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.

Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry-St. Louis Life Teen
Please contact lauren@saintlouislifeteen.org for more information.

Children join the troop and learn/ experience character development and life/outdoor skills. Weekly meetings and monthly activities are planned by the Scouts. Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Anne Parker 314-963-3154. Girls are now able to join the troop as Scouts under the Scouting USA program. Scout meetings are normally held on Mondays at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
For updates go to the the calendar page of this website.

Holy Cross Academy


SHF parishioners wanting to participate in a CYC program may sign up at Our Lady of Providence Athletic Association. 
SHF Soccer & Volleyball Fanatics Please register thru Our Lady of Providence Athletics Site  Register through: https://ezrosters.com/stl-olprov/
Contact: Laurie Altobella for Volleyball questions at 314-780-6221. Contact: Tom Schmitt for Soccer questions at 314-843-5199.

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, Eucharistic Ministers who bring Communion to the homebound, Adult Servers ) must complete the following:
Attend a protecting God's Children Workshop.  To register go to  http://Virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrglD=144988theme-O
2. Complete a Criminal Records check from the Family Care Safety registry or another entity. Click here to download from https://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/pdf/WorkerRegistration.pdf
3. Commit to the code of Ethical Conduct for Clergy, Employees and Volunteers working with Minors in the Archdiocese. Employees or volunteers who have lived  outside the state of Missouri any time over the last 5 years have to undergo a one time national background check.  Click here to download form

Archdiocese of St. Louis Commitment to Ethical Conduct for Minors Volunteering or Working with Younger children.  Your are considered a minor if you are under 18 and still in high school. 
Click here to download form

Pleasae 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





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 l 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:

Archbishop Carlson Response to Vatican Summit

Archbishob Carlson's Letter