POSITION PURPOSE: To effect a desirable pastoral response to the diverse needs and priorities of the faith community by identifying and supporting the gifts within the faith community to help meet those needs and priorities. Such response will include the development and support of several parish programs. LIST OF POSSIBLE PASTORAL DUTIES: Collaborate with the […]
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC The Director of Music is a full-time position and an essential part of the liturgical life of Saint Mary’s Church and its associated parishes (Saints Mary & Martha Parish and Our Lady of the Snow Parish.) The Director of Music is directly accountable to the pastor. Duties and responsibilities at St. Mary’s […]
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If you’re organized, efficient and have experience in accounts receivable and data entry, you might be a great fit for the Circulation Coordinator position with the Catholic Courier and El Mensajero Católico newspapers. The Circulation Coordinator maintains a subscriber database of nearly 100,000 households and prepares monthly mailings of the Courier; invoices and processes monthly payments for parish and individual subscriptions; […]
JOB DESCRIPTION: Planning, overseeing and administering the parish religious education program in a parish, utilizing a variety of resources. This includes; recruitment and training of volunteers; planning programs for adults, teens, children; and evaluating program curricula. Also, coordinates the RCIA, Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and Sacramental preparation programs. Collaborates with the pastor and other staff […]
The Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction will: support the Diocese of Rochester Catholic School Department leading in the development of all aspects of curriculum for grades Pre-K through 8. Will work with principals and teachers to assess and improve classroom instructional practices. Oversee the development and continual revision of diocesan curriculum, ensuring alignment with Diocesan […]
Assumption and Resurrection parishes seek a candidate for a part-time position to manage the joint digital content of the parishes. This would include, but not be limited to, the parish website, the YouTube channel, social media (Facebook and Instagram), and email/SMS database. The position also creates weekly eNews via Flocknote and provides technical support to administrative […]
In a video message to the faithful of the Diocese of Rochester, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano talks about faith, hope and charity, the virtues of Easter that were given to us by God himself. By Jeff Witherow | Catholic Courier Published 03.29.2021 https://catholiccourier.com/videos/bishop-salvatore-r-matano-shares-an-easter-message
Under the direction of the principal of St. Lawrence School, the Office Administrator is responsible for the full range of typical job responsibilities outlined below. The Office Administrator position supervises one or more volunteer workers and personally performs the more sensitive, difficult, and complex office functions. LIST OF POSSIBLE JOB DUTIES: Assures that all administrative […]
Catholic Charities Director Jack Balinsky announces upcoming retirement
March 19, 2021
Solemnity of Saint Joseph
‘Tireless in his service to the mission of Catholic Charities’
Jack Balinsky, longtime director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester, has announced his retirement, effective September 1st, 2021.
Mr. Balinsky said he made the decision to retire upon the occasion of his 75th birthday, which he celebrates this month; September 1st also marks the 50th anniversary of his work with Catholic Charities beginning in Syracuse and for nearly 30 years in the Diocese of Rochester. “I am looking forward to this next phase of my life firm in the knowledge that the work of Catholic Charities is in good hands with so many dedicated people devoted to our mission. It has been an honor to serve. I express my deepest thanks to Bishop Emeritus Clark and Bishop Matano, the many outstanding priests of the Diocese, women religious who have volunteered with us and the more than 200 persons who serve as lay leaders on our boards. I stand in awe and admiration of all for their outstanding good work and especially for their creativity and flexibility in enabling us to provide service during the COVID pandemic.”
A search for a successor will be initiated.
The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, said, “Mr. Balinsky has been an extraordinary leader who has been tireless in his service to the mission of Catholic Charities. He has greatly expanded the services of the organization over his many years of devotion to the cause of helping those in need. He truly has lived the Gospel in his work. He will be greatly missed. May God bless this next phase of his life.”
