Information and Communication Technology Addendum provides clear guidelines for appropriate digital communication with youth in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The training module you need to complete is web-based. Registration information and complete instructions can be accessed at After successful completion, you will receive an e-mail notification. Print two copies of this certification. One should be retained for your personal files. The other should be placed in your file in the parish office.

 The Mandated Reporter training is required for all clergy, deacons, volunteers (includes all CYO coaches, assistant coaches, etc.) and employees of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who during the course of their ministry come into regular contact with children. Regular contact is defined by the Archdiocesan policy as once a week.
Any employee or volunteer that has not completed this mandatory training as of the last session in November will not be able to continue working/volunteering on behalf of the Archdiocese.

Participants mayobtain a full listing of training site locations, dates and times  and register online at

Once you receive your Certificate of Completion please bring it to the parish office so a copy may be placed in your file.


If you are no longer volunteering or have any questions call Mary at the parish office (215/343-0315).