CHILD PROTECTION


WE ALL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN IN OUR PARISHES, SCHOOLS, FAMILIES & LOCAL COMMUNITIES.  USCCB Promise to Protect


Child Protection

The main safeguards required by the Policy for the Protection of Children are:

  • the screening of employees and volunteers
  • the training of employees, volunteers, parents and youth with regard to safe-environment practices and awareness of signs of child abuse
  • the reporting of suspected child abuse in compliance with the Child Protective Services Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

These safeguards are intended to assist employees and volunteers in their responsibility to provide children with the greatest care. The Diocese of Erie is committed to the application of these safeguards, including full compliance with state regulations.

All employees and volunteers commit themselves to following the Code of Conduct that can be found in the Policy.

Annual safe environment training:

All parishes and schools are mandated by the Bishops of the United States to provide Safe Environment Training to all youth and parents annually. All youth in the Religious Education Program will receive this training sometime during the catechetical year.  If you do not want your child/children to participate in the safe environment training, please contact the Religious Education office in writing.

Parent material provided by the diocese.

Important links
Reporting abuse: 

Any person may make a report of child abuse if they suspect a child is being or was abused.

Reporting procedures for Mandated reporters employed or volunteering in any parish, school, agency or institution in the Diocese of Erie

Report past abuse

 

MASS SCHEDULE

Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 8:30am
Wednesday: 7:00PM
Saturday: 6:00 pm (Vigil)
Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:30 am

Holydays: 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

PROGRAMS

PRAYER CHAIN: For intentions, please call 724-977-3369

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every First Friday from 9:00 AM until noon.

ROSARY: During October and May, before the 9:00AM Sunday Mass.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: During Lent, Friday evenings at 7:00 PM.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms are scheduled by appointment, six (6) weeks in advance and take place during the weekend Masses or Sunday afternoons. Pre-Baptism sessions are required. During Lent and Advent, Baptisms usually are not scheduled.

RECONCILIATION: Saturday afternoon from
5:15 – 5:45 PM or anytime by appointment.

MATRIMONY: By appointment at least six months in advance.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK: We want to celebrate this sacrament whenever anyone is in need due to illness, the infirmity that comes with age or any other time it is desired. Please call the Pastor at the rectory number, extension 11. Communal celebrations of this sacrament are scheduled several times throughout the year at a weekend Mass.

HOLY ORDERS: Some men fulfill a call to holiness by serving as priests or permanent deacons. Men who feel that call should call the pastor.

FAITH FORMATION

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process the Church offers to those who have not been Baptized, or Confirmed or admitted to First Communion as children in Religious Education. It is also the path to Full Communion in the Catholic Church for those Baptized in another faith. Please call the Religious Education office or the Pastor.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: For grade and high school students is conducted during the school year for grades 1-11 on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 11:20 AM in the Faith Formation Building. Call the Religious Education office for more information.