Hi everyone,

Here’s some news from the Archdiocese:

ALL PARISH VOLUNTEERS: NEW CHILD PROTECTION PLATFORM – In July 2021, the archdiocese will be moving to SafeParish as the new platform for Child Protection training and compliance. SafeParish is an organization that specializes in training and education solutions for organizations worldwide. They have 20+ years of experience in providing child safe environment training programs. SafeParish will continue to work with our current background check provider Selection.com. All training and background information in your current VIRTUS account will be transferred to SafeParish. No new live training through SafeParish will be required if you have completed live child protection training through VIRTUS. Ongoing child protection training will still be required for all volunteers and employees and will consist of quarterly interactive video-based training instead of monthly bulletins. As the archdiocese moves closer to the conversion date, additional information regarding your new SafeParish account will be provided. If you have questions, please contact your parish’s Safe Environment Coordinator.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT SERVICES NEEDS YOUR HELP – Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio is recruiting volunteers to serve as mentors to refugee youth ages 15-24. Work with refugee youth to promote social and civic engagement and support academic and vocational advancement. Volunteers must be 18 or older and commit 2 hours a week. No foreign language skills required. Contact Donald Foley at 513.672.3824 or dfoley@ccswoh.org for more information. Affordable housing needed for refugees resettling in the Greater Cincinnati area. For more information, contact Annie Scheid at 513.672.3784 or ascheid@ccswoh.org.

Have a good week.