Safe Environment 

“As part of its efforts to protect minors and the vulnerable, the Diocese of Owensboro requires Safe Environment compliance on a five-year cycle for clergy, religious, employees, and all volunteers working with minors. The diocese uses CMG Connect, developed by Catholic Mutual Group, to coordinate its compliance requirements.” (Diocesan Safe Enivonment Website)

Who must be in compliance?

  1. Clergy and religious serving the Diocese of Owensboro
  2. All employees serving the diocese, parish, or diocesan school
  3. Volunteers supervising minors

Anyone wishing to work with minors at St Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, St Mary of the Woods Catholic School or Trinity High School must complete Safe Environment training prior to service. Please follow the link to the Diocesan Safe Environment page for instructions on how to complete this training. Contact the parish office if you have any questions about becoming Safe Environment compliant.

Click below to begin Safe Environment Training

To report suspected abuse, call the Kentucky Child Protection Hot Line: 1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597- 2331 (Toll Free) or contact your local Commonwealth Attorney. To report abuse to the diocese, current or past, by anyone acting in the name of the Church, call Scott Ingram, Pastoral Assistance Coordinator (English) at 270-852-8380 or Miguel Quintanilla, Pastoral Assistance Coordinators (Spanish) at 270-880-8360. You may also visit the Office of Safe Environment ( for more information. To make a report of sexual abuse of a minor and related misconduct by bishops, go to or call 1-800-276-1562