Christine Peterson
Human Resources Manager
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1419
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Barbara Grassey
Benefits Manager
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1433
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Martha Vassar
Administrative Assistant
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1402
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If you are qualified and interested in one of the following employment opportunities, forward your resume to the Human Resource Department, Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606-2892 or via fax to: 203.374.2524.

Note: Preference is given first to qualified employees in Agencies/Offices participating in the Diocese of Bridgeport, second to qualified employees of other Diocese Offices, Parishes, and Schools, and third to outside applicants. Candidates are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age.

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Secretary of Catholic Education and Faith Formation Superintendent of Schools - DOB


The Secretary of Catholic Education and Faith Formation/Superintendent of Schools is appointed by the bishop to lead the educational efforts in both the elementary and secondary schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport as well as the faith formation of children, youth, young adults and families in the eighty-two parishes throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Reports To:    Bishop

Supervises:     Staff of the Office of the Superintendent

Coordinator of Family Formation

Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Formation

Coordinator of Childhood Formation

Coordinator of High School Apostles

Catholic School Administrators 

Secretariat:  Catholic Education and Faith Formation


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as liaison between the Bishop and the Office of the Superintendent and the Office of Faith Formation
  • Assist all staff in these offices to understand the Mission and Vision of the Diocese, Curia and Secretariat
  • Serve as the Academic Leader of all elementary and secondary schools under the direction of the Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Oversee compliance with diocesan policy, state and federal regulations and programs
  • Responsible for Governance structures in Catholic schools sponsored by the diocese
  • Chair the Diocesan Education Commission
  • Collaborate with Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University on various partnerships and projects involving schools and parishes
  • Oversee the Newman Center ministry and Episcopal Chaplain at Western CT State University and serve as the diocesan liaison to the FOCUS missionaries
  • Collaborate with the bishop in the support of High School Episcopal Chaplains
  • Set the strategic direction for each office
  • Establish objectives, goals, plans and performance metrics for the Secretariat and each office
  • Communicate an exciting, inspiring vision for Catholic Education and Faith Formation
  • Identify best practices
  • Operate offices effectively and efficiently by establishing standards, policies and procedures to support the mission
  • Provide ongoing feedback to staff in an atmosphere of continual improvement through an annual review process
  • Provide opportunities for professional development
  • Study and interpret internal and external assessment data, trends, and developments
  • Represent the Diocese at events and meetings
  • Work collaboratively with the other Secretaries and Vicars to address areas of common concern
  • Serve on diocesan committees and boards as needed
  • Use technology and social media to advance the mission of Catholic education and Faith Formation

Required Qualifications:

  • An active practicing Roman Catholic,  in good standing with the Church
  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
  • In-depth knowledge of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and faithful adherence to those teachings and the Magisterium
  • Strong academic, strategic, organizational, managerial, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • At least five years of successful leadership in a diocesan-level position
  • At least five years of successful teaching and/or school building leadership in a Catholic school
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
  • Management style that is both collaborative and decisive
  • Experience in creating and monitoring multiple department budgets
  • Willing and able to be and hold others accountable
  • Has a network among other diocesan leaders in area of Education and/or Faith Formation

Interested and Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and résumé electronically by November 5, 2015 to:

Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ

Secretary of Catholic Education and Faith Formation

Superintendent of Schools

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 The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Accoutant - Catholic Charities


The position is responsible for the timeliness, accuracy and integrity of the financial reports of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County.  Responsibilities also include analysis and improvement of the operating procedures for all programs and financial systems to ensure an appropriate level of internal control over financial reporting and the safe guarding of assets.  To execute these responsibilities, the individual must communicate effectively with all levels of staff within the organization. Critical to the success of this individual will be the qualities of initiative and follow through, to identify potential problem areas, research all aspects of the problem and to recommend, and after approval, to implement and verify solutions.


  • Supports the Finance Director with all aspects of financial reporting including the production of monthly, quarterly, yearly and grant years.
  • Responsible for assisting with the production financial statements, statistical reports, productivity analysis and commentary used by program management, senior management and outside directors to assess the ongoing financial health and operations of the organization.
  • Management and maintenance of all aspects of fixed asset accounting and reporting.
  • Responsible for Room to Grow Daycare entries and reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts for this program.
  • Data entry for credit cards processed into Raiser’s Edge and general ledger posting.
  • Supports the Finance Director with grant management and reporting, communicating with program managers with regard to grant program management.
  • Actively participates in year-end close and audit process, ensuring efficient utilization of auditor’s time and control of audit cost.
  • Responsible for preparation and management of Fundraising and Private Grant Reports provided to the Audit and Finance Committee.
  • Actively participates in annual budget process, supporting the presentation to the Budget & Finance Committee and to the Board of Directors.
  • Special projects as assigned.



