The Safety and Protection of God's Children
If you are ever concerned about the safety and protection of a child, you should always call local authorities FIRST and the church second.
The Culture Project
We are happy to join with Our Lady Help of Christians Parish and other parishes of the Cleveland Diocese in presenting Culture Project to our youth from Grade 7 through 12. These 3 presentations will be given here at St. Martin Parish in 2019 on October 20 and November 17; and on January 12, 2020. It begins at 12:30pm after the Sunday 10:30 Mass and a light lunch. Please read about this FREE relevant program for Catholic youth today.
Praesidium "Called to Protect for Children" Program - March 11, 2019 for PSR Parents and Students in Grades 1-8.
Listed below are the age appropriate topics and materials that individual grades will cover in their class:
1st - Learn about feelings and rules and when someone breaks the rules.
2nd - Learn what intuition is, how to say 'no' when intuitions tells them to, trusted adults.
3rd - Learn about different types of secrets, learn how to tell a trusted adult when someone asked you to keep a bad secret
4th - Learn to make a healthy friendship with peers, learn to identify a safe adult.
5th - Learn what and should be kept private and what should be shared with a safe adult.
6th-8th - Define and Identify the 3 types of boundaries; most adults in their life care about them and want the best for them.
PARENTS -- PLEASE RSVP to Mary Takacs at [email protected] IF YOU WOULD LIKE...
1) To join your child in their class during the presentation; 2) To opt out of this session for your child; or 3) To view a DVD video for parents being presented at 6:10 pm that evening at the church.
Emergency Hotlines and Links
National Sexual Assault Hotline- 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Text Crisis Line- Text 4hope to 741741
Tweet the Lifeline (Twitter)- @800273TALK
Diocese of Cleveland Contacts and Links
To report any past or present suspected inappropriate behavior toward children by priests, deacons, religious, lay ecclesial ministers, or personnel associated with the Church, please contact the Diocesan Response Service at: (216) 334-2999 or [email protected].
To read the October, 2018 Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Nelson Perez, click HERE
To read common Questions and Answers on the Diocesan Response to clergy sexual abuse, click HERE
For more information on the Diocese of Cleveland's policies and procedures regarding the safety of our children, click HERE.