All volunteers working with children at Holy Family Parish are required to complete a training program incorporating the VIRTUS workshop. VIRTUS focuses on educating teachers, parents, and other adults who interact with children about sexual abuse and providing them with information to help prevent abuse. This takes place in 'awareness sessions' led by trained facilitators. The awareness sessions consist of videos, worksheets, and discussions. The VIRTUS workshop empowers people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.

Virtus Training Instructions:  For the Protection of Children

Mandatory Reading:

Forms volunteers MUST complete: For all three forms

Virtus Online:  registration page

Virtus Sessions:  schedule   (Watch bulletin for additional sessions at Holy Family, Stow)

  • Friday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact Sharon Fournier: 330-688-3816 or  Diane Hurtuk: 330-688-6412, x273 or