Background Screening

In an effort to ensure the safety of those persons under the care of the Diocese, all Church Personnel, ages 15 and older, will be required to submit a completed Criminal Background Check Form as well as a complete set of fingerprints so as to facilitate a criminal background investigation.  Eligibility for employment, volunteer work, or ministry will be contingent and conditioned upon a satisfactory background investigation.  This background investigation will be updated every five (5) years.  This policy applies even if an individual has been cleared through an FBI or FDLE check conducted by their employer or another entity.

Safe Environment Education

All Church Personnel, including applicants offered a position, and volunteers working with  Vulnerable Populations are required to complete safe environment training and a Level 2 CBS.

Please go to the following link to begin the Safety Environment training and to sign up for the fingerprinting and background check:

Instructions for St. Mary of the Lakes Volunteers

Orlando Diocese Safe Environment Training