Mr. Balinsky, a native of Syracuse, has been diocesan director of Catholic Charities since 1992. He is credited with vastly expanding the services and presence of Catholic Charities in the 12-county Diocese, from three subsidiary agencies to 10. Before joining the Diocese of Rochester, Mr. Balinsky served in a variety of roles in the Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Charities from 1971-1984, including as Syracuse Area Director. From 1984-1990, he was executive secretary of the State Council of Catholic Charities Directors in Albany, and from 1990-1992 served as executive director of the DuLac Community Development Corp., also in Albany.
Mr. Balinsky is a 1967 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he achieved distinction as class valedictorian. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Princeton University.
Mr. Jack Balinsky
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He also has made a life’s work of chronicling the long service of Catholic Charities, researching, and writing multiple volumes of the history of Catholic Charities in Rochester and New York State. These works can be accessed at www.balinsky.org.
In September 2010, he was given a Centennial Medal by Catholic Charities USA, one of only 100 to be awarded nationally during the organization’s 100th Anniversary celebration that year. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious J. Alan Davitt Award for Exemplary Service by the New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the Catholic Bishops of New York in matters of public policy. In addition, the New York State Legislature honored Balinsky on the occasion of the awarding of the J. Alan Davitt Award with a special Legislative Resolution, calling him a “true asset to society” with a “distinguished record meriting the respect and recognition of the Legislature.” Bishop Clark said of Mr. Balinsky then, “You truly have made this your life’s work and mission, and this has meant life-changing help for those who need it most. You exemplify the word ‘service’ and you honor the name ‘Christian.’” In September 2012, he was presented by the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees with the highest award of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester, the Bishop Clark Award.
Mr. Balinsky directs a diocesan Catholic Charities family of agencies and affiliates that serve more than 250,000 people annually, regardless of religious affiliation, in such areas as home-purchase assistance; senior services; emergency services for food, clothing and housing; help for the homeless; assistance to developmentally disabled people; help for people with mental illness; migrant-family assistance; and help with addiction, among others. For more information about Catholic Charities, visit https://www.dor.org/about/office-ministry-directory/catholic-charities/
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St. Louis Parish, Pittsford, is seeking experienced mechanic with skills in building repairs and preventive maintenance, including general plumbing, electrical, carpentry. Includes seasonal outside work – snow shoveling/Bobcat, gutter cleaning, some grounds. Multiple buildings/campus. Must have reliable work record and good skills for prioritizing, communicating and working with others, and have/use own vehicle. Contact Sally […]
St. Benedict Parish is seeking a full-time Business Manager. The Business Manager is responsible for a full range of administrative functions in a Tier I or Tier II parish. At this level, the pastoral leader retains responsibility for certain aspects of parish administration, e.g., personnel and stewardship. In parishes of all sizes, the Business Manager […]
Saint Kateri School in Irondequoit is seeking a long term, full time Primary (K-2) Academic Intervention Specialist beginning in mid April. The teacher would be responsible for: Collecting and analyzing data collected by classroom teachers to assist with instructional supports Sitting on the Instructional Support Team (IST) and collaborate to provide additional supports to students […]
The Director of Faith Formation of St. Lawrence Church works closely with the pastor of the parish and is responsible in directing all faith formation and sacramental preparation for school-aged children grades K – 7. This includes directing the Vacation Bible School, Summer Faith Formation program for grades 1 – 7, school year Faith Formation […]
Full–time, long-term substitute Seton Catholic School is seeking an elementary grade teacher for a long-term substitute position in grade 5. Candidates should have or be working toward a NYS certification as well as have experience teaching. The candidate must be comfortable following the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards, be able to work independently […]
St. Mary Our Mother School, located in Horseheads, NY (Southern Tier NY) is seeking qualified candidates for full-time teaching positions for grades k-6 for the 2021-22 school year. Faculty and staff at St. Mary Our Mother School must be prepared to deliver high-qualify instruction within a small school environment where every student is known and […]