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Volunteering at St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius has a number of groups and commissions that effectively tend to the mission and ministry of the parish. These ministries depend on the support of parish volunteers, and we urge parishioners to join in apostolic service to the parish community. If you are interested in becoming more involved, please see the individual ministry webpages for additional information.

Volunteer Requirements


Out of concern for our most vulnerable members (including children, young people, the elderly and the disabled), all volunteers must:


  • Complete the training program “Protecting God’s Children for Adults”.  Volunteers are required to attend this training session just once and the session is approximately 2 hours long.  The training sessions will be offered at various times throughout the year.



  • Read and sign the Code of Conduct for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. The Code contains the standards of personal and professional behavior for pastoral situations involving children, youth, and adults.  See the 2021 Code of Conduct as an example.  

Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Team

At St. Ignatius, we have a Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Team. The CAP Team is responsible for educating all parish clergy, employees, and volunteers in mandated reporting laws and for facilitating the VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children” training required of all those who minister directly to or have the potential for interaction with children, youth, or vulnerable parishioners. The CAP Team members have been trained by the Archdiocese and are available to provide consultation and support to anyone in the parish who may suspect, observe, or be the recipient of a disclosure of child abuse or neglect. Below is a list of our CAP Team members.  Please contact Paula Gomez with any questions or concerns. 

CAP Team Members

Paula Gomez Victorica

Helena Alfonzo

Trudy Good

Kathy Maher

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