I invite all those members of the Altar Society, the Counting Team and the Clean Team to make contact with Grahame or myself as to whether they are prepared to continue in 2021 on their Rosters. A note in the letterbox or an email (office@stcaths.org.au) stating your name and Group details, would be appreciated so we can see where we are as a Parish going forward.

Let’s get back to our regular Ministries ASAP…


Under current Safe Guarding Legislation ALL volunteers must at least sign a Code of Conduct document.
These are available in the Sacristy in a manilla folder marked accordingly, (and also to download should you wish to do so but MUST be returned in person and NOT emailed back please)
Please include your volunteer Group as well so Kerry can mark you off correctly as complying.

If you are a volunteer in ANY of our Parish Ministries and HAVE NOT signed one, please do so immediately — this excludes current Altar Ministers — Acolytes, Ministers of Communion & Readers.
This is a government mandated Legislative requirement that must be followed. Please urgently action if you have not already done so.

If you are unsure of your legal requirements, PLEASE contact Kerry, our Safeguarding Officer via email safeguarding@stcaths.org.au
giving her your full name and the name of the group you are involved in – some groups MUST also have a Working With Children number and complete the Archdiocese Safeguarding Induction Training as well as signing the Code of Conduct.


Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney FACT SHEETS re abuse.

On-Line Safety Guide

FACT SHEET:
Information for Archdiocesan employees and volunteers (workers) engaging in face-to-face communication with children and young people.

https://www.sydneycatholic.org/casys/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Fact-sheet-Information-for-Archdiocesan-employees-and-volunteers-workers-engaging-in-face-to-face-communication-with-children-and-young-people.pdf


FACT SHEET:
Information for Children about on-line safety.

https://www.sydneycatholic.org/casys/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Factsheet-Information-for-Children-about-Online-Safety.pdf


FACT SHEET:
Information for young people about on-line safety
.

https://www.sydneycatholic.org/casys/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Fact-sheet-Information-for-young-people-about-online-safety.pdf


TEMPLATE CONSENT FORM:
Engaging in on-line communications with children/young people

https://www.sydneycatholic.org/casys/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Template-Consent-Form-engaging-in-online-communication-with-children-and-young-people-V1.pdf


FACT SHEET:
Information for parents and guardians on keeping children and young people safe on-line.

https://www.sydneycatholic.org/casys/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Fact-sheet-Information-for-parents-and-guardians-on-keeping-children-and-young-people-safe-online.pdf


A message from the Archdiocese of Sydney

Child sexual abuse is a crime.
The appropriate people to deal with crimes are the police.
If you, or anyone you know, have been abused, please contact the police.

Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office at (02) 9390 5810 or email at: safeguardingenquiries@sydneycatholic.org.

You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest, Monsignor Brian Rayner (02 9525.1138) (office@stcaths.org.au) who will be able to provide support and guidance.

The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.