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Because we take their safety seriously.

As a parish, we rely heavily on volunteers to help us in many ways. Oftentimes, volunteers will work with, or come in contact with, children. As an organization, we are committed to keeping our kids safe; this means that all of our volunteers must complete background checks before they can begin here at Sacred Heart. 

All volunteers who come into contact with our youth must acquire the needed background checks and complete the Archdiocese VIRTUS training.

We are here to help you! Please contact Susan Casavant (, our Safe Environment Coordinator in the parish office. She can help you through the process. Below is a list of the needed clearances and trainings, and links to get you started.

protecting God's children

In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, we ask all volunteers to participate in a series of classes about child safety, mandated reporting, and technology use. Please click the button below to register for the VIRTUS training.

mandated reporter training

This training can be completed online by clicking the button below. 


This form only applies to PA residents of more than 10 years. If you have not been a resident of PA for more than 10 years, please contact Susan Casavant for next steps:


If you have been a resident of PA for more than 10 years, only the first two clearances are necessary. If you have lived in PA for less  than 10 years, please use the last button to acquire your FBI fingerprints.

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