St. Thomas is a participating parish in the Virtus Protecting God's Children Program.
This training is for all adults (18+) of the parish who are clergy, employees or volunteers who work with children, elderly and the home-bound.
The Archdiocese of Hartford and the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People mandates every employee and volunteer in our parish participate in the VIRTUS Protecting God's Children Program and completes a background check prior to beginning their work in any ministry. This is a one-time, 3-hour workshop. If you have not already attended this workshop, please register online to attend or by calling the Office of Safe Environment in the Archdiocesan offices at 860-541-6491. The workshop is free. To register online, please follow the link below. Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Wanda Mascola, Director of Faith Formation at 203-888-2382 ext. 102.
Registration & schedules of training in the Archdiocese of Hartford
SAFE ENVIRONMENT HANDBOOK Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Safe Environment Handbook: Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults and the Code of Ministerial Behavior For Personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford. A copy of this Handbook can be found by CLICKING HERE.
We provide Annual Workshops for our children to educate and train them to keep themselves safe and confident through the Child Lures Prevention Program. Click on the Link Below for Information.
REPORTING AN INCIDENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE