Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible—especially when the wrongdoer is affiliated with the Church. The VIRTUS® programs assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the Church and society in general. We seek to achieve this lofty goal through our child sexual abuse prevention program: Protecting God’s Children®.

 

Most organizations that work with children have some sort of child safety program. Through the Protecting God’s Children program, VIRTUS maximizes those efforts by helping churches and religious organizations refine their roles as child-safe environments and empowering caring adults to protect children.

 

For more information, please visit the program’s official website: virtus.org

Upcoming VIRTUS trainings:

August 17, 2017
  • Chancery VIRTUS Training

    August 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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August 18, 2017
  • Lumberton VIRTUS Training

    August 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Lumberton NM

    For employees and volunteers in need of VIRTUS certification.

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August 19, 2017
  • Snowflake VIRTUS Training

    August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Our Lady of the Snow Parish, Snowflake AZ

    For employees and volunteers in need of VIRTUS certification.

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August 23, 2017
  • Blanco and Bloomfield VIRTUS Training

    August 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    For CCD Catechists at the parishes in need of VIRTUS certification.

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August 26, 2017
  • Springerville VIRTUS Training

    August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    St. Peter Church, Springerville AZ

    For employees and volunteers in need of VIRTUS certification.

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August 31, 2017
  • St. Bonaventure VIRTUS Training

    August 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Thoreau, NM

    For employees and volunteers in need of VIRTUS certification.

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September 10, 2017
  • Farmington VIRTUS Training

    September 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sacred Heart Parish Farmington NM

    For employees and volunteers in need of VIRTUS certification.

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September 12, 2017
  • Farmington VIRTUS Training

    September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 414 N Allen Ave, Farmington, NM 87401, USA

    For employees and volunteers in need of VIRTUS certification.

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VIRTUS Coordinator

Rev. Mr. Paul Endter

503 W. Hwy 66 Suite B, Gallup, NM 87301

PO Box 1338, Gallup, NM 87305-1338

505-863-4406

dcnpendter@dioceseofgallup.org

Online VIRTUS Training Portal:

virtus.org

 

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