  • Bachelors degree in Accounting.
  • 10 years Accounting experience / CPA preferred.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook and computerized accounting systems.
  • Excellent communication/strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self motivated, ability to work independently, start a project and manage it to completion.
  • Strong problem solving ability.


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The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Religious Education - St. Jude Parish


The Director of Religious Education administrates a parish catechetical program and provides leadership to assist the parish community in building a solid foundation of catechetical ministry.


Administrative Duties

  • Organize, schedule and oversee religious education program for pre-school thru 9th grade.
  • Prepare, schedule sacramental programs and worship services for students and parents.
  • Order textbooks, teaching materials and resources for the program.
  • Communicate with the parents and/or students via electronic media in accord with Safe Environment Policy
  • Prepare an annual budget for the Business Manager and monthly financial updates.
  • Prepare a yearly calendar; present for Pastor’s approval by the May meeting.
  • Report monthly to the Pastor.
  • Support and endorse diocesan and parish policies.
  • Be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Program, and enforce its implementation in the program.
  • Revise Religious Education and Catechist Handbooks as needed and present to the Pastor for approval.   



  • Provide support and supervision for the staff of the Religious Education Program
  • Recruit volunteer catechists, classroom aides, door and hall monitors for the program and provide appropriate in-service training and formation for them.
  • Identify and support the training for catechists at each grade level.
  • Counsel, advise, and visit with students, parents and teachers when classroom problems arise.


Spirituality and Prayer Leadership

  • Prepare at para-liturgical celebrations for students, that need to be approved by the Pastor. If requested, lead these celebrations.
  • Coordinate and plan with pastor sacramental rites for Religious Education students.


Staff Responsibilities

  • Work with staff to assure well scheduled and timely operations of the parish religious education program.
  • Meet regularly with parish staff for planning and coordination of parish programs.
  • Work with Youth Minister to coordinate RE/Youth ministry activities. 



Skills, Knowledge and/or abilities

  • Demonstrate capability to carry out administrative and supervisory duties in a timely fashion, utilizing good communication and relationship skills. 
  • Participate in ongoing formation and educational opportunities to keep current on trends in catechetical ministry.
  • Proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn expeditiously the diocesan-wide ParishSoft program.
  • Excellent computer skills (in general).

Education, Training and/or Experience

  • Must be a Catholic in good standing.
  • MA (BA will be considered) in Theology/Religious Education or a related educational field.  If paired with many years in the ministry, a certificate in ministry or theology from a Catholic institution of higher learning will be considered.
  • Proven participation and continuing updating of the Virtus Safe Environment Program sponsored through the diocese.


  • The Director of Religious Education is responsible for submitting/overseeing annual RE budget

Years of Experience Required:5 years in education, ministry or related disciplines.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to:

Donna Bria

St. Jude Church

707 Monroe Turnpike

Monroe, CT  06468

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We request that all information be sent electronically.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of the Diocesan Leadership Institute - DOB


This Director will be responsible for the newly created Diocesan Leadership Institute and will develop, oversee and evaluate all new programs related to adult learning in the Diocese of Bridgeport. The Director will ensure that clergy, religious and lay leaders receive formation, appropriate catechesis, and ongoing support in their respective ministries.

Reports to:               Bishop/Vicar General

Classification:          Exempt

Objective of the Diocesan Leadership Institute:

As a mandate of the Fourth Diocesan Synod, the Diocesan Leadership Institute will serve a two-fold purpose. First, it will provide ongoing, systematic formation and support for all current Church leaders in the Chancery and throughout the diocese, including clergy, those in consecrated life and the laity. Second, the institute will provide exemplary theological and spiritual education and pastoral leadership formation for every adult who wishes to grow in the knowledge of the Catholic faith and in their personal relationship with the Lord.   This theological and spiritual education will also provide formation for young adults who are called to be evangelists in our faith communities.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, implement and assess leadership development programs and resources
  • Advise and collaborate with diocesan leadership to provide systematic formation and support for all Church leaders to assist them in their various pastoral ministries
  • Assess needs in order to develop a multi-year learning plan
  • Use national and diocesan data to develop appropriate plans
  • Design curriculum, customize programs, invite and prepare trainers, provide ongoing support for trainers
  • Collaborate with pastors as well as a broad spectrum of diocesan departments
  • Build and maintain relationships with external development partners and educational institutions
  • Create opportunities for both on-site and virtual diocesan-wide learning
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to those who serve in the Diocesan Leadership Institute
  • Ensure that the programs of the Diocesan Leadership Institute respond to the needs of our culturally diverse diocese
  • Incorporate into all leadership training the importance of recognizing and respecting the many cultures that form our diocese


