St. Dominic Chancery 2403 Holcomb Blvd. Houston, Texas 77021
It is essential that all forms of the liturgy be completely accessible to persons with disabilities... To exclude members of the parish from these celebrations of the life of the Church, even by passive omission, is to deny the reality of that community... Realistic provision must be made for persons with disabilities to participate fully in the Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations... Pastoral Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities, November 1978. Revised 1989
“The parish is the door to participation for persons with disabilities, and it is the responsibility of the pastor and lay leaders to make sure that this door is always open ... The task, on occasion, may not be an easy one; involving some persons with disabilities in parish life may challenge the ingenuity and commitment of the entire congregation. Yet in order to be loyal to its calling, to be truly pastoral, the parish must make sure that it does not exclude any Catholic who wishes to take part in its activities.” Pastoral Statement of US Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities, November 1978; Revised1989
The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Office of Continuing Education (OEC) is seeking suitable candidates for the position of Associate Director of Catechetical Formation for Persons with Disabilities, who will advocate and provide the resources and expertise in the assurance that sacramental preparation and religious faith formation is appropriately adapted and achievable to those seeking to receive the sacraments, religious formation, and inclusion in ministries. The Associate Director of Catechetical Formation for Persons with Disabilities must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Degree in Theology, Catechetics and Evangelization, or MAPS with a minimum of a Minor in Special Education required. At least 10 years’ experience working in faith formation and religious education with some years in a leadership role. No less than 5 years’ experience working with persons with disabilities. Bilingual English and Spanish or Bilingual English and Vietnamese preferred.
Suitable candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement* via email to: email@example.com with Associate Director of Catechetical Formation for Persons with Disabilities on the subject line.
* Applicants who do not include salary requirement will not be considered.