To all Pastors and Faith Formation Leaders:

The Archdiocese of Boston, together with VIRTUS, is piloting a new option for Safe Environment Training for youth, Empowering God’s Children.  It is a user friendly curriculum with materials for grades K – 12.  There is no direct cost to the parishes and schools.  There are materials available to send home to parents and parents can log into VIRTUS under a special login and see the full curriculum. 

There will be an introductory webinar on Zoom conducted by VIRTUS on Tuesday, March 22 at 2 PM.  Please send an email to Deacon Franklin Mejia at  [email protected] to be sent a link to the Webinar.  The Webinar will not only present the material but will also allow for discussion and questions and answers.  The webinar will be recorded and will be available for review going forward, but we encourage everyone who can, to participate on the 22nd.  The Office of Pastoral Support and Child Protection will be available to provide information and assistance going forward. 

Participants are encouraged to look at the material before attending the session.   

To access the VIRTUS Empowering God’s Children curriculums please follow the following instructions: 

Go to

On the left side log in with the following information: 

Login:  Parent_Boston
P:  EGCBoston1

When you get to the landing page, please click on the educators tab at the top.  This will bring you to the lesson plans and information for Empowering God’s Children.

Thank you