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Practicing Roman Catholic, in good standing
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Church teaching
  • Desire to grow as a disciple and to assist others in their faith journey
  • At least five years of leadership experience at a diocesan, parish or university level
  • Master’s Degree in a related field ( e.g., Theology, Leadership, Organizational Culture)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Proven ability to conduct needs analysis and effectiveness assessment
  • Experience in adult learning, coaching and a variety of presentation methods
  • Ability to design, promote, execute and analyze new Leadership Development Programs
  • Strong technology skills across platforms as well as ability to use Social Media in a pastoral setting


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of successful experience at the diocesan, parish or university level
  • Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish


Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department at  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

We request that all information be sent electronically.  Applicants will be considered as materials are received until October 30, 2015.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Behavioral Health Network Administrator - Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County seeks well qualified mental health professional for full time leadership position. Responsible for administration of agency’s Outpatient Psychiatric clinics in Danbury and Norwalk.  Minimum of 5 years proven success as human services manager, preferably in a mental health/family service agency setting, and documented success with program development and budget management. Knowledge of clinical services delivery and 3rd party payor environment a must. Competitive salary and benefits. Equal opportunity employer. Resume and cover letter only to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Human Resources Associate - Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County seeks a Human Resources professional to administer and issue directives in all areas of HR reporting to the Senior Director of Human Resources.

  • Responsible to build and maintain HR databases
  • Create and complete required reports
  • Maintain personnel records and job description data base and administer/coordinate new hire paperwork and process. 
  • Serves as liaison to external benefits contacts.
  • Assists in the coordination and completion of compliance projects and assists Agency Management with HR issues.
  • Coordinates Catholic Charities Board Meetings assisting President and COO with office management and special projects and meetings as required.

Required proficiency in Microsoft Office; Window 365 preferred.  Minimum of 5 years proven success in HR or associated field.

Competitive salary and benefits.

Send resume and cover letter only to Mary-Beth Petersen at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Parish Finance Accountant

The Diocese of Bridgeport includes more than 460,000 registered Catholics in Fairfield County, Connecticut, representing 45 percent of the total population.  Geographically it encompasses all of Fairfield County and it includes 82 parishes.  The Diocese sponsors 25 elementary schools, 5 diocesan high school and one school for special education, educating more than 9,000 young people. It is also a leading sponsor of senior housing  (Bishop Curtis Homes), mental health, nutrition and charitable services (Catholic Charities), and youth services (Cardinal Shehan Center).

The Diocese of Bridgeport is currently looking to hire a Parish Finance Accountant to join our team.  The ideal candidate will act as primary contact and help desk for 83 parishes with QuickBooks and Diocesan accounting policies.  The Parish Finance Accountant is also responsible for:

  • Assisting in the development and updating of parish financial audits and procedural reviews
  • Analyzing financial results and developing unique reporting which facilitates recommendations to parishes based on noted financial trends and deficiencies related to technical accounting issues.
  • The Parish Finance Accountant works closely with all Catholic Center departments and with Pastors and their staff on all parish fiduciary issues and the development of policies, procedures and guidelines.

Reports To:  Chief Financial Officer

Classification:  Full-time

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Works with Pastors and their parish staff to identify and resolve financial deficiencies discovered during reviews.  Proposes recommendations for improvements.
  • Researches and analyzes financial data from each parish’s QuickBooks database.
  • Works in conjunction with Diocesan Payroll Manager to run and review monthly lay employee defined contribution report.  Ensures parish reports are ready and provides date of withdrawal.
  • Interacts with key parish staff on a day-to-day basis to gather information, resolve problems and make recommendations for process improvements
  • Attends professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
  • Posts deposits into Financial Edge – primarily special collections and other annual collections by Parish Finance for Hospital Chaplain Fee and ParishSoft Maintenance.
  • Bills parishes for QuickBooks upgrades.
  • Calculates Cathedraticum billing and submits letters to Pastors.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required to support the parishes and/or Diocesan departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting – strong technical accounting skills with proficiency in US GAAP.
  • Exceptional service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple parish assignments and competing priorities in a fast-pace, interactive environment.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various parish sites.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years experience
  • QuickBooks proficient
  • Strong technical accounting skills

