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      • Icon of Anti Bully Anti Bully

        Catholic Mutual strives to provide our members with resources to assist in reducing claims. One problem area we have noted is that bullying continues to be a concern - whether at school or when our youth are attending other events. In an effort to assist you in this area and enhance our anti-bullying program, we have developed a new training for youth at the high school age.

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        • Icon of Volunteer Driver Form Volunteer Driver Form (9 KB) - Updated: October 18, 2016 - Downloads: 277

          Please be advised if anyone drives as a volunteer for our locations it is best to have that person fill out the volunteer driver form. If you have any question please contact our office.

        • Icon of CATHOLIC UMBRELLA POOL II CATHOLIC UMBRELLA POOL II (16 KB) - Updated: May 31, 2017 - Downloads: 189

          11 (including a driver) to 15 Passenger Van, Bus and Shuttle Use Policy (attached).

      • Icon of Emergency Procedures Emergency Procedures

        • Icon of Emergency Procedures App Flyer Emergency Procedures App Flyer (0.4 MB) - Updated: August 23, 2017 - Downloads: 177

        • Icon of Emergency Procedures App Instructions Emergency Procedures App Instructions (1.5 MB) - Updated: August 23, 2017 - Downloads: 215

          Emergency situations happen every day. If an emergency happened at one of your facilities, do you think the staff or volunteers would know what to do?

          Catholic Mutual Group has been promoting use of the Emergency Response Procedures Manuals to our membership over the past decade. While these are great to have when an emergency occurs, they aren’t always easily accessible. This is why Catholic Mutual Group created an app for mobile devices so this information can be available to everyone right at their fingertips.

          The app can provide easily accessible procedures for your location’s employees and volunteers so they can respond appropriately and efficiently during a crisis.

          The app is available in the App Store or the Play Store for all Apple and Android devices. There is no charge for use of the app. The app can also be customized by selecting which types and which order the procedures would show up on the device. The emergency contacts section can be customized to have the correct phone numbers to call in case of any type of emergency.

          If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact Kevin Maloney 304-230-5640.

      • Icon of Field Trip/Playground Field Trip/Playground

        The purpose of the enclosed information is to provide sample forms and procedures to minimize the exposures created by participation on playgrounds or field trips.

        • Icon of Playground Safety Manual Playground Safety Manual (1.3 MB) - Updated: October 18, 2016 - Downloads: 340

        • Icon of Field Trip Risk Management Information Field Trip Risk Management Information (23 KB) - Updated: October 18, 2016 - Downloads: 227

          The purpose of the enclosed information is to provide sample forms and procedures to minimize the exposures created by participation in field trips.

          In addition to completion of the enclosed forms, all participating adults should be screened and complete all safe environment requirements.

        • Icon of Chaperone Guidelines Behavior Standards Chaperone Guidelines Behavior Standards (0.3 MB) - Updated: June 13, 2017 - Downloads: 189

      • Icon of On-line Training On-line Training

        CMG Connect as your “one-stop-shop” for meeting all of your diocesan training needs and your own personal history of training compliance. The Diocese requires all locations to participate in the Catholic Mutual on-line trainings.

        • Icon of 2.0 End-User Guide (Generic) 2.0 End-User Guide (Generic) (1.5 MB) - Updated: January 21, 2020 - Downloads: 0

          1/21/2020 end-user flyer for the new CMG Connect 2.0. These instructions will assist in walking you through the process of taking CMGConnect on-line training.

        • Icon of CMG Connect Sample Instructions CMG Connect Sample Instructions (4.7 MB) - Updated: October 18, 2016 - Downloads: 457

          CMG Connect, Catholic Mutual Group’s new online training hub is still on schedule to roll-out July 1st. Think of CMG Connect as your “one-stop-shop” for meeting all of your diocesan training needs and your own personal history of training compliance. All of Catholic Mutual’s valuable online resources will be available, such as Be Smart – Drive Safe, The Business of the Church series, and Bloodborne Pathogens, to name a few.

        • Icon of Current Video List Current Video List (0.3 MB) - Updated: February 1, 2018 - Downloads: 75

        • Icon of Generic CMG Connect Instructions Generic CMG Connect Instructions (1.9 MB) - Updated: February 1, 2018 - Downloads: 118

          Catholic Mutual On-Line Training

          The new Generic CMG Connect Instructions document is a one page (front and back) which provides user instructions on how to sign up at CMGConnect. We have provided a Current Video List which has updated notes about our most current training offerings.

