The Upstanders Free Virtual Film Screening with Interactive Q&A

The Upstanders Free Virtual Film Screening with Interactive Q&A: Monday, October 25 at 5:30 pm, for our next Free Virtual Film Screening: THE UPSTANDERS with Interactive Q&A .The Upstander film is about resilience and the power of connection causing us all to examine our behavior, inspiring us to do better, be better, and stand up against victimization and cyber-bullying. Free reservations for this online screening will be available shortly. A faith-filled panel will be live after the film’s screening. We hope you can join us on October 25.

Active Listening

 Andy T. Pham Good listening involves you being attentive to a person’s words. Great listening or active listening requires you being attentive to a person’s emotional state and needs. Active listening goes beyond the words themselves and focuses on the reasoning for...

CCC Responds to Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Being Honored in CA State Legislature

As the State has now greenlighted prejudiced acts of discrimination, we ask that Californians rise above the legislature’s divisive behavior and instead seek to treat each other with the love, integrity, and dignity that every person deserves.

We are in sorrow and disbelief that California legislators paid tribute to a prominent member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI), a group that openly commits acts of hate, misogyny, and discrimination against Catholics, our women’s religious orders, and against Christianity.

California is usually eager to condemn acts of hate, but today they chose to elevate them. Lawmakers praised a member of a group that actively disrupts our Masses, events and even steals our sacred Eucharist. SIP holds events that ridicule our sacraments with names so crass we will spare repeating them.

Our Catholic women religious voluntarily devote their entire lives to caring for immigrants, orphans, and those in poverty, working in hospitals and hospices, and stepping in to provide a way for those who would otherwise go without. They gladly serve others and remain in prayer even for those who openly disparage them. Our Sisters should be recognized for their selflessness, not ridiculed and denigrated.

Compounding our distress is the fact that the Sisters of Mercy previously owned the very land where the annexed portion of the Capitol building sits. There is a statue on the Capitol grounds to recognize their contribution. And today, the State chose to support the desecration of their selfless acts and those who follow in their legacy.

As the State has now greenlighted prejudiced acts of discrimination, we ask that Californians rise above the legislature’s divisive behavior and instead seek to treat each other with the love, integrity, and dignity that every person deserves.


Instructional Assistant (Full-time) Holy Family School – 2023-24 School Year

Holy Family School is a Preschool-8th grade school located in San Jose, California. Holy Family School is a Catholic Community with a commitment to faith development and active engagement in learning. We provide intentional academic and co-curricular programs, building foundational skills for ongoing success in high school and beyond. Through our shared values and beliefs, we partner with families to create an atmosphere of support and acceptance for all students to flourish.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Principal, the Instructional Assistant is responsible for aiding the teacher in achieving educational objectives. The Instructional Assistant, under the direction of the teacher, assists in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning class environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials.

Classroom Management and Learning Environment

  • Support the Teacher in positive classroom management and delivering effective instruction to all students, including in small groups and individually.
  • Report progress regarding student performance and behavior.
  • Assure the health and safety of students by following established practices and procedures; maintain a safe, orderly, and clean learning environment.
  • Tutor individual or small groups of students, reinforcing instruction as directed by the Teacher; monitor and oversee student drills, practices, and assignments in various subjects; confer with the Teacher concerning lesson plans and materials to meet student needs.
  • Maintain discipline in the absence of the Teacher.

Supervising Students

  • Supervise students both inside and outside the classroom where assigned.
  • Accept responsibility for the safety and well-being of each child.

Instructional Materials and Clerical Tasks

  • Assist the Teacher in maintaining a functioning classroom environment. Examples include but are not
    limited to:
    o Classroom setup
    o Materials
    o Devices
    o Bulletin boards
  • Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and exercises as well as the implementation of lesson


  • Understand the principles of child development and education models.
  • Exhibits flexibility in day-to-day school environments.
  • Excellent organizational and human relations skills.
  • Self-motivated and reliable.
  • Able to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with principal, parents, staff, and the general public.
  • Able to manage moderate levels of stress.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a strong customer service focus (internal and external).
  • Ethical and discreet team player.

