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Accountant - GL

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION Responsible for processing and recording financial transactions, the generation of financial reportsand the reconciliation of books and records for the Archdiocese of Detroit Cemeteries and related funds. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS REQUIRED BY THIS JOB 1. Maintain and review activities within the General Ledger of the Cemeteries financial system including sales, AP, payroll, inventory and COGS, and fixed assets. 2. Prepare monthly entries for fixed assets and inventory/COGS. Reconcile depreciation and inventory against the financial system. 3. Prepare the monthly bank reconciliation of all cash accounts. 4. Coordinate monthly financial close so that Cemetery books and records are timely and accurate with all accounts reconciled. 5. Comply with current internal control policies, guidelines and procedures for the Cemetery Accounting team. Update and implement internal control polices, guidelines and procedures in response to internal and external audit or identified gaps. 6. Coordinate responses to provide source documentation and requested analytical information for external and internal audits. Maintain schedules for the annual external audit. 7. Assist the Director of Finance regarding the preparation of the annual budget and the maintenance of periodic budget to actual reporting and analytics. . 8. Direct preparation of all required monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the Cemeteries and all auxiliary reporting with analysis of financial details and summary reports to senior management and other stakeholders. 9. Assist the Director of Finance in training and development in budgeting and financial management areas for the Cemetery Operations staff. 10. Maintain current knowledge of Archdiocesan policies and procedures, current accounting standards, and governmental regulations as they relate to Cemetery accounting/finance. 11. Maintain the QuickBooks financial reporting package including periodic upgrades. 12. Cross train and serve as a backup to the AP/Payroll Accountant 13. Cross train and serve as a backup to the Director of Finance for Cemetery Pension and Cemetery Escrow related activity. 14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Seeking Bookkeeper/Accountant who can perform as a team-player who works excellent with other people on a small parish team, and who can have in mind the whole parish.  Must maintain accurate and current accounting records and other financial ledgers of the parish.  Prepares and submits a monthly financial statement to the pastor and finance council.  Assures the maintenance of parish payroll system and preparation of staff payroll; including, but not limited to, proper deductions, payment of taxes and benefits, and preparation of payroll tax forms.  Responsible for coordinating the financial and administrative records of the parish and coordinates and/or assists in preparation of parish budget with Pastor and program directors.  May assist Pastor, or other Parish Team members as necessary.  Familiarity with basic Human Resources fundamentals a plus.
Pay range:  $16-$19 per hour depending upon experience; but as always, negotiable.
Hours:  Position should not require more than 16 - 19 hours per week.

CYO Athletic Program Associate Director

Delegated specific responsibilities for management and decision making authority to achieve the mission, goals and objectives of the department.  The Athletic Program Associate Director shall act on behalf of the CYO Athletic Program Director in her/his absence. S/he shall work with the CYO Athletic Program Director and department staff to achieve objectives through collaborative efforts.

Pastoral Associate/Christian Service Coordinator

St. Mary, Cause of Our Joy is seeking a fulltime Pastoral Associate/ Christian Service Coordinator.  We are a new parish formed out of three former parishes in Westland, Michigan.  We strive to be a faith-filled community, joyfully welcoming all to witness and to celebrate the Gospel together with us.  
 Job Responsibilities:
Worship & Liturgy:

 Work with Pastor, Staff and Liturgical Committees

Participate in the development and implementation of Liturgical services and themes relating to the Church seasons throughout the year.
Along with volunteers, participate in the development and updating of the artistry and environment of the worship spaces to enhance the worship and prayer experiences of parish life.
Staff the parish “information booth” for weekend liturgies.
Training and overseeing the various Liturgical Ministries of the parish.

Overseeing and maintaining the on-line presence of the parish via Facebook, our Parish Webpage, Flocknote and other digital media.
Branding: working with team to develop a parish brand and a unique marketing effort.  Coordinating with the various groups in the parish, the church paper editor, and other public communications, a unified public image and consistent parish message.
Christian Service Coordinator:
        Work with the Christian Service Commission to develop meaningful Christian Service programs, activities and outreach. This includes working together with the neighboring parish in their Christian Service Program.
 Participate as an active member of the Vicariate Christian Service group as well as other Archdiocesan Christian Service workshops and initiatives.

CYO and High School Athletic Director

Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School is seeking a full-time Athletic Director. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop vision for the Athletic Program that is aligned to the mission of the school.

  • Run all aspects of the High School Athletic program and CYO program.

  • Responsible for programs and marketing of events

  • Uniform storage and purchase

  • Reservation of practice and game times

  • Hiring and termination of coaches

  • Confirmation of Laker Credit hours for coaches/volunteers

  • Scheduling of Referees

  • Updating and maintaining the CYO and HS Athletics calendar on website.

    • Time

    • Date

    • Location

  • Communicating events to public

    • marquee, bulletin, weekly newsletter, etc.

  • Uphold the CYO and HS Coaches handbook

  • Uphold CYO and HS Student/Parent Handbook

  • Develop and maintain Athletics page on website

  • Coordinate “National Signing Day” events

  • responsible for all monetary income regarding Athletics including:

    • player fees

    • gate

    • concessions

    • All Booster Fundraising

  • Attend all Booster Club meetings and functions

  • Work in collaboration with Booster Club president

  • Develop and/or host training off-season training events for athletes.

