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Background Checks

Before you begin, please read "Updating Background Checks."

A.   If you have an email address
please go to the following link to initialize your Background Check:
Then scroll down to Current Ministry Opportunities.
Under that heading, select Diocese of Eastern PA.
Then select the appropriate parish and continue.

B.    If you do not have email
print the following documents:
Updating Background Checks
Background Investigation

Fill out "Background Investigation," and "Application_Data_Collection_Form.docx" and mail them to:
Screening Coordinator
Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania
144 St. Tikhon’s Rd, Waymart, PA 18472

Should you have any questions, please contact the Diocesan Office, at (570) 937-9331.

Stewardship Resource Kit

Ministry of the Clergy and Laity

The OCA Resource Handbook for Ministries contains a wealth of articles categorized under eight ministry themes describing ways clergy and laity are successfully serving others. It contains practical “how to” ideas for individual, parish, parish organization, deanery and diocesan initiatives and provides a variety of materials upon which to reflect—and act!  The handbook can be viewd at THIS LINK (external link)

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