All Adults wishing to Volunteer with Children/Youth or participate in Ministry at St. Angela Merici must be current with VIRTUS training.
You may receive VIRTUS Training at any parish in the Archdiocese
This VIRTUS link lists all available workshops. Click on "First Time Registrant" to see the list.
You must register online at VIRTUS prior to attending to reserve your spot. Register early as these sessions will most likely fill up. (You can attend this workshop at any location in the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese.)
VIRTUS "Protecting God's Children" (PGC) Workshop
"Protecting God's Children's" is the program selected by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to educate clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with children and youth about child sexual abuse and the ways to create a safe environment for children. The 3-hour live session includes videos and facilitated discussions that focus on the prevention of abuse and the protection of children. Adults learn how to recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse and to respond appropriately. You will learn about steps that the faith community can take to create a safe environment for all God's children and how to respond when adults behave in a way that raises concerns.