Protecting God's Children



Click here for a link to the Archdiocese of St. Louis' website.

Ascension Catholic Church and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries. If you have any questions, please call Ginger Stamer 636-532-3304 or [email protected].

I need to take a Protecting God’s Children workshop. How do I find one?

You must register online here. Please note there will be workshop for Ascension only on September 5th at 6:30pm in the MPR.

To see schedules for workshops at other parishes and organizations, click here.

I have taken a Protecting God’s Children workshop. What is the next step?

There are 4 steps to do after completing a Protecting God's Children workshop:
  1. Verify you are registered with
  2. Complete the worker registration form (linked below)
  3. Sign the last page of the Commitment to Ethical Conduct Booklet (linked below)
  4. If you have lived outside of Missouri in the last 5 years, you must complete the American Checked form (linked below)

All above signed forms should be returned to Ginger Stamer in the parish office. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ginger at 636-532-3304 or [email protected] 

I am a teen and would like to volunteer. What do I need to do?

If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at Ascension Church and School, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth form, and return it to Ginger Stamer in the parish office. 



Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director Office of Child & Youth Protection


Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:


Missouri Department of Heath & Senior Services Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:


Any questions please contact Ginger at 636-532-3304 or [email protected]