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, rparks@dor.org] Unless otherwise specified

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

 

Updated:  November 13, 2017

 


 

*Pastoral Associate I – St. Mary’s of the Lake Church –Watkins Glen, NY - The Pastoral Associate I has a major leadership role in a Tier I, II or III parish in a  collaborative effort of guiding a Faith Community within the parish, based upon the mission of Jesus Christ.  This could include directing a variety of aspects of parish life, liturgy, pastoral care, RCIA and other sacramental preparation, adult faith formation, Evangelization, preaching, where appropriate and social ministry.  The position requires a Masters degree in Pastoral Ministry, Theology or comparable field and two to three years demonstrated pastoral ministry leadership experience.

 

Full-time 35 hours per week position to include being present at the Saturday 5:00 mass and Sunday 8:00 am and 10:00 am masses.

 

LIST OF POSSIBLE DUTIES FOR A PASTORAL ASSOCIATE:

 

  1. Collaborate 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 goals and objectives, with particular focus on the Pastoral Associate’s areas of responsibility.  Collaborates in regional or diocesan planning initiatives and programs within the parish community.

  2. Assists in providing liturgical leadership for the parish.  This is accomplished by preparing and leading communal prayer, e.g. wake and cemetery services, ecumenical gatherings, etc.  Also preaches when canonically and pastorally appropriate.  May represent the pastoral leader or conduct formal Sunday Service in the absence of the Priest.
  3. Assists in planning sacramental celebrations.  This is accomplished by collaborating with the Liturgy and/or Music Coordinators in preparing various sacramental celebrations.
  4. Directs the development and implementation of sacramental preparation, such as the RCIA process, parent preparation for infant Baptism, and preparation of couples for marriage.  This is accomplished by recruiting gifted catechists and offering them training and support and overseeing the processes in general, helping to determine readiness for the celebration of sacraments.
  5. Contributes to the initial formation and ongoing faith development of parish ministers and groups.  This is accomplished by recruiting, motivating, supporting, evaluating and providing in-service training, and faith formation for lectors, Eucharistic ministers, ushers, sacristans, musicians and choir members.
  6. Provides on-going personal presence at parish events, e.g., at the church during the hours of Sunday Masses and spends time with parishioners, especially at important moments in their lives.
  7. Assures the provision of pastoral care to parishioners.  This is accomplished by visiting persons in homes or hospitals who are sick, home-bound, or disabled, or empowering others to do the same.  Also ministers to persons in crisis, e.g., grieving, divorced or separated, widows or widowers, emotionally ill and other emergency requests as available.
  8. Coordinates opportunities for spiritual development for the parish.  This is accomplished by overseeing the organizing and provision of renewal programs and processes, e.g., annual parish mission, Scripture study, spiritual direction, pastoral counseling, or retreats for individuals or groups in the parish.
  9. Coordinates the annulment process for parishioners.  This is accomplished by serving as a liaison between the Marriage Tribunal and persons regarding marriage or annulment procedures.
  10. Coordinates the parish’s evangelization outreach efforts.  This is accomplished by developing a process for reaching out to and welcoming alienated or unchurched people, by coordinating on-going opportunities to invite, educate, and support those interested in becoming Catholics and by providing a network of parishioners to support people in their faith journey.
  11. Coordinates the planning and implementation of on-going RCIA.  This is accomplished by working with the pastor and a specially recruited and trained team to design and implement a catechumenate process consistent with the guidelines in the “Rites for the Christian Initiation of Adults.”  The Pastoral Associate serves as a principle catechist, recruits and trains gifted parishioners for all roles necessary for this process, works with the liturgy coordinator to prepare for the ritual celebrations involved, and oversees the on-going formation of the neophytes for the first year, facilitating their integration into the larger faith community.
  12. Supervises the ongoing maintenance of the parish resource center and library.  This is accomplished by making decisions regarding purchases for the library, and by soliciting volunteer help to assist in cataloguing and daily maintenance of resource library.
  13. Continues to develop personally and professionally by reading and reflection, participation in Continuing Education and other events, including regional, diocesan and National Professional Associations and organizations, as approved and as appropriate.
  14. Assists the Pastoral Council by attending meetings, providing leadership in the absence of the pastor and providing guidance for the overall mission of the parish.
  15. Assists in Ecumenical efforts and representation on behalf of or in collaboration with other Pastoral Ministers from the parish.
  16. Assists the Pastor with funeral preparations.
  17. Cemetery Co-coordinator for two cemeteries.

