Dear Members of the SS. Cyril and Methodius Family:
In our continued effort to create a safe environment for children and young people, we must remind you that everyone who volunteers in the school or for any ministry or activity in the parish (during or after school hours) must take the Virtus Training course.
This means that the parent who helps serve lunch needs training. So do the parents who wish to chaperone on a class trip, help with the candy sale, or work at bingo. The training of volunteers is essential, and we are meeting the requirements established by the Bishop to protect our children.
If you do not take the course and are unable to work bingo, you will be charged the $150 as you would if you had missed your turn to work for some other reason. This is a Diocesan-wide policy that we must enforce. Training has been and will continue to be provided at many different times for your convenience. There is every opportunity for everyone to take this course at a time that best suits his or her needs.
Training is provided by SSCM Religious Education (631-667-6264) at various times for your convenience. You may also go to www.VIRTUSONLINE.com and choose registration in the drop down box. This will show ALL classes available in the diocese.
If you have not attended the class and completed a volunteer registration form, you will not be able to participate in any of the ministries or activities in the school here at SSCM.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.