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Ministries Requiring EIM Compliance

IV. Guidelines for Work or Service in Ministry with Minors or Vulnerable Adults

Work or service in ministry with minors or vulnerable adults pertains to any ministry, program or organization that serves youth or vulnerable adults in any manner, or which functions at a time and place where minors or vulnerable adults are typically present.

  1. This includes, but is not limited to: faith formation for children, youth ministry, Catholic schools, homeschooling organizations that use church property or identify as a parish ministry, homebound ministry, hospital ministry, parish nursery and mother’s day out or pre-school programs, liturgical ministries (i.e. hospitality, ushers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, lectors, choir, music ministry, etc.), societies of St Vincent de Paul (at SJN this includes Active and Associate Members but NOT Contributing Members), parish or school sponsored scout groups and other activities or programs for youth.
  2. EIM compliance is required for leaders and members of parish and diocesan organizations that may serve youth, even though their primary function is not necessarily to serve youth (i.e. ladies or men’s clubs, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Peter Claver, vocations ministries, etc.). For members of such organizations, the EIM compliance requirement may be waived if participation is limited to times and places when minors are not typically present.
  3. EIM compliance is required for all persons in any parish or school leadership position (i.e. ministry and organization leaders and Pastoral, Finance, or Stewardship Council members, school advisory board members, etc.).
  4. The pastor or principal may choose to include additional ministries or organizations to this listing at the local parish or school.

(Source: Policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Aug. 2015)

Ministries/Apostolates that Don’t Require EIM Compliance

  1. Eucharistic Adoration Adorers

If you are unsure if you need to complete the EIM requirements, please contact the EIM Site Administrator for our parish Paul Juarez at pjuarez@sjnaustin.org or 512.328.3220, ext. 107. For more information about EIM, please click here.

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