The Bishop is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular Church (the diocese) entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ’s mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Bishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.
Each position employed in the Diocese of Austin helps to extend the ministry of the Bishop in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Bishop in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the church.
The Director of Family Life is responsible for overseeing diocesan programs, initiatives, and resources related to the ongoing catechesis and formation of Family Sacramental Living, i.e. chaste living, marriage preparation, natural family planning (NFP), and enrichment, through the development of resources to encourage discipleship within the family. The position reports to the Secretariat for Formation and Spirituality and operates under general supervision with wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
Education and Trainings
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin includes 127 parishes, or faith communities, in 25 counties in Central Texas. The diocese stretches from West, Texas, (just north of Waco) in the north to San Marcos in the south to the Bryan/College Station area in the east to Mason in the west. Its largest metropolitan areas are Austin, Bryan/College Station, the Killeen/Temple/Belton area and Waco. Nearly 108,000 Catholic families live in the diocese, approximately 450,000 Catholics. There are 220 priests, 168 deacons, approximately 46 brothers and 102 sisters serving in the diocese.
We, the Diocese of Austin, through the Word and Eucharist, prayer, formation and education, social ministries and advocacy, embrace diverse cultures throughout the diocese so that together, as the Catholic Church, we may continue the mission of Christ in the world today.
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The Diocese of Austin only accepts online applications. To apply, please visit our website http://austindiocese.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php