Virtus Training

Virtus Training

The Archdiocese of Chicago has mandated for all staff and volunteers who have regular contact with children to participate in Virtus Training. It deals with empowering adults to be aware of people who pry on our children. If you need to sign up for a training session, please contact Colleen Walery at cwalery@ourladyofthewoods.org or you can call (708) 361-4754. In addition to these training sessions, the Archdiocese of Chicago offers training sessions which can be accessed through the link below.

Local Virtus Training Sessions


Background Checks:

Anyone over the age of 18 and works with children at Our Lady of the Woods must complete an Archdiocesan mandated background check. This background check is completed online.

Archdiocese Background Check Portal

You will need to create a unique user identification and password in order to complete a background check. When completing the new user registration:

  • Primary Site: OL-Woods
  • Access Code: protection

Once you have registered with the Archdiocese database, you can log in and complete the main application for your background check. You must complete the following required fields:

  • Main Application Form
  • Archdiocese of Chicago Questionnaire
  • Residential History
  • Employment History
  • Educational History
  • Volunteer History
  • References
  • Declarations
  • Background Check Information
  • Selected Sites Form

When you are finished, submit the application and you will receive a confirmation message.