Parish/School Resources


Below are forms needed for diocesan requirements and parish use.

Parent  Circle of Grace Waivers

Parents who wish to waive (opt-out)  Circle of Grace training for their child should complete this form. Parishes should keep this form with their Safe Environment  Circle of Grace files. Parishes will need information from these forms to complete the yearly parish audit. The waiver form should be inserted in a Circle of Grace  training folder. Click here  for the waiver form.

Youth assisting or employed in parish/school programs

Youth assisting in parish programs should review with their supervisor the Pastoral Conduct for Youth Volunteers or Employees. This form should then be signed by both the youth and the supervisor. This form will be sent to the diocesan Safe Environment office and retained in an online record. Click here for the Pastoral Conduct for Youth Volunteers or Employees.   

Circle of Grace Teacher and Catechist Training

An on-line resource to introduce the concepts in teaching Circle of Grace to new staff or to renew the passion in experienced catechists and teachers is available.  The presentation is done by Mary Beth Hanus, Director of Victim outreach and Safe Environment for the Archdiocese of Omaha.  Ms. Hanus has previously presented in-person training ion the Diocese of Duluth.

Circle of Grace Video Links:

Circle of Grace Overview

Introduction and Framework

Contact information: Mary Beth Hanus at 402-827-3798 or [email protected]

Each presentation is approximately one hour long.

Contact: Ernie Stauffenecker [email protected] (218) 724-9111, ext. 8360 

Diocese of Duluth Safe Environment Program 2830 E. 4th Street Duluth, MN 55812


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