PGC via Zoom on May 12

Protecting God’s Children Program: 

Despite the restrictions caused by COVID-19, we can still get people into compliance with Diocesan safe environment policies.


Fingerprinting services:  Despite the BMV offices being closed, and many police departments and sheriff’s offices not doing fingerprinting right now, the Fast Fingerprints located at 1486 Bethel Road is still open. People will need to schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted.  Also, if people do not want to leave their home, they can buy DIY fingerprinting kit from

Fast Fingerprints.  Details on both making appointments and ordering fingerprinting kits can be found at:


PGC via Zoom: For a limited time only, the Diocese of Columbus is allowing Protecting God’s Children (PGC) sessions to be facilitated online. The PGC session scheduled to be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on May 12, 2020 will take place via a Zoom video conferencing. If you signed up for the onsite training, you are automatically registered for the online session. Please register at Space is limited.

·         You must be able to participate on a PC, smartphone, or tablet device with audio and video sharing capabilities. Participants will be required to keep the Zoom conference window maximized and their camera active during the entire session.
·         A Zoom account is not required to participate, though many of you may find it helpful to create one. Please sign in using the full name that you used when you registered.
·         The session will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. As with our onsite sessions, participants will not be permitted to join the session once the first video has begun. The session will take the same amount of time (2.5-3 hours) as an onsite session.
·         Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the functions of your device before the session begins. This is especially important for your microphone and audio functions. The facilitator will not be able to provide technical support during the sessions.
·         The facilitator will provide participants with instructions for participant interactions at the beginning of the session.
·         All handouts will be e-mailed to participants prior to the session. Participation certificates will be distributed by e-mail after the session.
·         If you do not have the proper equipment or reliable high-speed internet, please contact the diocesan Safe Environment Office to register for another session.

Director, Safe Environment Office

Catholic Diocese of Columbus

614.241.2568 (ext 1543)

FAX 614.241.2513

We recommend that you sign on 5-minutes before our scheduled start time.


Questions: Contact Stacey Nerone, Safe Environment Program Manager at