April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

We at Holy Spirit Parish encourage everyone to take advantage of the "Protecting God's Children" (PGC) program.  Those who volunteer with our children and/or vulnerable adults are required to become "PGC" compliant.  In order to become compliant, one must attend a "Protecting God's Children" workshop (a listing can be found at, click on the "Protecting God's Children" link just below the pictures on the left hand side), complete a "Worker Registration" form so that we may request a background check, complete an "Acknowledgement..." form so that we have your permission to request a background check every even numbered year, and a signed "Code of Ethics" form (page 11 of the attached document).  All the forms need to be returned to Holy Spirit's Child Safety Coordinator, Mary Welsh, at the Parish Office.

Here are some resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USSCB)...

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mary at the Parish Office, 314-739-0230.