Youth Ministry Leader
Church of Saint Benedict
Avon, Minnesota

15 hours/week

 Primary Objective

A parish Youth Minister Leader will be responsible for ministering to the spiritual and social development of parish youth, grades 6-12.  They work under the direct supervision of the parish pastor, and they minister in cooperation with the parish staff and volunteers to coordinate, promote, and facilitate youth activities involved in faith formation, liturgy, and special youth assemblies.  The position is for 15 hours/week, with variation in workload depending upon activities.

Job Description

  1. Creates Opportunities to interact with youth in large group, small group, or one-to-one settings.
    • Attends a parish weekend Eucharist and helps create an atmosphere of hospitality for parish youth.
    • Attends special school, sporting, or other community events relative to parish youth.
    • Is especially attentive to youth who are alienated or troubled.
  2. Models Catholic, Christian lifestyle.
  3. Works with a support team of parents and empowers youth leaders to design and implement activities geared toward youth.
    • Creates and facilitates a parish youth group and/or youth night.
    • Coordinates, publicizes, and facilitates special events to develop a sense of community and Christian identity.
    • Selects, trains, and coordinates Peer Ministers among the youth, and consciously works toward training youth in leadership skills.
    • Promotes awareness that “the parish is the youth minister” by encouraging everyone to take responsibility for the youth of their community.
  4. Works in coordination with the staff of Saint Benedicts, with Faith Formation Coordinators in the Harvest of Hope Catholic Community, and with youth leaders in the Diocese of St. Cloud.
    • Works with parish accountant for financial needs and an annual budget.
    • Oversees announcements or relevant articles for the weekly bulletin and utilizes social media for effective communication and promotion of parish ministries.
    • Promotes a safe environment for youth by maintaining diocesan standards and utilizing chaperones in cooperation with the Faith Formation Coordinator.
  5. Encourages parish youth to participate in Diocesan events such as: the Senior High Youth Rally, Junior High Youth Rally, TEC, and/or the Castaway Retreat.
  6. Provides leadership in parish faith formation programming.
  7. Assists in coordinating youth involvement in liturgy.
  8. Acts as an advocate for youth at staff meetings, committee meetings, and parish pastoral council meetings when relevant.
  9. Aspires toward personal growth through formal theological training as a youth minister (with expenses covered by the parish).
  10. Develops the kind of relationships with parents that are conducive to open communication between parents and youth.

Education: experience with middle and high school students, in good standing with the Catholic Church 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Father Edward Vebelun, O.S.B.
PO Box 277
Albany, MN 56307



Pastoral Associate Concentrating in Music and Liturgy
Harvest of Hope – Church of Saint Benedict
Avon, Minnesota

40 Hours, Exempt

 Reports to: Pastor (and works in collaboration with staff and volunteers of the various parishes)

Pastoral Associate: A pastoral associate is a deacon, lay person or religious who is associated with the pastor in the care of an Area Catholic Community/a parish.  The pastoral associate is hired by the pastor and renders services in common counsel and endeavor with the pastor and is accountable to him.  The ministry of the pastoral associate is comprehensive, relating to all aspects of ACC/parish life, but with designated responsibilities, e.g., liturgy, faith formation and development, administration, pastoral care, or social outreach. The responsibilities assigned to the pastoral associate depend on the needs of the parish and the gifts of the pastoral associate as well as the gifts of other members of the pastoral staff.

 Primary Objective:  The Pastoral Associate serves as Director of Music and Liturgy for the Church of Saint Benedict and assists the pastor in the overall pastoral care of the parish.  They also serve as a liaison between the pastor and leaders of Seven Dolors, St. Martin, St. Anthony, St. Catherine’s, and Holy Family School to promote the full and active participation that is necessary for edifying worship throughout the Area Catholic Community. 

Primary Area Catholic Community (ACC) duties include (for 8 hours/week):

  1. Coordinating the annual ACC liturgy schedule
  2. Contributing to liturgy committee meetings
  3. Serving as a musician when available and as a resource person for the various parishes
  4. Working in collaboration with the ACC Pastoral Associate for the oversight of sacramental celebrations such as funerals, weddings, baptisms, penance services, and confirmation
  5. Oversight of devotional practices such as Stations of the Cross, Adoration, and Eucharistic Processions
  6. Coordinating and sending out weekly mass intentions and general intercessions for Sundays and Solemnities to the various parishes
  7. Attending staff meetings and other relevant ACC council meetings when relevant to the position