  • Develop and maintain a yearly budget

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Sistine Chapel Choir announces first-ever Detroit performance during historic visit to U.S.

“The Pope’s Choir” performs at Detroit Opera House on September 23—tickets on sale Tuesday, May 30 at 10 A.M.

DETROIT, MI (24 May 2017) – The Sistine Chapel Choir from Rome, commonly recognized as “the Pope’s Choir,” in partnership with Corporate Travel and the Archdiocese of Detroit, announced today that it will make its first-ever performance in Detroit during its historic return to the U.S. The upcoming visit represents the choir’s first return to the U.S. in over 30 years. The Sistine Chapel Choir will perform in New York City and Washington, D.C. before the tour culminates in the “Renaissance City” of Detroit on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased online at, Ticketmaster, in person at the Michigan Opera Theatre Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000. For additional event information visit To view a personal message to Detroit from Sistine Chapel Choir Maestro Msgr. Massimo Palombella click here.

“The Sistine Chapel Choir is pleased and honored to return to the United States and to come to the city that today represents a cultural touchstone for the world and the culture of the Renaissance,” stated Maestro Msgr. Massimo Palombella, who leads the Sistine Chapel Choir. “The Choir will bring its cutting-edge research and study of Renaissance music, coming right from the archives of the Sistine Chapel, preserved in the Vatican Library, the largest Renaissance music archive in the world – bringing the very best of the Renaissance that will make up the production of a beautiful concert at the Detroit Opera House.”

Maestro Palombella is the only person to have 100 percent access to the Vatican’s archives. He was responsible for bringing back a revival of Renaissance singing to the choir, for which the Sistine Chapel Choir was awarded the prestigious ECHO KLASSIK Award for classical music in 2016.

"It is a great honor to host the choir of the Sistine Chapel in Detroit,” stated Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, Archdiocese of Detroit. “I am very much looking forward to their visit to our city and the opportunities this will provide for both the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit and for all of our neighbors and friends to see and hear the Pope's choir. This visit is a privileged occasion for the cooperation between the Church, the civic community, and the business community to share something beautiful for everyone in the region."

“As we approach the opening of our 2017-18 season, we are honored to serve as the setting for the inaugural performance of the Sistine Chapel Choir in Detroit,” said Michigan Opera Theatre CEO & President Wayne S. Brown. “This historic collaboration brings one of the most revered choirs in the world to our city."

As early as the 5th and 6th centuries, there are records of singers being part of the papal entourage. Today, 1,500 years later, the role of the Sistine Chapel Choir, officially known as the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina, remains the same, comprised of a highly-accomplished group of 20 men and 35 boys.

“As one of only three cities in the U.S. tour, the Sistine Chapel Choir’s visit to Detroit is a world-class event for our city and speaks to the incredible cultural offerings we have as a destination,” said Larry Alexander, president & CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Prior to visiting Detroit, the Sistine Chapel Choir will perform at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Saturday, September 16 and at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C., on Wednesday, September 20.

“We are humbled and honored to help facilitate the Detroit and U.S. visit of the world-renowned Sistine Chapel Choir,” said John Hale, President, Corporate Travel. “With the generous support of our partners and sponsors, we are able to bring the breathtaking voices that fill the Vatican to the Detroit Opera House for our community to experience and enjoy.”

The Sistine Chapel Choir’s historic visit to the U.S. is produced by Corporate Travel. Sponsors include Ave Maria Mutual Funds, Comerica Bank, Ford Motor Company, Lumen Institute, Celebrity Cruises, Lear Corporation, Antonio’s Cucina Italiana, The Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust, Metro Cars, Rugiero Promise Foundation, Ideal Group, Red Safety & Security, Delta, lovio george, Ave Maria Radio, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts, Hour Detroit Magazine, Archdiocese of Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy and 90.9 WRCJ-FM.

About The Sistine Chapel Choir
The Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir, officially known as the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina, is the oldest choir in the world and the Pope’s personal choir. Last year, the Sistine Chapel Choir was awarded the prestigious ECHO KLASSIK Award for classical music. As early as the 5th and 6th centuries there are records of singers being part of the papal entourage. Today, some 1,500 years later, the role of the Sistine Chapel Choir remains the same, namely, to sing for the papal liturgies. Maestro Msgr. Massimo Palombella leads the world-class choir and he alone has 100 percent access to the Vatican’s archives, the biggest collection of Renaissance music in the world.

About Corporate Travel
Based in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Corporate Travel is a full-service tour company, with dedicated resources and departmental oversight including educational and performance tours, religious pilgrimages and more. Corporate Travel’s mission is to enhance lives and promote culture by creating customized travel experiences.

About The Archdiocese Of Detroit
With roots dating back to 1701, the Archdiocese of Detroit ministers to Roman Catholic parishes, schools, institutions and agencies within the city of Detroit, as well as Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St.Clair, Monroe and Lapeer counties. There are 1.3 million Catholic faithful in southeast Michigan. The mission of the Detroit archdiocese is Sharing Christ in and through the Church.


Media contacts:
Bridget Burns,, 313-832-2210, 313-218-2505 (mobile)
Heather George,, 313-832-2210, 248-417-5773 (mobile)
Ned McGrath,, 313-237-5943, 313-886-4114 (direct)

Sistine Chapel Choir Historic Visit and First-Ever Detroit Performance to Be Announced Wednesday, May 24 at 9 a.m.


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