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Safe Environment


“Jesus, however, called the children to himself and said, ‘Let the children come to me
and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’ "  

Luke 18:16

St. George Catholic Church, with the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, is committed to providing a safe environment for all our parishioners -- from the youngest to the oldest. 

As a part of that effort, the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has instituted a robust Safe Environment program. St. George Catholic Church participates fully in that program. We provide mandatory training (including detailed background checks) for all volunteers who work with children. We also provide parents with materials to use in discussing safe environment issues with their own children. 


If you would like to read about the Ordinariate's Safe Environment Policy in detail, please CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions about the safe environment program and its implementation at St. George, or if you would like to begin the safe environment process, please contact the Church Office here

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated, please IMMEDIATELY call The Missouri Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (CA/NHU) at: 




This number is a toll-free dedicated telephone line which is answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


For hearing and speech impaired, please contact Relay Missouri 1-800-735-2466/voice or 1-800-735-2966/text phone.

If you believe that a child is in immediate danger,

please call the Republic Police Department at


To contact the Ordinariate directly regarding St. George's Safe Environment:

Lynn Schmidt  
Safe Environment Program Coordinator

P.O. Box 55206

Houston, TX 77255 



Rebecca Hill

Victim Assistance Coordinator



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