Safe Environment Program
We at Our Lady of Sorrows are deeply grateful to those who, through their employment, or their volunteer efforts, help form our children academically, spiritually, socially and athletically.
We are also aware that our children are a great gift - one that must be cherished and protected.
As of May 22, 2003, the Archdiocese of St. Louis adopted a sexual misconduct policy that is in conformity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" and "Essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons," as well as with Vatican documents and the Code of Canon Law. read the full text of the Archdiocesan and USCCB policies
In short, all clergy, employees, and volunteers that have regular contact with minors (defined as 3 or more times per year, or any overnight event) must:
* Attend one session of the "Protecting God's Children for Adults" workshop; Workshop Schedule
* Have on file a copy of a current Criminal History and Child Abuse Background check. (OLS will pay the filing fee.)
background check form: Background Check Registration Form
* STUDENT (Minor) VOLUNTEERS who work with children 3 or more times/year must sign (and their parents must co-sign) the "Code of Conduct for Student Volunteers Working With Minors." Student Volunteer Code
* All forms are available for Download Here or in the Parish Office. If you have any questions, contact our parish Child Safety Coordinator, Ann Garavaglia (351-1600).
"Behold, children are a gift from the Lord, fruit of the womb, a reward." Psalm 127:3
OLS School Picnic
Tuesday, June 4th
Rides, Games, Food,