If you volunteer with children at St. Max, please take a few moments to read this. Thank you.

No cleric, employee or regular volunteer is to have contact with children without first being approved by the Archdiocese. At St. Max we encourage all volunteers, whether they have contact with children or not, to complete the child protection training.  Approval consists of completing a child protection training, staying current on training bulletins, and an online background check. All regular volunteers who have contact with children must be approved before beginning ministry. We trust you will understand the need to be 100% compliant as your dedication to our children is evidence of your love and concern for them. If you have any questions about your status as a volunteer, please contact the parish office, 513-777-4322.

ALL PARISH VOLUNTEERS: NEW CHILD PROTECTION PLATFORM - In July 2021, the archdiocese moved to SafeParish as the new platform for Child Protection training and compliance. SafeParish is an organization that specializes in training and education solutions for organizations worldwide. They have 20+ years of experience in providing child safe environment training programs. SafeParish will continue to work with our current background check provider If you were Virtus trained, all training and background information in your VIRTUS account will be transferred to SafeParish once you register. No new live training through SafeParish will be required if you have completed live child protection training through VIRTUS. Ongoing child protection training will still be required for all volunteers and employees and will consist of quarterly interactive video-based training. 

SafeParish Registration Instructions

Go to

Click "Register" on the top right of the home page.

Enter the passcode protectcincy when prompted.

Select the location from the drop down where you are employed or volunteer.

Click the role(s) associated with your employment/service at the parish, school, or Archdiocesan institution. Select a sub-role from the drop down to describe your employment/service at this location.

If you are active at only this location, this will be your primary location.

If you are active at more than one location, click the ADD PARISH/LOCATION button and repeat the steps above. With more than one location, please click the "This is my main/primary location" radio button to indicate where you are employed or, if you are a volunteer, where most of your ministry or service is performed.

Complete your personal information. Please enter your legal name for the purposes of the background screening. There are no credit checks and no soft hits to credit.

Create a username, password and password clue.

Agree to the Terms of Use and click SUBMIT.

You will be prompted to submit information for a background screening through If you need St. Max to pay for your background check ($25), contact the parish office for a Fastrax token.

You will be required to acknowledge that you have downloaded and accepted the terms of the Decree.

You will be prompted to view SafeParish: Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse — Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

If you have completed the required background checks and child protect training, you will be prompted to click the link to Continue to the Home Page. Your registration is complete.

If you need to complete background check requirements or training, you may use the links in your approval checklist to access these requirements. These steps may be completed all at once or may be completed separately at your convenience. You will receive an automated email weekly to remind you which requirements are outstanding. When all compliance requirements have been completed, your account will be approved, and you will be clear to work/volunteer with youth and vulnerable adults.

Decree on Child Protection

The Decree was updated in July 2018. Please visit the Archdiocesan website, for a complete copy of the revised decree.

Background Check

SELECTION.COM, a national, Catholic faith-based background check company located in the Cincinnati area, provides all background check services for the Archdiocese. The background check is done online. There is a $25 cost for the background check. St. Max will pay for our volunteers; you must contact the parish office in advance for a code to use during the SELECTiON.COM registration. Please contact the parish office or call 513-777-4322 Ext. 112.

Thanks for your ongoing commitment to keeping our children safe.

Ministry Contacts

Ruth Trentman
(513) 777-4322
Ext 112
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