Youth Minister and Adult Formation Coordinator – St. Bernadette Catholic Church (Silver Spring, MD)

Youth Ministry, FT Employee
St. Bernadette Catholic Church (Silver Spring, MD)

Position: Director of Youth Ministry/Adult Formation Coordinator
Type: Full Time Position
Parish: St. Bernadette Catholic Church
70 University Blvd. E.
Silver Spring, Md
Contact: Ryan Dellacrosse (301) 593-0357

Position Overview

The coordinator of youth ministry and adult formation (CYM) provides vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in youth ministry 9th through 12th grades. This position also serves as a resource to our parish’s many thriving adult groups and activities aimed at promoting the faith in the parish adults.

Youth Ministry

Plan monthly and quarterly youth nights, which include an activity (games, 9square, ultimate frisbee, etc), teaching or meditation, questions/small group discussion, music, and food). Youth Nights are from 6-8pm on Sundays.

Coordinate conferences and retreats with the youth group managing registration, payments, paperwork, transportation and any special needs of the youth group attendees.

Coordinate special events to movies, diocesan talks, MCYM events and partnering with parishes to interact with other youth groups. Some events each year are the Dodgeball tournament, Metro Madness, Pro life Rally.

Coordinate evenings of prayer in adoration/confessions with the teens.

Attend REEC meetings to collaborate on ways to introduce the 7th and 8th grade religious ed to the youth ministry creatively. Planning events accordingly.

Attend religious ed classes in the school in partnership with the department to introduce the teens to yourself and to the youth group inviting them to attend select events with the youth group.

Involve yourself as much as possible with CYO to find ways to implement a ministerial aspect to the participants and parents.

Attend MCYM and other youth minister groups in order to stay abreast of upcoming youth ministry events, and programs in the Archdiocese for teens and YM ongoing formation.

Use Mailchimp or email to contact parents and teens each week regarding the upcoming monthly and weekly schedules via email, facebook, text, and phone during the week to promote attendance.

“Advertise” in the parish about upcoming youth events via website, bulletin and emailing group leaders/DRE.

Working in the parish to find and train volunteers to assist in the youth group.

Lead fundraising for the group planning and implementing events, sales, and other initiatives to help maximize the yearly budget

Meet periodically with pastor to update him on the above mentioned tasks for input and approval.

Adult formation coordination

Being a liason of the parish to Adults assisting in the formation, administrative approval, and marketing of groups, programs, and events in the parish so that each adhere to administrative protocols and diocesan regulations.

Attend Adult groups, programs, and events in the parish to assist in the ongoing programmatic development, advertising, and communications in the parish community.

Order and maintaing the CD inventory for the Lighthouse CM kiosk.

Use mailchimp to email the parish biweekly or monthly parish events and programs as needed.

Work with the DRE and Religious ed teachers to try and promote programs for parents.

Coordinate a new Haitian mission with the coordinator and parishioners. This includes holding meetings, making sure our efforts follow Archdiocesan policy, and establishing contacts in various groups to foster participation.

Website Coordination

Update the websites and the school website to reflect current and important information when school administrators cannot using the website company we have hired.

Please submit resumes to [email protected] (0)

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