Protecting God’s Children

Please stop by the Parish Center or in the entrances of church to pick up a copy.

In order to replace or supplement what parish/school locations have been able to do in Safe Environment training, Bishop Gruss has authorized the Knights of Columbus Protecting Our Children Guide for Families to be made available to all Catholic households with youth (not solely families enrolled in Catholic schools or Faith Formation programs). The guides are available at the Front Desk in the Parish Center and in the entrances of the church.

Prayer for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Lord God,
send your Holy Spirit
upon your people gathered before you.
Relieve the sufferings
of all who have been wounded
by the violence of sexual abuse.
Renew in your people
the firm resolve
to protect the weakest members of society,
especially our children.
Let us know your loving kindness
and help us to bring the healing and reconciliation
of your kingdom,
where you live and reign in union with the Son and Holy Spirit
God for ever and ever.

Contact Information

If you suspect a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, call 911.

If you are a victim of clergy abuse or know of someone who is, you are urged to make direct contact with local law enforcement and the Michigan Attorney General’s investigation hotline at 844-324-3374 or by emailing

If you have cause to suspect a child, young person or vulnerable adult is being neglected or abused by anyone, immediately contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at its 24/7 hotline number: 855.444.3911.

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