Notes on VIRTUS registration:

  • You must be preregistered to attend a VIRTUS Session.
  • To be a volunteer at St. Patrick Church or School, you must participate in the VIRTUS Program and complete a background check through, which is accessible through your VIRTUS login. 
  • There is a $25.00 fee for the background check. It will mention the use of a "token" to pay for this. St. Pat's does not provide these tokens, so you will have to use your own debit/credit card. Most people will consider this one time expense a donation to the church, but if you need to be reimbursed, print the receipt at the end of the application process, and send into the church office for reimbursement. 


Child Protection Policy

St. Patrick Church follows all guidelines set forth in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection. All teachers / volunteers and any adult over 18 working with children in the Archdiocese for more than 1 hour in a given month, must have a background check through and participate in a VIRTUS® Child Awareness Session for the Decree on Child Protection before being approved to work with children.

The Faith Formation Program coordinator is required by the Ohio Revised Code and the archdiocesan Decree on Child Protection to report suspected or actual child abuse or neglect to the proper authorities.


To view the Decree on Child Protection click the following link: