Parish Openings

Please send all resumes and cover letters to Human Resources, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 [Phone: (585) 328-3210 | fax: (585) 328-3149,] Unless otherwise specified

New jobs & positions will be denoted in red with an asterisk *


Updated:  June 21,  2018



*Director Youth & Young Adult Formation – Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish – Elmira, NY           


Reports To:  Pastor


Primary Functions:


  1. To direct and implement a comprehensive two-year Confirmation preparation program.


  1. To develop, direct and implement a comprehensive youth (8th through 12th grade) and young adult (ages 18-40) ministry program for members of the parish community.   


Specific Duties:


  1. Oversees the comprehensive sacramental preparation for Confirmation.  This includes programming and scheduling, teaching, recruiting and training catechists, identifying and organizing Christian service opportunities, creating/collaborating on local Confirmation retreats, overseeing sacramental record keeping, regularly communicating with parents and teens, and collaborating with other parish ministries. Also oversees planning for Celebration of Confirmation Mass that includes smaller area parishes.


  1. Develops and directs comprehensive youth ministry for grades 8-12, including regular meetings for both middle school and high school youth, retreats, prayer services, service opportunities, and other events such as Steubenville Youth Conference in collaboration with other Southern Tier parishes.  Ensures that the youth formation programs align with the appropriate DOR and USCCB curricula. Recruits and trains volunteer youth ministers.


  1. Continues to cultivate and develop ministry to young adults within the parish (ages 18-40).


  1. Collaborates with the Diocesan Department of Evangelization and Catechesis to implement youth involvement in the life of the diocese through participation in diocesan youth conventions, National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and leadership retreats/workshops.


  1. Enables youth to assume appropriate roles of service and leadership in the parish through training and advocacy.  This includes integrating parish youth in the mainstream of parish life, the liturgical life of the parish, social outreach in conjunction with the many social ministries and membership on committees vital to the life of the parish.


  1. Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required for the position by participating in on-going professional development, training, workshops and retreats. Participate and successfully complete the Diocese certificate program. 


  1. Participate in the monthly Regional Catechist Meetings to support, share and collaborate with other youth ministers in the Deanery. Successfully incorporate best practices into programs.




  1. Degree in theology, religious studies or related field and three to five years of experience in a parish setting.  Willingness to further his/her education as required.


  1. Active member of a Roman Catholic Faith Community.


  1. Knowledge of related fields of psychology, education, sociology and effective communication.


  1. A working knowledge of the visions set forth by the USCCB.


  1. Must possess organizational and management skills.


  1. A knowledge of and appreciation for the values and principles of Vatican II.

Interested Candidates, please send your resume and cover letter to: Fr. Scott Kubinski, Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 1010 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901.  (06/21/2018)



The Cathedral Community is seeking a part-time Faith Formation Coordinator. This position is 10 hours a week; Sundays are required and schedule may vary.




-Collaborating with the Pastor and Staff in implementing the catechetical mission of the parish for children and their families

-Planning, overseeing, and administrating faith formation programs for 80-90 children and young people

-Overseeing sacramental preparation (First Communion, Reconciliation, and Confirmation) in alignment with Diocesan policies

-Continue the catechetical approach of the existing program, which incorporates Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (see and is inspired by Maria Montessori’s vision for Catholic education

-Maintain consistent contact with parents in all programs and develop effective schedules for programs

-Recruitment and training of volunteer catechists

-Ensure CASE (Creating a Safe Environment) compliance for all volunteer catechists

-Planning additional programs for children and families

-Attend staff meetings and contribute to a supportive and charitable work environment




-Active, practicing Roman Catholic, whose faith is demonstrated throughout his or her life (liturgically, morally, intellectually)

-Ability to work cooperatively with Parish staff

-Familiarity with/training in/willingness to learn about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as a catechetical approach

-Positive references and recommendations

-Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, Theology or a related field is preferred

-Clean criminal background check and completion of Diocesan training


The Cathedral Community is a Roman Catholic parish of the Dioceses of Rochester that gathers and worships at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  We are an ethnically, racially, and economically diverse community with unique gifts and challenges within an urban neighborhood.


Interested Candidates please send resume and cover letter to: Carol Wynne at  (06/11/2018)



Director of Music at St. Alphonsus – Auburn, NY


St. Alphonsus in Auburn, NY is seeking a part time Director of Music who will apply their talents and creativity to this position and who will be responsible for providing organ and vocals for two weekend masses (4 PM on Saturdays and 10 AM on Sundays) as well as for Holy Days, Holy Week, and other special Parish celebrations. The full, active, and conscious participation of the faithful in the liturgies is the key mission of this position. Other responsibilities include, establishing and leading a choir, selecting the music/hymns for our liturgies, providing leadership for volunteer music ministers, etc. This position also entails, with additional compensation, being available to provide music ministry to couples at their weddings, and families for a funeral. Required are strong vocal skills, proficiency in playing organ and piano, knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy, and a Bachelors in Music. Compensation is commensurate with experience and level of education. Candidates should send a resume to Fr. Tim Niven at by June 30, 2018. Questions can be directed to Fr. Tim at 315-252-7261 x322.  (06/07/2018)



*Assistant Director: Newman Catholic Community at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking a full-time Assistant Director.


This full-time, twelve-month Diocese of Rochester position has two equal and distinctive interconnecting purposes: to serve as Catholic Campus Minister to the students at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); and as Assistant Director of the RIT Newman Catholic Community building a sustainable model for Catholic Campus Ministry at RIT.  These inseparable purposes are lived out in a unifying manner with RIT students, diocesan and college administration, local residents, alumni, parents, and members of the RIT Center for Religious Life.


Overview of responsibilities:


  • Articulate and implement a long range strategic plan and vision for the RIT Newman Catholic Community in conjunction with the Director of RIT Newman Catholic Community.
  • Provide for the Catholic sacramental and pastoral care of the undergraduate and graduate student populations, faculty, staff and local residents at RIT.
  • Build student leadership.
  • Maintain and build upon the long term relationship among RIT Newman, RIT administration, and RIT Center for Religious Life with ongoing and open dialogue to foster a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect that enhances growth and supports mutual interests and needs.
  • Provide direct supervision and oversight of all staff and volunteers, and administrative responsibilities including budgeting and diocesan and college policies.
  • Manage Advancement responsibilities that engage and expand alumni and parent support and work to establish integrated services with College Development officials.

Specific responsibilities:


  • Oversee and provide for the Sacramental needs of students and local residents throughout the calendar year.   This includes: planning, coordinating and attending all liturgical celebrations; arranging opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. (15%)
  • Attend to and support the pastoral and spiritual care of students; provide engaging visionary leadership and empower student leadership through oversight of Catholic student ministries and events (Planning retreats, providing opportunities for faith formation, service activities and social events). (30%)
  • Provide direct oversight of all administrative functions including supervision and support for all staff, volunteers and student workers; convene regular Finance Council meetings; implement all Diocese of Rochester regulations for Safe and Sacred/Creating Safe Environment and working with Director to build a RIT Newman Alumni/Parent Advisory Board. (20%)
  • Serve as primary Development Officer enhancing and overseeing current Annual Giving program (newsletter, appeal mailings, emails) while working with Director to develop strategies for Major and Planned Giving programs. (20%)
  • Communicate frequently with direct supervisor; coordinate onsite Newman staff/volunteer meetings and participate with and support RIT Office of Religious Life. (5%)
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned. (10%)

This position reports directly to the Director of RIT Newman Catholic Community.




  • A practicing Catholic who understands, appreciates, and will ensure the Catholic character, mission, and identity of the Community.
  • Ability to relate to young adults.
  • Willingness to work weekends and some nights.
  • M.Div. or MA in theology (or other related Master level degree) or minimum of 3 years’ experience in related area.
  • Strong pastoral ministry skills.
  •  A demonstrated ability to develop leadership skills and work collaboratively.
  • Ability to provide effective management, supervisory and organizational skills (i.e., judgment, appropriate confidentiality and budget management).
  • Proficiency with electronic platforms, social media and software programs.
  • Comfort with public ministerial roles, teaching, and public speaking.

Salary and benefits based on Diocese of Rochester policy.


To apply please forward resume, cover letter and names of three references (or letters of recommendation) to:

Rev. Brian C. Cool (6/4/2018)




*Preschool Teacher: St. Patrick’s Preschool in Victor, NY seeks a part-time teacher for a 4-year-olds’ class.  Position is Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  Work with an experienced Co-teacher. 


POSITION PURPOSE: The Preschool Teacher services the school in an instructional capacity and performs specific duties assigned by the coordinator of the preschool.




  1. Provides grade appropriate instructional program including:
  2. Lesson Planning
  3. Classroom preparation.
  4. Assessment of each student’s performance
  5. Provide grade appropriate extended or enrichment opportunities
  6. Supervise students
  7. Attends afterschool functions and activities as necessary.



