Requirements for Ministries

Contact the Ministry Head for each ministry’s requirements.

For children’s ministries:

Safe Environment Coordinators

Helen Schuler

Gina Perez

908-284-2929 x1117

908-284-2929 x1117

Religious Formation Credential Requirements All those who are helping and are involved in any children’s ministries, must complete the following credentials mandated by the Diocese of Metuchen such as Catechists, Aides, Building Coordinators, Hall Monitors, Substitute Catechists, CLOW Leaders, Epiphany Pageant Leaders, Passion Play Leaders, Trunk or Treat Helpers, Vacation Bible School Leaders, Summer Religious Formation Leaders, or Teen Ministry Leaders. As per Diocesan policy, for the protection of all children in our parish and also yourself, ALL adults (> 18 years) working with children in our Diocese MUST begin the process of completing the following documents/procedures prior to starting: Teens under the age of 18 must only complete the Volunteer Application and also receive a Protecting God’s Children information pamphlet.

2023 Volunteer Requirements Process

Anyone participating in the Fall program as a Catechist, Aide, or Hall Monitor must be credentialed: Thank you for offering your time and talents as a volunteer in one of our Religious Formation programs. The Diocese of Metuchen is in the process of changing the requirements for any adult working with/or around children at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. As of May 2023, the following procedures will supersede any prior forms or instructions given to you AS A VOLUNTEER for the 2023/2024 calendar years. ONLINE: To sign up for a Virtus – Protecting God’s Children workshop, go to and follow the prompts for a First-Time Registrant. 1. Enter a User Name and Password 2. Select “Metuchen”as your location 3. Find an upcoming training date and location, register ASAP The website should continue to prompt you to enter more data:
  • General Tab – you provide your personal data and volunteer role at SEAS
  • Contact Info – address
  • Background Check – Choose (do not choose IdentoGo)
  • Required Documents – Complete for our Religious Formation records:
HARD COPY: Please complete the attached forms and return them to the RF office for us to set up your RF personnel records. This is in addition to the forms completed online at Virtus! If you have already completed Virtus PGC trainin
pdficonCode of Pastoral Conduct, rev. 02/26/12
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