          If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks! Kevin Maloney, MBA Catholic Mutual Claims Risk Manager PO Box 230 Wheeling, WV 26003 Office – 304.230.5640 Cell – 304.280.4356 Fax – 304.230.5642

      • Icon of Parish/School Events (Rentals) Parish/School Events (Rentals)

        The following safety and insurance guidelines are designed to assist parishes with the rental/usage of their parish hall.

        • Icon of Adult Hold Harmless Indemnity Agreement Adult Hold Harmless Indemnity Agreement (11 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 212

          Ideally, individuals utilizing parish premises for activities that are neither parish sponsored nor affiliated should be providing the parish with a certificate of insurance naming the parish and the Arch/Diocese as an additional insured. However, in certain instances when groups or individuals do not have insurance, the Adult Hold Harmless/Indemnity Agreement can be used. The Adult Hold Harmless/Indemnity Agreement has not been designed to be a replacement for insurance but has been developed only for certain situations.

        • Icon of Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement Facility Usage Indemnity Agreement (20 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 208

          The Facility Usage/Indemnity Agreement must be used when non-parish sponsored or affiliated groups use parish facilities on a short-term basis such as one day or a week. The following groups are examples of non-parish sponsored or affiliated groups that should sign the Facility Usage/Indemnity Agreement.

        • Icon of Liquor Liability Liquor Liability (10 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 175

        • Icon of CATHOLIC MUTUAL SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR PARISH HALL RENTAL/USAGE CATHOLIC MUTUAL SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR PARISH HALL RENTAL/USAGE (0.1 MB) - Updated: May 19, 2017 - Downloads: 328

          The following safety and insurance guidelines are designed to assist parishes with the rental/usage of their parish hall. The guidelines focus on safety recommendations to reduce or prevent the most common claims associated with parish hall rentals. If the information outlined in these guidelines does not adequately address your questions, please contact Catholic Mutual’s Risk Management Department at (304)230-5640.

        • Icon of FESTIVAL/HIGH RISK EVENTS RISK MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES FESTIVAL/HIGH RISK EVENTS RISK MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES (30 KB) - Updated: May 19, 2017 - Downloads: 306

          By being aware of the “best practices” safety checklist shown below and understanding the detailed information available in the Festival/High Risk Events Policy Manual, you will be better prepared to ensure a safer event and reduce or eliminate common claims associated with these types of events. The Festival/High Risk Events Policy Manual can be found on Catholic Mutual’s website at www.catholicmutual.org.

        • Icon of Special Event Application Special Event Application (0.4 MB) - Updated: October 18, 2016 - Downloads: 324

          Please remember to send in the application two weeks prior to the event as other coverages and/or charges may apply.

        • Icon of Parish Event Vs Special Event Parish Event Vs Special Event (1.2 MB) - Updated: March 17, 2017 - Downloads: 195

          Special Events Coverage should be used when a parish or other church institution is allowing an individual or organization to use its facilities for a non-parish sponsored activity. Attached is information which will help explain the difference and which coverage is applicable.

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        • Icon of HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PARISH HAS BEEN NAMED AS AN “ADDITIONAL INSURED?" HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PARISH HAS BEEN NAMED AS AN “ADDITIONAL INSURED?" (99 KB) - Updated: October 14, 2019 - Downloads: 15

          The insurance certificate furnished to the parish by the tenant, contractor or facility user must indicate in writing that both the parish and the (Arch)Diocese are named as an additional insured.

        • Icon of Unaffiliated Organization Agreement Unaffiliated Organization Agreement (43 KB) - Updated: October 14, 2019 - Downloads: 8

          Groups such as Knights of Columbus, The Legion of Mary, Alcoholics Anonymous and St. Vincent de Paul to name a few, are typically not parish sponsored. However, they are often misinterpreted to be part of the parish or Arch/Diocese. Non-sponsored groups can be an important part of parish and Arch/Diocesan ministry. Use of the Unaffiliated Organization Agreement and the above tips will allow continued operation of these groups while decreasing liability. As always, contact Kevin Maloney at 304-230-5640 with any questions.

        • Icon of Facility Usage / Indemnity Agreement Facility Usage / Indemnity Agreement (0.2 MB) - Updated: October 14, 2019 - Downloads: 9

          The insurance certificate furnished to the parish by the tenant, contractor or facility user must indicate in writing that both the parish and the (Arch)Diocese are named as an additional insured.

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        Catholic Mutual continues to prepare and provide information to its members regarding safety.

