DIRECTOR OF MUSIC and LITURGY
Our Lady of Peace is a Roman Catholic Church established in 1919 located in Fords, NJ. OLP strives to be an active community that shares the love and good news of Jesus Christ with all in the parish.
We are currently seeking a talented, dynamic and accomplished music professional for the position of Director of Music. As Director of Music, this faith-filled individual will report to and work collaboratively with the pastor and is responsible for designing, developing, directing, evaluating and expanding the parish’s existing liturgical music program and to enhance the worship of the parish community. In addition, will lead volunteer musicians and will accompany the cantor and choir at the organ during all liturgies.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Select, plan and coordinate liturgically appropriate music for all liturgies of the parish, including funerals;
Recruit, schedule, direct and mentor music groups and musicians (choirs, cantors, bell choir and instrumentalists);
Be available when needed for additional services and events;
Oversee maintenance of church-owned instruments and musical library;
Communicate faithfully with the pastor;
Other duties as directed by the pastor for the liturgical and sacramental needs of the parish.
Masters Degree in Music or comparable work experience in organ performance, conducting and directing choirs;
Strong professional competence in playing the organ and piano as well as reading music;
Minimum three to five years of previous work experience desired;
Possess a working knowledge of music in the Roman Catholic Liturgical tradition;
Ability to lead, train, and work well and collaboratively with others, both staff and congregation;
Committed to the Catholic Church’s vision and leadership;
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
ABOUT THE EMPLOYER:
Our Lady of Peace is a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ.
Please send a detailed CV and three professional letters of recommendation to:
Reverend Matthew R. Paratore, S.T.L., J.C.L., Pastor 26 Maple Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
PARISH CATECHETICAL LEADER – Full Time
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Bridgewater, NJ is seeking a full-time Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL). The responsibilities of the position include the administration and supervision of faith formation for adults and children. The program includes 650 children, grades 1-8. The PCL is responsible for sacramental preparation for First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation for children as well as the ongoing faith formation for catechists, parents and adults in the parish.
Applicant must be a fully initiated, practicing Catholic and must be able to articulate the vision of the National Directory for Catechesis, and plan to implement this vision. A degree or certification in religious studies is preferred. Computer skills required. Candidates should have excellent organizational and pastoral skills in the area of faith formation, leadership, collaboration, office management, writing and personal communication. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with the pastor and pastoral staff. Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience and are available upon request. Send resume by August 5, 2019 to:
Rev. Msgr. Randall J. Vashon, Pastor
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church
500 Route 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Email address: HR@stbernardbridgewater.org
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