General or overall responsibility:
The Coordinator of Faith Formation & Religious Education’s responsibility will be to oversee and direct the catechetical learning of the Catholic faith life of Holy Rosary & Sacred Heart parishes in Gardner, MA.
The Coordinator will:
Ø Work in collaboration with the Pastor
Ø Be a practicing Catholic who has knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith
Ø Have organizational skills to plan and orchestrate life-long learning
Ø Be deeply committed to the development of the faith life of catechists and learners
Ø Be cognizant with Church teachings and morality
Ø Work in collaboration with the Principal of our schools
Ø Work in collaboration with the Office of Religious Education of our diocese
Ø Be the maintainer of all records of those receiving the sacraments
Ø Work in collaboration with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (7yrs and older)
And other such duties which the Pastor may require.
Required qualifications and experience (knowledge, skills, and aptitudes):
Education Required: Certification in Religious Education and Faith Formation from accredited Catholic institution of higher learning.
A Certification in Catechesis from a diocese.
Education Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree or greater in Religious Studies & Theology from accredited Catholic institution of higher learning.
Certification in Intergenerational and Lifelong Faith Formation.
Experience Required: A minimum of five years of catechetical instruction/teaching
Experience Preferred: A minimum of five years of administrating catechetical and sacramental programson the parish level.