Website St Rose of Lima-Meriden CT

Roman Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Hartford


St. Rose of Lima

35 Center Street

Meriden, CT.


A diverse and dynamic parish located in Meriden, CT., St. Rose of Lima, seeks a bilingual pastoral associate to serve a large and growing community of Spanish speaking Catholics, as well as English speaking parishioners. The parish values its diversity and its unity.

The primary responsibility of the pastoral associate is to work in collaboration with the pastor in the ongoing development and training of parish leadership, to assist lay leaders in building and strengthening the parish. This will include identifying, and forming new leaders, as well as guiding and providing opportunities for continuing formation of existing ministers/parish leadership.

The parish pastoral associate engages Pope Francis’ visionary call for a missionary option as laid out in The Joy of the Gospel, to creatively be part of the renewal of the parish, so it is “the Church living in the midst of the homes of her sons and daughters,” …. that it really is in contact with the homes and the lives of its people (c.f. EG,27), contributing to the common good of our city and region. By the practice of encounter, discernment, and action, parishioners have opportunities to realize their baptismal call to a mature faith, holiness, ministry in the world and church, and to community.

The successful candidate will have: a relationship with Jesus Christ, be able to share their faith, as well as receive with reverence those they will meet. The successful candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic, know the liturgy, teachings, traditions, and social justice doctrine of the Church; be fluent/literate in both English and Spanish; appreciate the Latino cultures; have experience in Latino parish ministry, and possess good personal organizational skills. Experience in Ignatian spirituality and congregational organizing is desirable.

Minimum education required BA in Theology, but it is preferable that the candidate have attained a MA in Theology or a M.Div. Salary commensurate with skill, experience, and archdiocesan guidelines.

Part of the Archdiocese of Hartford, St. Rose of Lima is celebrating its 175th anniversary of mission, the fourth oldest parish in Connecticut, and is a participating institution in Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut – CONECT, a broad-based organization of 28 communities of faith that train congregational leaders to act in public life.

Kindly send resumes to the attention of Father James Manship at

*** Part-time or Full-time candidates will be considered ***

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