Child sexual abusers often target nurturing, child-friendly environments, where parents and participants assume that no one would ever want to harm a child. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles began implementing the VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children sexual abuse prevention program in 2004 to send a message to potential predators that child sexual abuse is not tolerated. Through this program, adults learn that through early identification, awareness, and education they can be “proactive” in protecting children and young people from child sexual abuse. Since the program began, more than 405,000 adults have been trained in abuse prevention. Additionally, more than 165,000 Catholic school and religious education students are trained annually with an age-appropriate curriculum on boundary awareness and how to communicate if violations of those safe boundaries occur.
For more information, visit https://lacatholics.org/education-and-training/.
All volunteers in the parish and school who interact with children must be Virtus trained. If you would like to find a class go to: virtus.org/virtus, click on “First-Time Registrant” in the green box on the left, then click on “View a list of Sessions,” under “Select Your Organization” scroll down to, “Los Angeles-San Gabriel Region.” You may select any region in the Archdiocese that is convenient to you.
For further information, call or email Brenda, firstname.lastname@example.org, (213) 637-7508.
Remember: Keep up with your Virtus bulletins online!
Teen Confirmation Mondays
January 30-Year II-MCH
February 6-7:00PM-Year I-MCH
Please contact Ms. Cheli Valdez at (626)792-6844 or at: email@example.com for information.
Youth Mass and Youth Night
Saturday, December 3 at 5:00PM
Enjoy a night of fellowship with your friends at our Youth Mass and Night! We invite all teens currently in our Confirmation program and those who have been confirmed, to attend the Youth Mass at 5:00PM and Youth Night at 6:00-8:00pm at Msgr. Crean Hall. We request that the teens come to Mass and sit together in the reserved seats at Mass before attending Youth Night.
This social gives teens the opportunity to have fun and build a community. A light dinner will be served. For questions, please call Ms. Cheli at (626) 792-6844 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, please call Ms. Cheli at (626) 792-6844 or email at email@example.com.
December – Volunteer Not-for-Profit Organizations
We pray that volunteer non-profit organizations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.
Pope Francis’ Intention for January- For Educators
We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.
Check out our website for more information, pricing, and to register at:
Do you want to serve the Church in a very profound way and still maintain a family life?
Would you like to serve the parish and the Church as a deacon?
Would you like to know more about the ministry of a Permanent Deacon?
Call Fr. Mike for a discussion at 626-792-1343. If no one answers, leave a message at ext. 503