Protecting God's Children

Our diocese requires that we register all parish volunteers so that we can serve those in our care responsibly and effectively. Volunteers should be aware of the Diocese Child Protection Policy. You can begin to volunteer once you have submitted the three signed, dated forms found below together with your proof of Virtus Training attendance to the Parish.

  • Volunteer Service Request Form
  • Volunteer Screening Consent and Disclosure Form (Background screening)
  • Signed Code of Conduct

Certificate of Attendance at Virtus

You may register for your Virtus Training online. Please click on the Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) and follow the links for Virtus Training Sessions. You will find a calendar with a list of parishes offering the Virtus Sessions. You may attend at any location, just be sure to keep a copy of your certificate for your records. If you have any questions please call the rectory.

All material will be used only to determine a potential volunteer's suitability for ministry. It will not be associated with any other parish records, and will not be used by the parish for any other purpose, nor shared with anyone without the person's written consent. Only the pastor and professional staff (priests, deacons, directors and associate directors of parish departments) have access to confidential material, and only to the degree that it is needed to establish suitability for ministry.

Download Background Screening, Code of Conduct, Volunteer Service Request Forms