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:  January 18, 2018



*Pastoral Associate – Our Lady of Lourdes/St. Anne Cluster – Rochester/Brighton, NY - seeks a Pastoral Associate.  The Pastoral Associate position includes leadership of the cluster RCIA process, collaborating with the cluster Deacon in leading the preparation of families for the celebration of baptism of children, presence at weekend liturgies and funerals, visitation of parishioners in hospital, assisting in the formation of liturgical ministers, and collaborating with the Pastor in leading the spiritual and social life of the cluster.   The successful candidate will have a Masters Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or comparable field, and two to three years demonstrated pastoral ministry leadership experience.  Inquiries should be directed to Fr. Gary Tyman, pastor at or 585-479-9656.  (01/18/2018)



*Catechetical Leader – St. Michael Church in Newark, NY is seeking candidates for this full-time position that includes all aspects of its faith formation and sacramental preparation for children, youth, and families.  The coordinator reports directly to and collaborates with the Pastor.  Duties of this position include, but not limited to, leading both the middle school and high school youth groups as well as faith formation for K-5, and sacramental preparation sessions.  The position recruits and supervises volunteer catechists and leaders for Children’s Liturgy of the Word.  Candidates should be a practicing Roman Catholic with good administrative, organizational skills, communication and relational skills with an understanding of Roman Catholic theology, including Scripture, morality, and the sacraments.  The person should demonstrate an on-going personal commitment to spiritual growth and formation and hold a certification or bachelor’s degree related to religious education and 3 years experience in parish ministry. (those pursing certification or a degree may be considered for this position).


Interested candidates please send resumes to Fr. Jeff Tunnicliff at (1/17/2018)





We are accepting resumes for the position of part-time Faith Formation Secretary. The hours will be approximately 20-24 hours a week for 10 months during the school year plus Monday mornings during the summer. The work week is Monday—Thursday, which includes Monday evenings for religion classes and various evenings throughout the year for meetings, etc.


·  Applicants must: be a person of Catholic faith, have strong proofreading and computer skills including Microsoft Office, have good communication and people skills, must be able to work independently, set priorities, and organize work, must have ability to honor and maintain confidentiality.


·   Some duties include typing, proofreading, answering phones, preparing mailings, filing, copying, recordkeeping, program registration, provide other assistance and support to Coordinator/Youth Minister as needed, preparing parish bulletin.


Resumes and cover letters should be sent to St. Theodore's Church, 168 Spencerport, Rochester, NY 14606 Attn:  Maureen Piehler.  (01/17/2018) 



*Church Administrative Assistant – Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community located in Penn Yan, NY

Work Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30- 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:30.

General Description:

Assures that all secretarial duties for the pastor, and other designated staff are accomplished in a timely and efficient manner.  Accomplishes this by receiving and placing telephone calls, scheduling appointments as requested, prepare written communications (letters, reports, memos) as needed. Greets and refers visitors to the appropriate ministers, services or agencies.  Assures incoming mail is delivered to the mail boxes daily.

Necessary Qualifications:

1.       High School graduate or equivalent.  Good communication skills.

2.       1-2 years office management experience.

3.       Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required and willingness to learn in house applications specific to the job.

4.       Ability to relate well with people by phone or in person.

5.       Excellent verbal communication skills

6.       Ability to honor and maintain confidentiality.

7.       Ability to accurately record messages and refer visitors or callers.

8.       General knowledge of the Catholic Church and appreciation of the Parish Mission.


Please apply by e-mail to (01/10/2018)



Church Secretary - St. Alphonsus Catholic Church located in Auburn, NY


Work Hours: Monday – Thursday 9-4 and Fridays 9-12.


General Description:

Assures that all secretarial duties for the pastor and other designated staff are accomplished in a timely and efficient manner.  Accomplishes this by receiving and placing telephone calls, scheduling appointments as requested, typing written communications (letters, reports, memos), and processing of mail.  Greets and refers visitors to the appropriate ministers, services, or agencies.  Assures incoming and outgoing mail is handled properly by opening and distributing mail and assuring outgoing mail is delivered to the mail box on a daily basis.


Necessary Qualifications:


  • High School graduate or equivalent. Good communication skills.
  • 1-2 years previous secretarial experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Ability to relate well with people by phone or in person.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to honor and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to accurately record messages and refer visitors or callers.
  • General knowledge of the Catholic Church and appreciation of the Church Mission.

Please apply by e-mail to Shawn Gillen-Caryl at  (01/04/2018)



Sts. Mary and Matthew Faith Community are seeking a Parish Secretary 


Accountable to:  Business Manager

Purpose & Vision:


  • The secretary is responsible for the full range of job responsibilities inclusive of both St. Mary’s Church (Honeoye) and St. Matthew Church (Livonia).
  • The primary purpose of the Parish Secretary is to facilitate communications and act as a minister of hospitality to the parish and all visitors, vendors, etc.
  • He/she provides skilled secretarial services for the parish staff and committees, maintains accurate parish records, maintains and distributes schedules as necessary, and maintains the parish calendar including use and/or rental of parish facilities. He/she answers phone calls, relative emails in a pastoral and professional manner. He/she welcomes all visitors to the parish in the same manner.
  • The Parish Secretary ensures that all aspects of his/her responsibilities are carried out in a manner that effectively serves the needs of the Sts. Mary and Matthew Faith Community. He/she will carry out his/her responsibilities in a manner that reflects Catholic teaching.


