VIRTUS Child Protection

As part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and St. Margaret of York's ongoing commitment to keeping our kids safe, all those who volunteer with minors are required to complete a VIRTUS Child Awareness Session and a background check. Please note that the VIRTUS program is now a requirement for all volunteers as of July 1, 2014.

Also, background checks are no longer being completed via fingerprinting, but rather through an online background check service that has been integrated with the online VIRTUS system. To signup for a VIRTUS Session and to complete the background check, please go to and click on "Registration" on the left hand side, then follow the prompts to find a session and location that work for your schedule. You will also be prompted to complete your background check as part of this process. While your background check is rechecked periodically, there is only a one time request for information from you and a corresponding $25 cost.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy McGaughy

For a complete list of dates for the seminars being offered at SMOY and throughout the Archdiocese or to register,  please click here.