Hope for Our Youth

Seven Holy Founders offers a wide variety of services for children and young adults.

PSR Program
PSR classes are Mondays at 6:30pm. Please contact Jenifer Broyles to register.
jbroyles@foundersaffton.org
314/633/0123

Youth Ministry
Go to lifeteen.com for more information.

Scouting

Scouts BSA  Troop for girls
Scouts BSA 

Join Scouting.
Girls between the ages of 11 and 17 are invited to join Troop 165.  Scouts BSA allows girls the opportunity to earn the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America program.  Activities include camping, fishing, outdoor skills, leadership, citizenship, swimming, archery and much more!  The troop has existed since 1946 and has a proud tradition of having Scouts grow and develop life skills while doing a wide variety of activities.
Seven Holy Founders has a troop for girls, and any interested girls are welcome to join. Please contact Scoutmaster Anne Parker (314-963-3154) if you have any questions or need further information.
 
Scouts meet on most Mondays at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.  

School
Holy Cross Academy
https://www.holycross-stl.org

314/475/3436

Sports
SHF parishioners wanting to participate in a CYC program may sign up at Our Lady of Providence Athletic Association: 8866 Pardee Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123  Phone(314) 843-3570 
or https://www.olpstl.org/Resources/Ministries-Organizations/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/983/categoryId/232/CYC-Sports--Youth-Activities-Association

SHF Soccer & Volleyball Fanatics Please register thru Our Lady of Providence Athletics Site  Register through: https://ezrosters.com/stl-olprov/
Soccer Lay Director: Tom Schmitt: schmittkt@sbcglobal.net
Volleyball Lay Director: Matt Meyers:  MMeyers@Mcclureeng.com
Basketball Lay Director: Dan Simpson: danielsimpson@hotmail.com
Baseball & Softball Lay Director: Gary Blanke seniorchiefgb@charter.net - 729-7874

Safe Environment Program
All adult employees and Volunteers who have contact with Minors and vulnerable adults(This includes but is not limited to all Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Scouts, Eucharistic Ministers who bring Communion to the homebound, Adult Servers ) must complete the following:

 Go to https://www.preventandprotectstl.org Click “Register” below the LOG IN button
Enter the passcode stlprotect when prompted.
Select the type of location where you are a volunteer or employee
 Parish or Parish School
 Non-Parish School or Program
 Archdiocesan Agency
 Non-Archdiocesan Organization
Select the specific location by name.
Click the roles associated with your employment/service at that location.
If you are active at only one 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” circle 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 first name for the purposes of the background screening.  Create a username, password and password clue.
Agree to the Terms of Use and click SUBMIT.
You will then be prompted to submit information for a background screening, register for a Protecting God’s Children workshop*, view two online training modules, and agree to the Code of Ethical Conduct.
*If you have previously attended a PGC workshop, the system will find and ask you to confirm your previous record of attendance. You will not be prompted to register for an upcoming workshop.
Use 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 with minors and vulnerable adults.

Should you need any assistance, please contact ocyp@archstl.org
or contact  Mary Truetken @ 314-638-3938 if you have any questions.

Safe Touch
Dear Parents and Gaurdians;
Each year it is our responsibility, as a caring Catholic community, to provide a curriculum that teaches the students appropriate boundaries and personal safety.  The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People requires that the Archdiocese of Saint Louis offer all children, in both day school and parish school of religion programs,  information that allows them to participate in their own personal safety.  The curiculum is currently offered and presented to children enrolled in Kindergarten through 9th grade.

The curriculum "Safe Touch" is taught annually by a specially trained educator or volunteer and all lessons are age appropriate.  The lessons focus on safety in a non-threatening manner and consist of one class period.  In addition, approved resources, activities and videos may be added from the website "NetSmartz" . The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offer this website as a free resource for children, parents and educators to reinforce lessons on physical and technology safety.

The "Safe Touch" curriculum was developed in partnership with West County Psychological Associates, the Archdiocesan Child Safety Committee, as well as educators and school administrators.  It is our hope that you as parents and guardians take an active role to review the materials that you will be receiving from your childs school.  Please continue to reinforce ideas of safety at home by monitoring your child's online behaviors, participating in activities sent home by teachers, and reviewing safety rules with your child(ren) often.

If you would like to preview the "Safe Touch" curriculum, have additional questions about the lessons or would prefer to teach the curriculum at home you may contact your child's school to request a copy of the parent curriculum.  You may also contact me directly at my number below.

As a parent or guardian you may also request that your child is excused during the "Safe Touch" lesson when offered at their school.  If you would like your child to be excused please contact your child's school and request an "Opt-Out" form.  We do require that this form is completed and returned with a parent signature if a child is excused.  It is our belief that all children should receive these safety lessons and although we do permit children to be excused we highly encourage parents to review the material at home. 

The "Safe Touch" curriculum has proven to be an effective tool to help children identify boundary violations and report innappropriate incidents.  We hope that you also find this information valuable and feel empowered to assist your child(ren) in further developing their safety skills.

For additional information please contact the Archdiocese Safe Environment Office at (314) 792-7271

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are not having Children's Liturgy at this time.


Our Children's Liturgy of the Word was normally held on the second Sunday of each month at 9am Mass. We invite young children (ages 2- 7) to participate in a lesson and activity about the Gospel. (We ask that at least one parent of 2 and 3 year olds attends with them). The priest will call up all children for a blessing before the First Reading, and children will return to their pews before the Offertory. At this time, Children's Liturgy will be held in the rectory.  For questions or concerns, please contact gailshf@aol.com  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Environmment Program

The pupose of the Safe environment Program is to create a safe environment for our children.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis  is committed to the prevention of child abuse and to assisiting those who are affected by incidents of child abuse.


Victims of Sexual abuse are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.  Reports of abuse may be made to any pastor or to Sandra Price, the Executive Director of the Office of Child & Youth Protection at 314-792-7271.  In addition to contacting civil authorities at Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division Hotline Reporting Number at 1-800-392-3738.  

Missouri Department of Heath & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
1-800-392-0210

Archbishob Carlson's Letter

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