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Saint Patrick Catholic Church is a vibrant active parish of 3000 families located 10 miles south of the Wisconsin border just east of Route 41.  Its ministries include a parochial school (450 students) and a religious education program (150 students). The position of Director of Liturgical Music is a full-time staff position. There is also a full-time Director of Liturgy. The present Pastor has taught Liturgy courses for over ten years in the Archdiocesan Permanent Deaconate Program. He also plays both organ and piano. The ideal candidate for this position should possess confident leadership skills and a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.


Be an active member of the Roman Catholic Church (or other liturgical church, Anglican, Lutheran, etc.)

Music background preferred; proficiency with keyboard, piano, and organ required.

Vocal performance ability

Able to direct choirs that would include both adults and children groups

Plan music for both parish and school liturgies

Plan and execute music for wedding, funeral, sacramental liturgies

Collaborate well with the Pastor and Director of Liturgy on weekly Eucharistic Liturgies

Function as part of the Full-time pastoral staff

Possess an openness to various musical styles and compositions of various liturgical music genres.

Have at least a rudimentary skills in different languages - especially Latin and Spanish.

Attend and participate in a cross-section of Parish activities

Have a knowledge of hand-bell performance techniques (there is a hand bell coordinator)

Have a workable familiarity with a variety of present day hymnals (both Catholic and Protestant)

Be present and functioning at the full schedule of weekend liturgies

Train and rehearse volunteer cantors (including children)

For any further information:

We welcome your application and thank you for your interest. Please contact the parish office between Tuesdays and Thursdays at (847) 244-4161 and please ask for Fr. Jim Merold. You may also attach your resume and email to Fr. Jim Merold @( Position available starting July 1, 2019 or until position is filled.

POSTED 6-6-19


Director of Sacred Music - Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee, WI

The Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is seeking an energetic and talented professional for its Director of Sacred Music.  This prestigious and historic Basilica is located in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and is owned and staffed by the Conventual Franciscan Friars.

Position is full-time, Salaried with benefits.  Applicants must have excellent communication/organizational skills, strong knowledge of Roman Catholic Liturgy, and informed understanding of sacred music.

Position responsible for working with the Basilica Rector in planning music for four weekend Masses; two weekday Masses, weekly school mass, holy days, special prayer services, Basilica events, and concert series are expected.  Position also responsible for developing and directing adult choir, utilizing existing volunteer singers, scheduling cantors.  Additional tasks agreed upon.

Experience preferred working with Church liturgies, choirs and as an accompanist.  Music degree preferred; proficiency with keyboard, piano, and organ required.  The ideal candidate should possess confident leadership skills and a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.

The present organ was built by David Broskowski of Milwaukee in 2005.  It contains 40  ranks of pipes.  The instrument contains pipework from the original 46 rank William Schuelke organ (Milwaukee) of 1901, The 23 rank Wicks organ (Highland, IL) of 1969, the Schaefer organ (Slinger, WI) from St. Adalbert’s Church (20th and Becher) as well as new pipes (A.R.Schopp) installed by Dave Broskowski. The reuse of quality existing pipework is smart, practical, economical and in general; good stewardship.  The windchests are either newly manufactured by A.R. Schopp’s Sons of Alliance, OH or from the Wicks organ.  The action is all “direct electric.”  The solid-state relay system is from Peterson Electro Musical Products of Chicago, IL and the console was built by Klann of Waynesboro, VA.

Two days off per week to be designated.  Individual must possess strong desire to work with Rector and assist in making Mass faithful, prayerful, and beautiful.  Minimum education BA/BM in Music.  A Masters Degree in Organ/Church Music is preferred.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please attach your resume and email to Fr. Lawrence Zurek, OFM Conv. (  Position available starting July 1, 2019. 

POSTED 3-28-19



Full time Director of Music to develop prayerful singing assembly through celebration, preparation, education and personal ministry. Responsibilities: liturgical planning; directing, scheduling, and rehearsing all choirs; recruitment of  music volunteers; organist/pianist at weekend Masses, holy days, seasonal and weekly school liturgies; funerals; supervision of audio-visual equipment. Qualifications: practicing Catholic; degree in music or related field; understanding and appreciation of Roman Catholic Liturgy; solid organ, keyboard, conducting and vocal skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to promote prayerful and engaging liturgies. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date: August 1, 2019.

