Safe Evironment

The Archdiocese of Hartford and the Roman Catholic Churches of Wethersfield are dedicated to ensuring the protection of children, youth, and vulnerable adults by maintaining a safe environment of all. The Office of Safe Environment of the Archdiocese of Hartford assists all of our parishes in ensuring that all youth and vulnerable adults remain protected within our churches. Through the use of obligatory procedures of background checks and training sessions for our employees and volunteers and annual sessions for our children, the Office and our parishes are always at work to provide the best and safest environment possible for everyone. 

If you'd like to participate as a volunteer in one of the ministries at our churches and have not already done so, please contact the Parish Office at Christ the King Parish to learn about the process for completing the necessary background check and/or VIRTUS - Protecting God's Children training session.


If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with an intellectual disability) has been sexually abused, in any manner, by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, you are urged to report this information. You can view or download instructions in English or in Spanish on how to contact Faith Vos Winkel, MSW, Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Hartford, and report such an incident.




All clergy, employees, and volunteers who work with minors and vulnerable adults must agree to and follow the policies and procedures found in the Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Safe Environment Handbook: Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults and the Code of Ministerial Behavior For Personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford. A copy of this Handbook can be found here in English and in Spanish.



For additional information about the efforts that continue to be made to protect children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our churches, please go to the Protection of Youth and Our Promise to Protect webpages for the Archdiocese of Hartford.