What is the Called to Protect program?
It is essential that those adults responsible for assisting our children be provided with the information and training necessary to create a safe environment. The Called to Protect program is the educational program offered by the Diocese of Phoenix.
Who should be trained?
The Safe Environment Training Office of the Diocese of Phoenix says, “The Diocesan Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Minors requires all clergy, employees, volunteers that directly serve minors, volunteers that work in food pantries/provide meal service, provide ministerial service in private homes, adults administering service in an after school program, and minors to attend training on an annual basis.” This means that any adult wishing to participate in school activities, including field trips, sporting events, etc., must complete the training program.
For the schedule of training sessions, please see the Safe Environment Training Office Website.
Training sessions offered at Most Holy Trinity Parish and School will be announced in the Tiger Pause.
"Our educational work should go this way to achieve harmony - harmony in all the boys and girls who have been entrusted to us; inner harmony, the harmony of their personality. It is by working in a hands-on way, imitating God, molding the lives of those kids like clay, that we achieve harmony and rescue them from the dissonances perennial darkness. Harmony, by contrast, is bright and clear; it is light. What we have to achieve is the harmony of a heart that grows and that we accompany in this educational journey."
~ Pope Francis (then, Cardinal Bergoglio – April 18, 2012)