Virtus Training Session on April 1 at St. John Church

Mar 11, 2017

NOTICE TO ALL LECTORS,  MINISTERS OF COMMUNION,  USHERS, CHOIRS,  AND OTHER MINISTRY MEMBERS

As you may have read in the bulletin, we will be offering a Virtus Training session on April 1  at St. John Church.  Virtus: “Protecting God’s Children” is a program which is mandated for all parish staff and all volunteers who might volunteer in the presence of the elderly or of children.  That includes anyone who is in the sacristy before Mass, right down to anyone who runs a parish event that has children or the elderly present.  It is especially important for those who visit the homebound or nursing home or hospitals.  That means, ALL OF YOU are asked to take this one time training....and fill out paperwork for an archdiocesan background check, returning the form to the parish office, asap.  

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR VIRTUS IS REQUIRED. To register, go to the website www.virtus.org  Click on REGISTRATION in the left column.   You may wither VIEW A LIST OF SESSIONS or BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. 

For either option, Select Hartford, CT (Archdiocese)  and follow the instructions to create a password and register for the class.

All members of the clergy, parish employees, and adult volunteers must pre-register online.

If you are unable to pre-register online, please contact The Office of Safe Environment - Kathleen Nowosadko at 860-541-6491 for further assistance... OR CALL THE PARISH OFFICE.

If you are not sure of whether or not you have already completed your background check and/or attended a VIRTUS session, please call the Parish Office and we will check our records.

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 Virtus Training:  ‘”Protecting God's Children"

 This program is Mandated  for all Adult Parish Volunteers

From ALL Parish Ministries including:

Faith Formation, Life Teen, Lectors, Ushers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Choir, Pro-Life, Building & Grounds, Men’s Group, etc.

Virtus is an informative awareness program which will help to ensure safe parishes, schools and communities in the years to come.  We are living in a time when all people need to be educated about problems, such as the sexual abuse of children.

Upcoming Sessions

Saturday, April 1,  8:30 AM-11:30 AM

in Fr. Filip Hall at St. John the Evangelist Church

Please note:  Volunteers need to attend only one Virtus training session, but must be present for the entire session. 

No one will be admitted after the session has begun,

and no children are permitted to be present.

For registration go to:  www.virtus.org

Other dates, times and locations are available at the virtus website.