Fill out this form or contact the Rectory at 708-352-6209 to learn about the ways to get involved in the parish community.
Requirements to Volunteer with Minors
All Employees and Volunteers who have contact with minors (under 18) must meet the requirements of the Protecting God’s Children Program as set forth by the Chicago Archdiocese. If all requirements are not met, that individual will be not allowed to work or volunteer in any program at St. Cletus Parish.
Individuals must attend a Protecting God’s Children Workshop. A listing of these workshops can be found at www.virtus.org. Pre-registration is necessary for these workshops. You will also need to assign a User ID and Password for this process. If you attended a workshop already please forward a copy of your Certification of Attendance or let Bobbie Kallal know the location and date you attended so this can be verified through the Archdiocese data base. You will receive an attendance certificate at the class and a copy must be turned into the rectory office to Bobbie’s attention.
Online Background Check
Individuals must register for a Criminal Background Check using this link. You do need to assign yourself a “User ID” and Password. Complete everything listed with the red “x” and make sure you submit your application after it is complete.
Code of Conduct
Individuals should receive a Code of Conduct form and within that form is an acknowledgement which must be signed and returned to the rectory office to my attention. (PDF Form)
DCFS (C.A.N.T.S.) Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System
An authorization form (referred to as a CANTS form) for the Department of Children and Family Services must be completed each year. (PDF Form)
Mandated Reporter Training
In keeping with Archdiocesan policy the Office for the Protection of Children & Youth continues to offer Mandated Reporter training to all Archdiocesan employees who are mandated by state law and archdiocesan policy to report suspected child abuse and neglect. Further, in keeping with archdiocesan polices, School Coaches, Youth Ministers and Religious Education Volunteers are required to participate in this training. This training is available in two forms: live and online.
Live Training: to register please contact Regina Robinson at 312 534-5254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Training: Persons planning to take the online training need to be prepared to spend at least 60 minutes to complete the training (you cannot exit and return). The computer used for the training must be equipped with speakers or headsets and be connected to a printer that will print the certificate at the completion of the training. Link: https://www.dcfstraining.org/manrep/index.jsp.
All completed forms should be returned to me at the rectory office. If you have questions, need help registering for the criminal background check or the workshops, need forms or any other assistance; please contact Bobbie Kallal at 708-352-6209.