 

Interested candidates please send your resume and cover letter to Rev. Steven Lape, Pastor, St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or email Fr.Steven.Lape@dor.org11/13/2017)

 


 

Coordinator of Faith Formation and Preschool – Saint Patrick Church, Victor, NY

 

Job Description: The Coordinator of Faith Formation and Preschool (CFFP) is responsible for planning, overseeing and administering the faith formation program in the parish, utilizing a variety of resources. This includes managing the Faith Formation Office; supervising Faith Formation and Preschool secretarial staff; recruitment and training of volunteers; planning programs for children and families; and evaluating program curricula. The coordinator directs all aspects of St. Patrick’s Preschool. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies, or related field and parish experience, or Diocesan Certification for the position.

 

Job Duties for the Parish Faith Formation: 1. Collaborates with the pastor and other staff in implementing the catechetical and evangelical mission of the parish for children and their families. This is accomplished by participating in the planning, implementing, and evaluation of the parish’s programs, goals, and objectives, with focus on assigned aspects of faith formation, that is, religious education and sacramental preparation. Serves as a professional resource to the staff in the area of faith formation. Also collaborates in regional or diocesan planning and program efforts; 2. Participates as a member of the pastoral 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 parish liturgies, sacramental preparation – First Penance, First Eucharist, - and other opportunities for prayer and faith sharing; 3. Develops and directs models for faith formation including family education, intergenerational education, catechetical processes for school aged children and parent-geared processes. Includes program development, resource evaluation and catechist formation. Evaluates models annually with the Parish Faith Formation Advisory Board. 4. Develops and forms parish volunteer catechists, aides, and catechetical support staff through recruitment, training, spiritual opportunities, support and evaluation. Supports diocesan or regional training for catechists, or schedules parish based training by qualified catechetical leaders; 5. Serves as staff liaison to the Parish Faith Formation Advisory Board. Works to prepare the agenda, provides information and data to the board as requested, and implements recommendations, when approved by the Pastor.  6. Manages the budget for the catechetical and evangelization processes. Assures the budget is prepared and submitted in a timely manner. When budget is approved, assures the monthly monitoring of expenses and revenues; authorizes all expenditures for that budget; 7. Supervises the ongoing maintenance of the parish resource center and library. This is accomplished by making decisions regarding purchases for the library, and by soliciting volunteer help to assist in cataloguing and daily maintenance of resource library; 8. Maintains a current level of knowledge and skills required to function in the field of Faith Formation.  This is accomplished by reading; by attending regional, diocesan and national professional Faith Formation organizations, and by attending diocesan training programs as approved and as appropriate; 9. Be a qualified trainer for CASE training and ensure that all volunteers have a Criminal Record Check, signed the Code of Conduct and have gone through the CASE training.

 

Job Duties for the Parish Preschool: 10. Supervises preschool secretary, and teachers through classroom observation, monthly staff meetings, and reviews; 11. Oversees St. Patrick’s Preschool curriculum. 12. Manages the budget for the preschool. Assures the budget is prepared and submitted in a timely manner. When budget is approved, assures the monthly monitoring of expenses and revenues; authorizes all expenditures for that budget; 13. Coordinates quarterly gatherings of the Preschool Board; 14. Oversees promotion and public relations of the Preschool; 15. Fosters parent/preschool relations and helps to build parish/preschool relationship. Supports Pre-school parents and families.

 

Necessary qualifications:  1. Active member of a Roman Catholic parish faith community; 2. College degree in Religious Studies, Theology, or equivalent Diocesan Certification for the position; 3. Knowledge of Theology and Religious Education trends and methods; 4. Knowledge of related fields of psychology, education, sociology and communication; 5. Some formal education or experience in administration and organization.

 

Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume and references to Fr. Edison Tayag at Fr.Edison.Tayag@dor.org.  (09/20/2017)

 


 

*MUSIC DIRECTOR/ORGANIST - ST. BENEDICT PARISH, CANANDAIGUA, NY

 

This is a part time job (15 - 20 hours per week) at a large Roman Catholic Parish in Canandaigua, NY. This job will be paid hourly with additional income from funerals and weddings. Benefits in line with Rochester Diocesan guidelines.  This position reports to the Pastor.

 

Responsibilities include providing organ/piano accompaniment for all liturgies at St. Mary’s church including 4 weekend Masses, Holy Day Masses, school and religious education Masses, special liturgies as well as weddings and funerals; selecting appropriate music for all liturgies at St. Mary’s and St. Bridget’s church (Bloomfield); running an active music program including volunteer cantors and adult choir, and purchasing music for them; attending staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the pastor.

