Saint Augustine's

 

Welcome to St. Augustine’s Parish,
Nova Scotia

St. Augustine’s Church, Chester

With missions in:

St. Anthony’s Church, Hubbards

St. Patrick’s Church, New Ross

 

Saint Augustine's Parish

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled."

(Matthew 5:6)

The Responsible Ministry and Safe Environment Protocol established by Archbishop Mancini was implemented in St. Augustine’s Parish by Father Doucette when he appointed Mr. James King as the Parish Responsible Ministry Coordinator (PRMC).

By the terms of the Protocol, our current coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Paterson, conducts orientation sessions for all employed and volunteer personnel who have contact with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Orientation sessions serve to explain the Protocol, its Covenant of Care, and to commence the steps required to have all ministers and employees cleared by means of personal reference and police record checks. The results of these checks are collated and assessed by the Diocesan Responsible Ministry Coordinator to ensure only those cleared by the reference and police check process can be employed or act in volunteer ministry positions. All clergy serving in the Archdiocese have already been cleared in similar fashion at the Diocesan level.

The Protocol also provides for formal reporting of potential or suspected incidents involving inappropriate behavior by clergy, employees or volunteer ministers. Included is a formal reporting procedure by submission of a simple form to the Parish Responsible Ministry Coordinator (Ms. Paterson).

An introduction by Archbishop Mancini, the Protocol, including the Covenant of Care, and the Incident Report Form are attached hereunder.

Responsible Ministry and Safe Environment Protocol PDF
General Incident Report Form PDF
Vatican Circular Letter Guidelines in Cases of Sexual Abuse PDF

For any questions, please contact the Parish Responsible Ministry Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Paterson, at:

Email (jenniferpaterson2 AT gmail DOT com)
902-277-1759

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"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled."

(Matthew 5:6)