Our mission is to encourage and equip our community to grow faithfully in Jesus Christ and utilize these gifts in a lifelong service to the community within the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.
Employment Opportunity: Immaculate Conception seeks a Religious Education Coordinator/Director for Pre-school-Confirmation (including the scaramental programs and Vacation Bible School) in a part-time, 12-month position. The position will plan, direct, and oversee the faith formation of approximately 200 children. Successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic with knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church as well as best practices in teaching Catholic faith to children. BA or BS degree in Catholic theology, education or equivalent preferred, but willing to train the right person. Flexibility in working a variety of hours, including Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Basic computer literacy and proficiency will be necessary. A full Job Description can be found here or in the entrance of the church. An Employment Application can be found here or in the entrance of the church. Contact Trish at the Parish Office at 952-955-1458 with questions.
Theresa Washburn, Director of Religious Education
For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (2 Cor 4:5-6)
Education in the Faith by the parents should begin in the child's earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents. CCC 2226