 

Interested parties should send their resume and cover letter to: Anthony DiPrima at adiprima@dor.org.  (10/16/2017)

 


 


MUSIC DIRECTOR/ORGANIST - ST. BENEDICT PARISH, CANANDAIGUA, NY  -  Position to start August 7, 2017

Responsibilities include providing organ/piano accompaniment for all liturgies at St. Mary’s church including 4 weekend Masses, Holy Day Masses, school and religious education Masses, special liturgies as well as weddings and funerals; selecting appropriate music for all liturgies at St. Mary’s and St. Bridget’s church (Bloomfield); running an active music program including volunteer cantors, adult choir, children’s choir and bell choir and purchasing music for them; attending staff meetings and other meetings as directed by the pastor.

Please send resumes to Anthony.DiPrima@dor.org  (05/15/2017)
 


 

Bookkeeper, Part-time – Southeast Rochester Catholic Community (20 hours per week)

 

REPORTS TO:   Director of Finance and Administration

 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The Bookkeeper is responsible for accounting and other various duties, as needed, for the following parishes: Blessed Sacrament, St. Boniface, St. Mary’s

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Accounts Payable; 2. Reconciliation of asset accounts; 3. Collection counting at one parish on a weekly basis; 4. Prepare invoices for miscellaneous billings; 5. Assists with preparation of reports for parishes and finance committees; 6. Support the work of the parish regarding fundraisers and other various projects; 7. Assist with the budget process; 8. Make bank deposits, as needed; 9. Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to regarding cash handling, cash disbursements and overall general accounting unctions; 10. Assist with audits.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Minimum four years’ experience in bookkeeping/accounting; 2. General accounting knowledge; 3. Proficient in MS Outlook and Excel; 4. Excellent time management skills; 5. Attention to detail; 6.       Ability to work independently.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to molly.hedges@dor.org.  (09/07/2017)

 


 

Communications Assistant: Bulletin - Saint Kateri Parish - Rochester, NY

 

Primary Function:  Compilation, design and layout of the weekly parish bulletin

Hours per week:  15-20 hours

Reports to: Communications Coordinator

Parish Mission:  To invite and welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to embrace and celebrate our vocation: to be Christ to the world. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Excellent organizational skills managing and monitoring multiple sources of information, articles, graphics and photos.

Strong communications, writing and editing skills.

Excellent time management skills with attention to details and deadlines.

Proficient in Microsoft Publisher, Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, Word Press, One Drive, Constant Contact and CalendarWiz.

Work with other staff and Pastoral Council to communicate the Parish Vision and Mission. 

Good eye for page design and layout.

Knowledge of liturgical year.

3 + years’ publishing experience.

 

Abilities and Expectations:

Practicing Roman Catholic, active in a parish.

High level of competence, good judgment, and appropriate confidentiality. Reliable and dependable. 

Able to work collaboratively, communicate concerns, delays and road blocks, and take direction and follow agreed plan.

Plan and schedule content 2 weeks in advance based on needs of staff, parish groups/organizations and parishioners.

Consistent, accurate and timely communication with parish staff and school, councils and organizations/groups for content and review cycles.

Scan calendars, events and other publications for articles, follow up for clarity and confirmation.

Layout and design up to 12-page weekly bulletin publication.

Ability to keep focus on tasks at hand, work in complex detailed environment under publishing deadlines.

Work on site, attend content meetings, edit meetings, layout and bulletin creation and updates.

Upload weekly bulletin to Liturgical Publications Inc. (LPi) for printing, close out and archive bulletin.

Maintain all bulletin files on DOR Server, keeping master images and photos organized and searchable.

 

Interested candidates send resume and cover letter to june.bounds@dor.org.  (09/29/2017)

 


 

Piano Accompanist - The Catholic Community of the Blessed Trinity (St. Thomas the Apostle), Red Creek, NY - looking to hire an accompanist to play the piano at the 8:30 am Sunday Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. 

Interested persons should call 315-594-9430 for further details or e-mail the Parish office at Mary.DeLisio@dor.org (02/27/2017)

 


 

*Maintenance Supervisor: needed for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, with the full time oversight of maintenance activities and personnel, and maintaining multiple sites for a group of 3 churches and two other properties in the northeast part of Rochester.  Must have excellent communication skills, and excellent skills in general maintenance and repairs, including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, general repairs, etc.  Hours are Monday-Friday approximately 8:00 AM to 4:30 or 5:00 PM but may be called occasionally in the event of emergencies.

 

In addition to performing repairs and maintenance, duties include interfacing with tenants and customers who are notifying us of a problem that needs to be addressed, sometimes working at multiple locations in the same day, dealing with vendors and contractors, securing bids for various projects, and many other items.  This position is a mixture of hands-on repair work as well as supervisory/management work.  Living close to the northeast area of the city is a plus.

