Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer at St. Francis de Sales (SFdS). SFdS and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have a commitment to maintaining the trust of the faithful by providing our children and youth with safe environments characterized by healthy relationships. All parishes and archdiocesan Catholic schools are required to use “VIRTUS”, a compliance management system that allows all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers.

Simply log in to and follow the prompts to create a login-ID and password and then complete the background criminal history screening and the assigned online training courses. The final step is to send 3 references using the Volunteer Reference form to:

St. Francis de Sales

Attn: Linda Midwig

1450 Abingdon Rd.

Abingdon, MD 21009

Each completed reference must be sent in a sealed envelope. For questions, contact Linda Midwig at 410-676-5119 Ext. 110 or


Worthy of the Call training is required for all youth volunteers ages 14 – 17 that have significant contact with children while volunteering. Worthy of the Call training for youth ages 14-17 is available thru the parish office. Please contact Diane Lewis at 410-676-5119 for more information. For more detailed information on the policies and procedures regarding Child and Youth Protection please visit the Archdiocese of Baltimore website or call 410-547-5348.