Job Posting 70304

Marriage Preparation Presenter Couple
Catholic Family Service
Calgary area
250-707 10 Ave SW
closes in 2 days (Sat, 15 May)
part time

Catholic Family Service (CFS) is all about building strong families. Our programs and services respond to the challenges that threaten families and leave them vulnerable. We focus on enhancing the mental health and well-being of our clients, empowering parents, nurturing children’s healthy development and enabling success in school. We take an integrated approach across our service portfolio, always looking for the opportunity to encourage discussion and healing at the family level. In so doing, we enable CFS professionals to help their clients build strong families, and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.


The Position:
Title: Marriage Preparation Presenter Couple
Job Type: Three to five weekends per year ongoing, beginning fall, 2021


Catholic Family Service has an opening for qualified married couples to be part of a team, making presentations to engaged couples who are registered in any of the marriage preparation weekends offered by Catholic Family Service. Sharing this role as part of an alternating team of presenters, these presentations follow a prescribed program, designed to invite engaged couples to deepen their conversations about what it takes to enter into permanent faithful covenant marriage as understood in the Catholic sacramental way of life. Our dynamic team is ready to welcome presenters who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience of living sacramental marriage.


This position involves six to nine hours of presentations over a weekend, approximately three to four times per year. There are often ten weekends offered per year to engaged couples seeking to meet the requirements for marriage in the Roman Catholic Church, which includes the completion of an accepted pre marriage course or program. This role will appeal to couples who have enthusiasm for their Christian faith; embrace the challenges and joys of marriage and family life, and have a desire to share their enthusiasm with couples who are about to embark on that journey.
This position includes a modest honourarium for each presenter.


Qualifications Required:

  • Couples have been in a sacramental marriage for a minimum of four years;
  • At least one partner has been baptized Roman Catholic, and both actively engaged in livingthe Christian life and actively participating in a Christian community;
  • Must be comfortable presenting to groups of 15 to 30 couples, both in person and virtually(on Zoom);
  • Although professional presentation qualifications are not necessary, demonstration of theability to effectively communicate concepts and share experiences would be an asset;
  • Please note: applicants are encouraged to present with a current Criminal Record Check,Vulnerable Sector Review and a Child Intervention Record Check.

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