To assure a safe environment for the protection of our children, the Diocese requires VIRTUS certification for all adults who work with our young people, including parents with children in our Christian Formation classes or in F.I.R.E., Catechists, Youth Ministry workers, Children’s Liturgy leaders, etc. The one-time VIRTUS training sessions are offered at various times and locations in our area. The training is free, but online registration is required.

Go to: www.richmonddiocese.org, click on Protection Program (VIRTUS) and then “Diocesan Training Sessions.”

Contact Minister of Christian Formation: Patti Kamper at pattikamper@stannscc.org

Reporting Abuse

Sexual Abuse Hotline: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our Diocese to notify civil authorities, call Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.