Please respond ONLY if you have excellent maintenance skills, are highly trustworthy and can be a quality employee.  Please detail your supervisory experience, as well as experience you may have had working with volunteers.  Please also indicate trade skills that you are the strongest in and those that may be weaker (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.).  Please be very honest and specific.  (Detailed job description duties and requirements will be provided to potential candidates.)

 

Full time is preferred but may be able to consider part-time for the right person if you are well-qualified but do not want full time.  Great opportunity for the right person!  Send letter of application and/or resume to jim.kinsman@dor.org.  (10/25/2017)

 


 

Maintenance Coordinator - St. John the Evangelist - Spencerport, NY

 

The Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for and personally maintains, renovates, restores, and sees to the upkeep of the buildings, mechanical and electrical systems, and grounds, conducts preventive maintenance, and may be tasked with energy conservation audits.  The position involves supervision and coordination of part-time help and volunteers, and when needed and approved, engages and supervises outside vendors.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

1. Collaborates with the Pastor, Director of Finance, or their delegate, along with the Buildings and Grounds Committee, in developing a comprehensive plan and schedule to address operational and maintenance needs of the buildings and grounds.  Serves as a resource to staff and Buildings and Grounds Committee regarding building operations and maintenance.

 

2. Directs the implementation of the annual work plan regarding plant operations and maintenance.  This is accomplished by overseeing the implementation of schedules for all maintenance and custodial requirements, by performing required maintenance when needed and feasible, and/or collaborating with approved list of parish volunteers and/or contracting with outside vendors to do it.  Collaborates with Director of Finance or their delegate to assure that all necessary paperwork is completed and submitted by outside vendors before any work is performed on parish property.  Evaluates the methods and procedures used in performing the maintenance and custodial duties and revises them as necessary.

 

3.  Assures the maintenance of all plant systems and equipment.  This is accomplished by conducting periodic maintenance checks on the equipment, as well as all plumbing, electrical, drainage, and security systems.  Notifies Pastor, Director of Finance, or their delegate, along with the Buildings and Grounds Committee, if/when current systems need to be replaced.

 

4. Oversees the scheduling of maintenance needs.  This is accomplished by developing a seasonal work plan for lawn and shrub care, roof and gutter cleaning, snow removal, and parking lot and walkway maintenance.

 

5. Oversees the maintenance of an adequate inventory of custodial, maintenance, and operational supplies.  This is accomplished by purchasing or renting supplies/equipment as necessary through approved vendors.

 

6.  Collaborates with the Director of Finance or their delegate in preparing and submitting a budget for operations and maintenance in a timely manner.  When budget is approved, collaborates with Director of Finance or their delegate to assure monthly monitoring of expenses and revenue and appropriate authorization of expenditures for that budget.

 

7. Where appropriate, participates as a member of the Building and Grounds Committee.  Provides information and research to the Committee as requested and as available.

 

8. Maintains current level of knowledge and skills required to perform the job.  This is accomplished by reading, and by attendance at workshops and classes.  Also, maintains membership/affiliation with appropriate professional organizations.

 

 

Duties

 

1. Operate and maintain a low pressure hot water boiler, small diesel tractor, and other related equipment.

 

2. Perform minor plumbing, electrical and mechanical maintenance and repairs.  Collaborates with approved list of parish volunteers with skills in these areas to assist with these tasks, as well as outside contractors.

 

3. Maintain internal and external lighting, and clean fixtures.

 

4. Check church twice a week for needed repairs (eg. kneelers) and cleanliness.  Collaborate with Altar Guild and Maintenance Worker in cleaning of the church.

 

5. Be continuously aware of safety precautions and perform needed steps to maintain all buildings and grounds in safe operating condition, using diocesan supplied checklists to aid in this process.

 

6. Coordinates with Maintenance Worker to assure set-up and take-down of seating, tables and the like as needed for events.

 

7. Snowplow/Snowblow/shovel and deice, as needed, walks and steps of Martha House, Rectory, Church and School building, paying particular attention to maintain all emergency exits from buildings.  This work must be performed ahead of any scheduled event.  Log must be kept of any snow removal or deicing work, according to diocesan guidelines.

 

8. Maintain, install and remove window air conditioning units in Martha House.  Maintain air conditioning units in the church, rectory and school, including changing filters and belts as needed.

 

 9.  Oversee operation of fire alarm and security systems and means of securing facilities, along with distribution and tracking of keys and electronic fobs to control access to parish facilities.

