Aug 16, 2018

First Communion Facilitator

  • St Teresa of Avila Church
  • 306 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
Part time Religious Education

Job Description

Role Purpose

The First Communion Facilitator is responsible for intentionally forming elementary age children and parents in their journey of faith in regards to sacramental preparation. The role is meant to provide our families, not just our children,  with comprehensive faith formation that will result in sacramental reception and a lifelong desire towards discipleship as a family unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

The First Communion Facilitator will perform the following functions:

  • Provide a safe space for children and parents preparing for their sacraments (Reconciliation and Communion) to explore their faith and grow in it
  • Meet weekly with a group of 10-12 families for sacramental preparation sessions using an RCIC curriculum
  • Empower and engage students to live out their faith
  • Cooperate with the Faith Formation team and its programming and tasks
  • Other duties as assigned


Some qualifications required for the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, in a related field preferred
  • Practicing Roman Catholic
  • Knowledgeable and articulate in regards to the tenants of the Roman Catholic faith, a degree or certificate a plus
  • A positive role-model and witness to a life of faith
  • Motivation to serve and minister to students
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must receive a Protecting God’s Children certificate


Some items to be considered for the position:

  • 5 hours a week; 1 hour for prep, 4 hours for instruction in small group setting
  • Classes meet on Sunday mornings
  • Possess a willingness to work on a team with a co-catechist
  • Participate in monthly teacher meeting
  • Stipend
  • Training provided

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