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Holy Cross Parish, Pastoral Minister

Holy Cross Church in Springfield is looking for a new Pastoral Minister. For more information or to apply, call the Parish Office at (413) 783-4111 or email the Parish secretary here.

Catholic Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Executive Director

Employment Opportunities

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Diocese of Springfield – Catholic Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Foundation Executive Director

Motivated by the mission of our Bishop to make disciples, grounded in solid stewardship principles and dedicated to advancing the mission of our Church in the Diocese of Springfield, the position requires exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with all levels of clergy and laity. Primary responsibilities will be to serve as the Chief Development Officer of the Diocese of Springfield, to lead and manage all aspects of the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Springfield, set the strategic direction of all diocesan development efforts, cultivate major relationships and offer planned giving opportunities.

A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree, Juris Doctorate, and/or relevant professional certification/credentials preferred.

At least five years of exceptional strategic leadership in development, with knowledge of estate planning and planned giving strategies and demonstrated success with major gift solicitation, stewardship and planned giving programs is strongly preferred. Experience with a non‐profit or the Catholic Church with a background in capital campaigns and endowments is preferred. Candidate should be a fluent user of Microsoft Office, with practical familiarity of various donor database software solutions.

For a complete job description and role requirements, click here.

Interested candidates should contact Cathi Farr, Director, Human Resources at 413.355.2089 or C.Farr@diospringfield.org

Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Business Manager

Our Lady of the Valley is seeking a qualified professional to oversee all financial aspects of parish operations.

Requirements

Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent knowledge gained through work experience.

Strong understanding of Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statements and especially the relationship between the two statements.

Ability to maintain

Proficiency in Diocesan accounting software, Intacct, as

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work collaboratively with the Pastor, the Finance Council Oversight Representative and the full Parish Finance

Primary responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibilities:

All of these responsibilities are to be performed for the following entities:

Our Lady of the Valley Parish

Our Lady’s Child Care Center

Parish Cemeteries (St. Stanislaus and St. Brigid)

Establish and enforce strong internal controls as defined by the Diocese.

Work with the Pastor and Finance Council in all Parish financial matters providing them with the information they seek to manage parish

Process payroll in a timely Accumulate and transmit weekly payroll information to Checkwriters payroll system. Verify payroll information recorded in accounting system. Process any employee changes in Checkwriters.

Oversee PayPal account affiliated with the Website account.

Maintain employee personnel records: g. I-9s, W-4s, M-4s, etc.

Other administrative duties as required, including answering phones and Parish Office door as needed.

Cover Letter and Résumé should be sent to fr.sliwa.olv@gmail.com

Diocese of Springfield, Director of Sacred Music, Part-time

St. Michael’s Cathedral is an urban and diverse parish nestled in Western Massachusetts. Providing sacred music for the weekly liturgy and pontifical celebrations are the cornerstone of this music ministry. We are seeking a committed Catholic who can fulfill the part-time role of the Director, and Chief Organist. This ministerial classified position is located within the Office of Worship, and reports to the Rector of the Cathedral and the Director of the Office of Worship. This position requires collaboration with a diverse group of musicians, and parishioners. As Director, this position is responsible for the coordination and execution of sacramental and pontifical musical accompaniment.

The Rector of the Cathedral and the Director of the Office of Worship jointly supervise this position, which provides liturgical music for the Bishop of Springfield, and the Rector of the Cathedral.

Diocesan responsibilities:

Provides music for pontifical liturgies

Supervises the Assistant

Assists in the planning of pontifical celebrations in conjunction with the rector, Cathedral and diocesan personnel

Provides the Office of Worship, with information and educational sessions for diocesan musicians, including organists, choir directors and cantors, as requested.

Maintains a budget from the Office of Worship to include other musicians, equipment repair, maintenance, and supplies.

Judiciously uses Choir Endowment fund.

As requested, will provide liturgical music selections or be called on to play for the funeral services of clergy of the Diocese of Springfield.

Parish responsibilities:

Selects and provides music for three weekend liturgies: weekdays as requested and for holy days and special parish celebrations as well.

Serves as a resource for the parish Gospel and Latino choirs

Regular organist for the Holy Sacraments of Matrimony and The Rite of Christian Burial.

Encourages congregational singing with the use of our Ritual Song hymnal

Recruits, trains, directs, develops and maintains Cathedral choir(s), (with a strong commitment to youth), cantors and soloists

Meets and works collaboratively with those responsible for liturgy at the Cathedral

Administers liturgical music including planning, budget, scheduling and timely communication

Ensures the maintenance of musical equipment

Maintains Music Library

Working knowledge of computer technology and music software

Cover Letter and Resume should be sent to C.Farr@diospringfield.org

Diocese of Springfield, Vocations Associate, Part-time

Job Description:

  1. Manage Digital Media

Website updates

Facebook – posting and updates

Instagram – posting and updates


  1. Event Planning and Promotion

Assist in planning and execution of vocation events:

Holy Hours

Andrew Dinners

Days of Discernment

Create flyers, posters, bulletin notices, etc

Communicate with Parishes

Communicate with event attendees


  1. General Office Management

Process Invoices

Forward Seminarian Mail

Open vocations mail

Answer phone, return/forward messages when needed


  1. Coordinate Seminary Visits

Communicate with Seminarians as needed


Contact Fr. Jon Reardon for more info at 413-248-7034 or vocations@diospringfield.org