        • Icon of Prevent Frozen Sprinkler Systems Prevent Frozen Sprinkler Systems (76 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 181

        • Icon of Protect Your Property From Freeze Damage Protect Your Property From Freeze Damage (79 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 150

        • Icon of Slips, Trips & Falls - Ice And Snow Removal Procedures Slips, Trips & Falls - Ice And Snow Removal Procedures (18 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 195

        • Icon of Space Heaters - What You Should Know Space Heaters - What You Should Know (90 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 172

        • Icon of Addendum to Service Contract Addendum to Service Contract (12 KB) - Updated: March 17, 2017 - Downloads: 190

          In an effort to reduce your exposure to loss or damage caused by a negligent contractor/service provider, the Addendum to Service Contract should be attached to contracts or agreements with contractors/service providers performing work at your facilities.

        • Icon of Wheeling-Charleston Risk Management Best Practices Manual Wheeling-Charleston Risk Management Best Practices Manual (6.3 MB) - Updated: February 22, 2017 - Downloads: 619

        • Icon of CARES Resources Library Update For Locations CARES Resources Library Update For Locations (0.4 MB) - Updated: October 23, 2018 - Downloads: 31

          NEW CMGConnect Resource Library

          Risk Management CARES Resource Library

          All users now have easy access to Catholic Mutual’s entire Risk Management CARES Resource Library via CMG Connect.

        • Icon of Grill Smarts Grill Smarts (0.3 MB) - Updated: June 4, 2018 - Downloads: 59

          Best practices for Propane/Gas Cylinders and Grill Safety for all parishes and organizations that use grills and propane.

        • Icon of Procedures To Follow When Water Damage Or A Water Loss Has Occurred Procedures To Follow When Water Damage Or A Water Loss Has Occurred (0.4 MB) - Updated: February 16, 2018 - Downloads: 88

          Water damage losses can result from several types of causes: flooding, sewer backup, air conditioning and plumbing leaks, roof leaks, condensation, construction defects or faulty maintenance. Damage can also occur from improperly sealed windows and doors, damp basement walls, and wet or water-damaged building materials. If these types of situations are not handled quickly and efficiently, problems with mold can develop. There are many local or national restoration companies able to serve you. If a water loss occurs, please notify Kevin Maloney or John Reardon immediately to assist in determining the appropriate action plan for your needs.

        • Icon of Summer Vacation Cybersecurity Tips Summer Vacation Cybersecurity Tips (0.4 MB) - Updated: June 11, 2018 - Downloads: 62

          It's summertime and that means vacation! This month's cybersecurity awareness poster reminds employees how to practice good cybersecurity if they stay connected while vacationing. Portable devices and Wi-Fi are convenient and ubiquitous so learning how to use them safely is important. Training your employees how to properly use portable devices and public Wi-Fi is a great way to help prevent your organization from suffering a costly data breach.


          Share this poster with employees and remind them cybersecurity is a team effort.

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        • Icon of Food Allergy Booklet Food Allergy Booklet (0.8 MB) - Updated: October 2, 2019 - Downloads: 11

          FOOD ALLERGIES RISK MANAGEMENT

      • Icon of Security/Active Shooter/School Safety Security/Active Shooter/School Safety

        Catholic Mutual continues to prepare and provide information to its members regarding safety. In the wake of many recent tragedies, mass shootings and other violent acts have become all too familiar. Our churches are not immune from shootings and other violent attacks. The Church Security document includes information on Awareness and Prevention and Threat and Course of Action. Catholic Mutual DOES NOT allow arming employees or volunteers as part of your safety/security plan. There is an excellent active shooter training geared for schools that is available at www.cmgconnect.org. You can also find an “Active Shooter Emergency Response” document on our website www.catholicmutual.org.

        • Icon of ACTIVE SHOOTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVE SHOOTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE (0.9 MB) - Updated: May 19, 2017 - Downloads: 333

          Please be advised, in an effort to provide more detailed assistance to our members with preparing and responding to an active shooter situation, in addition to the following, Catholic Mutual has completed training videos on this subject. These videos are available at www.CMGconnect.org under the School Safety Curriculum

        • Icon of SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND PREPAREDNESS A PLANNING GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND PREPAREDNESS A PLANNING GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS (0.6 MB) - Updated: May 19, 2017 - Downloads: 306

          All Schools should develop a Violence Prevention and Preparedness Plan. This plan should be designed to suit the school and community’s specific needs. The plan should be an ongoing, systematic, and comprehensive process that addresses both short and long-term safety measures to eliminate violent attitudes and behaviors in the school. The following guidelines are provided for your school to use in developing a School Violence Prevention and Preparedness Plan. This information can be used as a model for constructing a plan that meets the needs of each individual facility and your community.

