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Creating a Safe Environment

Creating a Safe Environment

In order to offer the most safe and secure environment we can for those we're serving as a volunteer we ask that each volunteer (18 years of age and older) attend, at no cost, a "Protecting God's Children" (PGC) workshop and complete a "Criminal Background Check Authorization Form" (CBC). In addition, each volunteer will receive a copy of the "Volunteer Code of Conduct" informing each volunteer of volunteer expectations for assuring the safest environment for our children and other vulnerable members of our faith community. 

A copy of the PGC certificate, the original CBC authorization form and an "Acknowledgement of Reception of the "Volunteer Code of Conduct Form" is to be turned into the Parish Office. All items are kept in a confidential file. 

Volunteering as a Teenager

Thank you for helping out! High School-aged employees/volunteers must receive certification from an Archdiocese of Detroit "Called to Serve" workshop and complete a "Teen Volunteer Criminal Background Certification Form."

A copy of the "Called to Serve" certificate you will receive at the workshop and your Background Certification Form must be turned into the Parish Office. Both items will be kept in a confidential file.

What is Called to Serve training?

Called to Serve is an interactive safe environment training program for teens in our Catholic High Schools and Parishes. Participants leave empowered to:

  • Use talents to effectively & responsibly serve other
  • Work with and be role models for children
  • Communicate and partner with adult supervisors
  • Interact appropriately with peers
  • Recognize and respond to inappropriate behavior

Who is required to attend Called to Serve workshops?

  • All tenth grade students in Catholic High Schools
  • Teens grades 9-12 who are church and/or Catholic School employees
  • Teens grades 9-12 who volunteer with children

All other teens in grades 9-12 are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The workshop is free of charge and is held throughout the Archdiocese. You may register for the workshop online.

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15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 734-464-1222
Email: parishoffice@stedith.org
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Monday - Friday all doors in the church building are locked at 8:00 pm

All Are Welcome!

Office Hours:
Monday & Tuesday – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Closed from 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch

All Are Welcome!
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