Safe Environment

All employees and volunteers who minister and serve the children of our parish must fulfill all the Safe Environment requirements.  The diocese of Allentown and State of Pennsylvania require that anyone who has any possible contact with children complete the following background checks and clearances. Volunteers who fail to obtain background checks and attend training are not permitted to remain involved in service to our children until all are completed. All questions and forms should be directed to Maria Rittle, Safe Environment Coordinator at 570-462-1968 or or

Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator:

Pamela J. Russo, MSW, MS – Secretary for Youth Protection

Diocese of Allentown, 1515 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

PO Box F, Allentown, PA 18105-1538

Phone 610-871-5200 Ext 2204   Fax:  610-871-5211

For more information on Safe Environmental Information, see links below:

2022 PGC & MRT training

Contractor Safe Environement Checklist rev 07092020 (5)

Virtus online training (2)

Parish Volunteer no contact Safe Environement Checklist rev 07092020

Parish Employeess Packet

Parish Volunteer Safe Environement Checklist rev 07092020 (3)

CYO VolunteerPacket

Parish Volunteer with possible contact Packet