 

10. Clean and maintain the baptismal font in church.

 

11. Respond to staff requests for maintenance.

 

12. Work cooperatively with Maintenance Worker in his/her cleaning duties in Martha House, School, Church and Rectory.

 

13. Train and supervise extra personnel hired for seasonal work

 

14.  Organize and maintain tools and supplies in the maintenance shop and garage.

 

15. Perform regular walk-throughs of all rooms and spaces in buildings to insure that problems (eg. flooding, leaking, pest infestations, damage, etc.) are detected and rectified in a timely fashion.

 

Necessary Qualifications

 

1. Active member of a Roman Catholic parish faith community.  (Sometimes this requirement may be satisfied by a person who has knowledge of and is compatible with the mission of the Catholic Church).

 

2. High School diploma.

 

3. Three years’ building and grounds maintenance or industrial maintenance experience.

 

4. Good mechanical aptitude.

 

5. A working knowledge of all phases of building construction.

 

6. A working knowledge of lawn care functions (seeding, fertilizing, mowing, aerating, etc.)

 

7. A working knowledge of road and parking lot maintenance and repair.

 

8.  Ability to diagnose and perform mechanical repairs.

 

9. Ability to work from ladders, adjust to height and close quarters; withstand heat and cold; good eye-hand coordination and flexibility.

 

10. On-call availability for emergencies and snow-removal/deicing.

 

11. A working knowledge of low pressure hot water boiler operation and maintenance.

 

12.  Ability to understand written and/or oral directions for the planning of daily/yearly activities.

 

Work Hours and Schedule

 

This part-time position will entail working 15-25 per week as needed.  Most of those hours will be worked between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday-Thursday in conjunction with the operation of the parish office.  Yet, when needed the jobholder may be called on to work on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday to support the activities of the parish and as needed (e.g. snow removal/deicing; emergency repairs, etc.).

 

Disclaimer

 

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.  

 

Interested parties please send your resume and cover letter to: Rev. Peter Mottola, Pastor, St. John the Evangelist Church, 55 Martha Street, Spencerport, New York 14559 or email to: Fr.Peter.Mottola@dor.org.  (11/17/2017)

 

 


 

Seasonal Maintenance/Handyman Position – St. John the Evangelist Church – Greece, NY

 

We are in need of someone to clear the entrances and sidewalks around St. John the Evangelist Church, parish center, and parish office/rectory when it snows. This person would be in addition to the plowing company used to clear our parking lots. This individual would need to be here before every weekday and weekend Mass, meeting and activity that is taking place when/if snow is falling.

 

Qualifications: Required Education/Experience:  1. High School Diploma with at least 2 years of responsible experience; 2. Possession of a valid, clean New York State driver’s license. 

 

Desired Skills & Qualifications:  1. Must have knowledge and experience with safety procedures, maintenance, and use of a snow blower and salt; 2. Must be ambulatory and possess physical strength enough to lift, move and carry heavy items throughout the day; 3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; 4. Ability to provide own transport for job-related responsibilities; 5. On call availability for emergencies.

 

Interested candidates should contact Rev. Peter Enyan-Boadu at 2400 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626 or by e-mail at gstjohnt@dor.org or by phone at (585) 225-8980.  (09/20/2017)

 


 

Maintenance/Custodial Position Southeast Rochester Catholic Community (Blessed Sacrament, St. Boniface and St. Mary’s Parishes)

 

Works in maintenance and repair of buildings, equipment and facilities. Operates, maintains & repairs heavy equipment for mowing and snow removal. Performs skilled work in a variety of the building or service trades. Performs preventative maintenance on building mechanical equipment and assists with renovation and remodeling of buildings to include plastering, patching, painting and masonry. This is a part time position 25-30 hours per week, salary is based on experience. 

 

Qualifications: Required Education/Experience:  1. High school diploma with at least 2 years of responsible experience in building & mechanical equipment maintenance and repair; 2. Possession of a valid, clean New York State driver's license.

 

Desired Skills & qualifications: 1. Must have knowledge and experience in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry and mechanical trades; 2. Knowledge of practices, procedures, tools, terminology and safety procedures of the skilled building and maintenance trades; 3. Must be ambulatory and possess physical strength enough to lift, move and carry heaving items throughout the day (over 50 lbs.) and safely use a ladder; 4. Ability to provide own transport for job-related responsibilities; 5. Some weekend availability required, and on-call availability for emergencies. 

 

Interested Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to  Molly.Hedges@dor.org (09/05/2017)

 


 

Maintenance Worker - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Brockport, is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Maintenance Worker to provide cleaning and light maintenance for the parish buildings and grounds.  Interested candidates submit resumes to Jim.Pudetti@dor.org.  (07/25/2017)