North Sydney Parish Youth Engagement
To engage Youth in leadership opportunities in the Parish, as they transition from High School into Tertiary education and Adulthood, growing the pool of committed leaders responsible for the Parish youth ministry.
The grant will be for a total of $1000 paid in two sums of $500 at the beginning and end of the year.
Successful applicants for the Youth Engagement Grant will become involved in the strategic planning and execution of the Parish Youth Ministry, with a special focus on Inigo, Inigo Plus, OMG and the Youth Mass. The Applicants will have the opportunity to engage with schools and mass communities to promote the Parish Youth Ministry, and will work with the Youth Ministers to improve the operations of the youth programs.
Successful applicants will be formed and educated in the form of two Leadership and formation retreats run throughout the year, and invited to participate in the Young Adults Community Nights after 6pm mass.
Successful applicants will be expected to attend a fortnightly planning meeting, as well as attend and assist in the operations of the fortnightly Inigo program on a Sunday afternoon. They will also involve themselves in Inigo Plus, and the operations of the Youth Mass (this will be delegated). Once a month, the whole team will come together for formation and catch-up, and once a quarter assist with OMG. The two formation retreats are also integral to the process and attendance is compulsory.
What’s in it for You:
The Grant program offers young adults the opportunity to experience Youth Ministry in a well-established Parish, with ample resources for developing skills and experience. The Parish is strongly integrated with the Catholic Schools in the Parish boundaries, and offer applicants the opportunity to connect more deeply with potential employers in teaching positions further down the track. The Parish will offer a full letter of reference at the end of the year to successful applicants, and consider them for permanent employment, should the opportunity arise.
How to apply:
On Sunday 24 September we celebrate Social Justice Sunday.
This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’.
The Statement calls for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person.
For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website (www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au) or call (02) 8306 3499.
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