Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

Safe Environment

The success of our parish depends on the hard work and commitment of all our volunteers. At the same time, Saint Andrew is committed to your safety and that of all our community members, including children, teens and vulnerable adults.

As part of the Diocese of St. Cloud, all staff, volunteers and potential 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 completing a Background Check and Safe Environment training

The information you provide is held with strict confidentiality. The success of Saint Andrew’s missions depends on the parishioners and volunteers. Thank you so much for your continued support.

If you have questions related to Safe Environment requirements, contact Randy Bayerl, volunteer coordinator, at [email protected] 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:

As outlined on the web site of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, information can be found as to How to Report Abuse and to access Training for Adults and Students (see ). This includes the Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy and Ethics and Integrity Guidelines 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 integrity documents (see ) are available in a PDF format. To view one of the English or Spanish text copies - on their page, open and scroll down toward the bottom of the page and click on their link as seen in the example below to expand and then click on the desired document link: with the red plus sign and text "Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy and Ethics and Integrity Guidelines (PDF)"

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