C.O.R.I. stands for Criminal Offender Record Information, and it describes a national and statewide system which allows employers and other organizations to ensure that new hires and ongoing workers or volunteers have not engaged in criminal activity that may make them a threat to others on the job or in the parish. By screening C.O.R.I information (i.e. criminal background), the diocese and parish seeks to create a safe environment for worship and fellowship.
By diocesan mandate, all parish volunteers are required to submit to a C.O.R.I check. Once you volunteer for a parish activity or apostolate you will be asked to contact Kathy Kosinski, our parish safe environment director, who will assist you with the C.O.R.I forms and the necessary training that will provide you with the certificate you will need to become a parish volunteer.