Safe Environment Training at St. John

Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30 – 9pm, Egan Hall
Child care available in XDC free of charge – link here to request a spot.

Do you want to volunteer on campus or in the classroom, coach, chaperone or drive for field trips, volunteer at the shelter, participate in the ministries of the church such as ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, sacristans, CLOW?

The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all Church Personnel (defined as all clergy, all employees, and all volunteers who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors and vulnerable adults) to take part in our Safe Environment Program in three ways. They must:

  • Successfully undergo a criminal background check every three years
  • Complete the Protecting God’s Children course within 90 days of beginning service
  • Read and sign the Archdiocesan policies of conduct

You may complete these requirements by accessing the Virtus database, our Catholic Risk Retention Group focused on the prevention of abuse. If you are new to the program, you will need to create a Virtus profile ( under the “Registration” tab. If you have already taken the initial in-person training, you will only need to update every three years.  You will receive an email alerting you to required updates. Questions may be directed to Sheila Marty in the Parish office.