CATHOLIC PARISH COORDINATOR (Part-time)
SOLDIERS CHAPEL – Sacred Heart Catholic Community, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
The Catholic Coordinator shall be present at each session to monitor and evaluate activities; setup all facility requirements for each session and secure facilities at the conclusion of each session. Program parameters: weekly sessions (30 sessions), each session is 45-60 minutes in duration, volunteer teacher/leader student ratio max (children 2 to 7; teens 2 to 10; adults 1 – 25) and each student must be enrolled (name, age, grade of student, health concerns and parents contact information).
Coordinate Denomination Admin Support: Coordinate denominationally specific administrative support for Catholic Masses; Coordinate denominationally specific support for special events in the Catholic liturgical year such as Advent, Christmas, Lenten / Easter programs and holy days of obligation, etc. Coordinate the denominationally specific administrative support required for each event or activity; Coordinate and recommending readings, prayers and seasonal examination of conscience in accordance with liturgical norms for communal reconciliation services; Provide weekly “Prayers of the Faithful” and Parish Announcements for each Sunday and holiday Eucharistic celebration in accordance with Archdiocese of Military Service (AMS) directors and liturgical norms. Provide customer service as scheduled with Catholic Priest.
Maintain Official Church Correspondence: The Catholic Coordinator is responsible for all correspondence to obtain sacramental records from the Archdiocese of Military Service. Further, the Catholic Coordinator will conduct all other official correspondence with the Roman Catholic Dioceses throughout the world to obtain certificates, affidavits of sponsorship, and other ecclesiastical documents and decrees. The Catholic Coordinator is also responsible to coordinate the certification of Special Ministers of the Eucharist between the Military Archdiocese and the parish. All this correspondence will be maintained in confidential Church files.
Maintain Parish Registration and Census database: The Catholic Coordinator is responsible for the accurate registration of parishioners as soon as possible after they have arrived. The contractor produces a semi-annual consolidated census and will observe the privacy regulations in its collection and maintenance. The Catholic Coordinator accomplishes this registration by organizing and supervising on-going registration throughout the year and registration renewal at the August Parish Picnic.
Prepare and Publish Weekly Catholic Bulletin: The Catholic Coordinator prepares and organizes the weekly bulletin for the Catholic Community. The Catholic Coordinator emails the weekly bulletin to all registered members of the Catholic Community prior to the weekend Catholic Masses. The Catholic Coordinator is the point of contact for all items or activities to be entered into the bulletin.
Sacramental Screening Requirements: Coordinate and conduct denominational specific pre-nuptial investigation reports in accordance with Canon 1066; Coordinate and notify the pastor/chaplain as soon as possible of the results of the pre-nuptial investigation by means of an authentic document (Canon 1070); Coordinate and apply pre-nuptial dispensations for mixed religion (Canon 1124); disparity of cult (Canon 1125); and from Canonical form (Canon 1127); Coordinate and establish the free status of the parties to marry according to the norms of law (Canon 1114); Coordinate and assist the petitioner’s request for special case dispensations (i.e. Pauline Privilege [Canon 1148]; Petrine Privilege or Favor of the Faita [Canon 1149]; Simple Convalidation [Canon 1159]; Radical Sanation [Canon 1161, 1162]; Coordinate and notify the pastor(s) of the place(s) of the spouse’s place of baptism about the marriage as soon as possible after the marriage (Canon 1122); Coordinate and notify the place of baptism that confirmation was conferred (Canon 895); Coordinate and provide baptismal preparation classes for expectant parents in accordance with church canons. Assist parishioners in obtaining baptismal certificates either from civilian parishes or through the AMS. When mailing official documents to parishioners responsible for locating originating baptismal church; research to obtain complete mailing address. All correspondence will be maintained in confidential Church files.
Coordinate Performance of Sacraments: Coordinate denominationally specific administrative support for Catholic Rites, Sacraments, and Ordinances; Conduct Parish-wide sacramental census; Coordinate parents meetings for sacramental preparation; Obtain and Maintain parish records for Catholic rites, sacraments, and ordinances; Coordinate the specific administrative support required for each event or activity; Coordinate and provide communion calls and visits to the sick; Operate a parish data system for tracking sacramental information and to coordinate with Archdiocese of Military Service (AMS); Coordinate and provide required RCIA, Pre Cana, parent and godparent baptism preparation certificate and records to PCS members as required.
