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:
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!
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.
1. Complete an Application. The paper application must be completed, dated and signed before it can be accepted by the Parish coordinator. The Paper Application are available on the right side of this webpage or linked above for download.
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 on the right side of this webpage or linked above for download.
3. Social Media Guidelines. After reading the Social Media Guidelines, read and complete all information in the Social Media Guidelines Signature Form. Turn this signed form in with the Safe Environment Paper Application. Both the Code of Conduct and the Signature Form. The Social Media Guidelines are available on the right side of this webpage or linked above for download.
4. Attend Safe Environment Training. Training dates will be posted in the bulletin, on this website and through FlockNotes or contact Mariavis Fitzmorris, Facilitator at SJN Parish. Please ensure to RSVP to Parish Office if you will be attending a Safe Environment training.