San Isidro Parish Council
The Parish Pastoral Council is consultative body of parishioners who are called to work collaboratively with the pastor and pastoral staff to maintain the integrity of the parish mission. They are the leadership entity that provides long-range planning and goal setting and who is invited to investigate, reflect and propose practical conclusions to proposed plans.Â Unlike parish councils of the past which often dealt with day to day concerns of the Parish, including temporal and material needs, Councils today are called to be visionaries, to plan for the best possibilities for the future of the church and the flourishing of all areas of ministry.
Parish Council members must be active parishioners having a strong faith commitment and a willingness to share that faith with their fellow parishioners in and leadership role. If you are interested, you must attend the discernment and training session on Saturday, November 4, from 9am - 12 noon at the Parish Center. Please call the parish office at 471-0710 to RSVP.
Mandatory Child Protection Training for all parish volunteers
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has recently changed the policy for training regarding the Abuse Awareness Training. Participation in the training program is required for all volunteers whether or not their ministry involves contact with children. They are expected to participate in the Archdiocese training before volunteering. Training must be repeated every 5 years. We will be offering a training on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the San Isidro Parish Center from 10am - 1pm.Â If it has been longer than 5 years since you attended this training you need to register. Please note that if you do not attend this training or complete the training online you cannot be an active volunteer at San Isidro Church. Please call the office to reserve your spot 505-471-0710 or if you have any questions.
To complete the training on-line, go to the Archdiocese website at www.archdiosf.org
On the left side of the page you will see different categories….scroll down to children and youth prevention….under that heading you will see Virtus and Virtus in Spanish
Click on the one that you want to take the training in and that link will take you directly into the training.
You will create a user name and id.
You will submit information to run your background and you will electronically sign the Virtus Code of Conduct.
You cannot use a phone or ipad, it must be a computer. It is preferred that you use a home computer, because you are running your background you want to use a computer that is safe.
At the end there is a printable certificate.
If there are any problems call the Virtus help desk at 1-888-847-8870.