Protecting God's Children

Peace of Christ be with you!

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we have been commissioned to spread His truth and love to the ends of the earth!  We rely on His grace and are empowered by remaining in Him as branches to a vine.  We also do this in the context of a fallen world, shining the light of mercy in the darkness.

Our Diocese supports us in this endeavor by providing the Protecting God’s Children training and mandatory LifeScan Fingerprint background checks for all staff and volunteers in order to  keep our ministerial environment safe and effective.  The process for this can be found at

If you have not yet done the Protecting God’s Children Training and the Fingerprint scan/background check, you will follow the “instructions for new users” or click here.

If you have already done the PGC training but need to do a new fingerprint background check (every 5 years), you will follow the “returning user instructions” or click here.  

The very first step is to sign up with Virtus as a new user or to log in as a returning user. In Virtus you will sign three electronic documents that are essential, one of which gives permission to link the Diocese with your LifeScan Fingerprint background check, otherwise they would not be able to “see” that it was done.

The next step is to sign up for the fingerprint scan following the LiveScan instructions being sure to use the Diocesan (dosafl) code: FPStAugustineVol.

Afterwards, please notify me at [email protected] when you have scheduled your PGC training and your Lifescan Fingerprint background check.  When your PGC is completed please send me a copy of the completion certificate for our church records. 

Please let me know if you have any other questions or if I can help in any way.  Thank you from the heart for all you do for God and His holy people!

God bless your work for Him with abundant fruit as you remain in Christ!

Gratefully Yours,

In Christ,

Dominic Salamida

Family Life Coordinator

St. John Paul II Church



VIRTUS NEW USER Instructions Click Here

VIRTUS RETURNING USER instructions Click Here