Marian Fathers’ Child Protection Commitment


The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception recognize that the sexual abuse of children has devastating consequences for victims/survivors and their families. We are aware of the effects of this tragic behavior and are committed to protecting God’s children and helping those affected.


The Marians respond to all allegations of sexual misconduct with great care. We will handle each instance promptly, thoroughly, and compassionately, and will provide assistance, including appropriate psychological counseling, for those affected by sexual misconduct. 

The Marians’ Safe-Environment Coordinator, together with the members of an independent Review Board, will promptly investigate any accusation of sexual misconduct by a Marian.

All allegations of child sexual abuse are reported to the civil authorities.



We Marians are dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. To that end, all Marians:

  • Follow the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, rev. 2018 USCCB.
  • Comply with local diocesan Child Protection and Safe Environment policies in the dioceses in which we live and minister.
    [Click here for links to diocesan policies]
  • Implement healthy boundaries in ministry with minors and adhere to a Code of Conduct to help prevent sexual abuse.
  • Obtain and maintain Child Protection training by VIRTUS or another diocesan program for all members.



If you or someone you know suspects child abuse by a Marian, we urge you to report immediately such behavior to the civil authorities and to the Provincial Superior or his Secretary. Your case will be handled with the strictest sensitivity and confidentiality.
Civil Authorities:
If abuse is imminent, call 911
Otherwise, call Child Protection Services in your area:
[Click here for contact information for Child Protection Services near you.]

Marian Fathers:
Provincial Superior, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC
Provincial Secretary, Fr. Michael Callea, MIC

Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception
2 Prospect Hill Rd
Stockbridge, MA 01262


Review Board Members:
Dr. Frank Moncher, Ph.D.
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
Fr. Timothy Roth, MIC