Positions Vacant in the Diocese of Broken Bay
The Catholic Parish of Lower North Shore is made up of the faith neighborhoods of St Thomas’ Willoughby, St Philip Neri Northbridge and St Leonard’s Naremburn.
The Parish invites applications for the role of Catechist Co-ordinator to begin work in May 2017.
We are seeking a committed Catholic to co-ordinate the Special Religious Education (SRE) activities in the Parish. The primary focus of this ministry will be providing Catholic students in our State schools with opportunities to nurture and deepen their relationship with God, and to support our Catechists in their implementation of classroom programs and organisation of activities beyond the classroom in accordance with Parish and Diocesan guidelines.
The Catechist Co-ordinator will need to work as part of a collaborative team with the Parish Priest, Catechists, parents and Diocesan staff. The position is casual with working hours approximately 4 -10 hours per week during school terms. Salary and conditions will be consistent with Diocesan guidelines according to experience and qualifications. Applicants must satisfy the Diocesan requirements under the Child Protection Legislation.
More details and position description are also available from:
Parish Priest – Very Rev Brian Moloney,
Applications must be submitted via email by Monday 24 April 2017
Office for Evangelisation
Team Leader – Life, Marriage and Family
Full time Permanent
The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay extends from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the North Shore and up to the Central Coast. Reporting to the Director of the Office for Evangelisation, the primary responsibility of the Team Leader of Life, Marriage and Family, is to develop a culture of life, marriage and family within the Diocese and in the wider community.
The Team Leader will provide leadership and parish support by advocating the value and inviolability of human life, the sacramental nature of marriage, and family life as gift; implementing practical strategies for formation and engagement in these areas. Life, Marriage and Family is a team within the Office for Evangelisation. A Sacramental Formation and RCIA Coordinator, and a Natural Family Planning Education Officer report to this role.
As the successful candidate you will have the following skills and attributes:
- A personal commitment to the Catholic teachings, faith, ethos, values and mission of the Catholic Church;
- Experience working in close collaboration with parishes, agencies and religious orders and congregations of the Catholic Church or similar stakeholders;
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in the theology of marriage, family and life issues, pastoral care or equivalent experience;
- An ability to proclaim, support and advocate Church teaching on the dignity and inviolability of human life through public information and education, pastoral care, prayer and worship;
- Experience in developing and facilitating marriage education, preparation and enrichment programs and opportunities;
- An ability to develop and facilitate workshops, retreats and resources for formation in parishes, in areas including, but not limited to, the sacrament of matrimony, the evangelisation of families, and contemporary issues which touch upon marriage and family life;
- An ability to train lay leaders in the pastoral care of families, including the provision of appropriate referrals to better support those in crisis;
- A capacity to liaise and collaborate effectively with Catholic associations, ecclesial movements, family groups and networks to deliver opportunities for the family apostolate within the Diocese;
- Provide resources and initiate processes for the inclusion of people with disability, their families and carers in the life of the Church;
- An ability to exercise sound management and oversight of Natural Family Planning services provided by the Diocesan NFP Education Coordinator;
- An ability to provide high level strategic advice, effective planning and sound management in the areas of sacramental formation and RCIA support for the benefit of parishes;
- High level organisational skills to develop formative content from conceptualisation through to implementation including delivery, assessment, parish follow-up and reporting;
- High level skills in contemporary computer applications including the Microsoft Office suite; Social Media and emerging technologies.
If you are interested in applying for this position please access reply to : firstname.lastname@example.org