St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish
                                                                                                                        A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust

Clearances & Protecting God's Children Workshops


Protecting Gods Children Workshops

The Diocese of Pittsburgh Database Application. All parishioners over the age of 18 who wish to help out at Parish functions, all Parish Organizations and Volunteers: School, Religious Education, Christian Mothers, Choir, Ushers, Cantors, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Catholic Men’s Club, Knights of Columbus, Festival, Fish Fry, Bread Program, Pastoral Council, Decorating Committee, Scout Leaders, an Activity of the Church, etc., MUST register. You will NOT be able to volunteer for parish functions unless you meet the requirements listed below.

We value all of our volunteers and are committed to providing support to ensure that we meet this requirement and ensure a safe environment for our children.

The following checklist is a list of requirements for all parish volunteers who are 18 years or older:

1) Diocesan Database Application
2) PA State Police Criminal Record Check
3) Child Abuse Clearance
4) Code of Pastoral Conduct
5) Attendance at a Protecting God’s Children Workshop

If you have questions or need to make arrangements to fulfill any of the above requirements, which are mandated by the Diocese of Pittsburgh for all volunteers in the parishes within our Diocese, call Carol Serbak at 724.745.3787.

It is required by law to file an application in order to continue to participate as a volunteer in our Parish activities. Applications can be completed online or can be found at all the entrances of the Church. You DO NOT need to put your Social Security Number or your Driver’s License Number on the written or online application. If you do not have computer or internet access or need help with the application, please call Carol Serbak at the Religious Education Office 724.745.3787.

The Diocese will be providing the Pennsylvania State Police Clearance beginning December 1, 2008.

Clearance Applications

Each applicant is required to fill-out the following three applications.
Two of the applications gives you the option to apply online, or by mail.

Diocese Online Database Application -
Diocese Database Application - PDF

State Police Online Criminal Record Check -
State Police Criminal Record Check Form SP4-164 - PDF

Child Abuse Clearance Form CY-113 - PDF

All parishioners who have received their Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Clearances, either printed online or received through the mail, are asked to please bring them to the Religious Education Office or Rectory. A copy will be made, recorded in the database and placed in the file.

Please do so as soon as you receive the clearances.
If you have any questions, please call the Religious Education Office at 724.745.3787. Thank you.

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