Safe Environment Information

As part of the ongoing effort to heighten awareness and protect children, the Diocese of New Ulm is mandated to have all parishes within the Diocese implement Safe Environment initiatives and curriculum.  Over the past few years, we have been implementing a variety of policies and curriculum to meet the requirements put forth in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.  (You may view this document at
In order to be in compliance with the diocesan and national standards we are required to do classroom lessons with our children and youth from the Touching Safety curriculum.  The safety lesson 3 & 4 will be offered Wednesday, October 23rd (Wednesday classes) or Sunday, October 27th (Sunday classes).
St. Andrew                Grade K-11                Wednesday, October 23rd
St. Clara                    Grade K-4                 Sunday, October 27th
                                  Grade 5-11                Wednesday, October 23rd
St. James                  Grade 1-9                  Wednesday, October 23rd
                                  Grade 10-11              Wednesday, October 23rd
St. Joseph                 Grade K-5                 Sunday, October 27th
                                  Grade 6-11                Wednesday, October 23rd


Opt-Out Form - English - St. Andrew

Opt-Out Form - English - St. Clara

Opt-Out Form - English - St. Joseph

Opt-Out Form - English - St. James

Touching Safety Program Overview

Teaching Touching Safety Quick Reference


Exclusión /Opt-Out Form - Spanish

Generalidades del Programa Seguridad en el Contacto Físico​

Guía de referencia rápida para la enseñanza de seguridad en el contacto físico


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