Catechist

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, Cambridge, is looking for a part-time Catechist. Reporting to the Parish Priest, this position offers a competitive rate of pay and requires a commitment to work flexible hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Children’s Ministry: Provide leadership with First Communion and Reconciliation by aiding in class visits, leading the First Communion retreats, parent and teacher meetings.
  • Develop, Direct and Assist with a comprehensive Children’s ministry program by providing support to volunteers.
  • Pastoral support: Participate in pastoral weekly meetings.
  • Participate and be present at all Lord’s Day celebrations at the Parish and special events directed by the pastor.
  • Lead and participate in RCIA and RCIC programs.
  • Lead and assist with development of Catechesis of the Good Shepard program.
  • Aid in Digital Evangelization and helping with audio or visual presentations in Music Ministry.
Requirements and Skills:
  • Practicing catholic with in-depth knowledge of the Catholic Teachings.
  • Bachelor degree in religious studies / Theology, Education or strong background in Catechesis experience.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to mentor.
  • Strong interpersonal, crisis intervention, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of children, their learning styles, and faith development.
  • Adaptable and able to work within the church structure.
  • Flexibility of schedule in order to provide responsive care and support within areas of ministry.

Prerequisite:

  • Successful completion of newly Police Records Check (which must include the Vulnerable Sector).
  • Obtain or provide a newly issued Catholic Baptismal Certificate. 

To Apply:

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume with cover letter to Joyce Ababio at jababio@hamiltondiocese.com. Please include "Catechist - St. Mary of the Visitation" in the subject line.

We would like to thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.