To apply please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention - Program Assistant -Part Time (max. 20 hours) DOB

Overview:  The Program Assistant will provide assistance to the Director of Safe Environment to ensure the Diocese of Bridgeport is in full compliance with the U.S.C.C.B. Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Duties will include training various groups across the Diocese of Bridgeport on child sexual abuse awareness and prevention. The Program Assistant will assist with organizing, scheduling and facilitating VIRTUS P.G.C.A. classes and Child Lures Prevention workshops. The Program Assistant is responsible for manually processing criminal background checks for all non-internet users.

Responsibilities will also include working in conjunction with the Safe Environment Database Manager to answer phone calls and assist callers with online registration and re-certification. Job responsibilities include assisting local Safe Environment coordinators with processing and logging criminal background check dates into the VIRTUS system for annual audit reports. The Program Assistant may be assigned temporarily to assist at a Diocesan location when there is a change in a local Safe Environment Coordinator to ensure that there is no gap in their child safety programs.

Reports To:  Director of Safe Environment

Secretariat: Office of the Bishop

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Child Sexual Abuse Prevention classes as needed for schools and parishes utilizing the VIRTUS program and the Child Lures Prevention program.  Training and certification on these curriculums are provided to the qualified candidate. Ensure that all training reports are completed thoroughly in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Program Director with answering phone calls and processing criminal background checks during peak hiring times in the Catholic Schools and for Diocesan youth ministry events.
  • Provide onsite support and technical assistance to parishes and schools who do not have a Safe Environment Coordinator in place. Assist Pastors with conducting criminal background checks and collecting paperwork from staff and volunteers.
  • Assist the Director of Safe Environment with annual data collection from schools, parishes and Diocesan programs.
  • Assist parish and school volunteers with registering through the VIRTUS database
  • Assists the Program Director with other duties as assigned


  • Basic computer skills, word, and data entry skills required. Must be able to use email and access a web based compliance tracking system from home.
  • Reliable transportation and a flexible schedule required.  80% travel within the Diocese of Bridgeport (Fairfield County).
  • Some evening hours and a minimum of one weekend day per month. This position will require travel to various schools and parishes across Fairfield County.
  • Must be in full compliance with the U.S.C.C.B Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and with the Diocesan Safe Environment policies.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree required in the field of Social Work, Psychology, Education, Human Resources or Health Care Administration.
  • Social Workers and MSW students encouraged to apply. Clinical supervision available for recent M.S.W. graduates seeking licensure and supervision.


Competencies and Personal Attributes

Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese encouraged to apply 

To apply please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Music - Our Lady of Fatima Parish - Wilton

The primary goal and function of the Music Director is to foster full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy.  The postion also should cultivate an appreciation of sacred music and will facilitate the development of the parish music repertoire and will lead the music at liturgy.

Some duties include:

  • Lead the choir, instrumentalist and assembly at liturgies
  • Collaborate with Adult, Children and Family choir leaders
  • Oversee the Sound system and all the equipment associated with it
  • Prepare aids and appropriate music for special liturgies
  • Consult with ministry leaders and others on the use of sacred music in their activities
  • Participate as a standing member of the Liturgy & Worship Committee
  • Develop and maintain a library of musical compositions and to catalog all parish purchases
  • Budget and manage all musical assets and musical expenses of the church
  • Form, rehearse and schedule choirs, ensembles as required
  • Assure that parish use of music conforms to Church and Diocese directives
  • Participate and encourage parish musicians to participate in Diocese wide liturgies and celebrations
  • With the parish bookkeeper, develop and administer a budget for all Music Ministry Programs
  • Establish and maintain office hours that are consistent with the requirements of the ministry and available to parishioners
  • Attend scheduled staff meeting and ensure adequate communication

Qualifications and Required Skills and Comptencies:

  • High degree of proficiency with the organ and piano.  Prefer candidate who also sings
  • Working knoledge of other instruments so as to conduct the musicians
  • Effective choral and instrument conductor
  • Skilled at interpersonal relationships
  • Understands the teachings of the Catholic Church including scripture, sacraments, creed and morality
  • Ability to help others identify their gifts and talents within the community
  • Understand, as a lay minister, their personal lifestyle should reflect the teachings of the Church
  • Degree in music preferred
  • 5 year's experience in liturgical music and 2 years of directing is preferred


  • Competitive salary 
  •  Insurance & retirement benefits available above 35hr./ week
  • Extra earning potential with funerals and weddings
  • Extra earning potential working with school, camps and other local programs
  • Paid vacation based on years of service

Our Lady of Fatima is a very active parish with a very good music program.  The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to enhance this special ministry.

