agencies, organizations, individuals, or groups, as well as other
schools, parishes, or entities within the archdiocese (the "User"), may
only use, rent, or lease the location facilities with the proper documentation and under the following conditions:
The User must obtain permission in advance of the use from the person in charge.
The person in charge must contact the Real Estate Department
and obtain approval of the use. The Real Estate Department will advise
the location regarding the appropriate documentation required for the
The Real Estate Department will administer and
coordinate any additional archdiocesan departmental approvals that may
be required in certain circumstances.Guidelines for Use of FacilitiesLocations may use their facilities only for approved purposes and in accordance with these guidelines and restrictions:
Rental of any portion of the facility to a for-profit entity may have tax consequences and is therefore discouraged.
parties, political candidates, and other partisan organizations are not
permitted to use location facilities, equipment, or publications.
Certain advocacy groups may use the facilities with the prior approval
of the archdiocese.
The use, rental, or lease of any portion of
archdiocesan property must comply with all applicable zoning and use
ordinances and must be accompanied by appropriate government permits and
Third-party vendors and their employees who may be
in contact with minors are generally required by the State of California
to have a criminal history clearance, through fingerprinting or
otherwise, before they commence activities at the location. In addition
to the state requirements for vendors, the archdiocese requires that any
agency, organization, group, individual, or volunteer who uses, rents,
or leases location property and supervises or is involved regularly with
students must also (1) have a criminal history clearance through fingerprinting or otherwise and (2) must attend the archdiocese safe environment training
before the activities or services commence. The outside entity or
person is responsible for arranging the background checks and
fingerprinting. Occasionally they can be arranged through the
archdiocese. See Safe Environment for additional information.
supervision must be arranged. A representative of the location must be
present at the location from 30 minutes before starting time until 30
minutes after the use to oversee the conduct of the activities, open and
lock all gates and doors, and inspect the facility for damage.
If the use is for filming,
photography, advertising, television, or any similar activity, the
person in charge must review the entire script (or the treatment if there is no
script) prior to entering into any agreement to ensure that the
materials are consistent with Catholic teaching and morals and that any
depiction of the location facilities is appropriate. If the script or
treatment is satisfactory to the location, it must then be sent to the
Real Estate Department. High schools must also send it to the Department of Catholic Schools for review.
Carnivals and fiestas may be conducted only pursuant to a written archdiocesan contract.