Each year the Bishop mandates parishes to offer the VIRTUS program, a Safe Environment program for children, to all children who are enrolled in Faith Formation classes. This year, we will be offering the VIRTUS classes during your child(ren)’s scheduled K-5 Faith Formation classes the week of October 13-16th. The Parish will be closed Monday, October 14, all Monday students have the option of attending a VIRTUS class on Sunday, October 13 or Tuesday - Wednesday October 15-16. The material is developmentally appropriate for grades K-5 and includes content and activities that reinforce the message. If you choose to send your child(ren) to class the week of October 13th, it is a St. Francis of Assisi policy that a parent/guardian MUST stay and attend this class with their child(ren). Adults who attend will receive yearly Safe Environment training renewal credit. This DOES NOT satisfy the Safe Environment New Volunteer Requirements.
Each class will meet in their regular classroom. If you have more than one child in a session, please attend the session in which your youngest child is assigned to with all your children. Children will not be permitted to stay in the classrooms unattended by a parent or guardian.
Grades K-2 - Protecting God's Children - Teaching Safety - Empowering God's Children
Boundaries: You Have Rights! - for children in grades Kinder - 2nd
Grades 3-5 - Protecting God's Children - Teaching Safety - Empowering God's Children
Boundaries: You Have Rights! - for children in grades 3rd -5th
We hope that you and your children will be able to join us for one of these sessions. However, it is your right as a parent to choose to personally review this topic at home with your child. If you choose to review this topic at home, please submit an opt-out by following this link: