Child Protection

All parish employees, volunteers and coaches who deal with children in the many activities of the parish are required to be VIRTUS certified before any work with children can begin. The VIRTUS Program was created by the National Catholic Risk Retention group to identify best practices programs to help prevent wrongdoings and promote "right doing" within religious organizations.  There is a mandatory process that involves a background check, a 3 hour training course and certification of each individual.  For more information please contact Marylou McDonald, our parish representative for this activity at 301-946-9484. ADW information is available at