Diocese of Winona Employment


Director of Faith Formation

St. John the Evangelist @ Rochester, MN posted on Fri, Feb 03

Apply until: 2017-04-03

Church of St John the Evangelist Director of Faith Formation: Children (Preschool-Grade 5),

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation

Job Description

The position of Director of Faith Formation: Children (Preschool-Grade 5) and First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation at The Church of St John the Evangelist upholds the mission of the Church to evangelize and bring others to Christ.  The position is focused on areas of pastoral and formational ministries including weekly religious education classes for children (Preschool-Grade 5), sacramental preparation (First Reconciliation and Eucharist) for children and coordination of the Sunday morning coop nursery.  The position requires experience and education in the liturgy and rites of the Catholic Church, effective personal communication capabilities, strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to collaborate with a ministry team.  The Director will promote understanding of evangelization in its broadest scope by providing educational opportunities and events relating to spiritual formation and growth through belonging to Christ and living the life of the Church.

Job Responsibilities

Development, coordination, and administration of SJE Faith Formation Program for children in pre-school through fifth grade, including sacramental preparation for celebration of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

Provide guidance and support for Sunday morning coop nursery, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, and Vacation Bible School.

Recruitment, formation and affirmation of volunteer catechists.   Implement and support diocesan safe environment policies including compliance with VIRTUS training and Circle of Grace programming.

Complete and file all required diocesan annual reports and maintain parish sacramental records.

Create yearly schedule with formation team including classes, retreats, parent meetings, and sacramental celebrations and collaborate with team for coordination of special events, prayer services, adult bible study and faith sharing groups, presentations promoting educational and spiritual formation and provide hospitality and volunteer opportunities to new parishioners.

Attend diocesan workshops and parish staff meetings and comply with diocesan and parish guidelines and policies regarding faith formation and sacramental preparation. 

Maintain fiscal responsibility by respecting budget; ordering and organizing classroom materials and supplies.

Assist in planning First Reconciliation and First Eucharist retreats, liturgies and receptions in collaboration with Pastor and Director of Liturgy and Music. 

Terms of Employment

Full-time, exempt position requiring some evening and weekend hours and reporting directly to Parish Administrator.


Send cover letter, resume and references (by February 24, 2017) to:

Margaret Kelsey, Parish Administrator

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

11 4th Avenue SW

Rochester, MN 55902

Or by email to: mkelsey@sj.org

Questions may be directed to Margaret Kelsey at 507-288-7372, ext. 4506