Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children)

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

St. Gabriel Parish and School follow the requirements of 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. All volunteers and employees who work with children at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish must be in full compliance with the program. 

On January 1, 2020, the Office of Child and Youth Protection of the Archdiocese of St. Louis implemented a new system for all employees and volunteers to ensure compliance with the Safe Environment requirements.   Please Note:  All employees and volunteers must register in the new system.


CLICK HERE to Register on the NEW the site


On the new site you will follow the prompts to complete the following:

  • Submit New Background Check
  • Complete "Protecting God's Children" training ***
  • Complete "Mandated Reporter" training
  • Complete "Code of Conduct" training
  • Sign "Code of Conduct"

*** If you have previously attended a PGC workshop, the system will find and/or ask you to confirm your previous record of attendance.  You will not be prompted to register for an upcoming workshop.  If, for some reason, it does not match your previous training to this account and you are prompted to register for a class, please register for “PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED-DATE NOT LISTED” and send an email to  The Office of Child and Youth Protection will apply the correct training record to your account.

These requirements are mandated by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and are followed by every diocese in the country.  The policies are the Church’s attempt to ensure the suitability of all adults who work or volunteer around your children.

If you have any questions, or have taken these steps at another Parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, please contact Eileen Garavaglia ( at (314) 353-6303 x 110.


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Eileen Garavaglia

Parish Secretary 

& Child Safety Coordinator

 314-353-6303 x110