"In children we have a great charge committed to us. Let us bestow great care upon them.” - St. John Chrysostom
Becoming PGC Compliant
Any volunteers who will be working with children or teens under the age of 18 in any capacity must comply with the following diocesan and parish requirements. In addition, all paid staff members must be compliant as part of their employment package.
Once completed, Seton Parish maintains this documentation for all parish and school volunteers. The following requirements must be met:
1. BCI and FBI Fingerprinting
No volunteer may work with minors without the results of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check.
In addition, if you have lived in Ohio for less than five years, you will need to complete a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint background check.
There is a cost of $35.00 for each background check, but if you are obtaining these for the purpose of becoming a Seton Parish volunteer, the parish will reimburse your expense. Please bring your receipt into the parish office.
For fastest results, Seton Parish recommends completing these checks at:
Pickerington Police Department
1311 Refugee Road
Pickerington Ohio 43147
Please inform the person performing this check to use code ORC2151.86 and have the results mailed directly to:
Diocesan Safe Environment Office
Attn: Regina E. Quinn
197 East Gay St
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3229
2. Protecting God's Children® Program
In addition, all volunteers who will work with minors in our parish must complete the Protecting God's Children© (PGC) Program. There is no cost for the PGC workshop. The program is conducted year-round throughout the diocese at various parish facilities.
You may access its schedule and sign up for a program through virtus.org. A copy of your completion certificate should be returned to the parish. Once you attend a PGC workshop, your certification follows you in most dioceses nationwide.
Please contact our parish office staff for additional information.