Formation Associate, Office of Marriage and Family Life
The Formation Associate for Marriage and Family Life will provide programs, resources and consultation to parishes for ministry to families, especially those facing issues of human dignity and vulnerability as well as oversee the preparation of couples for matrimony through the weekend Preparing for Christian Marriage workshops.
The successful candidate will provide ongoing support and enrichment workshops and/or retreats for married couples, as well as those Catholics who are separated, divorced or have lost their spouse; screen and maintain lists of providers of key services for referral, including natural family planning, disabilities, divorce healing, addiction, domestic violence; provide workshops to young adults and high school students on aspects of healthy pre-marriage relationships; collaborate with other pastoral ministries within the Diocese to fulfill the goals of the office as articulated by the Diocesan Bishop and the Executive Director of Formation & Mission; and serve as liaison with national organizations, such as NACFLM.
Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in theology, religious education, pastoral ministry or equivalent; three years or more of experience in marriage ministry or parish life ministry; ability to articulate Church teaching pertinent to the sacrament of matrimony and family life, especially the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Some evening and weekend travel required.