Pastoral Associate – (Full-Time) – St. Mary’s Los Gatos Parish, Los Gatos
Catechetical & Faith FormationLos GatosPosted 3 days ago
The Pastoral Associate is a generalist serving in an important parish leadership position. The Pastoral
Associate assists the pastor in the daily operation of the parish. This involves collaboration with the pastor
and parish staff in the overall pastoral care of the parish. This may include the direct coordination of one or
more specific ministries, e.g. sacramental planning, educational formation, pastoral ministry, and/or parish
administration. The Pastoral Associate supports and promotes collaboration among parishes within the
cluster and district as well as with the community as well as provide leadership, guidance and direction for
catechetical ministry in programs for children, youth, and families.

(other duties may be assigned)
Faith Formation:
Provides for the planning and implementation of catechetical sessions for children
in pre-school, elementary and middle public school (ages 3-5, & grades K through 8) through
activity-centered, grade level centered and/or family centered programs
•Supervises coordinators for the catechetical programs for preschool age children (“Playways to God”), middle school students (gr. 6-8), and, the catechetical Summer program for elementary-age children (“Glad Days”)
•Provides resource and coordinating support for family centered faith sharingOpportunities within the parish
•Supervises catechists in planning lessons for all catechetical programs serving
Children in public schools and their families; supervises catechists for Breaking
Open the Word programs open to all parish children
•Provides leadership for the Parish Sacrament Teams in planning, coordinating and implementing
parish programs for Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist for children and teens;
provides leadership and training for Baptismal preparation, intervie

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