Send letter of interest and resume to:  Fran Harwas/HR Director. 5 S.E. 17th Street,  Ocala, Florida 34471 (352) 629-8092x-3212 (352) 351-8872 (fax) (e-mail); (web site)

POSTED 3-28-19


Director of Music and Worship, St. John the Evangelist Church, Severna Park, MD

The parish is seeking a full time Director of Music and Worship. He/she is responsible for assisting the parish clergy in caring for the overall liturgical life of the parish. T

Instruments: 1984 II-24 Wicks Pipe Organ (church), Baby Grand Piano (church),Upright Piano (practice room)

Musical Responsibilities

  • Responsible for arranging for music for all liturgical and extra-liturgical services at St. John the Evangelist: weekend and holy day masses; Confirmation, First Communion and Penance Services; civic holidays; prayer services and devotions, such as Stations of the Cross, Benediction, parish missions, Marian devotions, parish and staff retreat and leadership development days, etc.
  • Providing direction and accompaniment for the traditional choir and cantors and/or the contemporary ensemble and praise and worship group depending on the Director’s areas of competence (with recruitment of leadership for other groups as needed).
  • Provide support and oversight for other music ministries: children’s choirs, handbell choir, and music for school masses.
  • Provide accompaniment for weddings and funerals (with additional pay) as well as direction of the funeral choir; arranging cantors for weddings and funerals.
  • Conduct regular rehearsals with all instrumentalists, vocalists, and choirs over which the Director provides direct leadership.
  • Recruits, trains, and appreciates vocalists and musicians for the various music ministries.
  • Coordinates and arranges for additional musicians and ensures quality of musical performance for masses and events in which they minister.
  • Arranges, transposes, and composes materials as need or required.
  • Assists in the preparation for weddings and funerals by meeting with couples and families to plan music for the liturgical services.
  • Assists parish clergy in singing the Mass according to the chants in the Roman Missal and instructs them in vocal techniques.
  • Oversees the maintenance and assures the regular tuning of the parish’s pipe organ and pianos.

Worship Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively engages in the planning for liturgical seasons, with particular emphasis on insuring that music and message are aligned, particularly when the homilists are engaged in an ongoing preaching series.
  • Creates, formats, and produces attractive and useful programs for various liturgical services, with proper respect being given to all pertinent copyright laws.
  • Prepares an annual liturgical calendar in collaboration with parish staff and the pastor.
  • Serves as a resource in planning music, in collaboration with the Office of Faith Formation, for liturgies connected to the celebrations of First Penance, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.
  • Provides for music for school liturgies and acts as a resource for school faculty in the preparation of school Masses and services.
  • Oversees the scheduling and training of leaders of song / cantors.
  • Reviews and evaluates the overall quality of liturgical and musical programs and makes specific recommendations to the pastor and parish leadership.
  • Insures that all general liturgical items (music lists, liturgical binders with Universal Prayer, Announcements, seasonal options) are in place for all weekend, holy day, and special liturgies.

Other Responsibilities

  • Attends gatherings of staff as requested.
  • Provides a visible, accessible presence at parish events.
  • Demonstrates a concern for parishioner input.
  • Displays a commitment to quality worship, with an openness to a variety of styles of music including traditional hymnody, chant, contemporary / praise and worship music, etc.
  • Provides a regular update on the status of the parish’s liturgical life to parish leadership.
  • Prepares and annual budget for music and worship for submission to the Parish Finance Council.


  • Willingness and available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Has flexibility with one’s work schedule, particularly for Holy Days and special events.
  • Successfully passes a criminal background check as well as completes VIRTUS training for the protection of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Supports the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and is committed to the mission of St. John the Evangelist parish “to form disciples of Jesus Christ who joyfully live out the Gospel,” with a primary emphasis on evangelization.
  • Lives a life in conformity with Catholic teaching and embraces the role of serving as a public minister of the Church and representative of the parish.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music or a related field required, (or equivalent experience, or certification through the American Guild of Organists, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, or other such organization) and a strong knowledge of Catholic worship and liturgy.
  • Experience in conducting and performing sacred music including, but not limited to, chant, polyphony, hymnody, and other choral works.
  • Proficient organ and piano abilities in solo works, accompanying, and improvisation. Ability to lead music with guitar is desirable but not required.
  • Experience in training singers, particularly and members of ensembles and as cantors
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Publisher, music writing/editing software, etc.)
  • Exemplary communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of various musical styles, including, but not limited to hymnody, chant, contemporary music and praise and worship music.
  • Basic working knowledge of audio system functions.
  • Minimum three years’ experience preferred.

Please send resume and references to Father Jim Profitt, 689 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146  or call 410-647-4884.

