Protecting God's Children




All priests, deacons, principals, teachers, coaches, youth ministers and lay volunteers who interact with children in diocesan parish and school-sponsored programs are required to attend a Protecting God's Children workshop.  All adults over 18 years of age must attend these FREE workshops if they are volunteering in any way with our youth.  By learning together, we all play a part in keeping our parishes and schools safe for children.

Check the website or our bulletin to see when the next Protecting God's Children class will be at St. Gabriel.

You may register for classes at other locations by going to



The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combatting sexual abuse in the Church.  If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:   1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.392.3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and   2.  Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and   3.  After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Joe Crayon, at 816.812.2500 or [email protected] if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.  The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families.  Please contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator, Whitney True-Francis at 816.392.0011 or [email protected]  for more information.