Protecting God’s Children

Protecting Our Children & Youth


Protecting God’s Children Workshop

It is our policy that any clergy, church staff, or volunteer who come into contact with children, elderly, and other vulnerable persons, must comply to a criminal background check and take part in our Protecting God’s Children (PGC) workshop. The training program offered by our eparchy is the Virtus Program.

Attendance is required before or immediately after hire or assignment date for anyone who may have contact with children. The three-hour workshop builds awareness and empowers attendees to intervene and prevent potentially harmful situations or behavior. Certificates are valid for seven years.

To find out if your certificate has expired or if you have any questions, contact our Safety Environment Office at 248-223-7649. See our workshop schedule below for a list of upcoming workshops.

Workshop Schedule


mon24jan6:30 pm9:30 pmProtecting God's Children WorkshopECRC6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center (ECRC)