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Safe Environment


The Safe Environment Initiative of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and thus St. Genevieve Church, has one goal - providing safe environments for all children and vulnerable adults.  In light of this, the initiative has mandated three requirements (the Essential-3) for all volunteers who have regular or unsupervised contact with children and/or vulnerable adults:

1.  VIRTUS - Protecting God's Children for Adults Safe Environment Training

A VIRTUS training session is a three hour awareness session which better equips adults to protect children in the world around them.  It is required of all volunteers 18 and over who have regular or unsupervised contact with children and/or vulnerable adults.  To register, click here


Any volunteer who attended a Live VIRTUS training on or before June 30, 2014 needs to view the online video "Keeping the Promise Alive" at the VIRTUS website.  Use your previous log-in.  If you do not remember your user name and/or password email the parish business administrator and your information will be emailed to you.  Do NOT create a new account.  See VIRTUS Renew tab on the left for complete instructions.  If you viewed the video within the past two years, you do not need to view it again.

2.  Background Checks:


Background checks are required of all volunteers 18 and over who have regular or unsupervised contact with children and/or vulnerable adults.  Once the background check forms are filled out by the volunteer, they are sent to the McDowell agency.  Certain criminal convictions may prevent volunteer applicants from serving in some capacities  All background check form are completed online when you register for VIRTUS training at this site

If you had a background check more than 3 years ago, you will need to have a re-check.  Please complete the "Background Check" section at the VIRTUS website.  Use your previous log-in.  If you do not remember your user name and/or password, email the parish business administrator and your information with be emailed to you.  Do NOT create a new account.  See Re-Credentialing Volunteers on the left for complete instructions.

Youth (under 18) have to submit two background evaluations in lieu of an adult background check.  See Forms to the left.

3.  Volunteer's Code of Conduct:

The Archdiocesan Volunteers' Code of Pastoral Conduct established standards of ministerial behavior and appropriate boundaries for volunteers.  The Code of Conduct needs to be read and signed by volunteers every three years.  It needs to be signed electronically at the VIRTUS website.  Use your previous log-in.  If you do not remember your user name and/or password, email the parish business administrator and your information will be emailed to you.  Do NOT create a new account.  If you are a new volunteer or if are re-credentialing, the Code of Conduct will be one of the steps you take when you log in at virtus.org.

*  Transportation Volunteer Packet:

Whenever an adult volunteer wishes to drive for a parish event, the adult must have completed the current Transportation Volunteer Packet, and a copy of their driver's License on file with the parish.


*  Youth Volunteers (Ages 17 & under):  Two Background Evaluations & Code of Conduct.  Click here for packet.


St. Genevieve Church Office at 7087 Goiffon Rd., Centerville, MN 55038
St. Genevieve Parish Community Center at 6995 Centerville Rd.,
Centerville, MN 55038 651.429.7937 

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