Protecting God’s Children

Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate

St. Joseph Parish and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program
(Protecting God’s Children) for all volunteers.  Volunteers are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children Workshop
and submit required paperwork to the parish office.  Preregistration at Virtus is required for the workshop.   Virtus Registration online.

Protecting God’s Children Paperwork

Code of Ethical Conduct 2014 Current

Commitment to Ethical Conduct Form

Youth Code of Ethical Conduct

Worker Rgistration Form

Virtus Registration insturctions

If you have any questions please contact Lesia Anstead in the parish office 636-441-0055 ext 102

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting local police,
are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.
Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to
Deacon Phil Hengen.
St. Louis Archdiocese Reporting Abuse Information

To report abuse (past or present)

The Office of Child and Youth Protection serves persons who bring forward allegations of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or by lay employees or volunteers of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. To make a report of current or past sexual abuse please contact:

Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child and Youth Protection

In addition the Archdiocese of Saint Louis encourages all victims of abuse to contact the appropriate civil authorities.

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect


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:

Office of Child and Youth Protection