Safe environment

St Patrick Cathedral is dedicated to providing parishioners with a safe environment and ensuring respectful conduct for all.  The Diocese of Fort Worth is helping its parishes provide people with the tools necessary to help ensure we are all able to recognize, respond and report abuse, neglect and/or sexual misconduct of all ages. 


All Employees and Adult Volunteers are required to create a Virtus profile and complete Safe Environment Certification prior to serving in a Ministry. Certification is renewed every two years.



New Volunteers

All new employees and volunteers must:

  • Complete a Volunteer application
  • Have a Criminal Background check
  • Complete Safe Environment training (Protecting God's Children) renewed every two (2) years
  • Completed and sign Code of Conduct every two (2) years

Returning Volunteers

**Must have already taken Protecting God's Children**


  • Completed and sign Code of Conduct every two (2) years
  • Complete Renewal training every two (2) years

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  • All volunteers must complete a volunteer application y submit it to the parish or school Safe Environment Coordinator where your ministry wil be based.  

    English form


    Todos los voluntarios deben completar una solicitud de voluntario y entregarla al Coordinador de Ambiente Seguro a la parroquia o escuela donde realizara su ministerio. 

    Forma en español

  • All applicants 18 years or older must complete the authorization for release of information to process a criminal background check. **If your position requires handling cash or accounting/bookkeeping information, you must provide your Social Security number for a soft credit check (does not affect your credit).

    English form


    Todos los solicitantes mayores de 18 años deben completar la autorización de divulgación de information para procesar la verificación de antecedentes penales. **Si su puesto requiere manejar efectivo o información de contabilidad deben proporcionar su numero de Seguro Social para verificar su crédito (no afectara su crédito).

    Forma en español

  • All volunteers must review and sign the code of conduct, which explains the behaviors standards. 

    English Form (return pages 5 & 6 only)


    Todos los voluntarios deben revisar y firmar el Codigo de Conducta, que les explican las normas de comportamiento. 

    Forma en español (solo regrese paginas 5 y 6)

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