Safe Environment Clearances

Welcome to St. John’s Safe Environment page where you can gather all of the information you need to become an active volunteer at St. John the Evangelist Parish. We are humbled by and grateful for your desire to join our parish family in a unique and critical way as a volunteer with our youth. The church relies so much on your involvement and dedication to our mission of living the Gospel and holding the dignity of each person in great esteem. Without your work and involvement, we would not be able to offer all of these programs to our parish family. There are a variety of components required of you as a volunteer before you give of your time and talents in this way. These clearances and training are asked of you in order to keep our children and volunteers safe and create a community built on trust and transparency. Thank you, again, for taking the time to volunteer with us and complete all of these components of the Safe Environment program. Please take this opportunity now to check out the different clearances and training and see what needs to be completed for each. 


Safe Environment Coordinator: Cathleen Lynskey

Please email ( or send all copies to the Parish Office at Cathleen’s attention.

Safe Environment Requirements
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

In order to create a safe environment in which our children can thrive, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia imposes the following requirements for all staff members and volunteers. For more information, please visit the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Youth and Child Protection’s website and the Office Of Catholic Education website.

Safe Environment Requirements
Required for ALL volunteers (Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers, Greeters, Ushers, CYO Coaches, CYO Assistant Coaches, PREP Volunteers, Youth Ministry Volunteers)
I. PA State Police Criminal Record Check (Click Here)
II. PA Department of Child Welfare (Click Here)
III. Please Read, Sign, and Return The Form Below to Cathleen Lynskey



III. Federal Background Check
 (For volunteers  who have not been continuous residents of   
Pennsylvania for the past 10 years.)
(Click Here)

Required for volunteers who have regular contact with children

(CYO Coaches, CYO Assistant Coaches, PREP Volunteers, and Youth Ministry Volunteers)

Part I: Protecting God’s Children
(Click Here)
Part II: Mandated Reporter Training
(Click Here)