ROLE PURPOSE: The Coordinator will serve as a full-time member of the pastoral team, reporting to the Director of Religious Education. This role will be particularly concerned with the faith lives of middle and high school students and their families, as well as young adults. There will also be a strong focus on evangelization and engagement, with the goal of leading others to a deeper relationship with Christ and a more generous service of our neighbor - which includes inviting home those who are rarely at Mass.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
I. Coordination and facilitation of Faith Formation programs for middle and high school students including Confirmation preparation. Classes for these age groups are currently held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings.
II. Outreach to and engagement of young adults.
III. Hospitality and community-building, including a shared role in outreach efforts and creative thinking about new ways of engagement, especially with families.
IV. Pastoral and administrative tasks required by the regular ministry of the Collaborative which are shared amongst the pastoral staff.
V. Implementing the vision: The CRE plays an integral role in helping the ministries of the collaborative be shaped by the vision in the pastoral plan. (For a short summary of the vision, please see below.)
OUR COLLABORATIVE PASTORAL VISION: (1) Enhancing excellence in all aspects of the Sunday Liturgy. (2) Nurturing a personal relationship with Christ. (3) Evangelization by being an "outward-looking church" (Pope Francis). (4) Care for the most vulnerable among us.
• A BA/BS degree (MA a plus) in theology, ministry, or the equivalent
• A personal relationship with Jesus and participation in the sacramental life of the Church
• Excited about engaging the gifts of all the baptized for the Mission of the Church
• Relates well with others
• Hospitable and compassionate
• A strong work ethic
• Good organizational skills
SALARY, BENEFITS AND TIME OFF: We offer a generous package of salary and benefits.
ABOUT THE PARISH AND COLLABORATIVE: Sacred Heart and Our Lady Help of Christians Collaborative is a welcoming collaborative of two parishes, each with their own distinct charism. We are located in Newton, MA, a desirable suburban community located immediately west of Boston. Learn more about the Sacred Heart and Our Lady's Collaborative at sholnewton.org.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Kristina Preman, Director of Religious Education, at [email protected]