Safe and Sacred

The Diocese of Lafayette is requiring all volunteers who work with the youth of the parish to take an online class called Safe & Sacred. This training program can be accessed by clicking on the image below.

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"So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another." Romans 12:5


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How to Make a Report

Indiana law requires that any individual who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of abuse or neglect must report immediately to:

  • The local Child Protection Services agency (Hotline: 800-800-5556); or
  • A local law enforcement agency.


Under Indiana law, it is a criminal act not to make such a report.  This law applies to all adults without exception.

By Phone: 

  • Doris May, Victim Assistance Minister & Head of Pastoral Response Team:  (765) 464-4988
  • Charles "Max" Layden, Conduct in Ministry Officer: (765) 742-7646   


By mail: 
Please compose a detailed description of the facts/incidents of the abuse and send it to Mr. Max Layden:  P.O. Box 909, Lafayette, IN  47902.

Who Should Make Reports

  • Victims of child sexual abuse by a person ministering on behalf of the Church
  • Persons with a suspicion that a child may be sexually abused by a person ministering on behalf of the Church
  • Persons concerned about violations about our Code of Conduct regarding appropriate behavior with children by any person ministering on behalf of the Church