The VIRTUS "Protecting God's Children for Adults" training will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes, in the school library.
Enter from VICTORY DRIVE. GPS might send you to 43rd Street and you won't be able to enter. Traffic will be heavy - plan accordingly. Once the session begins, there will be no one to let you in the building.
No one under age 18 will be admitted du to sensitive subject matter - no infants, no toddlers, no children, no teens.
Successful registration does require a DESKTOP or LAPTOP computer since safety protocols do not allow completed registration on devices like iPhones, iPads, and Tablets or SmartPhones (any hand-held device). Contact your local parish or school office if you do not have access to a laptop or desktop for assistance.
You MUST log in through the VIRTUS website to receive credit for session. Please note that as you create your account to preregister for a VIRTUS training workshop, you will also be prompted to complete and electronically authorize the needed Criminal Background Check as well as to read and electronically sign the Diocesan Code of Conduct. All 3 elements (Workshop attendance, signed Background Check, and read/signed Code of Conduct) are needed for registrants to be completely compliant with Diocesan protocols for providing children with the safest environment possible.
This training is required for all who provide either paid or volunteer ministry in our diocese who in the course of their ministry come into contact with minors. A list of those ministries can be found here. Space is limited to and registration is required by registering online at VIRTUS Online.
Arrive early - THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTANCE ONCE THE CLASS BEGINS.