Holy Family Catholic Church - Rockford
Protecting God’s Children Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: If I took Protecting God’s Children already, (when my kids were in school, when I helped with VBS, when I coached) do I have to do it again? A:
No, you do not have to watch the video portion again as long as we are able to obtain a copy of the certificate from you OR verification from the Diocese.
Q: Do I need to do anything if I already watched the video?
YES!! We have paperwork that must be updated to stay in compliance with the Diocese. You may stop by the Harte Center and pick up the paperwork or email Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send the link to you.
Q: If I volunteer, do I have to do this?
Yes, anyone who volunteers in any capacity that may put them near or with children are asked to take the class. Knights of Columbus, Gardening Committee, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Greeters....
Q: If I volunteer at the school and the church, both, do I have to do the paperwork twice?
No, the files for the school and church will be combined. So, if you took PGC with the school, it will be transferred to the main file being sent to the diocese. The same holds true for any updated paperwork you have signed.
Q: What happens if I decide I don’t want to do this?
If you choose not to complete the class, then we will not be able to use you as a volunteer until you complete the necessary requirements.
Q: Why do I keep getting emails about this?
We are sending emails out to ALL of our volunteers. There are over 400 that we are currently inputting information on, and there are probably another 200+ that have not completed the paperwork. It’s a way to keep everyone in the loop in case we missed out on someone.
We do not want to lose any of our volunteers, everyone of you help keep our parish running and make it what it is!!! We will do what we can to make this as easy for you as possible.
· You can go online to watch the video from the comfort of your own home.
· You can call Lisa or Teresa at 815-398-4280 and set up a time to come to the Harte Center and use one of our laptops
· The next Protecting God’s Children class will be Tuesday, June 27th in the Family Room, immediately following the 8:30 AM Mass, registration beginning at 9:15 AM. You must pre-register for the class.
The paperwork and class will need to be completed prior to June 28 in order to continue volunteering after July 1. We will offer babysitting vouchers for those who need it. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa at 815-398-4280 or email email@example.com.
Sent by Teresa Lantz on Wednesday, June 14 at 10:08AM