Safe Environment

All Volunteers at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church or within the Diocese of Phoenix are required to complete Called To Protect (CTP). All Volunteers should complete their initial CTP training (foundation session) within one month of beginning volunteer activities within the Diocese of Phoenix. Volunteers are to complete a renewal CTP training yearly if they;

  • Every adult volunteer serving in any capacity that focuses on minors
  • Every adult volunteer serving in a Catholic school
  • Every adult volunteering in food pantries or meal service
  • Every adult volunteer providing ministerial service in private homes
  • Every adult administering service in an after school program

All Other Volunteers are required to complete a renewal every other year.

Called To Protect Foundation - Protecting God's Children  

In this program we will learn myths and facts about sexual abuse, detailed warning signs to watch for in adults who may abuse, and how to identify children who may have been abused. “Called to Protect” gives church ministers, parents and families the tools they need to keep children safe. This program has been viewed by almost two million participants nationwide. Church leaders learn specific steps to take in screening, guidelines for interaction, monitoring, training and responding. To keep children and teens safe, standards must be met in parishes, all ministries and anywhere there are children, youth or vulnerable adults.

Called To Protect Foundation dates here at St. Andrew's :

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, September 16, 20179:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Classes are held in the Adult Education Center, with the exception of the January 18 class being held in Hennessy Hall.
Sessions are also offered in other local parishes. For a listing of classes in other parishes go to

Called to Protect Renewal

Online renewal can be completed on your personal PC by logging onto and choosing Online Renewal.

Please note renewal cannot be accessed until foundation has been completed.

Please contact Mary Huffman with questions 480-899-1990 ext 115 or