Please submit your resume and inquiries to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Sample audio cds are welcome.  Looking to fill the position very quickly.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Part Time - Accounts Receivable Associate - Office of Financial Services - DOB

The Accounts Receivable Associate position in the Office of Financial Services is a part time position (25 hour/week).

Primary functions of this position will include coordinating the accounts receivable billing cycle and the application of payments received. The ideal candidate will perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties on an "as needed" basis to include:  general ledger maintenance, account analysis and budgeting, as well as moderately complex clerical and accounting work which requires knowledge of standard accounting procedures.

Responsibilities of the Accounts Receivable Associate are as follows:

  • Coordinates the accounts receivable billing cycle and the application of payments received
  • Supports the clerical and administrative functions of accounts payable and payroll, as needed
  • Participates in General Ledger maintenance and account analysis
  • Performs accounting and administrative projects, as needed

Interested candidates should have 3+ years of experience in financial services which includes, accounts receivable, banking, and other general ledger duties. The person selected will have strong analytical skills including attention to detail and accuracy, as well as the ability to handle sensitive data in a confidential manner. Other skills required include:

  • Computer proficiency with special emphasis on accounting systems
  • Strong Excel skills and the ability to manage spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of standard accounting procedures
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Detail orientation and figure accuracy
  • Good problem solving skills


Interested persons must submit a resume with specific salary requirements no later than Friday, September 18, 2015.

Office of Human Resources, Attn: Director of Accounting, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606

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The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Part-Time Director Religious Education - Holy Family Parish - Fairfield

The ideal candidate for the Part-Time (19 hr/wk) Director of Religious Education should have experience in teaching or administration in a grade-school environment, preferably Catholic, or previous experience as a DRE or CRE.  Must be familiar with (or willing to learn) the Diocesan ParishSoft system.  Responsibilities will include working with the Pastor and the Diocese to develop a comprehensive curriculum, developing a catechetical program for our First Communion and Confirmation candidates; recruitment, supervision and training of volunteer catechists and active recruitment of students to the Program.  Ability to interaface with Youth Group directors to help bolster our Youth Group program a plus.  The candidate must be Virtus trained and pass a background check.  Must also comply with all Diocesan policies.  If interested, please call Holy Family Parish at 203-336-1835 Monday through Wednesday from 9a.m. to 4p.m. or by e-mal at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to arrance an interview.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Part- Time Business Manager - Holy Family Parish - Fairfield

The part-time Business Manager must be familiar with Diocesan Accounting Guidelines and policies.  The candidte should understand and be able to immediately use the Diocesan QuickBooks system. Must also be familiar with and able to use the ParishSoft data system.  Responsibities will include interfacing with vendors, preparing the payroll and management of Account Receivable and Accounts Payable.  Mest ba able to work with the Pastor for the preparation of the annual budget, and must be able to prepare comprehensive reports for Fianance Council meetings. The candidate must be Virtus trained, pass a background check, and must comply with all Diocesan policies.  The position requires between 15-19 hours a week.  For more information or to apply please call Holy Family Parish at 203-336-1835 Monday through Wednesday from 9a.m. - 4 p.m. or via e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to arrange an interview.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Maintenance Worker - Part Time - St. Joseph Church - Danbury

St. Joseph Church in Danbury, CT., seeks a part-time maintenance person to perform minor repairs, oversee outside contractors, and direct maintenance staff.  20 hrs/wk.

M-F 7a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Requirements include:

  • Ability to lift over 25 lbs.; ability to bend over to pick up items on the floor/ground, and ability to climb ladders (e.g., change light bulbs; to climb stairs for access to crawl spaces)
  • Experience with physical plant/ building maintenance; project leadership and supervision
  • Virtus training required (training will be offered if necessary)
  • A background check will also be required

Please submit your resumes via fax to (203)748-2010 or send resume to Father Scott at St. Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Avenue, Danbury, CT 08610

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Parish and Community Outreach Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs

OVERVIEW: The Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach provides leadership in the faith formation and ongoing spiritual needs of individuals with disabilities in the Diocese of Bridgeport and is the bridge between these individuals, their families and the greater Diocesan community. The Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach is a full time position and will be based at St. Catherine Center for Special Needs in Fairfield. The ideal candidate combines the knowledge and experience in parish settings as well as experience working with individuals with disabilities.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs

OBJECTIVE: In collaboration with parish leadership, the Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach seeks to enable those with disabilities and their families to meaningfully participate in all aspects of the Church The Director shall act as a resource to individuals, families and parishes by providing training, strategies and tools, curriculum, professional materials and strategic vision to consciously and intentionally include people with disabilities in their parish community.



