The Ordinariate is committed to preventing sexual abuse. We must make a concerted effort to foster safe environments and educate our children, youth and at-risk adults to provide them with the skills necessary to safeguard their own wellbeing. We endeavor to establish an active dialogue among our families to create awareness, dispel misconceptions, and strengthen our communities in this regard.
Once a year each parish will host a parent orientation to explain the objective of the parent-child safety program. If your child is involved in any ministry at Holy Martyrs (altar serving, choir, CCD, Co-Op, Youth Group) you must attend the meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, you must sign that you were given the materials to take home or sign that you opt-out and thus decline to participate in the program and do not wish to commit to discussing these topics with their children. In any case we do need your signature.
On February 2nd we will be holding such an orientation at Holy Martyrs at 10:00 a.m. Please make every effort to attend and pick up the materials and sign for them.