May 28, 2021

Coordinator of Catechesis

  • Benedictine College Youth Outreach
  • Atchison, KS, USA
Full time Ministry, Campus

Job Description

Coordinator of Catechesis

Position Summary

The Coordinator of Catechesis is responsible for developing and managing faith-based initiatives that serve the Benedictine College Community, specifically through the Chapel Team, RCIA Team, and Marriage Prep programs. The Coordinator of Catechesis will consult with the College Chaplain on all Liturgies and Sacraments. The Coordinator of Catechesis must take the Oath of Fidelity agreeing to be faithful to teach/train on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee Chapel Team 
    • Teach student leaders to carry out liturgical ministries consistent with the college’s Benedictine mission
    • Train student leaders to lead their peers in liturgical roles including EMHC, lector, usher, server, and sacristan
    • Have clear and open lines of communication with the Chaplain and Abbey to ensure the all of our liturgies are in accord with     the Benedictine Charism
    • Coordinate major liturgical events on campus such as signature event Masses, processions, and consecrations.
  • Oversee RCIA Team
    • Collaborate with the Evangelization Team, FOCUS and SPO, and Athletic Coaches to reach out to and invite non-Catholic students to attend RCIA
    • Continue the development and implementation of the RCIA program and curriculum
    • Train students to give talks, lead small groups, and mentor candidates
    • Lead Ministry leaders to engage volunteers in the RCIA program
  • Oversee Marriage Prep Team
    • Consult with the Chaplain on all sacramental policies and practices
    • Coordinate the marriage preparation process for engaged couples on campus including formation and paperwork
    • Effectively implement theology of the body formation
    • Coordinate the ‘Life Giving Wounds’ retreat and ministry to students of divorce

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