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The Church of St. Cecilia, as all parishes in the Archdiocese, follows the safe environment protocol outlined in policies developed by the Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment. These policies, which are always being revised and updated to better protect youth and vulnerable adults, are followed and practiced at St. Cecilia’s. It is the responsibility of the parish’s safe environment coordinator, currently Stephen Klein, to make sure the parish is in compliance with these standards and policies. Each year an audit is done to make sure all parishioners who have contact with youth or vulnerable adults, staff, and volunteer parish leadership are up to date with the required standards. This includes a criminal background check, a signed Code of Conduct and participation in sexual abuse training where indicated. St. Cecilia’s record shows these requirements are consistently being followed.
Below are some links to resource information concerning safe environment:
Archdiocesan Resources: https://safe-environment.archspm.org/
How to report abuse: https://safe-environment.archspm.org/report-abuse
MN Department of Human Services reporting abuse: https://mn.gov/dhs/report-abuse/
Know the Signs: https://safe-environment.archspm.org/learn-the-signs/
Archbishop Hebda’s statement on parish volunteer leadership requirements:
Zero Abuse Project (formerly the Jacob Wetterling Foundation)
Netsmartz: Internet safety videos
In addition, there are county and state agencies that have information about child and sexual abuse, exploitation and reporting. If you have any questions about safe-environment matters at St. Cecilia’s, please contact Stephen Klein by email or phone 651-644-4502.
Masking is currently optional. We have seating in select areas of the church where masks will be required, and we provide disposable masks at our main entrances. We highly recommend vaccinations and boosters.
The safety and well-being of our parishioners is at the heart of our Covid-19 policy. Any changes (based on up-to-date and local information) will be communicated in our weekly bulletin and parish-wide emails.
Parishioners are encouraged to wash hands frequently. Hand sanitizer is available near the entrance to the church as well as along the communion line.
We ask all those who feel sick or who may have been exposed to Covid-19 to stay home and join us for online services.
We offer weekly recorded Masses for those who cannot attend in person. We pray for the safety and well-being of all of our local and greater community members.
Our shared spaces are sanitized frequently and follow a cleaning schedule.