Great Information for Parents of Children - VIRTUS - Protecting God’s Children for Adults

Every year several hundred adults receive VIRTUS training (Child Safety Training) here at St. Tarcissus. After every class parents come up and thank us for facilitating the class and giving them the information to help them protect their child or children. Many have said that every parent should take the VIRTUS class. We ’ve never had a single parent say that the class was a waste of time. Now is the time to sign-up for VIRTUS class if you have children under the age of 18. The class is required for every adult in the Archdiocese of Chicago that volunteers or works with children. This includes (but is not limited to) parent volunteers, teachers, coaches, catechists, school staff, and much more.

Parents and other adults can take the VIRTUS class at hundreds of locations across the country. You can
sign-up for a session at the VIRTUS website ( The class is free for adults (all costs are paid by the Archdiocese).

We have three (3) VIRTUS sessions scheduled here at St. Tars this Fall: September 9th (Saturday Morning) at 9 am, September 30th (Saturday Morning) at 9 am, and October 3rd (Tuesday Evening) at 6:30 pm. Parents and adults need to sign-up online for a session. You should allow 3 hours for the class. You must be at the entire class to receive credit (no late entry or early leaving). No one under 18 years of age is allowed to be present during the class. VIRTUS classes here at St. Tarcissus are held in the Mason Orchard Auditorium of the school building (PFGA North).

You may direct your questions about VIRTUS and child safety to the parish office at 773-763-8228. Email questions to Jim Madura, VIRTUS Site Administrator at, Deacon Greg Bzdon, VIRTUS Facilitator at, or Larry Cubalchini, VIRTUS Facilitator at

Feel free to call with questions or concerns!
Parish Office
773-763-8228 or e-mail at