Please complete by April 24, 2024

Parish Information

Select your Parish:

Is this a regional religious education program? If so select the other parish(es) in the program:

Name of D/CRE

Ethnicity of D/CRE

Race of D/CRE

Employment Status

Phone number of D/CRE

Email of D/CRE

Full Name of person completing and submitting this report

Title/position of person completing this report

Number of paid staff (excluding D/CREs)

USCCB • Safe Environment Report

Name of Safe Environment Coordinator

Safe Environment Coordinator's email

Do you have PREP or CCD in your parish?

In what language(s) is your program offered?

What is the status of your position?

How many children are enrolled in your PREP?

How many children received or will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion this year?

How many children received or will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year?

USCCB • Adult background checks and training

Total number of those in active service

Number with valid PA State Police Criminal Background Check

Number with valid PA Child Abuse History Clearance

Number with valid FBI Clearance or Disclosure Form

Number who completed Protecting God's Children program

Number who completed Archdiocesan Mandated Reporter Training

USCCB • Student lessons

Date lesson was presented

If the lesson was presented on multiple dates please list them

How were lessons presented?

Total Student Enrollment (Include Home Based Catechesis)

Number of Students Trained (Include Home Based Catechesis)

Number of Students with Signed OPT OUT forms

Number of Students who were NOT trained (Please do NOT include OPT OUT Numbers)

Other than opt-out, please explain reasons students were not trained

If parents presented the lessons, how did the D/CRE ensure that students were trained (i.e. signature form, assignments, other, etc.)?

Please describe the efforts made to ensure untrained students had other opportunities to receive Safe Environment Lessons (e.g. make up lessons provided, lesson provided to parents for home session etc.)

The Opt Out and/or Acknowledgement Forms must be sent to the Office for Child and Youth Protection on or before April 24, 2024. You can mail them to our office or scan all of the forms into one file and upload using this upload option:

Program Frequency

How frequently do you offer the following: Type the frequency in the blue box, then underneath, click which grades it applies to.

TRADITIONAL WEEKLY PROGRAM Traditional Program meets weekly for faith formation and sacramental preparation during the academic year (Sept-April/May) for students in grades K-7/8.

HOME-BASED CATECHESIS Home-based Catechesis is understood as the work of Catholic parents/guardians who undertake the formal religious education of their child (children) in their own home. The pastor in collaboration with his Director of Religious Education determines the parish policy in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines.

CAMP CARITAS Camp Caritas is a one-week regional Confirmation preparation program which offers instruction and formational experiences at approved Archdiocesan sites. Student participation is incumbent upon the pastor's permission and agreement to fulfill other parish preparation components such as retreats, practices, interviews.

FAMILY CATECHESIS Family Catechesis recognizes parents/guardians as the first teachers of the faith by gathering them (and typically their children) at the parish on a monthly basis for instruction and formational opportunities. The pastor, Director of Religious Education or a qualified catechist supports them in this role by presenting the upcoming, at-home lessons to be taught. If children are included, they meet with a grade level catechist during this time.

PARISH CONFIRMATION CAMP Parish Confirmation Camp is a one-week preparation program sponsored by the parish which follows the Archdiocesan framework for curriculum and includes formational opportunities as determined by the parish.

SUMMER RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM Summer Religious Education Program meets for one to two weeks and follows the Archdiocesan grade-level guidelines for instruction. During the academic year, 4-5 sessions are typically scheduled for family catechesis which may include further instruction, liturgical experiences and works of mercy opportunities.

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ** IDEA: As defined by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the term "child with a disability" means a child with: an intellectual disability, a hearing impairment (including deafness), a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment (including blindness), a serious emotional disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, another health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
Programs for Children with Disabilities provides faith formation to help the child grow in his/her faith while determining the best educational setting, learning strategies and emotional support that a parish is able to offer.
• A traditional classroom setting
• A smaller, self-contained special education classroom with a skilled catechist
• One on one learning at the parish and in a safe environment
• At-home learning with parish support.

HIGH SCHOOL TEEN PROGRAM High School Teen Program is a faith-formation sacramental program in which the students are prepared to receive the sacraments of initiation.

KIDS OUT OF SEQUENCE Kids who come to R.E. programs have missed some years of R.E. and have missed the reception of First Penance, First Communion, or Confirmation.


Catechetical Programs

Total students during the academic year• Excluding summer programs
• Including children with disabilities

Total students during Summer PREP • Excluding Vacation Bible School
• Including children with disabilities.

Total students in home-based catechesis • Including children with disabilities

Total families during family catechesis

Total children with disabilities

Number of clergy/deacon catechists

Number of religious catechists

Number of lay lead catechists

Number of other Program volunteers

Parish Religious Education Programs are required to use textbook series which are approved by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism. Please check the name of the publisher(s) of your parish series or write in the publisher under the "Other" choice.


Please list any language(s) other than English that are used in classes.

Latino/Hispanic Origin (Catechists)

Enter the number of Catechists who are of Hispanic origin and those who are not:


Not Latino or Hispanic

Race (Catechists)

Enter the number of Catechists who are...

American Indian/Native Alaskan


Black/African American

Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander


Prefer not to answer

Two or more races


PREP Students

Total PREP students enrolled in 2023-2024

Latino/Hispanic Origin (Students)

Enter the number of students who are of Hispanic origin and those who are not:


Not Latino or Hispanic

Race (Students)

Enter the number of students who are...

American Indian/Native Alaskan


Black/African American

Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander


Prefer not to answer

Two or more races


Form Submission

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