Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

Safe Environment

43ebp1eovgff31f9ch24k3xv4nl.pngIn cooperation to do God's will, the success of our parish depends on the constructive work and commitment of all our volunteers, employees and parish members. A focus of this work at Saint Andrew is a commitment to creating and sustaining a safe environment for all our community members, including children, teens and vulnerable adults.

As part of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, all staff and volunteers are required to complete Safe Environment Training and a Background Check. This is for everyone’s protection when working among children and at-risk adults. Volunteers must have the required training at least one month prior to the first volunteer opportunity such as Faith Formation and special school events.

View or print instructions on how to complete a Background Check and Safe Environment training

The information you provide is held with strict confidentiality. The success of Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School mission depends on the parishioners and volunteers full and timely cooperation. Thank you so much for your continued support.

If you have questions related to Safe Environment requirements, contact Randy Bayerl, Safe Environment Administrator, at or 763-441-1483.

Notice of Expectations: Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School, through the planning for and execution of all associated parish sponsored and/or related volunteer activities on behalf of the church and/or school establishes the expectation that all participants and coordination will fully comply with processes for participation and approvals to participate in order to maintain compliance with all policies, procedures and guidelines as outlined by the Diocese of Saint Cloud’s Safe Environment program and any additional parish and/or school requirements. The application site “CMG Connect" provided by the Catholic Mutual Group is the authorized training and certification program used for Safe Environment compliance found at

The following web links for the Diocese of Saint Cloud provide information as to how to report abuse and how to access and complete training for adults and students (see ). This includes the text of the Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy and Standard of Ministerial Behavior Boundaries documents in English and Spanish “Orden público en cuanto al abuso sexual - Diócesis de Saint Cloud”. On the Diocese web page for Adult Training, policy and standard documents can be reviewed and/or printed (see ) each are available in a PDF format. To view one of the English or Spanish text copies - on their page, click on the desired document link.

Contact Catholic Education Ministries at 320-251-0111 with questions as to CMG Connect application or information or links found on the Diocese of Saint Cloud webpage for these purposes.