Protecting God's Children

Safe Environment Program

Thank you for volunteering at St. Anthony of Padua!

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children) in order to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community and also to help protect those adults involved in our ministries against the possibility of false accusations.

This process must be completed before you begin volunteering/working with any youth, elderly, and/or vulnerable adults in our parish.

If you have any questions, please contact Sister Dolores Sanchez at (314) 703-1453 or

Information & Forms

Please click on the following link to:

  1. Find the Protecting God’s Children Workshop schedule
  2. Register in the Prevent and Protect STL system
  3. Sign into the system
  4. Click on the red “My Training” box in the middle of the page and complete the required training
  5. Find other resources about protecting children and vulnerable adults

If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Sister Dolores Sanchez (314-703-1453) or for printed copies of the training and instructions on what to return to her.


More Information

​​Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division Child Abuse an​d Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738. For additional information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the​​ Archdiocese’s Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines​ on Child Abuse and Neglect Reports or contact the Office of Child and Youth Protection (314) 792-7704​, Archdiocese of St. Louis​.

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.

Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number: