Returning to Ministries

Returning to Ministries During COVID-19

Ministers 18 years of age and older

Dear Ministers, we appreciate your endless support for our community, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The health and safety of our volunteers and the people we serve is our top priority.

Below are the training and forms required prior to returning to in-person ministries. Per the Diocese of San Jose’s request, please complete the following training and forms before resuming your ministries:

1. Watch the presentation here: DSJ’s COVID-19 Safety protocols (13 minutes)

2. After the presentation please fill this form to acknowledge completion of training here: Training Completion (3 minutes)

3. Complete the online Activity Waiver Form here: Waiver Form (10 minutes) – please note, form will ask for medical information

4. Safe Environment (VIRTUS) training is now required for all ministers. We ask that you renew this training every 3 years. Background check may be required for some ministers. We will reach out to you individually if it’s needed for your ministry.
        –  Training Website: www.virtusonline.org
                   Registration Instructions  **Note: on step 10, please answer “yes” for questions: “Do you interact with, work with, or come in contact with minors?” AND the last question “Do you participate in ministry with vulnerable adults…”  to access the combined training

Accessing Certificate of Completion Instructions – Please click here if you have completed the training in the last 3 years.

Re-Certification Instructions – Please click here if you have an existing account and need to re-certify.

 

5. Please email certificate to Annie Bui, our Safe Environment Coordinator at annie.bui@dsj.org

We appreciate your patience and support during this time of transition back into in-person ministries. Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting your ministry leads.

YOUTH (under 18) RETURNING TO MINISTRIES

For our youth (under 18 years of age) who are returning/beginning their new ministries, please make sure a parent or guardian is present to help you complete steps 1 and 2. Step 3 is a Safe Environment Training for youth to complete. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Per the Diocese of San Jose’s request, please read the following forms and complete the following training and forms. Please click on names of forms for access:

Step 1 – For parents to complete:
a.  Activity Waiver Form (10 minutes) – please note, form will ask for medical information

b.  Parental Virtual Consent/Release Form (5 minutes) – since some of our liturgies might be live-streamed, youth may appear on video, therefore, youth must have parent’s or guardian’s permission.

 

Step 2 – For youth to complete:
a.  Safe Environment (VIRTUS) training (15-20 minutes):Healthy Relationships for Teens 2.0 Online Module Expansion with Safe Environment Component at http://www.virtusonline.org/

PLEASE NOTE:  You will need to create an account if you have not done VIRTUS Training before
—  IF NEW ACCOUNT: select “San Jose (Diocese)” when asked which Diocese
—  Complete the Healthy Relationships for Teens training

b. email certificate to Annie Bui, our Safe Environment Coordinator at annie.bui@dsj.org

We appreciate your patience and support during this time of transition back into in-person ministries. Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting your ministry leads.

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