Circle of Grace / Jeremiah 1:7

The Archdiocese is committed to ensuring the safety of our children and young people in keeping with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Circle of Grace

In August 2017, Cardinal DiNardo has directed that every parish in the Archdiocese implement the Circle of Grace program, children and youth are taught to identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries; recognize when boundary violations are about to occur; and demonstrate how to take action when boundary violations are threatened or violated. Along with a strong parent component, the program teaches children that God is with them at all times, especially in difficult situations. The Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization oversees the formation and reporting process. All program inquiries should be directed to Tim Colbert at 713-741-8723 or

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Jeremiah 1:7

Jeremiah1:7 is an Archdiocesan safe environment program that provides formation for high school-age youth who assist adults in ministry to children and youth under the age of 18. The program is a collaborative effort between the Offices of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, and Office of Child and Youth Protection personnel. The OACE is responsible for the day-to-day operating management of the program. Please contact Tim Colbert for upcoming training dates. All program inquiries should be directed to or

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