  1. Must have basic understanding and acceptance of Catholic School philosophy, goals and objectives
  2. Must have experience/knowledge of preschool education methods. 
  3. Must have experience/knowledge of child development and skills necessary to relate to the students being taught.
  4. Must have appropriate control and discipline techniques which enhance the learning environment
  5. Must work cooperatively with school and Parish staff
  6. Positive references and recommendations
  7. Clean criminal background check and completion of diocesan training
  8. Must have the following education training and experience:                     
    1. A minimum requirement of a High School Diploma, BA or BS in elementary education a plus
    2. Successful experience in student teaching, classroom teaching, or childcare
    3. Willingness to keep informed of current instructional practices through professional educational opportunities

Certification is preferable.  Resume and cover letter should be sent to Anthony Klosterman, Coordinator of Preschool, at (6/4/2018)



*Maintenance Worker – Parish of the Holy Family, Gates, NY is seeking a part-time Maintenance Worker.

The purpose of this part-time position is to provide cleaning and maintenance for the parish, school building and grounds at Holy Ghost Church.  Collaborate with the pastor, business manager and facility committee, to address the operational and maintenance needs of the buildings, mechanical and electrical systems, and conduct preventative maintenance.


Job Duties:


  1. Assures the church and other buildings are maintained in a clean and orderly manner.  Accomplishes this by mopping, waxing and vacuuming of floors, cleaning bathrooms and washing windows.  Also maintains wood furniture that require painting, oiling and maintenance.
  2. Assures the grounds are maintained in a clean and safe manner.  Responsible for mowing, watering, and edging lawns, snow removal with hand shovels, blowing walkways, weeding, pruning, and raking on a seasonal basis.  Where appropriate, also maintains playground in a safe and clean manner.
  3. Performs minor maintenance of the rectory, church, school, and/or other church buildings.  Accomplishes this by doing light carpentry work, electrical and minor repair work on the facilities as needed.  Change light bulbs and ballast as necessary.
  4. Provides other general assistance as needed through setting up the chairs, tables in the facilities as requested, hauling and moving items, and picking up parts to other equipment as requested by staff.
  5. Assures the collection and disposal of trash and garbage into the dumpsters.
  6. Maintains an inventory of supplies for lighting and cleaning and orders supplies as requested.


Necessary Qualifications:


  1. Trustworthy.  Independent worker. Self-starter who knows what needs to be done and gets it done.
  2. Successful work experience in minor repair work in carpentry, electrical and painting.
  3. Successful work experience implementing a comprehensive cleaning plan for a facility, including sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, washing, and waxing.
  4. Successful work experience maintaining grounds, parking lots, roads, sidewalks, including snow removal.
  5. Ability to lift 50 pounds.  Can climb and work from a ladder.  Willing to go on the roof.
  6. Able to honor and maintain confidentiality.
  7. Ability to provide own transportation for job-related responsibilities.
  8. On-call availability for emergencies.


Please email resume to or call 585-247-4322 extension 104 (6/1/2018)



Music Director - St. Rita Church, Webster, NY - St. Rita Church is seeking a full time Music Director to plan, and coordinate the parish’s music ministry.  The Director of Music is responsible for providing liturgical music at weekend, Holy Day and Special liturgies as well as coordinate the school’s music program.  Candidate should be proficient in playing piano and organ, able to direct adult and children choirs, and able to provide piano instruction to elementary students.  Strong vocal skills and knowledge of Catholic liturgy are required.  Active member of the Roman Catholic faith tradition preferred.


This is a full time nonexempt position.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and list of references to Joan Sullivan @ Please no phone calls.  (05/24/2018)



Director of Children’s Ministry - All Saints Parish – Corning, NY - Office of Faith Formation


Position: Director of Children’s Ministry - The Director of Children’s Ministry has complete responsibility for the All Saints Parish Children’s Faith Formation Program. This is a part-time 25 hours per week position. Sundays are required and hours may vary.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