 Duties Specific to Being Saint Benedict’s

32 hours/week, Non-Exempt

 Coordinates Music for all parish celebrations

  1. works in collaboration with parish musicians, the liturgy committee, the parish staff, volunteers, and the pastor to oversee all liturgical celebrations in the parish.
  2. Selects Music and coordinates the parish choirs, musicians, and cantors to cover Sunday and Solemnity celebrations.
  3. Recruits and trains instrumental and vocal musicians and actively promote participation.
  4. Serves as the primary accompanists and choir director.
  5. Works with families for funerals; and plays and directs the choir when available (with stipend paid by the families through the funeral home).
  6. Works with couples for wedding preparation and plays for marriages when available (compensated by couples).
  7. Conducts regular rehearsals with the choir and other musicians.
  8. Works in collaboration with the Business Manager for appropriate budget allotment to cover necessary expenses.
  9. Coordinates musical notation, information, and volunteers for audio visuals to promote congregational participation and community awareness.
  10. Is aware of copyright laws and processes compliance in collaboration with the Business Manager
  11. Maintains and updates the music library and appropriate liturgical resources.
  12. Works with volunteers to give oversight to sacristans, extraordinary communion ministers, lectors, hospitality ministers, and ushers.


  • Broader Areas of Pastoral Care
  1. Supervises and trains adult volunteers, peer ministers, and a student employee in the sustaining of effective youth programming.
  2. Collaborates with the pastor, deacon, and administrative assistant in Vine Ministry care for the sick, aged, and homebound.
  3. Actively promotes stewardship of talents through recruitment, training, and scheduling.
  4. Serves as a liaison to faith formation, providing professional assistance and encouraging youth/children involvement in parish liturgical life.
  5. Collaborates in efforts to promote family ministries and adult faith formation
  6. Maintains office hours that coincide with other staff to promote effective collaboration
  7. All other duties as negotiated and assigned

Education/Experience: degree in music, liturgical studies, or similar experience in parish music and leadership


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Father Edward Vebelun, O.S.B.
PO Box 277
Albany, MN 56307



Executive Director of Program Operations, Stewardship, and Communications
Pelican Valley ACC
Fergus Falls Area

The Pelican Valley Area Catholic Community (ACC), serving Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, and Elizabeth, seeks a Director of Parish Operations which serves as a professional administrator and strategic leader for the ACC and Our Lady of Victory (OLV) School. The director supports the Pastor with a primary focus on Parish Operations, Human Resources, Development, Finance, OLV School, Team Management and Communication. As a trusted partner with the Pastor, the Director provides leadership, strategic direction, and coordination for all parish and school activities including stewardship. This position plays a key role in growing the ACC and school, driving the organizational vision, and the positive financial performance of all. Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of experience in business management/leadership, experience in non-profit organizations, experience in human resource practices, and the ability to work as a team with a service mindset. Salary commensurate with education and experience. For a copy of the full job description, visit our website at: Resumes and letters of interest can be sent to Father Alan Wielinski, 207 North Vine St, Fergus Falls, MN. 56537 or

Coordinator of Youth Discipleship
All Called to Christ Catholic Community
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Reports to: Director of Discipleship and Evangelization

Hours: Full-time/40+ hrs per week/exempt

Schedule: Will vary based on programming; evenings and weekends as well as reasonable office hours will be necessary. Compensation will be divided amongst the 6 All Called to Christ ACC parishes.

Job Description:

The All Called to Christ Area Catholic Community is seeking an applicant with a deep love of sharing the Gospel with young people and their families. The Coordinator of Youth Discipleship would work alongside the Discipleship Director and volunteer teams to build a culture of discipleship amongst the youth of the ACC. The desired applicant would create opportunities for middle school youth to grow in faith and relationship with each other and faithful adults, collaborate with the ACC faith formation

team to facilitate programming, as well as work alongside “Illuminate Youth Ministries” and its team to continue to foster teen discipleship in the area. This position is great for a recent graduate looking to start in youth ministry or for a long-time minister desiring to build a new program in the heart of the St. Cloud Diocese.


  1. Youth Ministry

– With the Pastors, Discipleship Director, and adult leaders, craft a comprehensive youth ministry vision for the All Called to Christ ACC (comprising the parishes of Christ Church Newman Center, Holy Spirit, St. Anthony, St. Augustine, St. John Cantius, St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud, MN).

– Develop and coordinate programming for middle school youth (6th-8th grade), including regular gatherings (youth group), diocesan programming (middle school lock-in, etc.), volunteer opportunities, mission/service trips, retreats, etc.

– Build and meet with a team of adults from all 6 parishes to assist in steering middle school youth ministry efforts.

– Serve as All Called to Christ’s representative to “Illuminate” (3-ACC youth ministry in St. Cloud area) youth ministry efforts, collaborating and engaging with their Sunday night programming when appropriate, especially to connect middle school youth to high school youth.

– Regular presence in the community life of youth and families engaged in youth ministry programs, including school visits, sports/activities attendance, etc. when appropriate.

  1. Faith Formation

– With the Pastors, Discipleship Director, and Faith Formation Team, craft a vision for a unified ACC K-9th grade faith formation program that draws engagement and participation from all six ACC parishes in their walk of faith.

