Protocol for Responsible Parish Ministry

Responsible Ministry Binder

Catholics believe that our baptism makes us members of the People of God and members of the faith community we know as the Church.  The protection of children and vulnerable persons is part of the very mission of the Church.  We are all called to insure that all members of our church community are able to practice their faith in a safe environment, confident that all the faithful are committed to their protection and well being.

To insure the protection of all members of our church community we as a community must insure that there are procedures in place to protect the vulnerable persons in our community.  We are called to formalize this procedure to insure that all parishes in the Archdiocese of Regina are providing the same level of protection to the members of their community.  The manual is intended to increase the security of those participating in parish activities or receiving services through a ministry, by insuring that the individual providing the service is an appropriate candidate to serve in that ministry.

The Archdiocese of Regina confirms its commitment to oppose (i) sexual abuse in all its forms, (ii) financial abuse, and (iii) the exploitation of vulnerable persons.  Our primary concern must be for the victim.  The development and implementation of this policy has as its goals, the prevention of sexual abuse, the protection of vulnerable persons, the pastoral care of those wounded by sexual or other abuse; along with the acknowledgment of the legal rights of the accused and the appropriate action toward those who have committed abuse.

In particular, the Archdiocese of Regina, through appropriate intervention and education and the establishment of procedures for risk management, will work toward eliminating sexual abuse, financial abuse, and exploitation of children and vulnerable persons that arise out of positions of trust.  Positions of trust can include the relationships that priests, parish ministers, religious, members of the pastoral team, parish employees and volunteers have with parishioners.

The Archdiocese of Regina expects its bishop, priests, deacons, lay personnel and volunteers to live chaste and moral lives; respecting in every way the integrity of others.  Sexual abuse, financial abuse, and exploitation of children and vulnerable persons abuse the power and authority of the pastoral role of all who work for and serve the People of God.  The primary aim of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan is for all to grow in personal holiness. 

The Archdiocese of Regina supports open and frank discussion of the social tragedy of sexual abuse and holds that it is not acceptable to ignore, minimize or cover up instances of sexual abuse.  Whenever sexual abuse is reported, appropriate steps must be taken to ensure that it will not reoccur, and to prevent other similar cases.

The Archdiocese of Regina will co-operate with the criminal and civil judicial systems, subject to the inviolability of the Sacramental Seal of Confession.

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Our Protocol manual below can be downloaded in segments - forms can be downloaded individually.

If you wish to be able to fill in the form on your computer, download the Editable Form in Word version, fill in and print it off. 

If you wish to be able to print off mulitple copies of the form for your parish, use the PDF version. 

Section I

Section II

Section III

If you wish to be able to fill in the form on your computer, download the Editable Form in Word version, fill in and print it off. 

If you wish to be able to print off mulitple copies of the form for your parish, use the PDF version. 

Section IV

Section V

  • In Progress

Section VI

Section VII – Children and Youth Ministry

What's New

COMMUNITY THREAT ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT PROTOCOL

APRIL 10 2017

Violent events in schools are often predicted in advance by students threatening before carrying out acts of violence. 

To react quickly and in an organized way to that threat is behind the Regina Human Services Partnership Community Threat and Assessment Protocol signed April 10 by representatives of the partnership. The Protocol is called a collaborative response to student threat-making behaviours. Regina Public and Catholic School Divisions, Regina Police Service, Ministry of Social Services, Qu’Appelle Health Region Child and Youth Services, Ministry of Justice, Corrections and Policing, Regina Open Door Society, Regina Fire and Protective Services and City of Regina Community Services make up the current partnership but more could be added when training is competed.

Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said the Protocol is important because it   formalizes a partnership that already exists. “...

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Workshop for Working With Children and Youth

Last updated on January 2, 2015

Are All The I’s Dotted & T’s Crossed?

A workshop for working with Children and Youth

Some of the Topics to be Covered: 

a.     Registration Forms b.    Medication c.    Abuse/Neglect d.    Parental Involvement e.    Interviewing Assistants

 

Plus Discussion time with Bob Kowalchuk—

Director of Pastoral Services

 

Who Should Come?

      Parish Workers

      Parish Volunteers

      Youth Ministers

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

9 to Noon

Holy Child Parish

2636 – 7th Ave. Regina

 

To Register Contact...

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Sharon Bender
Protocol for Responsible Parish Ministry Coordinator
Ph:
306-352-1651 ext. 239
Leona Burkhart
Protocol for Responsible Parish Ministry Coordinator
Ph:
306-352-1651 ext. 239