Welcome to Holy Family Parish, Nazareth, PA

Clearance Information

To work or volunteer at Holy Family Parish or School you are required to complete the Diocesan and State of Pennsylvania required clearances. Completed clearances should be returned in one complete packet to Safe Environment Coordinator, Florinda Meli, in the Parish Office.  All clearances must be obtained prior to beginning employment or volunteering.

You can access the correct clearance packet below.

All Volunteers, Parish Employees, PreSchool & Aftercare Employees

School Employee Clearance Packet (not for PreSchool or Aftercare)

CYO Coach

Vendors & Contractors


Please read the following policies before signing off on the acknowledgement pages in the packet. 

Code of Conduct, Sexual Abuse Policy, Social Media and Electronic Communications Policy


NEW REQUIREMENTS: The Diocese of Allentown has updated two of their policies: the Code of Conduct & the Sexual Abuse Policy. They have also instated a new policy: the Social Media & Electronic Communications Policy. Therefore, there are 3 acknowledgement forms that need to be signed off on and turned in to the Parish Office. The policies can be read by clicking the links above. The Diocese has also informed us that all employees and volunteers need to obtain the NSOR (National Sex Offender Registry) clearance. The actual clearance will be mailed to your home approximately two weeks after submission. Once received, please provide a copy to the Parish Office. The three acknowledgement forms as well as the NSOR form can be found by clicking here

UPDATING OUTDATED CLEARANCES: If your existing clearances are more than 5 years old, it is time to update. Please contact Florinda at [email protected].


The Diocese of Allentown uses vigilance, education and prevention, coupled with swift and decisive action in the event of an accusation, to prevent abuse and keep children safe. We are governed by the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, put in place by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.

To view the Diocesan site for Youth Protection please visit: https://www.allentowndiocese.org/youth-protection

To view Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People visit: https://www.usccb.org/offices/child-and-youth-protection/charter-protection-children-and-young-people

A Victim Assistance Coordinator helps victims and survivors of abuse with compassion, respect and dignity. The Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Allentown is Ms. Wendy S. Krisak, M.A., NCC, LPC. To contact the Victim Assistance Coordintor or the Secretary for Youth Protection please use this contact information:

Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator 

Wendy S. Krisak, MA, NCC, LPC ~ Direct  (800) 791-9209

Secretary for Youth Protection

Pamela Russo, MSW, MS ~ (610) 871-5200, Ext. 2204

[email protected]

Safe Environment Coordinators at every school and parish oversee compliance with the many programs designed to create the safest environment for minors. The Safe Environment Coordinator for Holy Family Parish and School is: Florinda Meli. She can be contacted at:  (610) 759-0870 or [email protected]