Mar 14, 2022

Director of Catechetical Leadership, Youth and Adults

  • Holy Infant Catholic Parish
  • Durham, NC, USA
Full time Ministry, Pastoral

Job Description

The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis at Holy Infant plays a significant role in inviting parishioners to encounter Jesus Christ, lead parish efforts in disciple-making, and evangelization beyond the physical boundaries of the parish. While evangelization, discipleship and formation are all encompassing within the parish, this position’s primary target groups are adults and high school youth to fulfill the catechetical mission of the parish. This position works cooperatively with the Pastor and other parish staff in advocating a systematic faith formation process including catechetical sessions, multi-generational faith experiences, youth ministry, service to others, and prayer and worship opportunities.

Responsibilities

Adult

· Establish a plan to form intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through an integrated program of evangelization, catechesis and parish programming (i.e. parish missions, Scripture studies, small faith-sharing groups during Liturgical seasons, Salesian studies, etc.)

· Support adults journeying towards full initiation in the Church. Organize, implement, support & evaluate the RCIA process including inquiry, catechetical sessions, etc. Coordinate with Pastor, Director of Music, RCIA Team, Deanery and Diocese, as appropriate.

· Collaborate with regional leaders in young adult ministry to provide opportunities to connect young adults ages 21-35 through pursuit of deeper faith, service, and community connection.

· Create and facilitate opportunities for spiritual growth and involvement in the parish community, as well as diocesan and national events for youth, young adults, and adults.

Youth

· Organize, plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive youth ministry program for high school youth (TYM). These programs are to include appropriate goals for ministry with adolescents including catechesis/formation, retreats, individual and family advocacy, community life, evangelization, justice and service aspects, leadership development, pastoral care, and prayer and worship opportunities.

· Foster Christian leadership qualities among youth through an active youth leadership board.

· Implement a Sacrament preparation process for Confirmation, as well as collaborate with the pastor, parish staff, deanery, and diocesan liaisons for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

· Collaborate with Director of Catechetical Leadership for families and children to implement an annual summer Vacation Bible Camp by fostering leadership amongst the youth including recruitment of crew leaders and participation in program.

· Recruit, train, supervise, collaborate with, motivate, and evaluate volunteers in respective ministries.

· Collaborate with the Peace, Justice, and Human Concerns Commission including parish participation in the annual Durham CROP Walk as a youth and young adult initiative, and local efforts for DeSales Service Works Youth Retreat.

General

· Maintain regular communications with constituents, employing all applicable communication platforms.

· Work in collaboration with other parish staff in scheduling, planning, and implementing activities, events and processes.

· Maintain a good working relationship with the Diocese, deanery, and wider community at large; assure integration and conformity with Diocesan programs and guidelines.

· Perform other tasks as deemed necessary or assigned by the Pastor

Qualifications/Education

· Practicing Catholic in Full communion with the Church.

· Bachelor’s with 3+ years of prior experience in ministry with youth and/or adults

· Awareness of trends in youth and adult ministry, theology, and methodology of ministry or willingness to acquire and continue training.


Additional Benefits

· Vacation Time and Sick Leave

· Paid Holidays including the week after Christmas and the week after Easter

· Small, friendly office

· Easy access to I-40 near Southpoint Mall


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