Job Opening – ABVM Coordinator of Volunteers and RCIA Program

Position Summary

The position entails instructing catechumens and candidates on what Catholics believe. Preparing them for various rites and sacraments. Helping to recruit volunteers for various ministries. Assigning liturgical ministers to various liturgical celebrations. Keeping and updating the Virtus certificate of the ministers.

Primary Duties


  • Instruct catechumens and candidates on the teachings of Catholic Church by apprenticing them in the living Word of God, community life, prayer, and works of mercy.
  • Coordinates and attends the various Rites throughout the year and working with the Presider, Musicians, and Sacristans.
  • Educates the parish leadership and parish community concerning the RCIA process and the primary role the community plays in that process.
  • Responsible for supervising RCIA team and other volunteers.
  • Conducts recruitment, training, and ongoing formation of members of the RCIA team in the catechumenal ministry.



The coordinator of volunteers is responsible for overseeing:

  • The selection of volunteers for various ministries
  • The orientation and training of volunteers for different ministries
  • Working together with the head of various ministries to organize ministry fair.
  • Keeping up to date the Virtuus certificate of volunteers
  • Making sure that every ministry has a leader or a supervisor.



Education, Training, Abilities and Experience:

  • Have the necessary training, education and background in theology and religious education.
  • Must have specific training in adult catechesis.
  • Prior experience as a member of an RCIA Team will be an advantage.
  • Must be an effective communicator.
  • Managerial skills
  • Ability to schedule, prioritize and produce work in a timely manner
  • Initiative and self-direction.
  • High level of discretion and integrity
  • Able to work at regular evenings classes and weekends when necessary.

Please email resume:

Wage Range

Salary: $17 to $21 per hour

The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on an internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider several factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training, and other department needs.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2640 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, Ca. 91107


October – Month of Rosary – Rosary before all Sunday Masses

During October, the month of the Rosary, we will pray the rosary before Mass.

The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. It was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful.

The practice of dedicating the entire month of October to the Holy Rosary developed toward the end of the last century. Pope Leo XIII (papacy: 1878-1903) strongly promoted the increase of devotion to the Blessed Mother by encouraging the constant use of the Rosary.


Upcoming Events

Knights of Columbus Famous Strawberry Pancake Breakfast October 1 After the 7:30AM & 9:30AM Masses

Please enjoy the sumptuous egg soufflé and pancakes and mingle with and get to know your fellow parishioners.

Bring the entire family and all your friends!

Know Your Fellow Parishioner Sunday September 30/October 1

Next Sunday, is Know Your Fellow Parishioner Sunday. Ever see a familiar face and just can’t remember their name? It happens to all of us. That’s why this Sunday we are asking everyone in attendance to wear a name tag! We will be distributing name tags. This is a great way for you to “put a name with the face” here at Assumption!

After the Sunday 7:30am and 9:00am Masses, head over to Msgr. Crean Hall and enjoy the delicious breakfast the Knights have prepared. Wear your name tag! What a great opportunity to meet someone new.

Fall Online Bible Study Begins September 13/14

Wednesday Evenings 7:00PM or Thursday Mornings 10:00AM

What are the Psalms?

How does God view wisdom?

What does it mean to fear the Lord?

How does lectio divina move us to pray the scriptures?

Join the online prayer group as we read the Wisdom books. Unlike most of the Old Testament books, the Wisdom Books do not relate scenes from Israel’s history. Instead, these sayings, songs and poems show us how to understand and deal with everyday problems though the lens of faith.

We will be using the Liguori Press book Wisdom Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom Sirach by William A Anderson available through Liguori Press, Amazon and other bookstores.

Please join  us on Wednesday evenings at 7pm or Thursday mornings at 10am starting Sept 13/14.This will be an eight week group study.

Meeting ID: 255 844 8455

There is no passcode.

For more information contact Laura Ricard at

Volunteers Needed Respect Life Committee

Each October, the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month.  As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. In the past, our parish has collected items for a pregnancy help center. Fr. Mike is looking for people to help organize the collection and delivery of these items.

Please contact the church office if you are interested in helping.



RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Are you 17 years or older and would like to join Catholic Church but are not Baptized?

Come join our RCIA program!

Are you Baptized in the Catholic Church, but have not made your First Holy Communion or Confirmation, and you are 17 years or older?

Come join our RCIA program!

Are you Baptized in another Christian denomination, but would like to join the Catholic Church?

Come join our RCIA program!


Call the parish office 626.792.1343 to register. Class begins in October.



Church Office Open Sundays 8:30AM—12:15PM

The church office will be open on Sunday mornings. You may drop by and request a Mass Intention, make a donation, make an appointment, arrange for sacramental certificates, or any other business you may have with the parish office.