•    Develop and implement a plan for the Diocese to establish a baseline of inclusion of people with disabilities in parish life
•    Assess resource needs throughout the Diocese and identify and/or develop accordingly those materials, training programs, and events defined through the assessment process.
•    Collaborate with Directors of Religious Education to facilitate the participation of children with disabilities in parish based catechetical programs.
•    Serve as the Center liaison to Diocesan groups that serve people with disabilities, including but not limited to the Faith clubs.
•    Serve as the Center liaison to Diocesan groups that have volunteers who serve people with disabilities.
•    Develop relationships with outside organizations that serve people with disabilities, including but limited to group homes, adult service programs, and advocacy organizations.
•    Develop material for the Center website.
•    Maintain social media sites with current and appropriate material.
•    Represent the Center at Diocesan meetings or events as appropriate.
•    Participate as a member of the Center leadership team in staff meetings, events, and all other activities as appropriate.
•    Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and present updates as requested.
•    Develop and execute, in collaboration with the Executive Director, short and long term measurable goals.
•    Identify and assist in the preparation of grant proposals.
•    Perform other strategic duties as agreed upon by the Executive Director or the Secretary for Catholic Education and Faith Formation.


•    Practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.
•    Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution, Master’s Degree preferred.
•    Experience working with individuals with learning differences, special education, developmental disabilities or therapeutic support.
•    Understanding of parish ministry.
•    Ability to collaborate with a variety of constituents including pastors, directors of religious education, the Office of Superintendent and Center staff.
•    Demonstrated excellence in communication, managerial and organizational skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently, set goals and analyze data.
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).


•    An understanding of national trends and standards related to disabilities
•    Experience working with outside agencies who work with people with disabilities
•    Excellent presentation and group facilitation skills
•    An understanding of the mission of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs

Please direct any inquiry to:    

Helen Burland
Executive Director
Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs
760 Tahmore Drive
Fairfield, CT  06825
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Director of the Diaconate

Overview: The Diaconate Office of the Diocese of Bridgeport has a four-fold mission:

  1. To promote, recruit and welcome inquirers who are discerning a call to the Diaconate through fellowship, reflection and prayer.
  2. To administer the established formation program for men who are called to serve as ordained deacons in the Church. This includes the need to maintain the academic accreditation of the formation program through local Universities or Colleges.
  3. To continue to support the ordained, overseeing their ongoing formational and ministerial formation.
  4. To provide support to the deacons, their wives and the widows of deceased deacons by offering opportunities for social gatherings, prayer and fraternity. The office also served as a resource to deacons facing any type of personal or ministerial difficulties

Reports To: Dual Report to the Vicar General and the Vicar for Clergy

Supervises: Dean of Formation Program (Proposed)

Collaborates with:
Director of Vocations
Director of Catholic Leadership Institute

Admissions Committee
Evaluations Committee
Mentor Couples Coordinator
Program Spiritual Director

Principal Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities of the Director of the Diaconate are:
(1) to oversee the inquiry and aspirancy programs of the Diaconate, (2) to supervise a comprehensive program of holistic formation that includes the human, theological, spiritual and pastoral ministry development for those preparing for ordination and (3) to administer and lead a post-ordination program where deacons and their wives are encouraged to continue to grow intellectually, spiritually, in human formation and pastoral formation.

