Safe Environment

A Safe Environment is EVERYONE's Responsibility.

St. Gabriel, as a parish within the Archdiocese of Seattle, follows all policies established by the Archdiocese of Seattle to ensure a safe environment for everyone who comes to our parish.  If you would like to read more about the Archdiocese of Seattle safe environment policies, please visit their Safe Environment website.

Background Checks

Background checks are required of all church personnel (clergy, staff, volunteers) who work with children, youth and/or vulnerable adults.  Background checks are conducted by the Archdiocese of Seattle and renewed every three years.  Background checks are also required of any personnel with access to cash, checks or other financials.  If you wish to begin ministries in any of the above areas, please print out a background check form and turn it in to the parish office.  Background check forms are also available at the parish religious education office.

Background Check Form

Safe Environment Training Requirements

All church personnel who serve children, youth and/or vulnerable adults are required to complete a "Called to Protect for Ministries" course in the Archdiocese of Seattle within 90 days of beginning ministry. This class may be taken at any location and is valid within all parishes of the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Register for this workshop online:  ONLINE REGISTRATION

Each school year after completing the "Called to Protect for Ministries" course, personnel in continuing ministries must complete an online refresher course. For instructions on how to log on for refresher courses is available online:  ONLINE REFRESHER INSTRUCTIONS



Please bring safety hazards to the attention of any staff member for immediate correction.

Remember that our facility is open to the public- please do not allow children to wander without adult supervision.

Evacuation Routes