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PASTORAL ASSOCIATE FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES
Youth Ministry, FT Employee
Our Lady of Mercy Church (Potomac, MD)
The goal of youth ministry at Our Lady of Mercy Church is to provide a powerful, inviting environment in which the youth of our parish can develop strong foundations as disciples of Christ.
To achieve this goal the pastoral associate for youth ministries is called to minister to and with our parish youth in grades 6 through 12. Responsibilities include developing and chairing a Youth Advisory Board to recommend ways of reaching out to youth in the parish and integrating them into the life of the parish community; directing the parish youth programs, including recruiting and training advisory board members; developing a program of catechesis and faith formation appropriate to the age levels of the youth involved; overseeing other independent programs, such as the CYO and scouting programs affiliated with the parish; developing and fostering a sense of community among the parish youth; working with parish ministry coordinators to facilitate the involvement, as appropriate, of youth in the various ministries of the parish; directing preparation for Confirmation of 7th and 8th grade participants in coordination with the Director of Religious Education; planning and promoting opportunities for youth to do meaningful service and outreach; annual retreats and faith-sharing experiences; representing the parish at the regional and archdiocesan level; and most importantly, assisting the youth of the parish to live as disciples of Christ.
If you believe you are ready for this exciting challenge, we want to hear from you. (108)