– Assist the Faith Formation Team in the coordination of K-9th grade faith formation programming, including classroom instruction when necessary, supervision of volunteer classroom leaders, and necessary set up for each program.

– Help recruit, form, and train K-9th Grade faith formation volunteers and catechists from all 6 ACC parishes.

– Assist volunteers in planning, promotion, and facilitation of programming for children/youth throughout the summer, especially Vacation Bible School and Totus Tuus.

  1. General Responsibilities

– Attend staff, relevant parish committee/ACC/diocesan meetings and provide regular updates and communication to parish councils and other parish leadership

– Regular presence in the community life and liturgical life of all 6 ACC parishes. – Collaborate with campus ministry efforts for SCSU and SCTCC, especially in youth outreach. – Provide regular, clear, and consistent communication to participants, parents, volunteers, staff, and the larger faith community utilizing Flocknote, email, bulletin updates, social media, and other appropriate communication methods.

– Manage administrative duties including ordering curriculum books and materials, planning annual Faith Formation/Youth Ministry calendar and budget with Discipleship Director, and ensuring all volunteers are compliant with Diocesan safe environment policies/training – Other duties as assigned by Director of Discipleship and Evangelization and Pastors


– Undergraduate degree required. Openness to further education recommended.


– A practicing Roman Catholic

– Strong leadership, team management skills, and interpersonal skills

– Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with the pastor and all levels of parish staff/volunteers as well as university staff when appropriate

– Strong organizational, planning, time management, and problem-solving skills – Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

– Fluency in computers and technology

To Apply: send resume and cover letter to Janice Wuebkers at

Mary of the Visitation
Becker/Big Lake, Minnesota

Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker / Big Lake Minnesota is seeking a part-time receptionist for our Becker location. Key responsibilities include answer phones, greeting and helping those who stop in, and additional administrative duties.

Job Description 

Office Duties:

  • Answer phones and assist people entering the church
  • Change phone messages, as needed (Christmas, Easter, Reconciliation services, Holy days, etc.)
  • Check Parish e-mails
  • Attend Staff meetings (generally held at the Becker location)
    • Print needed copies of the agenda for the meeting
  • Send supply order requests to Finance Manager
  • Distribute interoffice mail, as needed


New Families (may be done jointly with Amber Wilfahrt): TBD

  • Copy or re-write hard copy of census card (registration form)
    • Give to Finance Manager to file at the Big Lake location
    • Enter information into computer (PDS)
  • Order contribution envelopes (OSV)
  • Add family to Central MN Catholic Magazine list and email information to
    • Scan completed form to Finance Manager
    • File completed form in lower cabinet behind Secretary’s desk
  • File a copy of the Census form in the 4-high cabinet in Secretary’s office


Baptism, Marriage, Confirmation and Deaths:

  • Schedule Baptisms and Baptism Prep Classes
  • Inform Baptism Hospitality Coordinator (Brenda Prudhomme) and Director of Music and Liturgy (Gretchen Roe) of upcoming baptism(s)
  • Place baptism notation on “Google” parish calendar
  • Ensure we receive the ‘Baptism Godparent Verification Form’
  • Create Baptismal Certificates
  • Publish information in the bulletin


Safe Environment Training / Background Check (completed online):

  • Make sure volunteer information is current, if not:
    • Email the necessary volunteer resources to parishioner/volunteer who needs Safe Environment Training/Background Check
      • New Employees and Volunteers
      • Renewal Training (Only if Training and Background Check are expiring)
      • Vulnerable Adults
    • Update all volunteer information in PDS


New Member Orientation (NMO) Packets:

  • Maintain a list of attendees for each NMO session; provide list to leader of the meeting
  • Send meeting reminder to New Member Support Team and to the new family(s)
  • Keep Welcome Pamphlet updated
  • Prepare Welcome Packets
  • Attend meeting, as needed



  • Unlock church doors and check outside ‘drop-off’ box
  • Prepare requests for proof of Baptism, etc.
  • Notify newspapers of Mass changes, Holiday schedules, etc.
  • Scan monthly Mass Count Form (from Becker) on the first of the month to the Finance Manager
  • Keep votive candles filled (check on Tuesday morning since Monday is Eucharistic Adoration)
  • Keep votive wick tray clean and filled with long candle wicks
  • Complete other jobs, as needed

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and your resume to Fr. Mike Kellogg:

These positions are with parishes and Area Catholic Communities in the Diocese of St. Cloud. These parishes and ACCs are separate entities from the diocese. Please follow the application instructions with each specific job listed.

For Employers:
To post a position, please send a brief position description and application instructions to the Director of Human Resources in the form of a Word document or in the body of the email. Please contact us to remove the position once you have filled it. Positions will be automatically removed after 60 days unless you request an extension.