  1. Collaborates with the pastor and other staff members in implementing the mission of the ALL SAINTS PARISH.  This is accomplished by participating in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the parish’s children’s programs, goals and objectives, with a focus on Faith Formation. Serves as a professional resource to the staff in the area of Children’s Faith Formation.
  2. Participates as a member of ALL SAINTS PARISH staff. This is accomplished by collaborating in cooperative ventures with other parish programs, organizations and individuals; by participating in staff meetings; and by assisting in the planning and participation of opportunities for prayer and faith sharing.
  3. Develops and forms parish volunteer catechists, aides and catechetical support staff through recruitment, training, spiritual opportunities, support and evaluation.
  4. Serves as a parish contact for Creating a Safe Environment (CASE). Assists in scheduling sessions, maintain records, contact possible candidates for program. 
  5. Maintains a current level of knowledge and skills required to function in the field of Faith Formation for children.
  6. Develops and directs models of Life Long Faith Formation plans for parish catechetical process for pre-school age children through 5th grade age children. This includes developing and directing summer Vacation Bible Camp, Children’s Liturgy of the Word and Kindle Care, the parish child-care program on Sunday mornings.
  7. Develops and directs Sacramental preparation for children and families preparing to receive sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.
  8. Assures development and maintenance of accurate record keeping for all children’s catechetical processes. Purchases and allocates materials as needed.
  9. Is available as a resource person to All Saints Parish School -All Saints Academy grades Pre-Kindergarten- Fifth grade.
  10. Works in cooperation with the Children and Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant.


Interested candidates, please send resume and cover letter to:  Kathy Warner, All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or email to: (05/10/2018)



YOUTH MINISTER – ST. LOUIS PARISH, PITTSFORD, NY – is seeking a full-time Youth Minister.  Position Purpose: Including, but not limited to: To implement a comprehensive model of Youth Ministry for middle school and high school youth, within the context of lifelong faith formation in the areas of group building, discipleship, mission and outreach.  This position is responsible for the faith formation of Grades 6 – 12, including preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, incorporating new curriculum into weekly youth group sessions under the supervision of the Director of Faith Formation.  Prepare and facilitate weekly Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group sessions.  Oversee and advise CYO parents and volunteers.  Provide support to Faith Formation department programming as assigned.  Qualifications:  Active and practicing Roman Catholic; Bachelors or M.A. in Religious Education, Religious Studies, Theology preferred OR a related field or a graduate certificate in Catechetical Leadership OR graduate background in Theology/Catechesis with significant experience; or currently enrolled in a Religious Studies Theology program near completion of the program.  A minimum of 3 years of successful experience in a parish setting.  A proven ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with all staff members.  Knowledge of Theology and Youth Ministry trends and methods.  Some formal education or experience in administration and organization.  Experience which indicates the ability to organize and manage.  Proficiency in technology, including social media and Microsoft Office. 


Interested candidates, please send cover letter and resume to Laurie Martin at  (05/09/2018)



CATECHETICAL LEADER - YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTER – Full time position at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Geneva, NY


POSITION DESCRIPTION:     This position encompasses oversight of faith formation program, specifically Middle School, Confirmation Preparation, High School and Young Adults.  The Youth and Young Adult Minister provides pastoral, spiritual and catechetical ministry for young people supporting their growth in faith and personal development.




  • Pastoral ministry and catechesis for parish members from Middle School into Young Adult years.  Working in close collaboration with the Religious Education Coordinator so that both ministries will complement, support and enhance one another in designing and offering programs that work seamlessly together;
  • Develop, maintain and oversee weekly Jr. High Religious Education program, 2 yr. Confirmation preparation program, adult confirmation and sacramental preparation (as needed);
  • Develop, recruit, and support leadership teams for each age group promoting youth leadership roles and working to form and support on-going programs;
  • Assure the development of youth activities that foster spiritual formation including social life,  liturgies, retreats and community service opportunities;
  • Recruit and train catechists and volunteers;
  • Maintain consistent contact with parents in all programs and develop schedules for programs;
  • Write weekly bulletin article with information concerning upcoming programs and meetings;
  • Work with RE Coordinator to maintain Creating a Safe Environment requirements for all volunteers;
  • Work with Finance Director and RE Coordinator to establish a budget, maintain the budget and order necessary textbooks and supplies;
  • Attend staff meetings and join in the collaborative work of the entire staff to work as a team in service to the parish and in support of one another;
  • Participate in Diocesan meetings and training opportunities to keep current with changing trends in catechetical formation and ministry;



  • BA in Religious Studies, Theology or a related field is preferred.  A Master’s Degree is desirable.
  • Active, practicing Roman Catholic, whose faith life is demonstrated and desirous of continued spiritual growth with a habit of use and study of Scripture, and desire to share that with our youth and young adults as both role model and mentor.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Roman Catholic Theology, Sacred Scripture, Moral Theology and Sacramental Theology. It is desired that the candidate have a working knowledge of both the needs and issues relating to the youth and young adults this position serves.
  • Ability to take charge in matters of discipline and order
  • Creative and prayerful
  • A fluent use of all necessary technology including MS Office and other computer software

Please send all resumes and application letters to Rebecca Hollon at



Liturgy CoordinatorSt Charles Borromeo Church, NY is seeking a part-time Liturgy Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to facilitate the worship life of the parish community by coordinating quality liturgical experiences which celebrate and strengthen the parishioners’ journey of faith. The Liturgy Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing quality parish liturgical celebrations under the direction of the pastor.  The position requires diocesan certification through St. Bernard’s or equivalent education and experience leading to certification.


