It is the priority of St. Bernard parish, the Diocese of Madison, and every Catholic institution to do everything possible to keep children and vulnerable adults safe. All adults employed by the parish or who volunteer with youth (minors) are required to pass a background check and complete the safe environment training through the nationally recognized Virtus program.
Jenna Ripp is our Safe Environment coordinator, who oversees volunteer compliance and hosts Virtus training sessions as needed. To register for an upcoming training, go to the Virtus Website and create an account. Then search for a local, live training for "Protecting God's Children."
When this is complete, contact Jenna to complete a background check. As Virtus is the standard for our diocese, training sessions can be done at any parish or school. Please follow up with our parish to complete the process.