POSTED 3-21-19


Campus Minister for Liturgy and Music -- Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, seeks a full-time (32 hours per week/ August-May) Campus Minister to be responsible for all aspects of liturgical music for the College.  The Campus Minister for Liturgy and Music plans and prepares music for Sunday liturgies, rehearses musicians and is present at all Sunday campus liturgies, and other campus liturgies as planned, as the main liturgical musician. The Campus Minister for Liturgy and Music also supervises student musicians, oversees the planning for important College liturgies, maintains the music library, and prepares all worship aids, musical arrangements, and instrumentalists for these liturgies.

This position also includes collaborating with other campus ministers in providing liturgical formation for students, and providing pastoral care and spiritual guidance to students when needed.

Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Music, Sacred Music and/or Ministry or Theology.  Candidates must have at least one year of previous pastoral experience.  Experience working with college students is desired. Qualified applicants should submit a resume to:  Human Resources, Facilities Building, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN  46556 or send electronically to:

Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.

POSTED 3-1-19


Director of Music and Liturgy -- St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

St. Ambrose University seeks an energetic, relationship oriented person of faith to direct music ministry and liturgy through the Catholic Campus Ministry department. Reporting to the Director of Campus Ministry, responsibilities include: leading and forming the student choir and musician team to provide music for Sunday and weekday liturgies, prayer services, and retreats; overseeing training and scheduling of liturgical ministers; handling technological needs of the ministry team, including the Chapel audio system; assisting with other Campus Ministry events (retreats, service trips, etc.) and maintaining a ministerial presence for students.  Preferred skills include experience with social media and digital outreach, music notation software, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and/or Publisher.  A successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in theology, music, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred), along with experience in ministry, Catholic liturgy and liturgical music, choir direction, and accompaniment for liturgy (piano experience preferred).  Ability to work evenings and weekends is required. Position is open until filled.  St. Ambrose is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts.  People from under-represented populations are encouraged to apply.  Please apply online at and submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references. EOE

POSTED  2-19-19


Director of Music Ministry: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community, Albuquerque, NM 

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community is a multicultural, multilingual, multi-generational community of faith of 2,400 families, located on the West Mesa of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We take to heart the Second Vatican Council’s call to full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy by all the faithful. 

The Director of Music Ministry is responsible for leading and empowering the music ministers of our community.  In collaboration with the Pastoral Associate for Worship and Sacraments, you will work to promote the full, conscious and active participation of the liturgical assembly through sung worship.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and direct the overall bilingual music ministry for Sunday liturgies, Feast days, Sacramental and devotional celebrations
  • Direct music planning for the liturgical seasons and provide resources for the preparation of appropriate music for sacramental celebrations
  • Develop musical excellence and encourage ongoing formation for parish music ministers
  • Track inventory and care of parish instruments (including 2 Rodgers Organs, 2 grand and 2 studio pianos), church sound system and music equipment
  • Maintain hymnals and develop worship aids, music supplements, and oversee copyright licenses and reporting

As a Director of Music Ministry in our Catholic Community, you will need:

  • A Bachelor Degree in music (or equivalent) and 5 years pastoral experience in parish music ministry leadership
  • Competency in piano/organ, choral direction, music arranging, and leading the sung worship of the liturgical assembly
  • A working knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy documents and their pastoral application
  • Communication (bilingual English/Spanish is beneficial), leadership, and organization skills
  • The capacity to minister in a  Vatican II pastoral environment with people of varying age, culture, background, and language

This full time position includes weekend, evening, and some holiday working hours.  In return we offer a competitive salary, health and retirement benefits, flexible office hours, and opportunities for ongoing learning and career development.

Contact Barbara Guenther at to request a complete job description and application package.   

Deadline for submission of applications is March 29, 2019.   Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

POSTED 2-13-19



The Diocese of Des Moines has an immediate opening for the Director of the Office of Worship. We are seeking a strong Catholic candidate with high integrity, a collaborative style and possessing a background in both liturgy and liturgical music. The Director of Worship for the Diocese of Des Moines is a primary resource to the Bishop and the Diocese for the ongoing renewal of the liturgical life and formation of the Church. The Director of Worship manages and directs diocesan worship activities; provides consultation and resources related to worship; and also develops and administers programs of liturgical formation consistent with diocesan policies, goals and guidelines. Master's degree (M.A.) in liturgical studies or theology and some years’ pastoral experience preferred, but recent graduates with experience are welcome to apply. For more information please go to our website: Director of Worship position Qualified applicants are encouraged to send cover letter and resume to:  POSTED 1-4-19