CODE OF BEHAVIOR
To share in the ministry of Christ is a great privilege as well as a tremendous responsibility.
The privilege is the joy of sharing in the mission of Jesus Himself. The responsibility is acting
in a way that conforms to the attitude and actions of Christ. As is evident in the Gospels,
Jesus had a deep, abiding respect for each human being and never did anything that harmed
or misled people in their personal or spiritual life.
The public needs to know that the Church is committed to protecting the children/youth who
are entrusted to its care and to ensuring that those offering services are in right relationship with
the children/youth receiving services.
There is a challenge in the Scriptures to "live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to
preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." (Ephesians 4:1-3).
In this spirit, Personnel
- are expected to represent the Church in a faithful, authentic and
loving way, supporting the teachings, disciplines and tradition of
the Catholic Church;
- will exhibit the highest Catholic ethical standards and personal
integrity in their day-to-day work and personal lives;
- will conduct themselves in a professional manner in both church
and work environments, avoiding any flagrant or public misconduct;
- will hold one another accountable to conduct and standards
appropriate to their respective roles;
- will foster the dignity of each person and be committed to the best
interests of others;
- will respect the integrity of all individuals and protect the
confidentiality of all information to which they have access;
- will not take advantage of any relationship with a child/youth for their own benefit;
- will not physically, sexually or emotionally abuse anyone;
- will not neglect a child who is in their care.