Protecting God’s Children Workshop
Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 am
Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 8 at 8:30 am
Monday, October 10 at 7:00 pm
In order to protect the safety of all children, the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has mandated compliance with the Protecting God's Children Program by all employees and volunteers who work with children in any way. Therefore, if you have any contact with children at St. Joan of Arc Parish whether it is through the school or any organization, you must complete ALL of the following requirements to be in FULL compliance.
1. WORKSHOP: Attendance at a Workshop is required. If you cannot attend one of the on-campus dates, workshops are presented throughout the Archdiocese several times each month at various other Parishes and locations. To attend any workshop you’ll need to pre-register, first, at virtus.org Click on Registration, seen on left side of page. You’ll select the St. Louis, MO Archdiocese and then all the classes held in the archdiocese will be listed. The classes will be listed as CLOSED, so please compare the dates and times and please look in the comment notes for St. Joan of Arc to make sure you are signing up for the correct class. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete necessary paperwork so you can be credited for your attendance and class can start promptly at the times listed.
2. BACKGROUND CHECK: Submit a completed signed copy of the Worker Registration form which you will receive at the workshop. The Protecting Gods Children Program requires a background check every 2 years and the worker registration is your authorization for that to be completed.
3. CODE OF ETHICS: You will read the code of ethics on line during the registration process and sign a hard copy to be kept in your file.
Until all THREE requirements are completed you will not be in Compliance with the Protecting God's Children Program and will be ineligible to volunteer in any capacity where there would be contact with children.
NOTE: If you have any questions please contact Heather O'Keefe at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the St. Joan of Arc Parish office 314.832.2838