We thank you for your interest in volunteering here at the St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Community. We are always looking for new members to become involved in the life of the parish and building relationships. We have needs in all areas of ministry; liturgy, music, and faith formation are just a few areas in which to become involved. If you would like to inquire about our various ministries here in our parish, please contact Father Patrick Carrion at 301-695-8845 x206.
The next step to volunteering is completing the VIRTUS process. Saint Ignatius of Loyola, through the leadership of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has made revisions to the Child and Youth Protection Policy which guides employees and volunteers in creating a safe environment for all members of our parish community, especially our children and youth. The Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth and the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel have been revised based on feedback from parishes and schools, as well as from the collective experience of those implementing these policies. These revisions seek to clarify adult-child boundaries, incorporate policies that address ever changing electronic communications, and provide a streamlined system to be used across the Archdiocese to eliminate duplication of efforts between parishes and schools. All employees, adult volunteers (18 and over), and youth volunteers (14-17), are required to adhere to this policy, whether or not they have substantial contact with children.
If you would like more information about the Virtus Screening process, please contact Kathy Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.