Safe Environment
As mandated by the Diocese of Worcester it is our parish responsibility to ensure that we offer a safe place for our children to learn and worship.  Therefore all church staff, Eucharistic ministers and parish volunteers are required to complete the following:

  • CORI background check which is submitted confidentially through
    the Diocese Office of Healing and Prevention.
  • Read the Code of Ministerial Conduct and return a signed acknowledgement form to the parish office.
  • Attend a Safe Environment Training workshop that educates adults about detecting and reporting child and adult abuse.

Your speedy completion of these requirements will ensure that our parish is in compliance with Diocese of Worcester mandate.

For more information please contact our Rev. Sebastian Sanchez at 978-422-8881.

Contact Information:

Diocese of Worcester
Victims Service Coordinator
Judith Audette L.I.C.S.W. (24 hour confidential voicemail)

978-929-4361 or email:

Rev. James M. Steuterman
St. Richard Parish
PO Box 657
Sterling, MA 01564

For more information or to get involved contact the rectory office.