A Letter from the Archbishop
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The Archdiocese of San Antonio is unconditionally committed to the protection of children, youth and vulnerable populations within our community. In order to assure their protection from harm, it has been mandated that all adults who minister to children must receive Safe Environment Training every three years. It is also mandated that all children and youth enrolled in religious education or in Catholic Schools must also receive Safe Environment Training on a yearly basis.
I cannot protect all children and youth alone; it is important that all Catholics ensure that we are following the mandate of Jesus, and “Let the little children come to me.” All adults, including parents, are encouraged to receive Safe Environment Training at your local parish or Catholic School. Children and youth need trusted and loving adults in whom they can confide any concern or fear.
Click here to read Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller’s letter in its entirety.
Steve Martinez, LCSW, LSOTP