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Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

St. Francis de Sales Cathedral

All Safe Environment Training Certificates expire 6/30/2018.  The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux has given us permission to begin Safe Environment training for July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021.  All priests, deacons, religious and employees, as well as volunteers who work with youth, are required to take the course.

If you have never taken the training before, you must first complete a Volunteer Ministry Application and submit your signed copy to the rectory office.  This application can be obtained on the Houma-Thibodaux Diocesan website at:  https://safeandsacred-htdiocese.org/pdf/form_youth_ministry_volunteer.pdf
After turning in your application to the rectory office, you will be notified when you have been approved to begin the training.
If you have taken the course online before, you also must complete a Volunteer Ministry Application and submit your signed copy to the rectory office no later than June 30, 2018.  (See above for web address for VMA.) However, you may log onto your account and proceed with the training at any time. 

Instructions for the process are as follows:

Log-in to your account. (New users will create a new account.)
If your profile info appears, update the info and click SAVE at the bottom of the page, it will then bring you to the Home Page.
If your profile information does not appear, you will be at the Home Page.
Scroll down to “Safe & Sacred Adult Training Program”.
You will see “Protecting Children in the 21st Century”, click RETAKE COURSE. (New users will see TAKE COURSE.  At the start of the training, you will prompted for information for your background check.
If you have questions contact Tech Support at 888-804-9643 (online chat is also available).



Safe Environment Training

In catechesis "Christ, the Incarnate Word and Son of God, ... is taught--everything else is taught with reference to him--and it is Christ alone who teaches--anyone else teaches to the extent that he Christ's spokesman, enabling Christ to teach with his lips... Every catechist should be able to apply to himself the mysterious words of Jesus: 'My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.'"

CCC #427

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