The Diocese of Covington participates in VIRTUS (The Protecting God’s Children Program) to help ensure child-safe environments and empower caring adults to protect children.
VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrong doing and promote "right doing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs help to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.

Coaches and Volunteers

If you wish to be a coach or volunteer in activities that involve children, and are over the age of 18, you will need to be trained and in compliance with the VIRTUS program, Protecting God's Children, in the diocese. To be in compliance you must:

  1. Register online at and sign up for and attend a live VIRTUS Training Class (available classes can be found in the 'REGISTRATION' link on the left side of the page)
  2. Submit information (Application Form) so you can be cleared through a background check;*
  3. Read the monthly bulletins and modules @

*Please note, a background check can take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks to be returned.