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Quick Reference Guide for Parish Leaders
Parish Religious Ed/Catholic School Children/Youth

Current as of 04/20/22

Who? What? When and How? File Requirements How Often?
ALL Children/Youth Regular documented
attendance record
Every time minors
are present in parish programs
Retain file permanently either on paper or scanned and backed up Ongoing

Children or Youth  receiving Safe Environment Instruction in their  Public School

(Required in Illinois School Code, health curriculum, per Erin's Law)

Public School Districts

Report number instructed

Before March 1

Report to Office of Youth Formation
by March 1:

  1. Number enrolled or regularly participating in the RE and youth ministry program
  2. Number instructed at a public school
  3. Number declined instruction - includes home-schooled students
  4. See annual parent requirements