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“We put no obstacle in any one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry.”
2 Corinthians 6:3

A letter from Bishop Felipe J. Estévez

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

One of the chief responsibilities I have as your bishop is to manage the financial resources entrusted to my care. I am most grateful for the generosity of our faithful and their financial gifts to the Diocese of St. Augustine. We could not carry out Christ’s call to proclaim the Gospel message and perform charitable works without the faithful stewardship of our parishioners. bishop

As the bishop of St. Augustine, I have made a firm commitment to promote accountability, financial transparency and fiscal responsibility. I am dedicated to following the highest ethical and professional standards of all our ministries and enforcing civil and canonical requirements regarding the Temporal Goods of the Church.

To aid in this effort, the diocese has contracted with an independent service provider, EthicsPoint. The EthicsPoint hotline, which offers both web and phone reporting, allows employees, volunteers, parishioners, vendors and other interested parties to report concerns regarding a wide range of suspected unethical behavior by trustees, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, staff, agents or contractors of the diocese. Your help in reporting suspected illegal or inappropriate behavior will assist the diocese in ensuring ethical conduct in all we do.

Reports to EthicsPoint may be filed via the web by clicking the “Making a Report” link on this web page or calling one of the EthicsPoint trained specialists at 1-844-718-1226. EthicsPoint will provide us with a report of your confidential and anonymous information. The diocese will decide on necessary actions to address the situation. You will receive feedback on the report’s progress using a unique code called a “report key.” Please 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 on your report for feedback and questions.

I hope the EthicsPoint service will continue to move our diocese toward fulfilling our promise to remain open and transparent in all we undertake in our parishes, schools, diocesan ministries and agencies. May we continue to work together to be good and faithful stewards.

My continued prayers are with you always,

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Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez
Bishop of St. Augustine

Important Note: This is a financial misconduct hotline. In the case of a suspected or actual sexual abuse of a minor by diocesan personnel, immediately contact your local police department or the Florida Department of Children and Families at 1-800-96Abuse(2873). You may also contact the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Ms. Tina Nugent at (904) 208-6979 or VAC@dosafl.com.

To Make a Report

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.