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3 Sep 2019

Part-Time Director of Faith Formation

 Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Director of Faith Formation

Blessed Sacrament Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Come join us at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, a sacramental presence of Christ on the East Side of Saint Paul for over 100 years.  A small Catholic community of faith in the Beaver Lake neighborhood, we are dedicated to the traditions of our past and the brightness of our future.  As we begin the next 100 years of ministry on the East Side, we are eager to be a parish of unity, holiness, Catholicity and apostolic outreach. We are currently seeking a Director of Faith Formation to work with our amazing children, youth, parents, volunteers and staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Together with the pastor, staff and parishioners, envision and implement a plan for catechesis and formation of all parishioners of all ages.
  • Coordinate all aspects of Youth Faith Formation classes on Wednesday evening for Preschool to Grade 10 and on Sunday morning for Preschool to Grade 2.
  • Recruit and train catechists and program volunteers.
  • Coordinate sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation, as well as RCIA for Children.
  • Coordinate faith formation opportunities for adults (Bible studies, book groups, pilgrimage, etc.).
  • Coordinate opportunities for parent faith formation, as well as faith formation evenings for families.
  • Coordinate youth ministry for middle and high school youth, including Youth Mission Trip and Extreme Faith Camp in the summer.
  • Coordinate Vacation Bible School.
  • Coordinate Sunday Nursery.
  • Coordinate Safe Environment for the parish.

Job Qualifications: o Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church o Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Catechesis, Catholic Studies, Education, or other related field –or– demonstrated fundamental competence and commitment to ongoing formation o Experience in the area of Faith Formation preferred o Experience and/or training in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd preferred o Some knowledge of Spanish preferred o Displays passion and creativity in drawing people to Christ and teaching the Catholic Faith o Knowledge of Church teaching as found in Scripture and Tradition, and as outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church o Diligence about adherence to Safe Environment standards o Understanding and appreciation of the value of the Roman Catholic sacraments. o Demonstrated ability to work with children and parents effectively. o Familiarity with Windows computer programs and software. o Understanding and ability to develop and manage a budget. o Willingness to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, students and parents. o Excellent communication and interpersonal skills o Able to satisfactorily pass a criminal background check o Available to work evening and weekend hours

Organizational Name: Church of the Blessed Sacrament

Organizational City: St. Paul

Position Contact Name: John Florin

Position Contact Email: jflorin@blessedsacramentsp.org

Position Contact Phone: 651-738-0677

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Benefits: Included

Experience: Preferred

Setting: Urban

Number of Parish Households: 0-500

How to Apply

Interested candidates must email a cover letter and resume to be considered for an interview. Send to jflorin@blessedsacramentsp.org. Deadline is September 15, 2019.

Job Categories: Faith Formation. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: 55119. Salaries: $20-35K.

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