Safe & Sacred Environment Training

"The whole Church, especially the laity, at both the diocesan and national levels, needs to be engaged in maintaining safe environments in the Church for children and young people." USCCB 

This course empowers each of us with the ability to protect all God's children. Successful completion of this course results in recognizing types, signs, characteristics, scenarios, and in general, indicators of suspected abuse. 

Diocese of Lake Charles

New Training

Safe Environment Training Instructions for NEW Clergy, Staff, Religious & Volunteers 

All volunteers, staff, religious and clergy may complete the annual diocesan safe environment training requirement through the Safe & Sacred™ Environment Training Program.

  1. The program is designed to be respectful of the topic and your time. It should only take about one hour to complete.
  2. The site is accessible anytime and on almost all computers and Internet connections.
  3. If you have any questions or problems there is a button at the top right corner of almost every screen where there is a “live” person waiting to answer your questions.
  4. You may also contact Technical Support by calling toll-free: 888-804-9643.
It is as easy as... 

If this is your First Time: 
  1. Create a NEW user profile at the RIGHT half of the screen on the training web site: Important: Be sure to save your user name and password, so you can return to the website for future training programs. Safe and Sacred login may also be accessed from home page by scrolling all the way down to the bottom left corner and pressing on the words Safe Environment. When choosing fields to create your account please read ALL options before selecting one. It is very important to select the correct fields in order to have accurate counts at diocesan audit time.

  2. Download PDF for background check and mail to address on form. If this is for renewal Training: Login with your user name and password that you used last time. If you do not remember either or both, click the Live Help button. No step 2 necessary.

  3. Complete the “Recognizing Child Abuse” course (if this is your first time taking Safe and Sacred) or the current course (if you are renewing) online at your convenience. Be sure to read the instructions and complete all of the steps: * Review the training program. * Complete the 10 question quiz. (You have as many attempts as needed.) * Review the Diocesan Policies & Code of Professional Conduct * Complete the Make the Commitment activity. * Print the Contact Card. (optionall)
  4. Print and email your certificate from the site to the email address listed below:

Everyone who works with young people and/or vulnerable adults shares the responsibility of creating safe environments. We are all charged with treating life with the respect and dignity given to each of us by our Creator. 

Renewal Training

If you have taken the SAS training in previous years, please click on the link to the right and sign- in as already registered on the LEFT half of the screen. Be sure to use the same user name and password as for past training programs. Or just Click 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important training.

Why Catholic?

The word "Catholic" is derived from a Greek word, Katholikos, originally meaning universal. In the early days of the Church, many Roman citizens referred to this new upstart religion that followed the "Ways" of Jesus Christ as being Catholic--it was universal throughout the empire--meaning that members of this new religion could be found almost anywhere throughout the empire. As time went on, this particular word began to be recognized and used in describing this new religion. Among members, of course, the word had a much more significant and broader meaning than just geographical consideration. It was understood also to describe the very nature of the Church, in that it was universally for everyone. There was no exclusion according to nationality, race, economic or social status. It is for all the people of God. The word "Catholic" was and is also applied to the teaching and the faith of the Church and , in this sense, it means what is believed by the whole Church. It is universally united in its worship, in what it teaches. There are no divisions or branches within its membership. And finally, the word "Catholic"has also come to be used to describe individual Christians who profess belief in the Church's universal teachings and practices. "Credit - Lake Charles Diocese"

Mass Schedule


Saturday: 8:00 AM (1st Friday of month)
Saturday: 4:00 PM Vigil Masses
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 5:00 PM

Week Days:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM

Sacrament of Penance

Friday: 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Saturday: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Eucharistic Adoration

Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm in main church.
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Sunday: after  9:00 am - 9:45 am. 


Saturday before 4:00 pm mass
Sunday before 8:00 am and 10:00 am massess 

Contact Us

Office: (337) 564-3873
Fax: (337) 419-3578
PREP (Parish Religious
Education Program) (337) 564-3873
Religious Education Office


Physical Address:

1301 Sampson Street
Westlake, LA 70669


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