*** Updated COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS are in place for your protection. ***


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has advised that even a "fully vaccinated person should wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home) if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, or is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult." If you suffer from one of these co-morbidities you should consider wearing a mask in Church. DPH continues to advise that unvaccinated individuals should always wear a mask when indoors and not in their own home.

Safe Environment

For All Volunteers and Staff Members at St. Anne's Church

In cooperation with the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the Diocese of Worcester created safe environment programs for all individuals in the diocese to help promote awareness of sexual abuse, help to prevent abuse, and to encourage survivors of abuse to seek the healing they deserve.

All persons 14 years of age and older, employed at or engaged in ministry at St. Anne's Church, are required to complete Safe Environment Training to help create and maintain a safe environment. To complete Safe Environment Training for ministry at St. Anne's Church, please contact the parish's Safe Environment Coordinator as identified below.

Failure to complete these requirements may result in a disruption in your ministry at our parish.

Safe Environment Coordinator

Chuck Mayo serves as St. Anne's Safe Environment Coordinator. He is available to answer your questions and concerns at safeenv@stannesparish.org.

CORI

Each staff member and volunteer must complete a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) Request Form, which is then submitted to the Commonwealth of MA through the Diocese of Worcester for processing.

Code of Ministerial Conduct

Each staff member and volunteer must read and sign a Code of Ministerial Conduct Form, which is offered as part of the safe environment training.

Safe Environment Training

Each staff member and volunteer must complete the safe environment training module.