Safe Environment Certification Trainings

All adults over the age of 19 who work with youth (either paid staff or volunteer) in the name of the Church, are required to be Safe Environment certified by the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Individuals interested in applying for certification are required to attend a live training class.  The Archdiocese of Omaha will run a background check on each applicant.  Once issued, the Safe Environment certification is valid for 5 years.  At the end of this 5 year period, the certification may be renewed online.

Training sessions are currently scheduled in or near West Point as follows.  Use the links below each date to download registration instructions and to register for the preferred class.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
7:00 p.m.
St. Charles Parish Center  –  North Bend
Registration Instructions
Register here

Thursday, September 8, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Wayne State College – Wayne
Registration Instructions
Register here

Sunday, September 11, 2016
1:00 p.m.
St. Francis Assisi – Humphrey
Registration Instructions
Register here

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Wayne State College – Wayne
Registration Instructions
Register here

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s, West Point (St. Francis Center)
Registration Instructions
Register here

All participants are required to open an online account and register for the class (online) before attending a training.

Lisa Hunke is the Safe Environment Coordinator for GACC school and St. Mary’s parish.  Please contact her for more information at lcthunke@msn.com.

 

IMG_3195

St. Mary students featured on KVSS “Witness” radio show tonight!

Thursday, August 25, 2016 — 4 of our students who attended the “Love Begins Here” mission trip this summer will be featured on the “Witness” program on KVSS Spirit Catholic Radio tonight. Paula Bastian is the show host and she interviews Tobias Steffensmeier, Mary Brune, Isabelle Kaup and Hayley Ortmeier, who share their experiences and encounters with Christ during their week of prayer and service in the West Point community.  Tune in to 102.7 at 8:00 pm tonight to hear from these awesome kiddos bold enough to share their faith in this powerful way.

Life Teen / Edge Core Training

This training is for all youth ministers and core teams.  I encourage all of St. Mary’s core members and jr core members to attend.  Y-Disciple leaders — you are most welcome too! This is going to be great!  We don’t have Life Teen staff coming here to Nebraska very often, so I’m hoping there will be a nice warm welcome for Lisa Fahey at this training.  Many of you met Lisa when she came 4 or 5 years ago to do a Core Retreat.

I hope you will consider attending.  There is no cost (donations gladly accepted).

Fall Training Conference Flyer_final-page-001