ALL VIRTUS SESSIONS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CONTINUED MINNESOTA STATE RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS. Please contact the safe environment coordinator at your parish or school for further information.
A key to our commitment to promoting safe environments in our parishes, Catholic schools and communities is for all persons in positions of trust in regard to minors and vulnerable adults to fulfill the Essential 3 (E3) requirements. If you are a parishioner, Eucharistic minister, Able volunteer, young adult, parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle and plan to volunteer in any capacity (Eucharist, Able, home visits, etc.), you must complete the E3 as required by the Archdiocese.
The first step is to complete the following form: VFORM 1 Volunteer Application and Release. This needs to be completed and returned to the parish. You may mail it in or drop it off in the parish office.
The volunteer form needs to be completed FIRST. Please drop off or mail in your completed volunteer form to Rita Arndorfer firstname.lastname@example.org
The next step is to follow the Registration Instructions for New Users. You will need to go to www.virtus.org and register for a Live 3 hour Virtus session. There are several locations to choose from and a class is offered at nearby locations almost every day.
You will also need to follow and complete all steps in the instructions prior to volunteering at the parish. We appreciate your time that you generously share with our parish and your participation in the Enhanced Essential 3 to make our parish a safer environment for all.
Thank you for helping to protect those most vulnerable among us!
For more information about volunteer requirements or creating safe environments, visit the Archdiocesan safe environments website here:
Remember, if you suspect abuse, your first call should always be to law enforcement.
All employees, and volunteers who interact with minors, are required to complete and maintain safe environment credentials through the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
To ensure the successful completion of the requirements, follow the information below before creating your VIRTUS account. If you have an existing VIRTUS account, contact Jodie Wolla email@example.com for assistance so your account can be updated prior to login.
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 95 minutes
- Set aside sufficient time to complete all items without logging out. Incomplete accounts may result in lost data, requiring you to repeat your setup.
- Read and follow the directions on the website in the order presented.
Skipping items, fast-forwarding, or backing up may corrupt your account and require you to repeat your assignments.
- You will:
Complete each registration field as presented on the screen
Complete the Code of Conduct
Complete the Background Check application (SSN is required)
Complete Safe Environment Training (1 module, approximately 75 minutes)
VIRTUS website: www.virtusonline.org
Use the Google Chrome browser and allow pop-ups for this website.
For more information on the Archdiocesan Safe Environment requirements, visit https://safe-environment.archspm.org/essential-3/
Last, you will need to fill out the 123-B form and turn it in at the parish office.