What is PGC?
Protecting God’s Children (PGC), developed by the Virtus organization, is a program the Archdiocese of Detroit has adopted, along with 50 other dioceses, in order to offer a comprehensive abuse prevention and education program to all diocesan and parish employees, and also to all volunteers who work with children.
All parish and diocesan employees, including clergy, are required to complete this course and submit to a background check as a term of employment. Volunteers over the age of 18, who work with children must also fulfill the same requirements. Attendance allows participants to be both aware of the problem and to understand the plan the diocese has to prevent child sexual abuse.
Who should attend?
Parents & Grandparents
Adults who interact with children
Volunteers over the age of 18 who interact with children
Why should I attend?
This workshop is required if at any time you volunteer to work with our young people.
By attending you will become more aware of potential dangers and can help us protect God’s children.
Registration for this workshop needs to be completed on-line at:
If you would like to register for this workshop but do not have internet access; please contact the Religious Education Office and we will be happy to assist you.