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The success of the SFX Religious Education Program depends upon parent volunteers. Parent participation is required to make this program a continued success. You will be asked to help with only one.

All volunteers **Must have completed an online background check, Protecting God’s Children Training, a DCFS CANTS form, Code of Conduct Form, and Mandated Reporter Training** before they can volunteer their time.


Religious Education Catechist**
Teaching / co-teaching
Teacher assistant
Substitute Catechist


Children’s Liturgy of the Word – Volunteers gather with children at 5:00 mass on Saturday during the school year.

Service to the Parish

Parent volunteers are appreciated throughout the year. Anyone having an interest in volunteering in any aspect of the Religious Education program should contact Mrs. Elis Guidice at 708-352-4555, or via email at sfxreligioused@sfxlg.org.

**Protecting God’s Children**

Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible–especially when the wrongdoer is affiliated with the Church. The VIRTUS® programs assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the Church and society in general. We seek to achieve this lofty goal through our child sexual abuse prevention program: Protecting God’s Children®.


The Office for the Protection of Children & Youth has streamlined the registration process and submission of background check for volunteers. Now all volunteers are asked to visit: http://www.virtusonline.org where you will register for a Virtus session called Protecting God’s Children for Adults. When you do, volunteers will also be asked to submit their background check in the Virtus System. When asked to select your primary site, please follow these guidelines:

Day School volunteers (incl. coaches) – St. Francis Xavier – Waiola School

Parish volunteers – St. Francis Xavier – Spring

Religious Education volunteers – St. Francis Xavier – Spring


Virtus Instructions