EIM - Ethics and Integrity in Ministry

What is the Purpose of the EIM Program?

The Ethics and Integrity in Ministry program of Sacred Heart Rockne is devoted to providing the safest possible environment for our parishioners and visitors. The program promotes the protection of minors, elderly adults, and adults with disabilities as well as ethical behavior in all ministries.

Who Should Participate in the EIM Program? 

Volunteers involved in many ministries -- teachers, lay readers, Eucharistic ministers, ushers, musicians, etc. -- must participate in the program. This includes an application, agreement to a background check, an initial in-person workshop, and a refresher every three years to ensure that volunteer knowledge of EIM policies and procedures is current.

How do I Initiate an Application?

Click here to create an account and submit an initial EIM Application. Be sure to complete all sections of the application within 48 hours. New applicants, and those who have never attended an EIM Workshop, must attend an in-person EIM Workshop to fulfill their initial EIM compliance requirement and be eligible to serve in ministry. Sign up for a workshop through your EIM account.

How do I Renew My Training?

Volunteers required to take the EIM training must be trained every 3 years. Register for an in-person course through your EIM account. Online EIM training fulfills the EIM compliance/training requirement for applicants who have an existing EIM account and have previously attended an EIM Workshop. If online training works better for you, go here for the English refresher training and here for the Spanish training. (NOTE: Due to an upcoming change of EIM training materials, the online training is only available through November 15, 2022.)

What if I Have Questions?

Maintaining a safe environment and ensuring that all people are treated in an ethical and fair fashion is the responsibility of all parishioners. Please contact Laura with any questions, comments or concerns.  You can find more information about the Church's EIM initiative and policies on the EIM page of the Diocese of Austin website.