Safe Environment

Our Commitment is a "Safe Environment" for all!

We, the Catholic faithful of St John Nepomuk Catholic Church and as a parish of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, share responsibility for the life and mission of the Church.  Each of us is called to celebrate, promote and when necessary to defend the life and dignity of every person.  This responsibility requires that together and individually we treat everyone with respect, do what we can to see that harm is never brought to others, especially minors and vulnerable adults, and seek to bring healing for those who have been harmed.  To help achieve this we follow the guidance of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, which has taken the following steps to defend the life and dignity of those most vulnerable: the young and the elderly: 

  • Appointed a Victims Assistance Coordinator to offer immediate assistance to victims.
  • Adopted a Code of Conduct.
  • Adopted and implemented age appropriate safe environment programs for the education of children, youth and adults.
  • Established a policy requiring criminal background checks of all clergy and religious, those in formation for the priesthood or permanent diaconate, all church employees and volunteers who have regular contact with minors.

Ensuring a safe environment for all children, young and elderly people is a continuous effort.  We as a parish pledge to continue our utmost efforts toward identifying and ensuring respect for all of God's children.

Please visit the Archdiocesean Safe Environment Website at: Archdiocese of OKC Safe Environment

Reporting a Known or Suspected Neglect or Abuse of any individual, regardless of age,is as easy as calling the Department of Human Services Statewide Abuse Hotline:  1-800-522-3511 or if there is immediate danger call 911!

SJN Safe Environment Program

Who Must have Safe Environment Training:

Everyone must be Safe Environment trained before they can work with children, youth and vulnerable adults.  This includes all clergy, seminarians, church and school personnel, DRE's, catechetical leaders, youth and young adult leaders, athletic directors, coaches, volunteers and any others who have regular contact with children, youth and vulnerable adults.

Why is important that you attend:
  • To aid in creating a Safe Environment for our children and other parishioners.
  • It's a precursor if you want to volunteer or secure employment.
  • Understand that abuse is prevalent in our society and crosses all boundaries – religious, financial, social, age, etc.
  • Become educated on different aspects of abuse so that you can be the eyes and ears of Christ, even outside of our parish activities.
How to become Safe Environment Trained/Certified:

1. Complete an Application.    The paper application must to be completed, dated and signed before it can be accepted by the Parish coordinator.  The Paper Application is available on the right side of this webpage for download under Documents.

  • Please type or print legible.
  • Complete all four pages of the Archdiocesan Application for Employment or Volunteer Service Safe Environment application form.
  • Do not use relatives as references. 
  • Return the Paper Application to the Parish office. 
  • Applicants are urged to retain a copy of each of the application for reference.

2. Read the Code of Conduct and sign Signature Form. After reading the Code of Conduct, read and complete all information in the Code of Conduct Signature Form/Statement of Receipt and Agreement and sign the form.  Turn this signed form in with the Safe Environment Paper Application.  Both the Code of Conduct and the Signature Form/Statement of Receipt and Agreement are available for download on the right side of this webpage under Documents.

3. Attend Safe Environment Training. Training dates will be posted in the bulletin, on this website and through FlockNotes or contact Deacon Dan Lombardi, Facilitator at SJN Parish.

Safe Environment Parish Facilitator:

Please contact Deacon Dan Lombardi at the parish office (405-354-2743) or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.