Faith Formation News
- Craft Sale with Youth Ministry Fundraiser – Come support YM and purchase some delicious food at the concession stand in the FLC on Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Fall Celebration (formerly Harvest Hoe Down) featuring 40 chilis, kid games and more – Saturday, November 13
2021 Vacation Bible Camp
The Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids requires any and all volunteers working with children to take a one-time course entitled Protecting God’s Children: Virtus. This class must be taken before you may volunteer.
To sign up go to: www.virtus.org
VIRTUS TRAINING and Now an Online training option
If you plan on volunteering in the parish for any event that involves children (I.E. Boy Scouts, Vacation Bible Camp, etc., you need to be Virtus trained and have a background check.
Attendance is required for all who:
1. Are engaged in jobs, ministries or programs that involve regular contact with children or young people
2. Have oversight or administrative responsibility for programs or ministries involving children or young people
3. As required by their parish or school administrator
4. Any interested parents may also attend
Volunteers who need to take Virtus have two options now. They can do it at the formal classes like in the past or take the online course for their convenience.
The presentation is intended for mature audiences only – persons under age 18 may attend only in accordance with established policy for Protecting God’s Children
Online training can be accessed via the VIRTUS.org website. You will need to register and create an account before you will be given the options for either online training or the traditional class at a specific site.
To register click the following link: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list.cfm?theme=0