Lay Pastoral Assistant - Sacramental Coordinator\Parish Catechist

Job Description
Full time position

Under the direction of the Pastor, and working together with other parish staff, coordinates the Sacramental preparation programs and other catechesis initiatives of St. Joseph Parish.

Sacramental Catechesis
  Plan and execute the parish catechetical programs in collaboration with parish clergy
  Plan the Calendar for the preparation and celebration of the First Holy Communion (FHC) and Confirmation
  Recruit, train and coordinate a team of volunteers
  Coordinate registration and preparation process along with the local Catholic Schools
  Maintain list of participants and ensure proper documentation
  Respond to enquiries from Parents in a timely manner
  Provide support for the preparation of Public\Private School Children for FHC and Confirmation
  Assist at preparation meetings and coordinate volunteers for these meetings
  Assist at the Celebration of the Sacraments and coordinate volunteers for the Liturgies
  Develop and implement Initiation Programs for Children when required.

  Coordinate School visits and Mass schedules
  Provide Schools with Mass templates for their individual celebrations
  Coordinate the booking of Hall\Meeting Rooms and Church for school activities
  Provide information on Share Life and encourage school participation

Other Faith Development Activities
  Coordinate, promote and organize faith development activities (eg. guest speakers, lecture series, parish missions, and any other activities that may be required)
  Other duties as assigned

General requirements
  Superior written and verbal skills
  2-3 year experience in a similar position
  Diploma in theology, religious education or equivalent
  Ability to work cooperatively, flexible hours (days/evenings)
  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (2007) an asset
  Demonstrated excellent organizational/time-managements skills

Those wishing to be considered for this position should submit their resume and cover letter to Fr. Marc-André Campbell, Pastor, at or by fax to 905-542-7052.  Deadline for submission is August 14, 2015

We thank all applicants, however, only respondents selected for an interview will be contacted

Totus Tuus at St. Joseph's Parish

   Join us for this exciting week and share in the Good News of our Lord through catechetical instruction, Mass, confession, songs, games and more! The groupings will be:

   Grades 1-6 on July 6-10 (Mon. to Fri.) 9 am – 2:30 pm
              Cost is $65
   Grades 7-12 on July 5-9 (Sun. to Thurs.) 7 pm – 9 pm
              Cost is $65/person for evening program

To register, or for more information, visit or contact the Parish Office. Additional information regarding this program is available at Anyone wishing to volunteer, please contact the parish office.