Safe Environment Training

At St. Patrick Church of Merna and St. Mary Church in Downs, the safety and well-being of our parishioners are of the utmost importance. We comply with all safety guidelines and training requirements put in place by the Diocese of Peoria.

Safe Environment

As of August 1, 2019, all volunteers working with children are required by the Peoria Diocese to complete the 3-part online Safe Environment Training. A background check will also be required before the start of volunteering.

**NOTE: If you were certified before August 1, 2019, you will need to be re-certified. **

Vehicle Training: Volunteers who drive on behalf of the parish will need to complete the Vehicle Training.

Please click on the links below for more information or to be directed to the online training. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at (309) 662-7361.

Training Hub.

More information.