The Parish Secretary/Receptionist is responsible to:


  • Understand the vision and mission of Sts. Mary and St. Matthew Faith Community under the guidance and direction of the Pastor/Pastoral Administrator.
  • Ensure that fulfillment of his/her job responsibilities efficiently and effectively meet the goals developed to fulfill the vision and mission of Sts. Mary and Matthew Faith Community.
  • Prepare and oversee distribution of the Sunday bulletin, weekly intersession, and liturgical ministers’ schedule.
  • Prepare and distribute correspondence for the pastor, parish staff and parish committees.
  • Complete accurate registration records and process of new parishioner’s envelopes.
  • Maintain accurate parish census records. Maintain accurate mailing lists and advise appropriate parties of changes as necessary.
  • Schedule the use of parish facilities including hall rentals.
  • Collaborating with parish staff and parish policy schedule baptisms, first Eucharist, first penance, confirmation, funerals, funeral receptions and weddings. Manage any correspondence.  
  • Develop and manage volunteer schedule. Working with staff secure necessary volunteers.
  • Answer telephone, screen calls and take messages.
  • Welcome and assist visitors to the parish office.
  • Oversee maintenance of office machines and equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies.
  • Maintain and tidy the narthex and outside entryway daily. Tidy pews weekly (Monday & Friday). Manage votive candles, Holy family candle, tabernacle candle, altar candles
  • Process mail items and maintain postage supplies.


Vision and Mission:


  • Fulfill responsibilities according to the parish vision and mission.
  • Understand legal, ethical and moral standards and apply them to fulfillment of job duties.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
  • Continue his/her professional, educational and spiritual development

Other Duties:


  • Attend staff meetings, parish and Diocesan meetings as directed by Business Manager
  • Completion of any other duties, tasks or responsibilities as directed by Business Manager
  • Work between two locations when necessary




  • Practicing Roman Catholic and active in parish
  • An Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Studies or related field or minimum high school degree with 5 years of proven success in secretarial field
  • Microsoft Office applications, standard business practices and willingness to learn new software (Parish soft)
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication skills: written and oral
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to adjust to changes in schedule, routines, and job assignments


Interested candidates please email your resume and cover letter to (11/21/2017)




Organist / Accompanist Needed (Currently Open) - Saint Pius Tenth Church - 3010 Chili Ave, Rochester, N.Y. 14624 - (585) 247-2566


Our strong and rebuilding suburban parish is seeking an organist/accompanist to fulfill our liturgical needs. Be part of this exciting time as we build a new church from the ground up, with construction to be completed in early 2018. Enjoy playing in a brand new worship space on 1st class instrumentation, for an invigorated com-munity less than 10 minutes from downtown Rochester. Be part of a collaborative team striving to bring the very best to our community. The salary is negotiable, to be determined based on the skill and experience of candidate.



1. To provide appropriate organ/piano accompaniment at the 10:30AM Sunday liturgies for cantors, choirs, and assembly singing as determined in collaboration with music director.

2. Be available for a second Sunday liturgy as necessary, particularly during summer months.

3. Play special liturgies, including but not limited to the Paschal Triduum, Ash Wednesday, Christmas, as requested by the music director.

4. To provide appropriate accompaniment for weekly choir rehearsal.

5. To provide primary accompaniment for most funeral and wedding liturgies.

6. When not available for the above services, to assist the music director in locating an appropriate substitute.

7. To promote assembly-centered vision of music ministry.

8. Provide seasonally appropriate preludes and postludes, in collaboration with the music director.

9. Opportunity to work in collaboration with the music director to select music used at weekend liturgies, to develop long-term repertoire, and to establish music goals.



1. Education: Degree in music with specialization in organ, or equivalent demonstrated knowledge in music theory and organ repertoire. (Knowledge of Roman Catholic Liturgy a plus.)

2. Demonstrated proficiency on organ and piano.

3. A general openness to all genres of liturgical and worship music.

4. Ability to work well with persons of varied musical abilities.

5. Successful completion of diocesan Safe Environment Training and background check.


To be considered for this position, send your resume to:

Saint Pius Tenth Church

Attn: Bob Schrader

3010 Chili Ave

Rochester, NY 14624







POSITION PURPOSE: To make sure that all types of buildings are neat, clean, free from clutter and safe.  Daily this may involve picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, or using industrial cleaning equipment to clean floors, cleaning and stocking bathrooms, making sure buildings are secure and cleaning windows.  Additional responsibilities may include keeping sidewalks clean or shoveling snow.




  1. Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them.
  2. Gather and empty trash.
  3. Service, clean, and supply restrooms.
  4. Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
  5. Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
  6. Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment.
  7. Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
  8. Steam-clean or shampoo carpets.
  9. Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors.
  10. Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  11. Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
  12. Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks.
  13. Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
  14. May require snow removal from sidewalks, using snow blowers and snow shovels, and spread snow melting chemicals.
  15. Requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  16. Set up, arrange, and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, and scaffolding to prepare facilities for events such as banquets and meetings.



·         High school Diploma or must have a minimum of a high school education or equivalent  

·         1-2 years of experience with minor repairs is a plus

·         Ability to lift 50 lbs.


Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to: Dan Leitten at