We, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, are firmly committed to protecting our community members and visitors from all forms of abuse and responding appropriately to any evidence of abuse.
All our clergy, employees and volunteers work to insure the safety of children, young people and vulnerable entrusted to our care in our ministries and programs. We pursue this mission in the following ways:
By thoroughly screening and supervising all members of the clergy (priests and deacons), as well as all employees and volunteers who work with children and young people and other vulnerable individuals as part of their ministry.
By providing appropriate training in recognizing and reporting child/adult abuse to appropriate civil and Church authorities.
By holding all members of the clergy, all employees and all volunteers who work with children, young people and the vulnerable to Christ-centered and professional codes of conduct.
All Volunteers at Corpus Christi Parish must do the following:
Complete a volunteer application form
High Responsibility –4 page version
Low Responsibility – 1 page version
Be oriented to the Safe Environment Program by either attending an educational session or by viewing the current Safe Environment video on line from the Diocese, or by checking out a copy of the video from the Parish office
Receive a Standard Operations Procedure (SOP)
Read the Mandatory Reporting Law
Sign the Attestation form after reading the Code of Conduct & Summary Guidelines (valid for 1 year) or attending an educational session.
Be oriented to the ministry in which you wish to serve
Any volunteer who is being considered for a volunteer position of High Responsibility/High Risk must also:
Sign the Permission to Obtain Information allowing a criminal background check to be done.
Submit fingerprints or a valid DPS card for the background check or other agency background documentation (such as law enforcement)
Attend a Safe Environment educational session. This is an annual requirement
Background checks are required every 5 years. Renewals must be submitted 60 days prior to expiration otherwise fingerprints will be required again.
Credit checks for those handling money are required every 5 years. Renewals must be submitted 60 days prior to expiration.
Positions identified as High Responsibility/High Risk:
Religious Ed Teachers; Youth Ministry Teachers; Sacrament Preparation: Confirmation and First Communion Volunteers; Homebound Eucharistic Ministers; Children’s Liturgy of the Word; Becoming Catholic Ministry; Altar Server trainers; Women’s Retreat Ministry; Vacation Bible School volunteers; Reading Mentors; Money counters; Parish Staff; Eucharistic Ministers Trainers; Marriage Sponsor Couples
Corpus Christi Catholic Church / 300 N Tanque Verde Loop Road / Tucson, AZ 85748 / 520-751-4235