Mary Lee McCusker
STAND Screening Coordinator
Sacred Heart Parish
P.O. Box 3672
Glyndon, MD 21701-3672
NEW VOLUNTEERS(ages 18+)
VOLUNTEERS (ages 14-17)
STAND HOME PAGE
The Archdiocese of Baltimore and Sacred Heart Parish and School have a commitment to maintaining the trust of the faithful by providing our children and youth with safe environments characterized by healthy relationships. With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes and archdiocesan Catholic Schools will be using Shield the Vulnerable, a new compliance management system that will allow all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers who work with minors, employees, and clergy.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER* FORSACRED HEART PARISH AND/OR SCHOOL,You must be STAND Certified & Approved!
*This includes, but is not limited to, Vacation Bible School, Glyndon Area Players,
catechists, Religious Education volunteers, school field trips, classroom activities,
Library and/or Cafeteria duties, Scouts, Knights of Columbus,
Coaching and/or Refereeing, and any or all Youth Ministry activities.
Please note that this new process could still take up to 3 or 4 weeks to process and approve.
Last-minute requests will not be processed due to time constraints.
Dear Friends in Christ,
Welcome to the safe environment education and screening for employees and volunteers working with children and young people in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Each of us serving in ministry in the Archdioceses has an obligation to ensure the safety of every child entrusted to our care. The Shield the Vulnerable training course and the ESR background screening are critical parts of our effort to create safe environments at our parishes, schools, and other institutions.
Shield the Vulnerable has a proven track record of success in working with individuals and institutions to create safe environments for children. They specialize in training individuals how to recognize signs of child abuse and when and where to report suspected abuse. They also help to ensure every employee and volunteer fully understands the behavioral expectations defined in the Archdiocese’s Code of Conduct and Statement of Policy, which every employee and volunteer must read before beginning service.
Safe environment education and screening is a requirement for every employee and volunteer, lay and clergy, who has substantial contact with children and young people in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. On behalf of the Church in Baltimore, thank you for your service, for sharing your gifts to bring others closer to the Kingdom of God, and for your efforts to ensure safe environments for the children of our Archdiocese.
Faithfully in Christ,
Most Reverend William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore