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Job Announcement: Director of Evangelization and Ministry Formation

St. Raymond Catholic Church
Menlo Park, CA

This medium-sized, San Francisco Archdiocese and Dominican parish, is seeking a Director of Evangelization and Ministry Formation.  The Director will motivate parishioners to gain a greater understanding of the Catholic faith, deepen their spiritual life, and enable them to preach the Gospel by speaking openly in the world about our relationship with God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit.

The Director will lead the faith formation of our clerical and parish staff, ministry leads, advisory councils, and parishioners and will foster unity across all ministries.  Working with our community, the Director will guide our ministry leaders, empowering them to design and to implement programs which will welcome all to join and become engaged with our parish family and will further our parish mission as a center of evangelization in the peninsula.

This position requires pastoral care and spiritual leadership experience along with energy, commitment, courage and creativity.  Successful candidates will be proficient in planning, organizing, and teaching, with exceptional leadership and communication skills.

Preferred candidates will hold a master’s degree in religious education, theology or pastoral studies, have at least five years of parish pastoral and leadership experience ideally in Director of Faith Formation, Director of Ministries, or Pastoral Associate positions, and have management experience.  The candidate must be a practicing Catholic.  Knowledge of or active interest in Dominican spirituality is a plus.

For more details, please review the complete job description.

The position is currently available.  Finalists will be interviewed in Menlo Park, CA. Interested applicants should send a resume and completed application to cfadok@straymondmp.org.

St. Raymond Catholic Church is located at 1100 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

New Small Group Bible Study

Please join the new Small Group Bible Study!

We gather every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the home of Christine Galvez, 875 Hermosa Way, Menlo Park.

The group discusses the scripture readings for the coming Sunday Mass and shares how those readings speak to us now, in 2017. Members receive materials which include the readings, as well as suggestions for discussion, questions and ways in which to live the lessons of scripture in our day to day life. If you might be interested, join us any Wednesday.

Come whenever you are able; no advance notification required. Any questions: please call Christine Galvez at 650-279-9149 or email chrisgalvez@aol.com.

New…Youth Ministry Gatherings

33 Teens Attended Our 1st Youth Ministry BBQ of the Year on Sunday, September 27, 2017

Youth Ministry Gatherings  

Who’s invited?

7th & 8th Graders from all schools are welcome & High School Students as Mentors and Core Leaders

When is it happening?

Sundays, Sept 10th, Sept 24th, and Oct 8th

With more dates to be announced!

Where to I go?

St. Raymond’s Youth Center/8th Grade Classroom

1100 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park


What time does it take place?




What’s the loose agenda look like for our meetings?

We will gather together to celebrate our Catholic faith, share dinner with friends, spend time socializing and playing games, relaxing and venting about the stress that teens are dealing with in their lives.


RSVP for Sunday, September 10th Italian Dinner Night so we can have enough food for everyone at caugulis@straymondmp.org 


Ministries with Children

Do you enjoy children? Do you hope that they will

“catch the fire” of our faith? Perhaps you have a

calling to be involved in a ministry with children.

Please take a few moments to pray and look into

the options:

Religious Education for Children: meets on

Sunday mornings between Masses. We need

assistant catechists, subs, general help with setup

and logistics, and more! Contact the office

or jensanchez@straymondmp.org.


Children’s Liturgy of the Word: meets during the

first half of Mass. It is an opportunity for children to

hear the readings from a children’s Bible and

discuss them at their level. We need leaders,

readers, song leaders and individuals who would sit

with a small group of children to discuss

the readings with provided questions. Contact the

office or debbiepinkston79@gmail.com

Lots of training, support and

goodies provided for all!