Celebrating the Gift of God’s Love

Safe Environment

Thank you for sharing your gifts and giving your time to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church and School!
SAFE ENVIRONMENT COORDINATOR:  Kim Roering, [email protected], 651-774-1585, ext. 128

All volunteers working with children and youth are required to be Essential 3 Compliant: complete a background check form, participate in a VIRTUS training session and sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct. VIRTUS training is a three hour awareness session which better equips adults to protect children in the world around them. It is required of all clergy, deacons, school and parish employees as well as all volunteers who are in regular or unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18. This awareness session makes trainees understand the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse.

The Archdiocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY) requires that all adults working with children and youth fulfill the Essential 3 requirements (for new volunteers) or the Enhanced Essential 3 (for those who completed Essential 3 prior to July 1, 2016). 

Volunteers working with children/youth include: classroom aides, chaperones/volunteers for field trips and classroom activities, coaches, faith formation catechists, VBS and Summer Stretch leaders/chaperones, Children’s Liturgy of the Word leaders, and more!

There are different criteria for volunteers working with vulnerable adults, and for minor volunteers.  Click on links below for more information.



E3 Criteria: Adult Volunteers (18+ years old)

E3 Criteria: Pastoral Ministry Volunteers (18+ years old)

VIRTUS Account Registration Guide 2019 

Volunteer Application Form

Background Release

Code of Conduct

123B—for volunteers in school.  A completed and signed hard copy must be submitted to Kim Roering for processing. 


MINORS (age 13-18)

E3 Minor Volunteers (under 18 years old)

Reference form for minors

Code of Conduct for Youth Workers and Youth Volunteers Who Interacted with Children, Other Youth, or Vulnerable Adults


CURRENT VOLUNTEERS (already E3 compliant)

All CURRENT volunteers who were originally checked or trained prior to July 1, 2016 are required to update their safe environment compliance following the guidelines in the E3 Re-credentialing guide.

E3 Recredentialing Guide 2019

If you have forgotten your USER ID for your VIRTUS account, call or email Kim Roering in the parish office. 




USCCB Charter

How to Report Suspected Abuse

Victim Assistance Brochure


Thank you for sharing your gifts and giving your time to St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Church and School!