Director of Music Ministry/Organist (Monroe, CT)

Date Posted: 
July 13, 2022
Organization Name: 
St. Jude Parish
Salary Range: 
Job Description: 

The Director of Music Ministry is responsible for ensuring quality, prayerful music for liturgies at St. Jude Parish.


· Play organ and/or piano and cantor at our three Sunday morning Masses

· Select the liturgically appropriate music for our liturgies, keeping in mind the readings and the liturgical seasons

· Rehearse with and direct our Adult Choir

· Develop a Children’s Choir, rehearse with and direct

· Be available to provide music for funerals and weddings (includes meeting with families and aiding them in selecting music), receives a stipend from the family for playing at the Mass

· Arrange for extra musicians and/or singers for special feast days (when applicable)

· Organize and perform Advent Lessons & Carols for the parish

· Provide music for our special feasts and celebrations, including but not limited to:

- Ash Wednesday

- Easter Triduum

- Christmas

- Sacramental celebrations such as Confirmations and First Communions

- Holy Days of Obligation (Ascension Thursday, All Saints Day, Immaculate Conception, Assumption of Mary, Mary the Mother of God)

- Possible other times could include Lenten Mission, Corpus Christi Procession, or other liturgical or paraliturgical celebrations

· Communicate appropriately with the Saturday Vigil music group

· Attend staff or parish council meetings as requested

· Ensure all copyright licensing and usage reporting to the major music publishers

· Maintain and expand current Music Library.