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Parish Ministry

Youth Minister & Director of Confirmation

Good Shepherd Parish

Wayland, MA

Good Shepherd Parish of Wayland, MA, is seeking a full-time Youth Minister and Director of Confirmation to continue a vibrant and growing ministry in a very active parish of the Archdiocese of Boston.

The Youth Minister and Director of Confirmation provides vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in ministry to and with young people (middle and high school). Primary expectations include oversight of catechesis and sacramental preparation for Confirmation, support for an active, peer-led retreat ministry, various service and liturgical ministries and a presence in the wider community.  The Youth Minister is an integral member of a collaborative ministerial team and coordinator of large network of adult and young adult volunteers. This position reports directly to the pastor.

The Youth Minister will be expected to nourish a strong existing leadership team of young people, whose primary goal is to support a relational and experiential ministry that encourages deepening faith in Jesus Christ. All programs should serve the overarching goal of creating community and inviting young people into a growing relationship with God, the Church and each other.

The successful candidate will be an active Catholic with relevant degrees and experience in ministry. Because of the unique challenges that come with engaging contemporary adolescents with questions of faith, candidates should have strong relational skills with youth and adults, proven organizational skills, an ability to communicate faith effectively with young people and their families, a healthy understanding of boundaries, and theological training that can respond to current youth culture in the tradition of the Second Vatican Council.

Candidates should send cover letters and resumes to parish@goodshepherdwayland.org, attention Jackie Fagone.