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:
Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
Missouri Department of Social Services
Children's Division Hotline Reporting Number
For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese's Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines on Child Abuse and Neglect Reports or contact:
Office of Child and Youth Protection
Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program information may be accessed at the following website: www.archstl.org/sep
You may contact Maggie Moore in the parish office at 314-842-3848, ext 132 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
St. Simon the Apostle Parish is committed to protecting God’s children from spiritual, emotional and physical harm.
All employees and volunteers (Adults 18 years of age and out of high school) who come into regular contact with children are required to:
1) Sign and submit a copy of the MO Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration form found under the Documents section of this page. (along with the fee of $13.25 made payable to St. Simon the Apostle)
2) Attend the Archdiocesan sponsored class “Protecting God’s Children” - a schedule of workshop locations and times can be found HERE
3) Abide by the Code of Ethical Conduct - Adults guidelines found under the Documents Section on this page (read the document and sign and return the signature page at the end of the document).
The web address to the Protecting God's Children list of classes is:
You may view the entire list and register for one of the workshops right on website. If you have any questions or require assistance on this website, please contact the Safe Environment Help Desk at 314-792-7272.
Attendance at a Protecting God's Children workshop is required prior to your date of employment/volunteer service.
All forms are located on this page. Once completed, the forms can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 314-842-9829, dropped off during parish office hours, dropped in the mail slot at the rectory after hours, or dropped in the collection basket at Mass. Please make sure the information is in an envelope with Protecting God's Children clearly written on it.
Once an individual is registered with the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry, we will request a written background screening report. Each time a request is made, two reports will be generated: one to the parish and one to the employee/volunteer for whom the report has been requested. This information will be used to complete your registration and background check. If you are involved in more than one program involving minors, it will only be necessary to register once. If any of your personal information is incorrect on the background check (i.e. name, address), please contact the Family Care Safety Registry by telephone at 1-866-422-6872 to have your personal records updated. The parish office can't update this for you.
Minors (under the age of 18 or still in high school)
All parish employees and any volunteers under the age of 18 who work with minors and/or vulnerable adults must complete and submit the following to the Parish Office:
- Signature Page - Code of Ethical Conduct for Minors Volunteering or Working with Younger Children
The form is located on this page on the right-hand sidebar, Documents.
Item can be e-mailed to email@example.com, faxed to 314-842-9829, dropped off during parish office hours, dropped in the mail slot at the rectory after hours, or dropped in the collection basket at Mass. Please make sure the information is in an envelope with Protecting God's Children clearly written on it.
All employees of companies, contractors, vendors, consultants, and other entities providing goods or services to St. Simon Church and any of its members must respect the rights and inherent dignity of every person and will be held accountable for their behavior. In addition, the following must be completed and submitted to the Parish Office:
- Code of Ethical Conduct - Vendors
- MO Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration;
- $13.25 (check payable to St. Simon) to cover your initial background check
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-842-3848 ext. 132 to leave a voicemail message.