        • Icon of Church Security Church Security (0.1 MB) - Updated: January 19, 2018 - Downloads: 2552

          Catholic Mutual continues to prepare and provide information to its members regarding safety.  Attached is our first CARES document regarding church intruder security.  Additional supplemental documents will be made available in the near future.  In the wake of many recent tragedies, mass shootings and other violent acts have become all too familiar. Our churches are not immune from shootings and other violent attacks.  The Church Security document includes information on Awareness and Prevention and Threat and Course of Action.  Catholic Mutual DOES NOT allow arming employees or volunteers as part of your safety/security plan.  There is an excellent active shooter training geared for schools that is available at www.cmgconnect.org.  You can also find an “Active Shooter Emergency Response” document on our website www.catholicmutual.org.  In addition, Catholic Mutual also offers the “Emergency Response Procedures App” that you can download to your cell phone or tablet.

        • Icon of Church Security - Usher-Staff Training Church Security - Usher-Staff Training (83 KB) - Updated: January 10, 2019 - Downloads: 36

      • Icon of Work Comp Work Comp

        All Workers Compensation claims should be reported directly to Church Mutual Insurance Company. On-call staff is available 24/7 in the case of emergency. Church Mutual conveniently enables you to report claims by: Telephone: (800) 554-2642, select Option 2 Fax: (715) 539-4651 Mail: P.O. Box 342, Merrill, WI 54452-0342 E-mail: claims@churchmutual.com

        • Icon of First report of Injury form First report of Injury form (1.9 MB) - Updated: May 31, 2017 - Downloads: 174

          Attached are the first report of injury forms for workers compensation. Please remember if a worker is injured claims must be submitted to Church Mutual. Claim Filing Options. Church Mutual conveniently enables you to report claims by:

          Telephone: (800) 554-2642, select Option 2
          Fax: (715) 539-4651
          Mail: P.O. Box 342, Merrill, WI 54452-0342
          E-mail: claims@churchmutual.com
          On-call staff is available 24/7 in the case of emergency.

          For more information please review the 2016/2017 Workers Comp Information on the Diocese webpage.

        • Icon of Workers Comp Claim Form Workers Comp Claim Form (1.9 MB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 2923

        • Icon of Workers Comp Information Workers Comp Information (0.5 MB) - Updated: March 17, 2017 - Downloads: 238

          All Workers Compensation claims should be reported directly to Church Mutual Insurance Company.

          Claim Filing Options. Church Mutual conveniently enables you to report claims by:

          Telephone: (800) 554-2642, select Option 2

          Fax: (715) 539-4651

          Mail: P.O. Box 342, Merrill, WI 54452-0342

          E-mail: claims@churchmutual.com

          On-call staff is available 24/7 in the case of emergency.

          Attached is information which provides the change in carriers, claim reporting procedures and introduces you to the Church Mutual Nurse Hotline. If you have any questions please contact Kevin Maloney at 304-230-5640.

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        • Icon of Youth Ministry Manual Youth Ministry Manual (0.6 MB) - Updated: October 2, 2019 - Downloads: 16

          The key to a successful Youth Ministry program is finding an effective – yet safe – way to connect with kids today. Youth Ministers are charged with the profound responsibility of engaging young people within the Catholic Church, while keeping those who participate safe from harm. Not only are Youth Ministers responsible for safety, but the young person themselves and their parents must also play a role. The following guidelines have been developed to assist you in your role as a Youth Minister. Please feel free to contact Kevin Maloney if you have any further questions.

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        • Icon of Rx Generic Article 2 Rx Generic Article 2 (74 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 62

        • Icon of Rx Generic Drug Article Rx Generic Drug Article (47 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 22

        • Icon of Rx Generic Drugs FAQ Rx Generic Drugs FAQ (71 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 83

        • Icon of Rx Kroger Rx Kroger (3.4 MB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 20

        • Icon of Rx Walmart Rx Walmart (53 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 1700

          Attached are a series of articles and information about how you can save on your prescription drugs. Please download and make available to all of your employees. The list of drugs you can purchase at Kroger or Wal-Mart for $4 could save you a substantial amount of money.

      • Icon of Candle Safety 08 Candle Safety 08 (16 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 26

        Please review the most recent Cares discussion of Candle Safety. Any questions should be referred to Pat Cipriani at 304-230-5640.

      • Icon of Eating For Health Biggest Loser Eating For Health Biggest Loser (0.1 MB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 41

      • Icon of Perks At Work Flyer Perks At Work Flyer (92 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 188

        The Diocese is participating in a program through Wesbanco Bank called ”Perks at Work.” This is a voluntary program that offers special discounts on many banking services. If you are interested, please see the attachment which explains the program. If you want to take advantage of the services you may want to print the flyer out and take it with you when you go to the bank to inquire about services you are interested in.

