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Parish Picnic

Sharing the Good News

� Who needs to be trained?

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People requires dioceses and eparchies to provide

education and training for children, youth, parents, ministers, educators, volunteers and others about ways

to make and maintain a safe environment for children and young people.

� What program does the Diocese of Little Rock utilize?

Virtus is the name of the Safe Environment training program utilized by the Diocese of Little Rock, thus

all parishes within in the Diocese of Little Rock.

� Compliance with Virtus at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church:

• Attend a Virtus class which includes having a background check conducted

• Register on-line with Virtus.org to read monthly bulletins or if no computer is available,

obtain a copy of and sign for each monthly bulletin in the vestibule of the church.

Please note: For all Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, mandates are issued by the Diocese.

Mandates will not be issued or renewed if the minister is not in full compliance with the Virtus

program.

Questions: Contact Paula Parker in the parish office, 666-5073.

Protecting Children and Young People

The Diocese of Little Rock is committed to protecting children and young people. If you are aware of

abuse or have been abused by clerics, Church volunteers or Church workers, please contact the Vicar

General for the Diocese of Little Rock at (501) 664-0340, ext. 361, and the State of Arkansas Hotline for

Crimes Against Children (800) 482-5964. For pastoral assistance, please contact the Victim Assistance

Coordinators for the Diocese of Little Rock: Drs. George and Sherry Simon at (501) 766-6001, Diocese

of Little Rock, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207.

Resources: www.usccb.org, www.dolr.org, www.virtus.org

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, the Lord gave us Sunday to rest, recoup, and

refresh ourselves. Join your fellow parishioners for a

picnic to be held Sunday October 28th on parish grounds

immediately after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Come and enjoy

the fall weather while feasting on hamburgers and hotdogs

provided by the parish and cooked by our Pastoral Council

Grill Masters. Each family is asked to bring a side dish.

There will be a Bounce House for the children and Bingo

games after the meal. Please watch for more details and

information in the upcoming church bulletins.

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