Safe Environment at St. Mary of Sorrows

As Christian adults we have a moral and legal responsibility, and are entrusted by God, with the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of children.  As they participate in activities within, or sponsored by our parish or Diocese, it is our responsibility and commitment to provide an environment that is both safe and nurturing.

Child safety is everyone’s responsibility, though, and we hope that every adult member of St. Mary’s will be protective eyes and ears for all our children.

Please go to the Diocese of Arlington Child Safety web page for more information.

The Child Safety training program for the Diocese of Arlington is called Virtus.  Please go to the Virtus website to register to attend a session:

The Victim Assistance web page is:

You may also call them at 703-841-2530 (Patricia Mudd, A.C.S.W.).

Below are links and information you may find helpful (we do not necessarily endorse everything found on these web sites):

Sex Offender Registry Search State of Virginia

Report Child Abuse (Child Protective Services)

Abused Children’s Center
Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA   22046