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Director of Family Formation

Company: Archdiocese of Chicago
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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    Opportunities at Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago Contact:Sharon Moeykens
    Director of Mission Advancement Posted 4/14/2023Job Title:Director of Family FormationHours:Full timeParish:St. Raymond de Penafort
    301 S. I-Oka Avenue
    Mount Prospect, IL
    Description:We seek an innovative Director of Family Formation, interested in creatively developing an integrated family-centered formation plan that shifts from a classroom-based religious education model to family catechesis. The Director would accompany families on their unique faith journey by leading parents into a personal encounter with Jesus, inspiring them to deepen their formation, and equipping them with tools to teach and model the Catholic faith in their homes.Key initiatives include at-home resources coupled with church and community experiences to cohesively create a family-centric church that seeks to engage the parish community as missionary disciples through participation in ministries, service, and sacraments.
    • Develop a family formation model for grades 1-8 that offers at-home resources and church & community experiences.
    • Develops approaches that support evangelization by encouraging parents to be primary agents in the spiritual formation of their children.
    • Creates and implements a parish-wide, family-focused First Eucharist and Reconciliation sacramental preparation.
    • Collaborates with the Director of Youth Ministry to create a parish-wide model that offers sacramental preparation for Confirmation students.
    • Collaborates with the St. Raymond School Principal and grade-level teachers to ensure continuity in sacramental preparation within the school curriculum.
    • Plans and implements retreats and service experiences as needed for students and families in grades 1-8 in collaboration with the Director of Youth Ministry.
    • Collaborates with the pastor and Director of Mission Advancement for volunteer resources and staff support to drive forward the vision of Family Formation.
    • Oversees and supports Children's Liturgy of the Word, Vacation Bible School, and SPRED.
    • Participates in vicariate and archdiocesan formation opportunities to network and receive support from personnel.
    • Attends all meetings as needed: general staff, formation team, liturgy planning, and parish core leadership.Requirements:
      • Master's Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, Counseling, Faith Formation, or equivalent preferred.
      • Prior experience directing parish formation and pastoral accompaniment.
      • Understands the Catholic Church's teachings, mission, and values, and has the ability to apply Catholic ethical principles.
      • Comprehensive understanding of evangelization with the ability to form and nurture a community of missionary disciples through encounter, accompaniment, and send forth pathway.
      • Team player with strong verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution skills, strong facilitation skills, and the ability to conduct an open dialogue.
      • Ability to multi-task, maintain confidentiality, and adjust -to changing priorities.
      • Strong Microsoft Office and Google Suite skills. Special Directions:Internal Candidates (existing employees) - Please complete the subject field of your email with the following: "Internal Candidate - Job Title - Full name"External Candidates - Please complete the subject field of your email with the following: "Job Title - Full name" Return to Parish Job Opportunities
        - Archdiocese of Chicago - 835 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611-2030
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