All employees and all volunteers who may have contact with children are required to complete Protecting God’s Children training.  Due to our current inability to gather together for live trainings, volunteers can currently meet this requirement through participation in two online trainings: VIRTUS online PGC training and Massachusetts online Mandated Reporter training.  

To complete the online PGC training, volunteers should go to

  1.  Click on “First time registrant
  2.  On the next page click on “Begin the registration process”
  3. Select “Boston” from the drop down list of dioceses
  4. Complete the registration process

Once registration is complete you will be directed to an online PGC training through VIRTUS.  Upon completion of that training, individuals will be directed to a link to an additional online training on mandated reporting in Massachusetts.  Both online trainings must be completed to be in compliance with child protection requirements.  

The mandated reporter training can be found at