Youth Minister/ Pastoral Associate

Hamilton Diocese - Kitchener, ON (23 days ago)

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Blessed Sacrament Parish in Kitchener (and St. Brigid Mission in Ayr) is looking for a fulltime Youth Minister/ Pastoral Associate. Reporting to the Parish Priest, this position offers a competitive rate of pay and benefits package.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Attend to the duties assigned by the Pastor and report directly to the Pastor.
  • Coordinate the development of programs oriented toward the children and youth in the Parish to motivate their participation in Parish life.
  • Assist Pastoral Team and visiting clergy with liturgical support as required (special services, school masses, etc.)
  • Responsible for coordinating paperwork from schools for sacraments and ensuring notification of sacraments is provided to home parishes in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for coordinating and teaching the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children) Program.
  • Serve as the liaison between the parish and Catholic schools (Within the parish boundaries) in regard to school Masses, Confessions, First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmations, Music, etc.
  • To create and facilitate the Youth Leadership Team in which they are responsible for planning and implementing the youth ministry program.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training, supporting, and evaluating volunteers in the youth ministry program.
  • Provide resources for effective programming of the youth ministry program.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Parish priest.
Required Qualifications and Experience

  • College/University Bachelor's degree, diploma, or certificate with 3 - 5 years of experience, or equivalent.
  • Familiar with Catholic social teaching.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with the Pastor, parish staff, volunteers and parish community.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and trust.
  • Comfortable praying with and for others.

  • · Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • · Highly organized and able to prioritize to meet weekly deadlines.
  • · Detail Oriented
Please forward your resume and CV to Please include “Blessed Sacrament – “Youth Minister” in the subject line. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.