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  • Religious Education Coordinator

    The Christ Initiative, a Collaborative of Saint Agnes, Middleton, MA and Saint Rose of Lima, Topsfield, MA, seeks a dynamic part-time Coordinator Religious Education who will be responsible for Grades 7-10 Religious Education for the Collaborative. For more information, see the RCAB website under Jobs at

  • Finance and Human Resource Manager

    Applicant must have 3-5 years business and supervisory experience. A degree in finance or accounting required. Experience with the following software preferred: QuickBooks, Adaptive Insights,, ParishSoft, and Microsoft Office. Knowledgeable in Information technology experience in payroll. Knowledgeable of parish and Archdiocesan policies and guidelines. Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience with Human Resource administration. Collaborate with facilities personnel regarding maintenance and property management. Please go to for a full job description and complete application. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit to

  • Director of Liturgy and Music

    Primary Function of this Position
    -- The Director of Liturgy and Music serves the Parish as director of music, principal musician, Liturgy Committee Chair and choir director, according to the highest professional standards established by this profession. Under supervision of, and in collaboration with the Pastor, coordinates all Parish liturgies and related events.

    Major Position Responsibilities and Regular Activities
    -- Provide music for all liturgies (Sundays, weekdays, feasts, funerals, liturgy of the hours, infant baptisms, weddings, penance services, parish meetings, and school liturgies, Holy Days, ritual masses etc.)
    -- Schedules and collaborates with cantors and assistant organist.
    -- As Liturgy Committee Chair oversees: Recruiting, scheduling, and training of all musicians and liturgical ministers (i.e. ushers, sacristans, environment, servers, lectors, presiders, gift bearers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, etc.)
    -- Acts as a music resource for parish groups.
    -- Coordinates music with liturgical plan. Orders new music.
    -- Chooses music for assembly, instrumentalists, cantors, and choirs in accord with GIRM and Liturgical Books.
    -- Directs the choir.
    -- Knows and iterates the liturgical norms for rites and seasons.
    -- Consults with the staff, liturgy committee, and environment committee to form liturgical goals and initiatives and to plan liturgical seasons.
    -- Facilitates preparations and rehearsals for the liturgies and seasons.
    -- Participates fully in the liturgy.
    -- Facilitates reflection on the liturgical experience with key groups.
    -- Evaluate liturgy and recommend changes.
    -- Keep a record of parish repertoire.
    -- Read and reflect on Sunday and seasonal scriptures.
    -- Arrange music for parts and instruments.
    -- Coordinate instrumentalists.
    -- Plan music for weddings with couples.
    -- Plan music for funerals with the bereaved or family representative.
    -- Practice.
    -- Rehearse music with presiders as needed.
    -- Write bulletin articles as supports ministry.
    -- Assist Pastor in promulgating and setting parish music policies.
    -- Maintain copyright privileges.


    -- Strong Faith Life.
    -- Bachelor of Music or related experience / master's degree preferred.
    -- Satisfactorily completes a Criminal Offender Check and Child Abuse Training approved by RCAB.
    -- Knowledge of liturgical music repertoire and styles.
    -- Skills and experience related to the tasks expected.
    -- Knowledge of church liturgical documents and available resources.
    -- Knowledge of maintaining and proper use of parish equipment and instruments.
    -- Knowledge of Collaboration and willingness to grow into a role within the collaborative.
    -- Liturgical vision, style, priorities, and experience.
    -- Aesthetic or artistic sensibility.

    Resumes are requested to be sent by August 3, 2018, to Fr. Marc J. Bishop, Pastor at or 51 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474.

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