In the Holy Family Parish context, along with the canonical responsibilities incumbent upon a pastor, the Holy Family pastor must be the leading bridge-builder and uniting figure between the different parish constituencies. Beyond liturgical leadership, he must be actively involved in the parish's faith formation.
The Holy Family pastor must also be able to relate well to: the Diocese of Metuchen, St. Peter's University Hospital, our Byzantine and Maronite Catholic parish partners, Catholic Charities, the City of New Brunswick, worship houses in the area, and various other strategic colleagues. He should model collaboration with the pastoral team, especially forming a cohesive working unit with the other clergy and coordinator of pastoral services, and seek to empower and build leadership among parishioners.
The pastor should be able to serve pastorally in more than one of the parish’s languages. He should be well-versed in Catholic social doctrine, and experienced in its application.