Safe Environment Requirements ~ Diocese of Rockford

The Diocese of Rockford is committed to providing a safe environment for our youth and children in all parishes.  At St. Patrick, we abide by the Diocesan Safe Environment Policies and The Charter for Protection of Children and Young People put forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  We ask volunteers age 16 and older to complete the Safe Environment requirements below.  Please note two items are not required for 16 and 17 year olds. 

Please call Anne Smith at 630-338-8016 or please email: in our parish office about anything related to the Safe Environment forms. She is in the office for limited hours on Wednesday and Thursday each week.

Attention All Volunteers/Employees

New digital format for Safe Environment Requirements will be coming your way soon!

Do I have direct contact with minors?  Anyone who works or volunteers when/if a minor may be present is considered to have direct contact with minors.

All Volunteers & Employees, who have direct contact with minors while working or volunteering, will now access this easy to use online system to complete Safe Environment  Requirements!  Information on how to access your account and more is coming soon!


The Diocese of Rockford Safe Environment required paperwork and trainings are now accessed online!

All employees and Volunteers now have an account.

How do I access my account?

You will receive an email from Virtus informing you of your User ID and instructions on how to access your account.
This will include a direct link to the website.

If you are unsure of your password you can click: Need Login Information and it will allow you set your password to whatever you would like!

If you do not have an email, each diocesan location has a Virtus Site Administrator who will be able to provide you with your User ID so you can also enter your User ID and click: Need Login Information to choose a preferred password.

What do I have to do right now?

Please access your account by logging into Virtus, and update your contact information. Our Virtus Site Administrators have been working diligently for the last few months manually entering all the dates of everything you have already completed so you are not being asked to re-sign or retake any trainings previously completed. If you are missing any documents or trainings the system will make that visible when you log in and ask you to complete or acknowledge those requirements.