A Letter from Bishop James F. Checchio

Bishop Checchio

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Welcome to our EthicsPoint homepage, a tool that will allow for employees and people of the Diocese, our parishes, schools and institutions to confidentially report suspicion of misconduct or financial malfeasance that would then allow for an independent inquiry. The Diocese of Metuchen is committed to be transparent and forthright in the protocols and policies that help ensure integrity on every level of our diocesan life.

These measures are all meant to be proactive steps to ensure that our entire Diocesan family functions in a healthy and wholesome way in order to be responsible with the welfare of each individual and the general financial stewardship entrusted to the mission of our local Church.

EthicsPoint is owned and operated by NAVEX Global, an independent third-party company providing administration for the financial misconduct hotline. Reports may be filed via the web by selecting an organization type and location on this web page or by calling one of the EthicsPoint’s trained specialists toll free at: 844-796-1296.

I pray that this tool will serve as a reminder as to how we are called to responsibly cultivate the life, mission, and work of our local Church, proclaiming our faith by our own credible witness to love, healing, unity and charity.

With renewed best wishes, I remain

Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA

Bishop of Metuchen

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:

Our Commitment

Diocese of Metuchen is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity. Our Pastoral Code of Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting business with the highest standards of ethics.

Diocese of Metuchen is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third-party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our Pastoral Code of Conduct, as well as asking for guidance related to policies and procedures and providing positive suggestions and stories.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.