St. Mary Parish in Spring Lake is seeking an individual who: Is responsible for coordinating preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation and leading a parish based pastoral ministry with junior and senior high school youth. Reaches out to all youth in the community, provides for formal catechesis, invites, and enables youth to serve others. Works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. Seeks to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community. Develops close communication with and mutual support from families of youth and collaborates with other community and parish organizations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field highly preferred. Diocesan Catechetical Certification required unless coming from outside of the Diocese of Grand Rapids (or equivalent skill and experience is evident).
Has worked in youth ministry in a Catholic parish. Has people management and or coordination experience preferably with volunteers. Has taught the Catholic faith in at least an informal setting.
Qualified applicants must possess effective communication, time management and organization skills. They must be able to work well with others, demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentially and be self-directed. They should be comfortable with the use of technology and/or have a willingness to be trained in its use and implementation in the program. All applicants must be fully initiated Catholics who faithfully adhere to and model the teachings and practices of the Catholic faith.
Submit cover letter and resume to Fr. Dave Gross at email@example.com. A full job description can be found at https://www.stmarysl.org/uploads/7/3/9/5/73950729/youth_minister_job_description.pdf
We give you thanks and praise for your son, Jesus Christ. Send your Holy Spirit to inspire holy, faithful men to
minister as priests. Lord, we pray for our seminarians especially Nick. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
University of St. Mary of the Lake
1000 East Maple Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
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In the midst of our country’s ongoing racial unrest, we come together as Catholics to pray for healing, atone for the Church’s and our personal past sins of racism and seek forgiveness, and call on the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen us in continuing to work for peace and racial justice.
To focus on these actions, Bishop Walkowiak has declared Sept. 9, the feast of St. Peter Claver, as a Day of Prayer and Fasting in the diocese for racial healing. St. Peter Claver is the patron of missionary work among black slaves.
Catholics of the diocese are encouraged to take the following actions:
-Read the U.S. Bishops Pastoral Letter speaking out against racism Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love.
-Pray the rosary or attend Mass
-Bishop Walkowiak will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew at 7 p.m. that evening.
-Learn more about the life of St. Peter Claver and the work of the Church in fighting racism:
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