People volunteering with Holy Spirit who will have contact with children must take Virtus training. The Diocese of Albany and Holy Spirit Church are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone, especially children.

We believe in education that:

a) raises awareness of sexual abuse

b) identifies the signs of sexual abuse

c) explains how to control access to our children and vulnerable adults

d) encourages responsible reporting of abuse.


There are Virtus presentations scheduled for the coming months and new sessions are added regularly. For schedule information and to register online, go to Virtus.

While Virtus training is required for any one working in the church with children, it is recommended for everyone.

To register for a Virtus session please go here and select Albany, NY (Diocese).

Below are the required forms for volunteering with minors: