Empowering God's Children Training

Required training for all youth who participate in Religious Education and Catholic Schools.

For Parents

For Coordinators

Letter from Bishop David J. Malloy

Program Overview  (Spanish)

Parent Guide            (Spanish)   

Opt-out-form            (Spanish)

For Lesson Leaders

Those who will be facilitating training of students in the Empowering God’s Children Program are required to complete an online training module, within their Virtus online account, annually. Lesson Leaders will not be permitted to facilitate the training of students unless this requirement has been met.

Virtus Online Website

Power2Protect 2.0 DVD Order Form

Parent Trained Acknowledgement Form  (Spanish)

   ->  Virtus now has Parent-Specific Lesson Plans posted for parents who choose to teach the materials at home or your family faith formation programs! Click on the Educators tab and look on the left in green to locate those lesson plans. Parents MUST return the Parent Trained Acknowledgement Form to be counted as trained in your reporting totals. If the form is not returned the student is marked as absent.

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Program Coordinator Combined Totals Report

Instructor’s Attendance Training Record

Lessons Materials

  • 2021-2022  =  Use  Year 3  Lessons in Virtus
  • 2022-2023  =  Use  Year 1  Lessons in Virtus
  • 2023-2024  =  Use  Year 2  Lessons in Virtus

Training of all students must be completed by February 1st annually.

Training Totals are to be submitted, via Virtus, by February 15th annually.

Virtus Lesson Videos - English

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Virtus Lesson Videos - Spanish

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Preschool Lesson Books