Safe Environment Renewal

The Diocese of Phoenix requires all ministers and volunteers to complete a Safe Environment process. Each year all previously approved clergy, staff, ministers, and volunteers are required to take a SET renewal class either online or in person. The Safe Environment year runs Jul 1 - Jun 30.

Renewals must be completed annually and background checks every five years. You must complete your renewal process to volunteer at St. Bernadette’s by Monday, August 16th. This year’s renewal video is “A Safe Side of the Line”. The video takes about 21 minutes to watch and the reading/ paperwork/agreement sections will require another 5 to 10 minutes, so you should be prepared to spend about 30 minutes to complete the process.

Visit  and access your file, update any information and click on the online renewal box. (See the image above). Be sure you complete all of the reading and approval boxes as well as viewing the video.

If you are a new volunteer/minister or if you are thinking about volunteering in the near future, please visit Once on the web site, you will fill out an online application, submit your Social Security number and complete an online foundation class. Your background check will be started once you complete the class.

For questions contact the Volunteer office at 480-905-4434.