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Safe Environment Program

Protect gods children

Safe Environment Program

The safety of our children is paramount, and in order to ensure that safety, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia requires certain clearances. If you wish to volunteer in any capacity at St. Jude Parish, you must first have ALL clearances on file before you can perform any duties.

  • PA State and PA Child Abuse clearances, including FBI, must be renewed every five years (60 months).
  • Volunteers who have been residents of Pennsylvania for less than 10 years must renew their FBI Fingerprint Clearance until they reach 10 years of residency in Pennsylvania. Once the volunteer meets the 10 year residency requirement, he or she must complete a Disclosure Statement Application (available at the rectory) for Volunteers, which must be submitted every five years.

Once a year, St. Jude’s will offer a Protecting God's Children training class. The dates and times will be published in the church bulletin.  If you need to take a class to complete your clearances, please visit

The following documents are required for active employees/volunteers at St. Jude Parish:

 You will NOT be permitted to volunteer until you have all the necessary paperwork completed.                

Any questions, please call Gina Horan at the rectory (215-822-0179) or email