Safe Environment

Whether you work or volunteer in a church environment, the key to our commitment to promoting safe environments in our parish, Catholic school and community is for all persons in positions of trust in regard to minors and vulnerable adults to fulfill the Essential 3 requirements (E3) which includes: Background Check, Code of Conduct and Safe Environment Training. All employees as well as any volunteer who has either regular or unsupervised interaction with youth or vulnerable adults are required to complete the E3. In addition, the Archdiocese requires updates to these requirements every three years.

Virtus Guides

• Guide for New volunteer completing the requirements for the first time.

• Guide for Current volunteer updating their requirements.

Your participation in the Essential 3 requirements will make our church and school a safer environment for all. Thank you for doing all that you can to protect our children!

If you have any questions, please contact your parish Safe Environment Coordinator, Pam LeVesseur at, 651-455-6004.

Virtus Online

All the requirements can be registered for and/or completed online at

If you suspect abuse, your first call should be to law enforcement or 911

To view current contact information for all sheriff’s offices in the state of Minnesota please click here: List of Sheriff’s Offices

How to Report Abuse and Neglect

More Information

Referrals and financial support for counseling, individual or group therapy, and spiritual advising or direction are offered to help you in healing.

You may also wish to contact the archdiocese’s Victim Assistance Program at 651-291-4475.  More information is also available at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis:

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis partners with Canvas Health, an independent and professional local care provider, to offer confidential, compassionate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (651) 291-4497.