Parish Minister Positions Available

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

PARISH POSITIONS

St. Anthony/All Saints Parish Reverend Thomas Kraszewski, 1530 11th Street SE, Canton, Ohio 44707,  Parish size: Medium,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Phone: 330 452-9539.   St. Anthony/All Saints parish in Canton, Ohio seeks to hire a part-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry to develop a comprehensive Youth Ministry program for high school students, 9 – 12 grades. The Coordinator of Youth Ministry provides a catechetical component in youth gatherings and offers catechesis in other practical ways. Additionally, the candidate should provide social gatherings for teens and develop programs for outreach and service, providing pastoral reflection on their experiences prior to, during and after experiences. The candidate should develop relationships with teens and parents and provide pastoral guidance when necessary. This person arranges for teens to participate in diocesan sponsored programs and leadership training, operates a budget and keeps the parish faith community informed of youth ministry activities and goals.  The ideal candidate should have a willingness to work with the parish Hispanic population and diocesan offices. A degree in Religious Education, Theology, Youth Ministry or related field is preferred. NEW

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish,  2532 Burton Street SE, Warren, Ohio 44484. Reverend Craig McHenry This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Phone: 330 393-9766.  Parish Size: Small.  A part time Parish Director of Religious Education is invited to share ministry with the Pastor of a mature Parish community with two worship sites. Primary responsibilities are directed toward total parish catechesis, adults, youth, and children with a particular focus on elementary children and their families, and sacramental preparation. The ideal candidate is one who is firmly grounded in their own Catholic identity and enthusiastic about the evangelizing aspect of catechesis, creative in developing new initiatives to respond to parish needs, possess excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility.  NEW

Christ Our Savior Parish, 764 Fifth St. Struthers, Ohio 44471, Phone: 330 755-9819. Reverend Martin Celuch, JCL Parish Size: Large, School K-8
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Christ Our Savior Parish, in Struthers, Ohio, seeks a fulltime PDRE/PCRE responsible for ongoing development of parish pre-K through Gr. 8 religious education program, assisting in religious education program in the parish K-8 school, sacramental preparation and programming for Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation, compliance officer for the diocesan Child Protection program for the parish and school, and adult faith formation. The qualified, faith-filled, committed minister will oversee and encourage youth ministry, young adult ministry, altar server ministry, be an active member of pastoral council, work with other parish/school staff members, and be a parish ministry liaison to parish organizations.  A full job description is available upon request. Anticipated starting date is August 2017. Applicants are to send resumes to the pastor, Fr. Martin Celuch to the above address and Barbara Walko at the diocesan address. NEW

Little Flower Parish, 2040 Diamond Street NE,  Middlebranch, Ohio 44721,   Phone: 330 494-2759.  Reverend Leo Wehrlin, Parish Size: Medium.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Little Flower Catholic Parish, a vibrant Roman Catholic community nestled in the rural outskirts of Canton, Ohio, is looking to hire a Director of Youth Missionary Outreach. This full time lay ecclesial minister will oversee and orchestrate missionary outreach and evangelization for young people, from adolescence into young adulthood. This person will serve as youth minister for the middle and high school students, as well as post-secondary-school young adults, empowering them to realize the vision of missionary discipleship cast by the magisterium, especially as exemplified in the 2013 apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium. In particular, they will work to empower teens and young adults to become servant leaders in peer ministry in the parish and beyond. The person in this position will also collaborate with the coordinator of a well-established Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, ages 3 – 12, helping to promote continuity of vision for the parish youth programs.

St. Edward Parish, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown, Ohio 44504 Phone: 330 743-2308 Reverend Monsignor Robert Siffrin, Parish Size: Medium  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   St. Edward Parish, located on the Northside of Youngstown, is a multigenerational 500 family parish with a strong Catholic heritage. An experienced Parish Minister with expertise in pastoral ministry and catechesis is sought to serve the diverse needs of the community. Primary responsibilities include promoting quality liturgical participation, formation and support of ministry volunteers, adult and family faith formation and sacramental preparation. Applicants should have an M.A. in religious education or theology, successful parish experience and inviting interpersonal skills. This is being advertised as a part time position, however, depending on the person selected, additional responsibilities or increased hours may be considered.

