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“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

Requirements for Employees and Volunteers

If you plan to be a Parish or School employee or volunteer who has contact with or access to children, you are required to complete the 5 Step VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children Program PRIOR to beginning employment or volunteering. 

The Diocese of Cleveland’s December 2016 Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters Regarding Sexual Abuse requires that every Parish (Church or School) employee and every Parish volunteer 18 and older who has contact with or access to children is required to do the following:

  1. Complete a volunteer application with 3 personal references with addresses. This application can be found here.
  2. Attendance at a 3-hour “Protecting God’s Children” Training Workshop. Must be registered at www.virtusonline.org
  3. Read and sign the acknowledgement form for the Diocese of Cleveland’s Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, Revised 2016.
  4. Go to:  http://www.clevelandchildprotection.org
  5. Choose “Resources” on the left side
  6. Choose the link “Click to download the Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse.
  7. Read the Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse
  8. Read the Standards of Conduct for Ministry
  9. You will sign the acceptance form for these two policies at your in-person training. This training will be scheduled by yourself in your VIRTUS account.
  10. Contact the Sacred Heart of Jesus local VIRTUS Coordinator Kathie Buetow at (330) 749-2242.

Post VIRTUS Workshop Online Training

Within two weeks of attending the workshop, you will be sent a confirmation email. Follow the instructions in the email notification you will receive (click on the MY TRAINING tab after you log in to the www.virtusonline.org website successfully. Read the training bulletin carefully and answer the question at the end of the training bulletin. A correct answer registers that you have read the bulletin. You will be required to read 24 bulletins within two years. After that, training bulletins are not required but STRONGLY encouraged on a continuing education basis.

If you have any questions about this, please refer them to Kathie Buetow at (330) 749-2242.


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Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

260 Broad Street, Wadsworth OH 44281

Phone: (330) 336-3049

Fax: (330) 319-6340


Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:30am & 5:00pm

Daily Mass Schedule
Monday through Friday 8:00am

Confession Schedule
Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm

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