Prevent and Protect STL The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020. This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct. Please go to and enter code stlprotect to register. If you have any questions, please call Michelle Boland (636) 239-3520 or

Steps to register for Protecting God’s Children online process please download: Guide to online Registration

I need to take a Protecting God’s Children workshop. How do I find one?
To see schedules for workshops at other parishes and organizations, click  here.

I have taken a Protecting God’s Children workshop. What is the next step?
If you have not already done so, please follow these steps for the online videos at: Guide to online Registration

I am a teen and would like to volunteer. What do I need to do?
If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at Our Lady of Lourdes school or church please download a Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth form at the rectory, and return it to Michelle Boland at the rectory or email to