The Catholic Church is committed to the safety of our children and vulnerable adults.

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester requires all those 18+ who are in contact with children or vulnerable adults:
• Attend a 2-hour in person VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children training session**
• Sign a Code of Conduct (done through the VIRTUS registration process)
• Complete a 45-minute online recertification training every 5 years
• Submit a background check every 5 years
** Due to the current pandemic, the initial 2-hour in-person training course if being offered online. It takes approximately 60-75 minutes to complete.
Register at:


For further information:  Click Here:  Diocese of Winona Safe Environment Website