Catechetical Leader I
Winter Haven, FL St. Matthew Catholic Church

The Parish Catechetical Leader, under direction of the pastor, is responsible for the overall direction of the parish's total catechetical ministry. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Envisions, plans, develops, and then organizes and evaluates all facets of the parish's formation programming (adult, young adult, adolescent/youth, children, infants, and family as well as sacramental preparation for initiation - including the catechumenate - and proximate preparation for marriage). 
  • Coordinates, recruits, facilitates training for, and evaluates catechists and volunteers involved in catechetical programming. Researches and selects appropriate materials and media for parish use. 
  • Communicates with parishioners, parish staff, and diocesan representatives on relevant matters. 
  • Stays current regarding developments or trends in the field of catechetics, education, and ministry.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Theology, Religious Education, or related area from accredited university. Master's Degree in related field preferred. 
  • The ideal candidate will desire to grow the current Religious Education program through personal contact with parishioners, will desire to expand volunteer participation within the program. 
  • Must be comfortable speaking publicly, have a creative vision, and work well with various personalities.
  • This position requires weekend work and frequent evenings to accommodate a variety of youth and adult faith formation opportunities. 
  • Position reports directly to the pastor.