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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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:   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 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 for more information.

2019 Lenten Food Drive

Hunger is an ever-present reality in our community. Local food pantries are experiencing a great demand for food. To help replenish supplies, Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of Washington together are sponsoring the Lenten Food Drive. We will distribute the bags on March 23rd – 24th and collect them the weekend of March 30th – 31st. Bags for your donations will be provided if you wish to use them. When you come to Mass that weekend, please leave your donation in the Narthex. Our collection will be donated to Germantown Help and The Lord’s Table. Please be generous with your contribution. If you wish, you may make a check out to Mother Seton with a note that it is for the food drive. Thank you for all you do to help the needy among us.

Prayer Group

PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST PRAYER GROUP: Meets every Thursday at 9:00 pm in church. For information call Bridget: 240-552-0835.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.