Pastoral Associate – St. Jerome Parish, Oconomowoc, WI, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

  • Assists in the preparation of parish sacramental celebrations, including occasionally leading prayer services, committal services, Stations of the Cross and ecumenical celebrations.
  • Assists in the formation and preparation of individuals and families for the sacraments.
  • Manages incoming requests for pastoral care, including emergency anointings.
  • Oversees the Faith Formation team, ensuring that all aspects of the program work together toward a unified goal of lifelong formation.
  • Serves as a resource to staff and volunteers in interpretation of Church teaching.
  • Serves as staff liaison to Human Concerns Committee.
  • Responsible for administrative functions such maintenance of all sacramental records and program registrations and evaluations.
  • Evaluates Faith Formation programs and makes recommendations to the Pastor.
  • Provides support to the formation team for training, resources, and programs.
  • Keeps current in developments/changes with archdiocesan policies as they relate to formation and sacramental practices.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings; attends and facilitates Faith Formation meetings; attends regional meetings convened by the archdiocese; attends appropriate workshops and professional development.
  • Directs pastoral services for individuals suffering from illness, grief, spiritual crisis or similar needs.
  • Assists in responding to the needs of the poor, the uninsured, and the forgotten in the parish and the community
  • Affirms family life and encourages spouses and parents in their roles.
  • Performs any other job-related duties as necessary for the smooth flow of work in the department and/or as assigned by the Pastor.
  • Collaborates with the pastor and other parish staff in the management of the parish.  Also understands the roles of the trustees, pastoral council and other commissions and commitees.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Catholic doctrine and beliefs as presented in the documents of Vatican Council II, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other relevant Church and Catechetical Documents.
  • Knowledge of the RCIA Process and the thorough understanding of the RCIA text.
  • Leadership and teambuilding abilities to direct liturgical and Sacramental preparation programs.
  • Possess excellent planning, organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Practicing Catholic with in-depth knowledge and training in Theology, Biblical Studies, and Liturgy in the Catholic Tradition.
  • Computer literacy, excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of management, supervision and administration; knows needs and resources of parish community; must have updated knowledge of liturgical practices.
  • Knowledge and ability to form group cohesion and consensus, leading to effective empowerment for group action.
  • Knowledge of and integration of Catholic social teachings and world mission awareness.
  • Skill in counseling individuals and groups – especially in times of personal tragedy and pain.
  • Understanding of the needs of the parish and a compassion for the poor and forgotten members of the community.
  • Provides for the special needs of the community in accordance with the Archdiocese Code of Ethics.
  • Possesses the wherewithal to work under pressure; must initiate, be creative, and anticipate solutions to problems: needs good judgment in emergency situations and when working with varied personalities and cultures; must be able to work under frequent interruptions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others; ability to interact with individuals and groups, and maintain appointments and meetings.
  • Master’s degree or its equivalent required.  Master of divinity, theology, pastoral ministry, religious studies or a related field, with certified lay ministry training preferred.
  • Parish based ministry experience of at least two years preferred.
  • Experience in ministry leadership, counseling, public speaking, and administration preferred.
  • Is an active participant in the work of the Catholic Church and is able to partake in the full sacramental life of the Church.

To Apply

Send Archdiocese of Milwaukee application form, letter of interest, resume and three references to:
Ray Ellingen
Director of Administrative Services
St. Jerome Parish
995 S Silver Lake St
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Phone: 262-569-3020
Fax: 262-569-3022