Critical Responsibilities:

1. The Director is charged with the following responsibilities with regard to the promoting and recruitment of the Diaconate program:

  • a. Develop and lead a robust vocation program that actively promotes the Permanent Diaconate.
  • b. Collaborate with the Pastors and Vocation Director to advertise the process of discernment, inquiry and application throughout the Diocese to include guest speakers, workshops and family events where a broad cross-section of men and their families can be made more aware of the expectations of responding to their call to the Diaconate.
  • c. Enhance the evaluation process of applicants into the Diaconate assessing academic, spiritual and psychological levels and needs in preparation for a period of inquiry followed by aspirancy formation

2. The Director is responsible for leading the aspirants and their families through the established formation program which include:

  • a. Assessing an academic plan for each man entering formation based on his level of education along and a cognitive assessment of his abilities.
  • b. Create individual plans of study based on ability and need
  • c. When needed, coordinate with local Universities an opportunity for an appropriate college degree to allow entrance into the formation program of the Diaconate. Assess the need for self-study, self-paced programs, either online or in class to complete the required academic programs.
  • d. Maintain a collaborate relationship with Saint Joseph’s Seminary that will be sponsoring a majority of the academic courses in the formation program. Must be available for 20-25% travel.
  • e. Coordinate and mentor ongoing studies on structured Diaconate weekends, identify qualified faculty and maintain the non-university based study program focusing on more general studies, spiritual enrichment and building of a fraternity among the men in formation and their wives. Maintain a presence with the men in formation throughout the weekend.
  • f. Allow for more practical human and pastoral formation by creating Parish or Diocesan Internships, focusing on ministries of charity whenever possible
  • g. Conduct annual evaluations in the areas of academic, spiritual, pastoral and human development (and oversee the work of the evaluation committee that will coordinate the evaluations of pastors, faculty, and field supervisors)
  • h. Programs would be initiated annually allowing for variation in the overall formation program dependent on the aspirant’s needs.

3. The Director is responsible for guiding and monitoring the ongoing formation of Deacons after their ordination.

  • a. Assist the Bishop and the Assignment Board in the proper placement of the newly ordained Deacons
  • b. Ensure the ongoing growth and abilities as they function as Deacons for the parishes to which they are assigned as well as for broader Diocesan programs
  • c. Coordinate and monitor ongoing formation through self-paced continuing education course offered by the Leadership Institute. Liaise with the Center for Ignatian Spirituality to provide further formation opportunities. Assure that all newly ordained deacons meet the formation requirements associated with the first three years after ordination.
  • d. Create and administer an evaluation process for all deacons in coordination with their assigned parish leaders and the Vicar for Clergy on an annual basis. This evaluation should include an assessment of ongoing education, homiletic skill, ministerial effectiveness and general life experience.
  • e. Coordinate the administration of a Deacons’ Wives programs to promote spiritual growth and direct events focused on prayer life and support of the Diaconate.
  • f. Create a mentoring program for newly ordained deacons to allow for the greatest opportunities for acceptance into their new roles in their assigned parishes. Allow for the nurturing of strong relationships between deacons and priests.
  • g. Respond to questions, problems, and concerns from Deacons as needed

Other Responsibilities:

    • Formulate and maintain financial budgets for the Diaconate Office
    • Follow Diocesan protocol regarding records retention of Clergy files
    • Manage and oversee major diaconate events
    • Participate in global Diaconate Director forums e.g. National Assembly of Diaconate Directors (NADD)

Personal Requirements:

Knowledge and Skills  

    • Ordained member of the Roman Catholic Clergy – minimum 5 years
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Strong knowledge of the Catholic Church and its doctrines
    • Experience with budgeting, financial management and reporting
    • Exceptional active listening skills and communication skills.
    • Strong public speaking/presentation skills

Attitude and Personal Attributes

   • A devout follower of Christ
    • A personal commitment to and passion for renewal of the Catholic Church
    • Significant knowledge of and ability to communicate the structure, teaching, beliefs and attitudes of the Catholic Church
    • Able to connect with and build relationships with others.
    • Ability to influence others and move them towards a common goal.
    • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality


Knowledge and Skills

    • Advanced studies in Theology
    • Experienced with managing change
    • Excellent management skills and experience (planning, strategy and tactics, schedules and budgets).

Attitude and Personal Attributes

    • Able to be flexible and adapt in a changing environment.


Cover letter and resume should be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Director of Youth Ministries (Grades 9 through 12), St. Francis Assisi, Weston, CT


St. Francis is a parish made up of approximately 730 families that draws its members from an active, culturally sophisticated, and community-minded small town. 

Youth Ministries Needs at St Francis

  • A person willing to work closely with young people and help lead them to closer personal relationship to Jesus Christ.
  • Connect the Youth to the Parish at large
  • Connect Youth with the local community 


  • A charismatic personality and a strong witness of our Catholic Faith. 
  • The ideal candidate will be passionate about their faith, a self-starter, mature, responsible and creative. 
  • Candidates should possess excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills, particularly with social media. 

