Safe and Sacred Child Safety Program

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Our work with children in our community is a tremendous privilege and an awesome responsibility. St. Jude Parish places the highest priority on the safety and protection of children and is committed to insure their safety and well-being.  Our parish leaders follow guidelines established by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis implementing the new Safe and Sacred Child Protection Program for all employees and volunteers.  This program consists of background checks, training and on-going education. 

St. Jude Parish volunteers who work with youth must comply with the Safe and Sacred requirements.  Please click the link below to initiate training and fulfill the program requirements. 

The new Safe and Sacred child protection training program for adults has been in use since August 1, 2013, and replaces the Virtus: Protecting God’s Children Program.  

Safe and Sacred Training

Please click here to initiate your Safe and Sacred Program training.

  • This training is available online 24 hours per day/7 days per week in both English and Spanish.
  • The training will last approximately 45 minutes and can be taken in parts.  ·       
  • There are questions during the training to assess the ability to apply the information, and there are 10 questions at the end of the program that must be answered with at least 80% accuracy to receive a certificate.
  • Safe and Sacred will provide quarterly online bulletins for continuing education on child protection
  • The training program includes a background check form that will automatically be sent to St. Jude Parish.  
  • The program also includes a Code of Conduct form, and the applicant must electronically acknowledge that they understand and will comply with the code.
  • When the training has been completed, within a few minutes, the applicant will receive a certificate of completion by e-mail from Safe and Sacred.

St. Jude Parish appreciates the time you are investing in volunteering with our youth and helping insure their safety and well-being.

For more information or questions, please contact Tammy Stewart at: tstewart@stjudeindy.org or 317-786-4371.