      • Icon of Space Heaters 08 Space Heaters 08 (90 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 24

        Please review the most recent Cares discussion of Space Heater usage. Any questions should be referred to Pat Cipriani at 304-230-5640.

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    • Icon of PACE 2017 Spring Handouts PACE 2017 Spring Handouts

    • Icon of PACE Fall 2016 Handouts PACE Fall 2016 Handouts

    • Icon of ParishSOFT Operating Procedures ParishSOFT Operating Procedures

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      • Icon of Marriage and Annulment Petitions Marriage and Annulment Petitions

        • Icon of A Defect Of Form For A Catholic Petitioner A Defect Of Form For A Catholic Petitioner (38 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 502

          This form should be completed if you were a Catholic at the time of the marriage, you failed to marry in the presence of a Catholic priest or deacon and did not receive permission from your bishop to be married by a minister or a Justice of the Peace, and you did not have the marriage validated or “blessed” at a later date. If you are unsure about the above, please contact your parish priest or the Tribunal for assistance.

        • Icon of A Defect Of Form For A Non-catholic Party A Defect Of Form For A Non-catholic Party (32 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 317

          This form should be completed if you married a person who was a Catholic at the time of the marriage, you and your former spouse failed to marry in the presence of a Catholic priest or deacon and your former spouse did not receive permission from his or her bishop to be married by a minister or a Justice of the Peace, and you did not have the marriage validated or “blessed” at a later date. If you are unsure about the above, please contact your parish priest or the Tribunal for assistance.

        • Icon of Annulment FAQs Annulment FAQs (0.1 MB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 792

          To help you better understand the work of the Tribunal and the marriage process we have composed a brief booklet of Annulment FAQs to address the most frequently asked questions with clear and concise replies.

        • Icon of Formal Petition-061319 Formal Petition-061319 (0.3 MB) - Updated: July 24, 2019 - Downloads: 864

          Generally, this petition should be used by those who are seeking the annulment of a marriage involving at least one baptized person (Catholic, Orthodox, or any Christian denomination) in which neither party was previously married. This petition should also be used for Catholics who observed the canonical form of marriage (i.e., married in the presence of a Catholic priest or deacon or received a dispensation). In all other cases, please contact your parish priest or the Tribunal for assistance.

        • Icon of Pauline Privilege Pauline Privilege (40 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 358

          A Petition for a Dissolution in Favor of the Faith (Pauline Privilege) This petition should be used only if neither you nor your former spouse were baptized at the time of your marriage or at any point during the marriage or at any time previous to the civil divorce. Generally, this petition will only be used by those who are seeking reception into the Catholic Church by means of Baptism. If you are unsure about the above, please contact your parish priest or the Tribunal for assistance.

        • Icon of Petition Based On Prior Bond Petition Based On Prior Bond (36 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 402

          This petition should be if you were married to a person who was previously married and did not receive an annulment before attempting to marry you.

      • Icon of Marriage Preparation Forms Marriage Preparation Forms

        • Icon of Application For Permission-Dispensation 090919 Application For Permission-Dispensation 090919 (0.1 MB) - Updated: September 9, 2019 - Downloads: 957

          To be used for permission for mixed religion, disparity of cult and dispensation form canonical form.

        • Icon of Pre-nuptial Investigation Form MA Pre-nuptial Investigation Form MA (67 KB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 1278

          The M-A Prenuptial Investigation Form is to be used with all couples as the basic instrument to determine the freedom of the parties to marry and to assess the quality of their intention to marry. Additionally, the form has a space for written delegation. Please complete this form for each proposed marriage and place in the pre-nuptial file. If the marriage is to take place in another diocese or the couple themselves are from another diocese (or the Catholic party, in the case of a mixed religion marriage), please send this form with the other requested documents to the Tribunal for processing.

        • Icon of Pre-nuptial Investigation Form MB Pre-nuptial Investigation Form MB (0.1 MB) - Updated: February 12, 2015 - Downloads: 1013

          THIS FORM IS TO BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES:

          To establish freedom to marry:

          (a) When either party has lived in more than one parish or place for more than six months after puberty, or when some doubt exists in the mind of the priest concerning freedom to marry.

          (b) When a dispensation from banns is requested.

          (c) For both parties in a mixed marriage.


          To assist in proving baptism, when a certificate is unavailable.

          To investigate the attitude