Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children)

"Certainly children are a gift from the LORD..."
--Psalm 127:3

Thank You for Volunteering at St. Gabriel Church and School

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL.  Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system.  St. Gabriel Catholic Church and School follow these requirements.  If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Garavaglia, Child Safety Coordinator, at (314) 353-6303 or or contact the Office of Child and Youth Protection at

Anyone who works with or near minors must complete the following instructions:

Go to

Click “Register” below the LOG IN button 

Enter the passcode when prompted:  stlprotect

Select the type of location where you are a volunteer or an employee:  Parish or Parish School

Select the specific location by name:  St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish and School

Click the roles associated with your employment/service at the parish.

If you are active at only one location, this will be your “primary” location.

If you are active at more than one location, click the ADD PARISH/LOCATION button and repeat the steps above.  With more than one location, please click the “This is my main/primary location” circle to indicate where you are employed or, if you are a volunteer, where most of your ministry or service is performed.

Complete your personal information.  Please enter your legal first name for the purposes of the background screening.

Create a username, password and password clue.

Agree to the Terms of Use and click SUBMIT.

You will then be prompted to submit information for a background screening, register for a Protecting God’s Children workshop*, view two online training modules, and agree to the code of Ethical Conduct.

* If you have already attended a PGC workshop, the system will find and/or ask you to confirm your previous record of attendance.  If the system prompts you to register for a workshop, select the workshop titled PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED - DATE NOT LISTED and then email the Office of Child and Youth Protection at  They will find and match your record, or contact you if they need more information.

You may use the links in your approval checklist to access these requirements.  These steps may be completed all at once or may be completed separately at your convenience.  You will receive a weekly automated email to remind you which requirements are outstanding.  When all compliance requirements have been completed, your account will be approved and you will be clear to work with minors and vulnerable adults.

NOTE:  If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at St. Gabriel Church and School, you must complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Minors form (see the link below).

Reporting Abuse

To report current sexual abuse of a minor by a member of clergy, an Archdiocesan employee, or a volunteer, your first call is to the Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-392-3738.  After you have reported it to the authorities, please call the Office of Child and Youth Protection at 314-792-7704.

To report the past abuse of an adult survivor who was victimized as a child, please call the Office of Child and Youth Protection 314-792-7704.

To report current abuse of a vulnerable adult, your first call is to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-392-0210.


 TitleModified DateSize 
Code of Ethical Conduct3/12/2020292.16 KBDownload
Safe Environment User Registration3/12/2020252.11 KBDownload


Eileen Garavaglia

Parish Secretary 

& Child Safety Coordinator

 314-353-6303 x110