Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Abbott
and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Penelope
The parishes of Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in Abbott, Texas and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (NBVM) in Penelope, Texas are seeking a full-time Director of Religious Education (DRE) to oversee the catechetical endeavors of both parishes. Abbott and Penelope are rural communities located in Hill County, Texas, between Waco and Dallas-Fort Worth. The parishes belong to the Diocese of Fort Worth, and are under the pastoral care of Rev. Joseph Keating. IHM has approximately 150 registered families, and NBVM has approximately 80 registered families.
The DRE will work closely with Father Joseph to provide quality catechesis and faith formation to parishioners of all ages. Qualified candidates will be intimately knowledgeable of the Catholic Faith and possess fervor for evangelization. The candidate should have had some formal theological training from a university or an institute of lay formation. The candidate will be comfortable speaking and presenting to a large group of people. The candidate should be proficient at using a computer and familiar with word processing, email, and the Internet.