As Christian adults, we have a moral and legal responsibility and are entrusted by God with the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of minors and vulnerable adults. As they participate in activities within or sponsored by our Parish, it is our responsibility and commitment to provide an environment which is safe and nurturing.


The Safe Environment Program at St. Martin of Tours, as mandated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is a comprehensive child safety and child sexual abuse prevention program, which creates a network of prevention and protection for the children entrusted into our care. Any individual 14 and older participating in any of our Ministries or volunteering in any way for St. Martin of Tours will need a certain level of State and Federal clearances. Anyone 18 or older may need additional clearances for the Archdiocese, depending on the level of involvement and type of ministry activity. If you have any questions, please call the parish office.




To learn what level of clearance you require download the Requirements. 


To complete the necessary clearance applications, download the forms and return to the parish office to be run. This process is free for all of our volunteers.




Pennsylvania Clearance applications:


PA Criminal Background Check (valid for 5 years)


PA Child Abuse Consent/Release 

PA Child Abuse History Clearance (valid for 5 years)


Federal Fingerprint Disclosure (For those that  have resided in PA for the last 10 consecutive years. It is valid for 5 years)


Federal fingerprint clearance (For those who have not resided in PA for the last 10 consecutive years) 

Mandated Reporter brochure


Mandated Reporter Acknowledgement



Archdiocesan Clearances


Register for Virtus class (Protecting God's Children)


Mandated Reporter online certificate (register)


For anyone whose clearances were obtained prior to 2011:


Technology Addendum Review


Technology Addendum Acknowledgement







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St. Martin of Tours is committed to equipping young people for a lifelong journey of faith. We support and encourage the goals of the student to affirm their Baptism and take personal responsibility for their faith going forward. We take seriously our commitment to provide the student with proper instruction and prepare the student for the opportunity to make that choice. To achieve this goal, we will provide the students with opportunities to obtain the knowledge and skills that they can use to achieve wisdom for living their Catholic Faith.




The Sacramental PREP Program includes grades 2 and 7, otherwise known as 2nd Grade Sacramental PREP and Confirmation PREP.


When you register your child for second grade PREP, they are automatically enrolled in 2nd Grade Sacramental PREP. The 2nd Grade Sacramental PREP Program is a home-based program along with an Enrichment Program. The Enrichment program will consist of six sessions, of which families need to attend four.


The Confirmation PREP Program is held during the school year entirely in a classroom setting. 


Sacramental PREP begins with the Enrollment Mass in September. The Enrollment Mass is the start of both the 2nd-grade Sacramental PREP course, which prepares students to receive First Penance and First Eucharist and Confirmation PREP.


Both of the sacramental PREP programs are outlined in full detail in their respective handbooks.


2nd Grade Sacramental PREP Handbook


Confirmation PREP Handbook (2020)

Confirmation forms 


Important Sacramental PREP dates can be found on the Formation calendar on this website

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