Job Details:

  • Part time position (8-12 hours per week) reporting to the Pastor
  • Includes working Sunday afternoon/evenings
  • Schedule follows the school calendar
  • Plan and lead activities that develop spiritual growth in members
  • Plan and lead the weekly Youth Group meetings or activities
  • Plan and lead social events and service projects 
  • Oversee and recruit support Adult Core Team
  • Attends monthly staff meetings
  • Seeks opportunities to connect teens to the parish community
  • Is a part of the annual carnival team
  • Coordination of youth volunteers and responsible for the Youth Group Booths (Dunk Tank, face painting, etc.)


To apply send resumes to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  

St. Joseph High School - College and School Counselor

St. Joseph High School is seeking a dynamic, certified College and School Counselor to enhance our students' educaional experience beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

If you wish to pursue this full-time opportunity please submit a letter of interest, your resume, a copy of your transcripts and three letters of reference to Ken Mayo, Principal, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by May 20, 2015.

Lead Teacher - St. Francis of Assisi Preschool - Weston, CT

St. Francis of Assisi Preschool is seeking a CDA  Certified early childhood teacher for a position opening for August 2015.   We are a child centered community who believes in hands on learning builds on each child's interests and individual abilities.  We incorporate the Project approach and promote curiosity , discovery and growth all through play!


Our teachers are responsible for :

  • creating and designing a curriculum around the classrooms interest
  • Teachers are responsible for keeping portfolios on each child .  These portfolios are used to assess growth, areas of interest, planning.  These are shared with the parents at conference times.
  • Teachers are encouraged to grow in their field and are welcomed to share in their growth and knowledge with their peers.
  • Teachers participate in age level meetings to collaborate and plan
  • Teachers are encouraged to support parents as we are a program who believes in embracing the whole family in their discovery of the early years of development and learning

The ideal candidate would have:

  • An associate or Bachelor degree in early childhood education
  • or a Bachelor degree in a related field and a CDA
  • Experience working with pre-k / preschool children
  • a team / collaborative mentality
  • strong written and verbal English skill
  • a flexible and open manner
  • an eagerness to learn and grow in the early childhood field
  • Proficient in Micro soft  Word


We are a small school who is moving forward with our program that is current, passionate and excited about our offerings.  We believe in building a supportive environment for teacher, parent and most especially child.  Our program is build on a warm, secure and inviting "step out of the home" approach. 

Please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Service Provider - St. Catherine Center for Special Needs

Job Description

The position of Service Provider of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is appointed by the Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Center.  A Service Provider is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Plans in his/her caseload for adults enrolled in the Adult Services program. The position reports to the Coordinator of Adult Services program and is based at Saint Catherine Center in Fairfield.

Essential Functions

  • Model appropriate behavior for the individuals in his/her caseload
  • Provide individual or group assistance to individuals under the direction of the Coordinator of Services
  • Assist the Planning and Support Team (PST) in the development of Individual Plans (IPs) for each consumer in his/her caseload and work with Coordinator of Services in the implementation of the IPs
  • Provide review and reinforcement in all skill areas including activities of daily living and vocational skills
  • Accompany and supervise consumers at activities including physical activities, art, swimming, music and in the community.
  • Provide supervision and instruction for consumers participating in job site experiences.
  • Assist with toileting and personal care as needed.
  • Assist with supervision of times such as lunch, free time, etc. as assigned by the Coordinator of Services.
  • Drive the Center vehicle to activities
  • Drive the Center vehicle to pick up and drop off consumers as needed
  • Complete reports as required specific to behavior changes and plans, health concerns, abuse and neglect concerns, and as determined by the Planning and Support Team (PST)
  • Implement the procedures associated with the management of consumers’ personal finances
  • Maintain attendance records for caseload; maintain daily behavior log for caseload
  • Participate in annual staff training and remain current on any changes in policies and procedures throughout the year



Professional Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or related field preferred
  • Experience working with people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Current CT Driver’s license
  • Certified in First Aid (or complete in first 6 months of employment)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references and an application  to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is an equal opportunity employer.

St. Joseph High School - School Bus Driver

St Joseph High School has the following position open for employment:

Morning School Bus Driver

Must have a Valid CDL operator’s license with public passenger endorsement to drive a 14-passenger bus. We are also interested in applicants who would be available per diem. You would be required to complete VIRTUS training through the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Please submit electronically your interest in the position ASAP, to Joseph Dzurenda, Director of Facilities, via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).