Child Protection Policy

Protecting our young people is a top priority here at Mother Seton. We adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Washington DC.

All volunteers and employees in the Diocese of Washington who have “significant contact with children” are required to complete the diocesan Child Protection Program, known as “Virtus.”





The How to Being Compliant with the Child Protection Policy

Step 1: (FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS)            

Open and create a Virtus account.

This can be done at www.Virtus.org.

Complete appropriate application form

Step 2:

Fill out an application with the parish Child Protection Coordinator

  • You need two forms of identification – one photo id- only certain ID is acceptable. ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION
  • Complete the application at your coordinator’s site.

Step 3:

Sign up for a Virtus Safe Environment training session.

  • Registration is done online while you are creating your virtus account.
  • Safe environment training class must be completed within 60 days of fingerprinting.

Step 4:            Fingerprinting for Volunteers who have ONLY done electronic background check & NEW Volunteers

  • Coordinators will provide a document with the ADW fingerprinting authorization number.
  • Bring authorization form for fingerprinting to one of the fingerprinting locations along with two forms of identification.

If you have NEVER been fingerprinted and are already VIRTUS certified you MUST be fingerprinted no later then January 30,2020. You will no longer be in compliance and unable to volunteer with children if this isn’t completed.

FINGER PRINTING (DEADLINE: January 30, 2020)

  • Please take the authorization form to a police station that does digital prints. Suggested that you call first to make sure someone is there to do them. There will be a fee but uncertain what that is.

OR

  • Safe Hire Solutions will be at Mother Seton on Sunday August 25th from 8 AM -12 PM. If you choose to use this service you MUST pre-register before the 25th. The cost is $55 for cash/check or $60 for credit.
  • To pre-register go to: www.safehiresolutions.com   click: resources then click: forms. You will see the Live scan pre-registration form.  All the information you will need should be on the other side of this flyer.

Please contact Mary Beth DeLuzio with any questions at coordinator@mothersetonparish.org or 301 924 3838 ext. 234

Children’s Liturgy

“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. “
Mark 10:14

Do you have a heart for service and for young children? We are currently looking for parishioners to join our Children’s Liturgy Team and lead sessions at the 9:00 am and 10:45 am Sunday Masses June – September.

Contact Joan at joaniearc@verizon.net for more information.