St. Columba Cathedral Parish, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503, 330 744-5233. Very Reverend Msgr. Peter Polando, JCL, Parish Size: Medium. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  An experienced full time Pastoral Minister or Associate is needed to serve the close knit Parish Community of Saint Columba. The preferred applicant will have both pastoral and catechetical expertise to provide direct ministry and oversight of multiple ministries. Pastoral care of the homebound, hospitalized and nursing home residents, development and implementation of quality adult faith formation opportunities, resource to the elementary and youth programs, and various parish ministries will enflesh a meaningful position description with room for much creativity. Availability on weekends and assistance with some Diocesan celebrations is expected.

 

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION

FOR DIOCESE OF YOUNGSTOWN MINISTRY POSITIONS

Listed above are the positions available in the Diocese of Youngstown for Ministry Year 2017-2018. Persons currently employed as a Parish Minister in the Diocese of Youngstown may send a cover letter and a resume directly to the pastor, but are asked to notify Barbara Walko, Diocesan Director of Religious Education, of any applications. Consultation services are also available from the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Cindee Case, for Youth and Young Adult Ministry positions.

Interested persons not currently employed in a parish of the Diocese of Youngstown are asked to:

  • Submit a letter of interest, resume, transcripts and references to the Diocesan Director of Religious Education to initiate selection and to receive information regarding positions available.
  • Set an appointment with the Diocesan Director of Religious Education or the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for orientation to diocesan guidelines for certification and employment procedures.
  • Send a letter of interest and resume directly to parishes and notify Barbara Walko of any application.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARISH MINISTERS

 ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Parish Pastoral Associates, Directors of Youth Ministry, Parish Directors of Religious Education

A Master’s Degree with one of the following variations:

  • MA/MS in theology, catechetics, youth ministry, pastoral ministry, religious studies, or another related theological area, plus: Six (6) credits or 60 hours of diocesan sponsored in-service in the following areas (if not represented in the MA): administration, supervision, catechetical methods, pastoral ministry, or youth ministry.
  • MA/MS in Education or Education Administration, plus: Twenty-four (24) semester credits in catechetics and theology (Old and New Testament Scriptures, liturgy, sacraments, systematics, morality).
  • MA/MS in unrelated field. Twenty-four (24) semester credits in catechetics and theology (Old and New Testament Scriptures, liturgy, sacraments, systematics, morality). Six (6) credits or 60 hours of diocesan sponsored in-service in the following areas (if not represented in the MA): administration, supervision, catechetical methods, pastoral ministry, or youth ministry.
  • A person with a Bachelor’s Degree who does not as yet meet this standard can be hired with a one year certificate and a plan of study agreed upon by the parish staff person and the pastor.

Parish Pastoral Ministers, Coordinators of Youth Ministry and Parish Coordinators of Religious Education

A Bachelor’s degree with one of the following variations:

  • BA in theology, catechetics, youth ministry, pastoral ministry, religious studies or another related theological area, plus: Six (6) credits or 60 hours of diocesan sponsored in-service in the following area (if not represented in the BA): administration, catechetical methods, pastoral ministry, or youth ministry.
  • BA/BS in Education, plus: Twenty-four (24) semester credits in catechetics and theology (Old and New Testament Scriptures, liturgy, sacraments, systematics, morality).
  • BA/BS in unrelated field, plus: Twenty-four (24) semester credits in catechetics and theology (Old and New Testament Scriptures, liturgy, sacraments, systematics, morality). Six (6) credits or 60 hours of diocesan sponsored in-service in the following areas (if not represented in the BA): administration, pastoral ministry, catechetical methods, or youth ministry.
  • A person working toward a Bachelor’s degree who does not yet meet this standard may be hired with a one year Certificate and a plan of study agreed upon by the parish staff person and the pastor.