Ensuring a Safe Environment

 

Safe Environment Training  (SET)

Upcoming Dates:

Foundation Training starts at 7:00pm and is held in Parish Hall West and lasts 2 hours.

  •  Tuesday October 22

 Update Training all held in Parish Hall West and lasts about 30 min.

  • September 17, Tuesday, at 1:00 PM
  • October 22, Tuesday, at 6:00 PM

Please note we are not offering S.E. Training in November or December.

Requirements for Parish Clergy, Staff, and Volunteers at Our Lady of the Pines. 
  • All volunteers and clergy, along with our staff, regardless of whether they work with or around children in any way, are required to attend Safe Environment Training (SET) Foundation and SET Update (yearly). 
  •  All new volunteers at Our Lady of the Pines are required to sign and return the:
    1. Please follow all of the training hub’s prompts EXCEPT
      • DO NOT enroll in a “live training” at this time
      • You will receive alternative directions from Valerie Mazany that are specific to our parish
  • As of June 2019, all new volunteers at Our Lady of the Pines are required to enroll in The Diocese of Colorado Springs Training Hub called CMG Connect (https://coloradosprings.cmgconnect.org).
  • Minor volunteers are required to submit the Minor Volunteer Application and Parental Consent Form.
  • If there is a 5 year break in volunteering, Foundation Training would have to be taken again.

Completed forms should be returned to the Safe Environment coordinator at Our Lady of the Pines.  If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Mazany at 719-495-2351, Ext 18, [email protected]

**Please note:  If you observe or suspect child abuse and/or neglect or sexual misconduct, you should immediately report the matter to law enforcement or to the Colorado Child Abuse Reporting Hotline 1-844-CO-4-Kids or 1-844-264-5437.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Safety Team

The purpose of the Life Safety Team (LST) Ministry is a single point of contact for the church for all non-Liturgical incidents, issues and conflicts that need attention during Masses and designated special events. The LST ministers to the safety and security of the church, protection and medical needs of all parishioners and visitors, and responds to the general disturbances. The LST serves at all Masses, and at special events as required. 

The primary role of the LST is to display a safe and secure presence on church property, or at certain off-site events if required, and to be prepared for any incidents that may arise. This a very unique ministry because the LST interfaces with people that others might possibly shy away from. In concert with other ministry teams (i.e. Hospitality etc.) the LST offers everyone who steps foot on Our Lady of the Pines property, or attends an event, a sincere greeting of welcome and openness. This type of greeting can diffuse a bad situation and often leads to a great ministry opportunity and a way ahead for individuals looking for help. The LST should be a primary focal point for any questions or concerns at our church.  If you are interested in joining our LST team or for more information, please email [email protected].

**Please note:  If you observe or suspect child abuse and/or neglect or sexual misconduct, you should immediately report the matter to law enforcement or to the Colorado Child Abuse Reporting Hotline 1-844-CO-4-Kids or 1-844-264-5437.