List of Duties:


  1. Collaborates with the Pastor and other staff in implementing the mission of the parish.  This is accomplished by participating in the comprehensive planning, implementation, and evaluation of the parish’s programs, goals, and objectives, with specific focus on liturgy.  Serves as a professional resource to the staff in the area of liturgy in accordance with the liturgical documents and norms.  Also collaborates in regional and/or diocesan planning and program efforts.
  2. Coordinates the parish worship programs.  This is accomplished by developing and organizing plans which respond to the parish worship and prayer needs and overseeing quality liturgical celebration and sacramental services. This is includes preparing the weekly Prayers of the Faithful and Call to Worship documents.
  3. Serves as facilitator of the Liturgy Committee and the Church Environment Committee.
  4. Oversees the work of the liturgy teams and committees, as well as the work of the various liturgical ministers, including presiders, lectors, communion ministers, servers, musicians, sacristans, artists, ushers/greeters, etc.  This is accomplished by assisting in the recruitment, screening, training, enriching and support of these ministers.
  5. Assures that adequate materials for worship are available.  This is accomplished by overseeing the purchase and supply of sacred vessels, liturgical books, vestments, and other liturgical supplies. 
  6. Serves as a local parish resource to the Christian Formation Director and staff (includes Youth minister, sacramental preparation, RCIA, etc.) in aiding in worship needs and responsibilities.
  7. Works with the Business Manager to assure that the worship budget is prepared and submitted on a timely basis, as well as monitoring monthly expenses.  Works with Business Manager when expenditures are needed for the budget.
  8. Maintains a current level of knowledge and skills required to function as a Parish Liturgy Coordinator.  This is accomplished by updating, through reading and attendances at workshops and conventions.  Also participates in local regional and national professional liturgical organizations, as approved and as appropriate.

Necessary qualifications:?


  1. Active member of a Roman Catholic parish faith community.
  2. Certification through St. Bernard’s or equivalent education and experience leading to certification.
  3. Parish experience desired.


Applicants please submit a resume to Maureen Beattie at (3/28/2018)



Choir Director/Music Coordinator – St. Christopher Church – North Chili, NY


Position Description:


St. Christopher Parish is seeking a new Choir Director/Music Coordinator.  This person will, with their own talents, facilitate our liturgical life and worship here at St. Christopher’s.  They will lead an adult (teens welcome) choir whose function is to the congregation in participating in the music of the liturgy.  To do so, the choir employs a broad range of musical styles singing in part harmonies.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Plan music selections, prepare choir and accompanist for Saturday 4:30 Mass, Christmas eve, and Triduum and all Holy Days of Obligation.  (Rehearsals are scheduled for Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 (9:00).
  • Attend Liturgy Committee meetings normally on the first Monday evening of the month.
  • To ensure “full, conscious and active participation” of the faithful in liturgical celebrations, rehearse new music and liturgical responses before Mass with the congregation.
  • Ensure there are appropriate music resources for choir, accompanist and congregation following copyright laws.
  • Ensure music coverage for Funerals and direct the Peace Choir.
  • Actively recruit new members from the congregation.
  • Work with the directors of the Folk Group and the Young Adult Music Group to coordinate musical/liturgical efforts.  This includes coordinating coverage for additional services such as penance services, retreats, seasonal prayer services, etc.
  • Encourage musical and spiritual growth of the choir members.



  • Must be:
    • Familiar with the Roman Catholic Mass, Liturgy, Doctrine and Liturgical Music.
    • Knowledgeable of vocal music, singing techniques and choral conducting.
    • Able to play both piano and optionally, organ.
    • Organized
    • Able to provide transportation to work.
    • Able to work collaboratively with parish staff and musicians in the spirit of Christian unity.
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility are a plus.
  • A degree in music is not a necessity.
  • Membership in NPM is not required, but encouraged to foster professional development.

Job Type:


Part time, 8 – 10 hours/week.


If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Rev. Robert Gaudio, St. Christopher Church at Fr.