Safe Environment Program

Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children)

"Certainly children are a gift from the LORD..."
--Psalm 127:3

St. Mary of Victories Catholic Church follows the requirements of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. All volunteers and employees who work with children at St. Mary of Victories Chapel must be in full compliance with the program.  This includes:

  • Attending a Protecting God’s Children workshop - click for the Program Schedule,
  • Register for a background check at the State of Missouri Web Site or fill out the form (click here) and return to Mary in the Parish Office.  Those self-registering, go to the Registration tab and click on the subheading "Register."  The site will require you to pay $13.25 for the registration.  Submit your receipt of payment to Mary and the parish will reimburse you.
  • Undergoing a background check updated in even-numbered years,
  • Having an FBI fingerprint check if you have lived outside of Missouri within the past five years, and
  • Signing the Code of Ethical Conduct.

These requirements are mandated by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and are followed by every diocese in the country.  The policies are the Church’s attempt to ensure the suitability of all adults who work or volunteer around your children.

If you have any questions, or have taken these steps at another Parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, please contact Mary Brende (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at the Parish Office.  Phone Number 314-231-8101.



Safe Environment Program Office (Archdiocese)

Protecting God's Children Program - Program Schedule and Registration (see link and passcode below).

passcode: s t l p r o t e c t

(We've added spaces to help keep site secure.  Please use passcode with no spaces.)

 Important Documents

Code of Ethics for Employees & Volunteers
Code of Ethics for Vendors
Code of Ethics for Youth
DHSS Worker Registration Form
Release Form for Background Check
Third-party Contractor Packet



Mass Times

9:00 AM  -  Latin / English "Novus Ordo" Mass
   The Modern Roman Rite in Latin with Gregorian Chant

 11:00 AM - English / Hungarian Mass
   The Modern Rite in English with a "touch of Hungarian"

Hungarian Lunches on Third Sundays ater 11 am Mass

 Confession 30 Minutes Before Every Mass

Holy Hour / Benediction - Fridays at 9 am (after 8 am Extraordinary Form Mass)

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Address and Phone

744 South 3rd Street (at Gratiot)
Saint Louis, MO 63102-1645
(314) 231-8101

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