KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE
If you volunteer with children at St. Max, please take a few moments to read this. Thank you.
No cleric, employee or regular volunteer is to have contact with children without first being approved by the Archdiocese. At St. Max we encourage all volunteers, whether they have contact with children or not, to complete the child protection training. Approval consists of completing a child protection training, staying current on training bulletins, and an online background check. All regular volunteers who have contact with children must be approved before beginning ministry. We trust you will understand the need to be 100% compliant as your dedication to our children is evidence of your love and concern for them. If you have any questions about your status as a volunteer, please contact the parish office, 513-777-4322.
ALL PARISH VOLUNTEERS: NEW CHILD PROTECTION PLATFORM - In July 2021, the archdiocese moved to SafeParish as the new platform for Child Protection training and compliance. SafeParish is an organization that specializes in training and education solutions for organizations worldwide. They have 20+ years of experience in providing child safe environment training programs. SafeParish will continue to work with our current background check provider Selection.com. If you were Virtus trained, all training and background information in your VIRTUS account will be transferred to SafeParish once you register. No new live training through SafeParish will be required if you have completed live child protection training through VIRTUS. Ongoing child protection training will still be required for all volunteers and employees and will consist of quarterly interactive video-based training.
SafeParish Registration Instructions
Go to www.AoCSafeEnvironment.org.
"Register" on the top right of the home page.
Enter the passcode
protectcincy when prompted.
Select the location from
the drop down where you are employed or volunteer.
Click the role(s)
associated with your employment/service at the parish, school, or Archdiocesan
institution. Select a sub-role from the drop down to describe your
employment/service at this location.
If you are active at
only this location, this will be your primary location.
If you are active at
more than one location, click the ADD PARISH/LOCATION button and repeat the
steps above. With more than one location, please click the "This is my main/primary
location" radio button to indicate where you are employed or, if you are a
volunteer, where most of your ministry or service is performed.
Complete your personal
information. Please enter your legal name for the purposes of the background screening. There are no
credit checks and no soft hits to credit.
Create a username,
password and password clue.
Agree to the Terms of
Use and click SUBMIT.
You will be prompted to
submit information for a background screening through SELECTION.com. If you
need St. Max to pay for your background check ($25), contact the parish office for
a Fastrax token.
You will be required to
acknowledge that you have downloaded and accepted the terms of the Decree.
You will be prompted to
view SafeParish: Protecting Children From Sexual
Abuse — Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
If you have completed
the required background checks and child protect training, you will be prompted
to click the link to Continue to the Home Page. Your registration is complete.
If you need to complete
background check requirements or training, you may use the links in your
approval checklist to access these requirements. These steps may be completed
all at once or may be completed separately at your convenience. You will
receive an automated email weekly to remind you which requirements are
outstanding. When all compliance requirements have been completed, your account
will be approved, and you will be clear to work/volunteer with youth and
Decree on Child Protection
The Decree was updated in July 2018. Please visit the Archdiocesan website, https://catholicaoc.org/offices/safe-environment for a complete copy of the revised decree.
SELECTION.COM, a national, Catholic faith-based background check company located in the Cincinnati area, provides all background check services for the Archdiocese. The background check is done online. There is a $25 cost for the background check. St. Max will pay for our volunteers; you must contact the parish office in advance for a code to use during the SELECTiON.COM registration. Please contact the parish office or call 513-777-4322 Ext. 112.
Thanks for your ongoing commitment to keeping our children safe.
Men 21+ are invited to camping retreat October 1-3 at Camp River Ridge.
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, we are participating in the "Let Your Service Shine" day of service on Saturday, October 9.
First Fridays are dedicated in a special way to the Sacred Heart. Join us for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every First Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the church.
Upcoming service opportunities at St. Max
God bless you! Welcome to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish! We are so happy that you are here. Register online to join our parish community.
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