St. Helen Catholic Church
  • Georgetown, TX, USA
  • Full Time

PTO, Health Insurance, 403(b)

Ministerial Character

The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the Parish (St. Helen Catholic Church - Georgetown, Texas) which the Bishop has entrusted to him.  He makes Christ's mission present and enduring in the parish.  In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people).  He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.


Positions employed at St. Helen Catholic Church - Georgetown, Texas help to extend the ministry of the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Pastor in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.


Job Summary:

The Family Minister is responsible for ministry to the children, parents, and couples of the parish. The position reports to the Director of Formation and Ministry and operates under some supervision with latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Research, plan and propose curriculum for Children Ministry.
  • Recruit, train, and assist volunteers involved in Children Ministry.
  • Keep families, volunteers, and staff members informed and presents material needed to parents.
  • Make rooms available to students and volunteers and ensure rooms are left in order.
  • Assist Catechists with research, acquiring substitute Catechists, and providing materials for classroom projects.
  • Plan, coordinate, and/or present talks and studies for parents of children attending faith formation.
  • Plan, coordinate, and/or present studies, seminars, and events related to family life.
  • Assist in marriage preparation and enrichment.
  • Spend 30 minutes in the Eucharistic Adoration chapel every workday.
  • Maintain a work schedule and full time attendance according to established Parish business hours.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Roman Catholic teachings, parish and diocesan structure.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural parish serving various cultures and a wide range of age groups.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with staff, clergy, and laity.
  • Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques.
  • Ability to effetely work with constant interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and implement creative solutions.
  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
  • Ability to proficiently communicate in English and Spanish (writing, reading and conversing).


Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Trainings:

  • Bachelor Degree in Theology, Religious Education, Pastoral Ministry, or a related field of study from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.



  • Two (2) years of experience in a parish is required.


  • Bilingual English-Spanish (proficient in writing, reading and conversing).

Catholic Requirement:

  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.


  • Valid Texas driver's license.
  • Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.


Working Conditions:

  • All employees of the Parish are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Pastor in the exercise of his ministry and obligations to the church.
  • The Parish is an at-will employer.
  • All buildings and vehicles owned by the Parish are tobacco free.
  • Working in a fast paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
  • Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays will be required.
  • Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct and speech including Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical celebrations.
  • Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
  • May be required to use personal vehicle to drive off-site locations 
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