Faith Formation & Religious Education>
Good Shepherd Parish and the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown are committed to creating a safe and nurturing educational environment for the children in our programs. Following diocesan requirements, criminal background checks are conducted on all volunteers who work with children and on all staff and personnel - lay, religious, and clergy. These are updated every three years.
In addition, the diocese requires all volunteers and staff personnel, lay or religious who come in contact with children/youth in our parish to attend a three-hour workshop called Protecting God's Children on raising awareness and knowledge of child sexual abuse. The workshop also focuses on our responsibility to provide safe and protective environments for all children and youth.
The workshop only needs to be taken once. However, the diocese does require volunteers to read a monthly on-line bulletin and complete a very simple quiz.
register for the training:
If you do not have e-mail please contact the Faith Formation office to register, 238-0649, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
more information contact the Faith Formation Office at 238-0649 or e-mail