November 11, 2018
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, "Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood."
Find the readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time here.
VIRTUS Online Training
Empowering the Faithful to Identify and Risky Situations & Risky Behavior
As a foundation for its Safe Environment Program, the Archdiocese now requires clergy, employees and volunteers to complete VIRTUS training. This training is designed to help each of us spot risky situations and risky behavior patterns. While some of us may perceive the training as an inconvenience, it is not difficult or burdensome. The training has been developed under the guidance of several US Catholic dioceses and is being used throughout the United States. You can register at www.virtusonline.org. Clergy, employees and some volunteers are also required to undergo background checks. During the VIRTUS Online registration process you will be asked about your role in Church ministry. Depending on your answers to this series of questions, the system will deptermine whether you require a background check. If required, you will be directed to a web page for additional registration. The background check does not, again does not, search for credit inform, driving record, or medical history. It focuses on police / court records and sex offender listings. Only one person, the Archdiocesan Chancellor has access. You will be asked during the registration process if you would also like a copy; if you check yes, a copy will be provided by e-mail.
The Safe Environment policies may be found here.