The mission of Holy Family Healthcare is to provide excellent primary health care joyfully through attention to mind, body, and spirit. We are committed to honoring the dignity of every individual person as we would that of Christ.
Statement of Faith
We, the People of God of the Catholic Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, are called by Christ to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God through prayer, praise, and sacraments and to witness to the Gospel values of love, justice, forgiveness and service to all.
All Christ's faithful, by virtue of their baptism, are called by God to contribute to the sanctification and transformation of the world. They do this by fulfilling their own particular duties in the spirit of the Gospel and Christian discipleship. Working within a Catholic organization is a path of Christian discipleship to be encouraged. Those who work for Holy Family Healthcare continue the mission and ministry of Christ. Their service is unique and necessary for the life and growth of the Church. This has been our tradition from the beginning, as echoed in the words of St. Paul who worked with and relied on other men and women in the work of spreading the Gospel. St. Paul was known to acknowledge and thank them, at times calling them, "my co-workers in Christ Jesus" (Romans 16:3-16).
Holy Family Healthcare needs the services of dedicated persons who have a clear knowledge and proper understanding of the teachings of the Church, a firm adherence to those teachings, and whose words and deeds are in conformity with the Gospel. All who seek employment with Holy Family Healthcare are expected to continue their formation and their willingness to learn and grow and to deepen their desire to serve the Lord with excellence and generosity. Those employed by Holy Family Healthcare as coworkers in the vineyard of the Lord are rightly expected to be practicing Catholics whose faith is an essential part of their daily lives and who participate fully in the communal worship and life of the Church.
We recognize that persons who are non-Catholic Christians are also called by the Lord to stand before the world as a witness to his life and resurrection. We therefore welcome collaboration with such persons of good faith who share our Catholic vision on important social, moral and ethical issues. Our Catholic religious beliefs provide the basic framework for our moral, ethical and social teachings. It is important for anyone interested in collaborating with us in our work and ministry to have an understanding of the Catholic Church and her teachings and be willing to abide by them.
The Catholic Church has a special commitment to the poor, the oppressed, and the immigrant. We are committed to promoting a "culture of life" from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. We believe in the inherent dignity of the human person, created in the image and likeness of God, and possessing basic rights endowed by God, including the right to life, the right to religious liberty, a d the right to be treated justly with dignity and respect. We believe human sexuality and human procreation are gifts from God to be shared through the risen Christ only by those joined marriage, an institution that itself instituted by Almighty God. We believe that all persons are called by God to live chaste lives by virtue of their own dignity and according to their state of life. We believe in the rights of workers to just working conditions, just wages and benefits, as well as the right to organize and join unions or other associations. We oppose all forms of oppression and exploitation, including racism, sexism, pornography, sexual abuse and harassment, and unlawful discrimination.
As a community of believers, we embrace as a matter of faith the teachings, policies and beliefs of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, as defined in the Deposit of Faith. We therefore reject anything which is contrary to that teaching, including:
Abortions, euthanasia, assisted suicide, artificial contraception, voluntary sterilization, and the unnecessary use of capital punishment;
Pornography and obscenity, adultery, cohabiting in sexual relationships of any nature outside of marriage, and the adoption or placement of children in anything other than a traditional family setting;
Secularism, the paring back of religious freedom rights, or the restriction of religious liberty and liberty of consciencew, anti-Catholicism, or anti-Catholic biases;
The abuse of alcohol, other controlled substances, or the use of illegal narcotics; and
Violence or the use of force to resolve social, political or religious problems.
Must Holy Family Healthcare's employees and volunteers share the Church's vision and witness to the Catholic faith in their life and work?
Yes,. Every member of the Holy Family Healthcare team must stand before the world as a witness to the life and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. In our daily affairs and our work, we, as faithful disciples of the risen Christ, must be guided by a Christian conscience, since even in secular business there is no human activity that can be withdrawn from God's dominion.
Holy Family Healthcare expects all employees and volunteers to be person's who, by word and deed, support and advocate the positions of the Catholic Church. We understand that employment by Holy Family Healthcare is not for everyone because there are people of good faith who disagree with our teachings and views.
Those unable to authentically witness to the Catholic faith by their lives may wish to reflect and seek pastoral guidance before applying for employment with Holy Family Healthcare.
Does the obligation to share the Church's vision also pertain to employees and volunteers who are not Catholic?
Yes. As Catholics, we believe that our Faith is universal-that is what the word "catholic" means. Thus, even if a person is not Catholic, he or she remains called by the Lord to stand before the world as a witness to Christ's life and resurrection. Persons whose lives do not witness to the teachings of the Catholic faith by virtue of their own objections or disbelief, or are unable to witness to the Catholic faith by virtue of their lifestyles or public conduct, do not meet the basic criteria to work for Holy Family Healthcare in the name of the Church.
Before beginning employment or volunteering at Holy Family Healthcare, you will be asked to carefully reflect on what is contained in this statement.