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Safe Environment Program


St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries. If you have any questions, please call Mary Ellen Paule 314-481-1133 or marypaulessp@gmail.com.


I need to take a Protecting God’s Children workshop. How do I find one?

  • Currently, St. Stephen Protomartyr is hosting a workshop on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to our PGC coordinator Mary Ellen Paule at 314-481-1133 or marypaulessp@gmail.com. If you need to complete the training but cannot make this particular session, please click here for a list of upcoming sessions at other times and places.

I have taken a Protecting God’s Children workshop. What is the next step?

  • If you have not already done so, please register at preventandprotectstl.org and complete the Workers Registration form. If you have lived outside of Missouri within the last five years, please read the IP rights and complete the IP release. Please return all forms to Mary Ellen Paule in the St. Stephen Protomartyr parish office. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mary Ellen Paule 314-481-1133 or marypaulessp@gmail.com.

I am a teen and would like to volunteer. What do I need to do?

  • If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at St. Stephen Protomartyr Church and School, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth form, and return it to Mary Ellen Paule in the parish office.





Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

  • Office of Child & Young Protection – Sandra Price, Executive Director   314-792-7271   sandraprice@archstl.org
  • Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division – Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:   1-800-392-3738
  • Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services – Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:   1-800-392-0210



Archdiocese of St. Louis archstl.org

Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program

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