VIRTUS programs are designed to help protect children from sexual abuse. To achieve this goal, the Archdiocese of Chicago offers the program “Protecting God’s Children.” The sessions provide information to raise awareness and to help prevent abuse using worksheets, discussions and videos that incorporate interviews with both victims and convicted perpetrators.
The Archdiocese of Chicago requires every employee and volunteer who interacts with children to complete the program. To comply with this requirement, St. John Brebeuf is proud to offer “Protecting God’s Children” to its parishioners and all employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese. Group sessions are facilitated by parishioners Pam Perez and Tim Spadoni and are generally held one weeknight per month, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., in the May Ministry Center.