Silence of the Stones: Saturday, March 17,2018 6:30-8:00pm
Speaker Fr. Danny Ferrandiz
The 3 Pillars of Lent: Saturday, March 24,2018 6:30-8:00pm
Speaker Fr. Emerson Tepait, JCD
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday in Lent 6:00pm followed by the Mass
Regional Penance Service
At Santa Barbara, Wednesday, March 21. Mass at 6PM followed by the penance service.
Archbishop Michael Byrnes, presiding
The Bernadette Gazette Bulletin
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March 11, 2018
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Find the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent here.
VIRTUS Online Training
Empowering the Faithful to Identify and Risky Situations & Risky Behavior
As a foundation for its Safe Environment Program, the Archdiocese now requires clergy, employees and volunteers to complete VIRTUS training. This training is designed to help each of us spot risky situations and risky behavior patterns. While some of us may perceive the training as an inconvenience, it is not difficult or burdensome. The training has been developed under the guidance of several US Catholic dioceses and is being used throughout the United States. You can register at www.virtusonline.org. Clergy, employees and some volunteers are also required to undergo background checks. During the VIRTUS Online registration process you will be asked about your role in Church ministry. Depending on your answers to this series of questions, the system will deptermine whether you require a background check. If required, you will be directed to a web page for additional registration. The background check does not, again does not, search for credit inform, driving record, or medical history. It focuses on police / court records and sex offender listings. Only one person, the Archdiocesan Chancellor has access. You will be asked during the registration process if you would also like a copy; if you check yes, a copy will be provided by e-mail.
The Safe Environment policies may be found here.