Profile of a Hustler

Two students sit on a bench on the MCC campus and work on their laptops together.

As a community, Melbourne Central Catholic is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and is shaped by its Franciscan tradition. Both the Gospel message and the life of St. Francis of Assisi invite members of the community of Melbourne Central Catholic on a continual journey of personal and communal spiritual development.

A model member of the MCC community must:

Embrace change and personal growth
● An MCC student must be willing to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. (1
Corinthians 13:11)
● An MCC student thinks globally and inclusively. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27)

Operate out of love and compassion
● An MCC student understands that the fundamental message of the Gospels is the love of God and the love of all people, regardless of age, race, creed, or gender. (Matthew 22:36-40)
● An MCC student is respectful and treats all people with kindness and love. (2 Peter 1:7)
● An MCC student commits to a selfless lifestyle. (Philippians 2:4)
● An MCC student promotes relationship over self-interest. (John 15:13)
● An MCC student embraces diversity and individual differences. (Galatians 3:28)
● An MCC student is empathetic to others. (Romans 12:15)
● An MCC student emulates the humility of Jesus Christ and St. Francis of Assisi. (James 4:6)
● An MCC student understands the importance of forgiveness. (Matthew 6:14-15)
● An MCC student sees the good in all people. (1 Peter 4:8-9)

Develop a firm understanding of character
● An MCC student strives to reach his/her maximum potential. (Philippians 4:13)
● An MCC student develops healthy habits and self-motivation. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
● An MCC student chooses to be his/her best self every day. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
● An MCC student leads by example and responds to authority respectfully. (1 Peter 5:5
● An MCC student exhibits honesty and integrity. (Proverbs 19:1)
● An MCC student stands up for what is right and just. (Proverbs 25:26)
● An MCC student defends those in need. (Acts 20:35)
● An MCC student takes responsibility for his/her actions. (Galatians 6:5)
● An MCC student affirms inherent human dignity. (Genesis 1:27)

Recognize the importance of a communal lifestyle
● An MCC student does not strive for academic or athletic excellence for personal gain or reputation, but for the benefit of the entire community. (Luke 9:46-48)

Commit to service, stewardship, and justice
● An MCC student is aware of the needs of both the local and global community. (Hebrews 6:10)
● An MCC student sees the divine image of God in all creation. (John 1:3)