Coordinate Diocesan Regulations and Requirements: Coordinate the specific administrative support required for each event or activity; Coordinate and compile Archdiocese of Military Service (AMS) required pre-nuptial certificates and affidavits; Coordinate and record the marriage in the AMS marriage register by fully completing the AMS record form and submitting it along with the pre-nuptial investigation of both parties to the AMS Chancellor; Coordinate and submit fully filled out AMS Baptism, Profession of Faith, First Holy Communion and Confirmation record forms to the AMS Chancellor within a week of the celebration of the sacrament; Coordinate and submit names of qualified persons who have been chosen, thoroughly trained and endorsed by the priest chaplain to AMS for appointment by the Arch bishop as Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist (EME); Coordinate and provide sacramental marriage preparation classes that meet the specific requirements of the diocese in which the marriage will take place.
Coordinate Ecclesiastical Parochial Norms and Requirements: Coordinate denominationally specific support for the Catholic Parish Program with Catholic Chaplain and Catholic Parish Advisory Council; Coordinate denominationally specific administrative support for parish activities; Coordinate denominationally specific administrative support for the Catholic Parish Program Budget; Coordinate the specific administrative support required for each event or activity; Maintain records of all Catholic Parish programs to include number of volunteer hours utilized and number of persons attending each event; Advertise and promote Catholic Parish program activities by use of chapel bulletins, the post bulletin, bulletin boards, flyers, the community newspaper, and any other appropriate media; Maintain a list of prayer groups and provide appropriate seasonal themes and meditations for each; Send appropriate Mass Cards to bereaved congregation members; Coordinate and provide lay liturgical training in accordance with church regulations; Use media to keep the parish informed about church liturgical celebrations, preparation and requirements as mandated by Archdiocese of Military Service (AMS) and local need; Provide Parish Council with an annual State of the Parish Report and forward copy to AMS.
Meet with Catholic Chaplain: The Catholic Coordinator meets with the Catholic Chaplain weekly to review the delivery of the services and the program records and statistics. The Catholic Coordinator will keep the pastor apprised of concerns and issues which may need to be addressed. These meetings will be approximately 1 hour each. The Catholic Coordinator acts as intermediate person for those seeking aid from the pastor during times of need or crisis. The Catholic Coordinator aids the pastor by checking pastors’ availability for appointments with parishioners. The Catholic Coordinator will provide the pastor all necessary information regarding each appointment and meeting.
Catholic Religious Education Program: The Catholic Coordinator shall develop a Religious Education plan for each component of the Catholic Religious Education program (i.e. Sunday school, RCIA, First Communion and Confirmation) and ensure the following tasks are fulfilled in support of implementing these programs:
Advertise and market the program 4-6 weeks prior to the event
Procure all material, curriculum and supplies per government funds
Include the event in all required briefs and reports
Establish and maintain student enrollment
Procure Religious Education Curriculum and Supply Needs: The Catholic Coordinator shall follow chapel procedures in procuring curriculum and supplies needed for Religious Education. The sponsoring chaplain determines curriculum selection. The Catholic Coordinator shall get input and feedback from congregational members and DRE before giving recommendations to the Chaplain(s).
Provide Parish Council Brief: The contractor organizes, publishes and provides a copy of the parish council agenda to the assistant responsible for reproduction and mailing. The contractor telephones or emails each member of the Council the week before the meeting to encourage attendance and attends the regularly scheduled and special session meetings of the council and executive committee. As soon as possible after these meetings, the contractor coordinates with the Parish Council secretary to produce minutes of these meetings and distribute these minutes in accordance with the constitution and by-laws of the council. As the RE Coordinator, the contractor shall also brief the results of past RE programs and events and highlight the projected upcoming contracted events. The Contractor is not a voting member of the parish council.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Shall be qualified to meet the criteria of the Archdiocese of the Military Services (AMS), USA. Be certified as a Religious Education (RE) Catechist with the AMS, USA.
Shall have experience in military chapel programs.
Must have knowledge of computer software programs to include Microsoft Office, Work Excel and Power Point.
Must will read, write and speak English fluently, clearly and with full comprehension.
Shall communicate effectively with chaplains, volunteers, and government representatives in English verbally and in written format (i.e. advertising and marketing, instructions, invoices, etc.).
Must work with multiple congregations & faith groups and represent each faith group in a positive manner.
Must be familiar with Catholic doctrine and determine speaking and comprehension ability.
Must have understanding and appreciation of the concept of “home schooling” so as to provide adequate guidance and training to parents who wish to pursue that method in educating their families in the faith.
Shall be flexible in working with the everchanging requirements of the military chapel communities.
Send a letter of interest along with a resume or C-V to:
Ms. Robin Mack
Mack Global LLC
or call Ms. Mack at: