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Attention Volunteers:  The Diocese of Rockville Centre has mandated that all: parish, school, coaching and scouting volunteers must complete certain requirements prior to participation in any ministry or activity.  Volunteers who have not completed VIRTUS, Protecting God's Children and do not have the completed paperwork on file, will need to take a leave from their ministry until all requirements have been fulfilled.

Diocesan requirements are as follows:

  • Attend a VIRTUS, Protecting God's Children awareness session.  Please click here to be directed to the VIRTUS Online website.
  • Signed Diocesan Code of Conduct.
  • Diocesan Background Check.  Please click here to download the background check & code of conduct paperwork.

All Signed paperwork and certificate of VIRTUS completion must be returned in person to Lori Zito at the parish office.

The staff and volunteers of St. Sylvester are committed to providing a safe environment for our children and youth.  To report an incident of suspected abuse by an employee or volunteer in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, please contact law enforcement and the Office for the Protection of Children and Young People.  The office maintains a special phone number for these situations:  516-594-9063.

If you suspect a child or vulnerable adult is being or has been abused, call the New York State Hotline at 1-800-342-3720.

If you suspect someone is in immediate danger, call 911.