St. Joseph Catholic Church

Safe Environment » New Ministers

New Ministers

New Volunteers
Screening Process:
This process enables us to include you as a participant in the Safe Environment Program. The Screening Form collects certain information used to determine your identity and history.
Click here to complete the screening form. Please be sure to indicate which ministry you will participate. If you have been previously screened by another location in the Diocese of Dallas, simply contact the Safety Director where you were screened and request that they add St. Joseph Catholic Church/School to your records. If all information is current, you will then be cleared to minister at St. Joseph.
The screening form has three parts:
  • Personal data
  • Personal reference information (Please provide email addresses if possible, as this will expedite the process)
  • Permission for us to conduct a personal Criminal Background Check (CBC).
Attend initial training in the form of the Family of Faith training class (a face-to-face class). Classes are offered at St. Joseph Parish as need arises. You may find class schedules for all locations in the Diocese by visiting: Choose the class that is most convenient for you, and complete the online registration. When you attend the class, you will usually receive a certificate of completion. This certificate is to be returned to the SEP Director.  If you do not get a certificate, please email SEP Director at: and let him know which class you attended and he will check the online database for your class attendance.
Please click on the links below and read the necessary guidelines:
Upon completing the required Guidelines reading:
  1. Click here to read and print the Acknowledgement form
  2. Complete the form and return it to the Church Office.
Personal Interview:
All participants are required to take part in a personal interview process. Click here for the Personal Interview form. Print out the form, complete it and forward it to the Church Office. All interview forms will be reviewed by the SEP Director.
When you have successfully completed all requirements of the Safe Environment Program, you will receive a confirmation email informing you of your clearance. We truly appreciate all who are willing to participate in ministry, but you may NOT serve in any capacity at St. Joseph Catholic School/Parish until all requirements have been met. It is important to note that once you are cleared to begin ministry, you must update your training annually by simply taking an online renewal class.
*NOTE: If you are unable to use the internet, call 972-231-2951. You will be provided with manual forms to fill out.