Pastoral Associate-Parish Life

Pastoral Care Full Time

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This position is one of four Pastoral Associates reporting directly to the Pastor. The Pastor and his Pastoral Associates comprise the Parish Leadership Team (PLT), which oversees and directs all liturgical, ministry, strategic, operational aspects of the Parish Mission. As part of the new staff structure reorganization implemented in September 2022, all staff members will report to one of the Pastoral Associates.

This position requires an individual who is responsible for building and managing a strong, collaborative team for all ministries assigned to the functions of Parish Life. Because this is a new position in a new organizational structure, it is critical for the incumbent in this position to exercise broad responsibilities in apostolic leadership and team building. Coincidentally, the Parish has an opening in the leadership of Childrens Faith Formation (CFF) ministry, which reports directly to this position. This position will assume the CFF leadership role while determining next steps.


Has direct responsibility for the following Parish Life leadership and staff:

Faith Formation:
Childrens Faith Formation (e., Pre-K through 6th grade)
Youth Ministry (i.e., 7th grade through high school)
Adult Faith programs (e.g., Bible studies)
Sacramental Formation (i.e., Baptism, Reconciliation, First Eucharist, Confirmation, and Marriage)

Outreach and Relational Ministries:
Relational and Healing (e.g., Small Faith Communities, Grief Support, etc.)
Outreach and Hospitality (e.g., Parish Tithing, Food Pantry Assistance, Funeral Receptions, etc.)
Meets regularly with the Parish Life leadership and staff in group and one-on-one, as needed, to:
Foster a culture of prayer in moving to the Apostolic Mission.
Build its team and develop its ministries in the transformation from Maintenance Mission to Apostolic Mission.
Ensure responsibilities are conducted in accordance with the roles assigned to each team member on a timely and effective basis and in collaboration with other Parish staff and volunteers.


Meets weekly with the PLT to pray for the cultural transformation of the Maintenance Mission to Apostolic Mission and to help build, direct, and maintain full collaboration in conducting overall strategies and day to day Parish activities.
Meets one-on-one with the Pastor as needed.
Actively participates (with or through appropriate Parish Life leaders as necessary) in weekly logistical/communications meetings.
Participates in monthly all-staff meetings and periodic retreats.
Meets periodically with the Pastoral Associates for Marketing & Strategy and Operations to provide input to resource needs (i.e., strategic plan and annual budgets) related to Parish Life and to review actual income and expenses in comparison to budget.


A mature, fully initiated practicing Catholic, actively living in accordance with the teachings of the Church and committed to ongoing personal and spiritual formation in the Catholic Faith.
Demonstrated passion for the Catholic Church and Her mission in the world.
An ability to effectively communicate the Faith with accuracy, joy, and a welcoming presence.
Strong management skills, with practical experience in leadership, listening, team building and transformation of culture with measurable outcomes.
Demonstrated people skills, including an ability to positively resolve conflict.
Excellence in written and verbal communications, including public speaking.
Specific parish ministry faith formation experience in all age groups (i.e., children through teen and adult), catechesis and Sacramental preparation.
Bachelors degree in theology, religious education, or a related field is strongly preferred but not required.
Certificate of Completion in the Denver Catholic Biblical School or Catechetical School is preferred.
Ability to respect confidentiality.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

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