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Act as a role model of professionalism in a Catholic environment.
  • Support the philosophy, policies, and goals of the school, as well as the decisions made by the Principal and Administrators.
  • Ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all students.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as outlined in the parent/student handbook and employee handbook.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Attend faculty, administrative, and all other meetings as needed.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, or physical demands required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of
the position.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma. Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Course credit in child development, preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience implementing educational programming and working with students as a Teacher and/or educational aide, preferred.
  • Previous experience supervising children.
  • Sufficient training to perform tasks assigned by the Principal and/or Teacher.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders of the school.
  • English, required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese) preferred.

Technical Skills:

  • First Aid and CPR certified.
  • Proficient at word processing, presentation, and electronic mail applications.
  • Experience with school information systems (SIS).
  • Ability to use devices common to classrooms (e.g.: cameras, projectors, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of Workday, or willingness to learn.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google applications.

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, lifting, repetitive motion, bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, stretching, twisting.
  • Can lift 10 lbs. in compliance with safety standards.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Handles exposure to climate change and temperature.
  • Can operate standard office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, personal computer, telephone, and alarm system.
  • Level of vision, hearing, speaking required.

Other Requirements:

  • Able to work evenings and weekends if required.
  • Must have an understanding and acceptance for the mission of the Catholic Church.
  • Must support the teachings and values of the Catholic Church and its mission.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to school Principal, Vida Covington at

Salary Range: $24.84 – $28.76 per hour, based on education and experience.

Director of Faith Formation, St. Lucy Parish Church – Campbell, CA

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responsible for parish programs and processes designed to lead the adults, children and youth of the faith community to maturity of faith through instruction and formation in the Christian life.

Planning Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement long and short-term goals and objectives for the areas of responsibility under the supervision of the Pastor.
  • In cooperation with the Pastor, evaluate catechetical programs in areas of responsibility at regular intervals.
  • Coordinate and provide ministry through online tools when necessary.

Program Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and/or oversee all components of the parish catechetical ministry program – adults, youth, children and families.
  • Plan and develop curriculum for parish catechetical ministry programs.
  • Select materials, promote and provide adult faith formation.
  • Coordinate and oversee Christian Initiation of adults and children and sacramental preparation for all ages.
  • Assist in planning sacramental celebrations.
  • Provide opportunities for family faith formation.
  • Recruit, select, provide initial training, supervise and evaluate catechists in the areas of responsibility.
  • Encourage the spiritual and professional development of catechists.
  • Assist coordinators and catechists as needed.
  • Assist in the review and selection of catechetical texts.
  • Follow diocesan guidelines.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Prepare and monitor the catechetical ministry budget.
  • Supervise the collection of fees and purchase of catechetical materials.
  • Supervise the maintenance of records: permanent records, sacramental records, catechist records, and emergency information.
  • Aware of legal issues related to catechetical ministry and follow the law regarding child abuse.


  • Maintain appropriate internal and external communications.
  • Communicate regularly with the Pastor and pastoral staff, attend staff meetings and collaborate in appropriate catechetical/parish projects.
  • Communicate regularly with catechists, encouraging them, assisting them, and supporting their development and certification.
  • Communicate with parents regularly and promote their active involvement.
  • Act as liaison between the parish catechetical program, youth ministry, the catechumenate and the Catholic School.
  • Participate in diocesan catechetical meetings as appropriate.
  • Promote the participation of catechists in Diocesan and other opportunities for training and formation.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Maintain Master Catechist Certification.
  • Participate in opportunities for continuing professional and spiritual development.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a good understanding of Scripture, theology, catechesis, program development, coordination and professional relationships. This position also requires the ability to provide training and ongoing support of catechists. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in course of study related to catechetics, religious education, theology, pastoral ministry or equivalent, current Master Catechist Certification and three to five years of experience as a Catechetical Coordinator. Persons who do not meet the preferred qualifications above are expected to work toward becoming fully qualified with the assistance and consideration of the parish.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to

Salary Range: $45,100 – $65,400 per year based on education and experience.