Creating a Safe Environment
In accordance with the Diocese of Rochester, all volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults must complete the Creating a Safe Environment (CaSE) Training, have a Background Check completed and signed Volunteer Code of Conduct. These must be renewed every three years.
We thank you for your ministry and support of all efforts to keep our children, youth and vulnerable adults safe. We realize that it takes more of your time and we truly appreciate your willingness to assist us in this extremely important facet of our ministry at St Pius X Church.
CaSE Training & Retraining Instructions – Directions to complete the online training are included with your packet/attached to this email. You must print the completed test which includes your name, the date you completed the training and your final test score. You must also print out the blank completion certificate and fill in your own name and the date you completed the training.
Background Check Notification & Authorization for Volunteers – Please fill this out and return this with your other paperwork and a copy of your driver’s license or passport. Alternately you may come in to the office with your paperwork and the office staff will verify your date of birth so you do not need to give us a copy of your driver’s license or passport.
Volunteer Code of Conduct for Adults– Included in your packet/attached to this email. Please sign and date the form, and turn it in with the test.
Once you have all of these forms together make sure they are signed and dated in the appropriate locations and then you may return the paperwork by stopping in the Parish Office during regular business hours or you may scan the forms and return it via email to [email protected] or regular mail to the Parish Office (Attn CASE Paperwork, St Pius X Church, 3010 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624).
Thank you for your ministry and your generosity of your gifts
If you have any questions please contact Ines, MaryAnn or Barb Legere – the Parish CaSE Coordinating Team at (585) 247-2566 or [email protected].
Creating a Safe Environment Training for Teens
All youth, 8th -12th grade (14-17 years old) who work with and have substantial contact with children (those who volunteer as leaders in CYO Basketball, Faith Formation, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Country Fair, etc), should participate in “Worthy of the Call”. This workshop will be offered multiple times through the year and dates will be announced in the parish bulletin. There is no fee for this program.
The training consists of a video and reflection questions that cover topics such as the purpose of Youth Ministry, ways that you can protect yourself as a volunteer, signs that a young person is experiencing a crisis, and how to handle a young person in crisis.
is published quarterly by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester with the aim of helping all of us keep children and vulnerable adults safe at home, at church and in all places in our community.
Comments can be directed to: Karen Rinefierd
Diocesan Coordinator of Safe Environment Education and Compliance,
585-328-3228, ext. 1255 or [email protected]
Past Creating a Safe Environment Newsletters