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Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

These seven men were born in Florence, Italy and led lives as hermits on Monte Senario. They had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.On Friday, April 13, 1240, the hermits received a vision of Our Lady. She held in her hand a black habit, and a nearby angel bore a scroll reading "Servants of Mary."Mary told them:"You will found a new order, and you will be my witnesses throughout the world. This is your name: Servants of Mary. This is your rule: that of Saint Augustine. And here is your distinctive sign: the black scapular, in memory of my sufferings.They accepted the wisdom of Our Lady, wrote a Rule based on Saint Augustine and the Dominican Constitutions, adopted the black habit of an Augustinian monk, and lived as mendicant friars. The men founded the Order of Servites which in 1304 received the approval of the Holy See. They are venerated on Feb. 17 because it is said to be the day on which Saint Alexis Falconieri, one of the seven, died in 1310.All seven were beatified December 1, 1717 by Pope Clement XI  and canonized in 1887 by Pope Leo XIII.

Principal

Our Lady of Victory, a Catholic, co-educational accredited parish school located in Northville, Michigan is seeking a committed Catholic educator to serve as principal. The school was founded in 1952 and currently serves over 420 students in grades Kindergarten through Eight. The principal reports to the pastor of the Our Lady of Victory Parish.
 
The principal will be a practicing Catholic whose faith is visible and inspiring in daily life and work. He or she will be a collaborative leader with an accessible and approachable style that demonstrates a willingness to listen to new ideas while offering creative solutions and strong leadership to challenges. The successful candidate will be a coalition builder who creates an inclusive environment that is conducive to sincere and open communication.

The principal must also demonstrate the following:
  • Commitment to Catholic Identity and an ongoing understanding of the ministries and spirituality of the OLV parish community
  • Ability to articulate an educational vision that incorporates the best aspects of Catholic education; including maintaining a high level of academic excellence rooted in the truths of our Catholic faith
  • Ability to establish, manage and evaluate effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the school including instructional programs, professional development, extracurricular activities, discipline, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations and emergency procedures
  • Experience and expertise in effective coaching, mentoring and evaluation of staff
  • Thorough knowledge of current educational issues
  • Understanding of elementary/middle school curriculum development, instruction and student assessment procedures
  • Ability to establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment
  • Experience with various leadership strategies in working with parents, councils, committees and alumni
  • Ability to partner with parents to ensure that students achieve success intellectually, spiritually, physically and socially
  • Knowledge and understanding of finances, including evaluating and managing the annual school budget
  • Ability to establish and conduct a public relations and marketing program, including development of marketing materials

Music Director

Duties and responsibilities
  • Works in collaboration with the pastor
  • Provides music for all weekend liturgies
  • Provides music for 2 weekday liturgies
  • Provide music for all holyday liturgies including Easter and Christmas Octaves
  • Provides music for special liturgies and services: School liturgies, Sacrament Masses, Stations, Devotions, processions, and other special occasions that arise
  • Collaborate with funeral and wedding planners to provide music
  • Coordinate and implement praise and worship family nights
  • Recruit, coordinate, rehearse, and direct adult choir, children’s choir, cantors, and instrumentalists
  • Procure, inventory, and maintain music library, sound equipment and instruments
  • Participate in overall parish mission for parish growth
  • Attend Worship meetings and staff meetings
  • Provide acceptable substitutes for absences
  • The Director of Music acknowledges that all music contributions are done in spirit of service and prayer

Principal

St. Fabian Catholic Church is a community that has embraced the work of the Holy Spirit started in Synod 16 and continues today in our efforts to Unleash the Gospel.  We are pursuing an administrator to work in conjunction with the parish leadership team and outstanding staff in our school as Principal.  St. Fabian serves students in our 2, 3 and 4 year-old preschool programs as well as our K-8 elementary school. 
The school’s principal will demonstrate the following:
  • Promote a strong Catholic identity among our students, staff, curriculum and volunteers that is encouraged to be carried out into the world as we Unleash the Gospel.
  • Support school staff to achieve a high level of excellence in all efforts including classroom instruction, extracurricular activities, Christian service, professional development, and more.
  • Collaborate with the Parish Leadership and Finance Council to continually evolve our strategic plan for this year and future years.
  • Serve as a facilitator for School Fundraising through the Parent Teacher Group, Auction Committee, Alumni and Parish Finance Council.
  • Expand the preschool opportunities to suit the needs of our busy parents and challenge young minds.
  • Establish guidelines and carry out procedures, such as discipline, emergency procedures, and use of school space.
  • Provide a secure environment to learn in our state-of-the art facility.
  • Expand our classroom technology to remain ahead of the curve in collaboration with the Stewardship Commission. 
  • Collaborate with the entire parish community and religious formation so the Parish and School operate in harmony.
  • Manage all school staff ensuring they maintain and enhance professional qualifications, working together in support of the mission.
  • Foster a marketing committee to promote the school.
  • Remain current on educational trends, programs, concerns and emergency procedures.
  • Support the parents in their role as primary educators.

Varsity Swim Coach

Varsity swim coach needed for the upcoming fall season at Regina High School.

Latchkey Teacher

Second person needed to supervisor students after school. Responsibilities include signing students in, getting snacks and supervising until parent pick up.

Elementary Music Position (K-8)

St. Annce Catholic Grade School is seeking an Elementary Music teacher certified in grades K-8.

Valid Michigan teaching certification with appropriate endorsement (JX or JQ) in Music.

Highly Qualified as defined under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Experience in band and instrumental music education is preferred.

This is a full-time position that is part of a shared time program.

Parish and School Maintenance / Custodian Worker

Parish and School Maintenance / Custodian Worker:

Part-time position responsible for the effective, efficient, safe maintenance and upkeep of parish and/or school buildings and grounds. 

 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

1.      Janitorial for both School and Parish.

2.      Basic maintenance including preventative of the facilities on-site equipment.

3.      The ability to co-ordinate and supervise as needed; outside contractor who preform higher level maintenance.

4.      Assist with grounds work, removal of snow/ice, mowing, trimming, pruning as needed.

5.      Perform other duties as required.

6.      Some weekend and holiday as needed.

 

 

Latchkey Teacher

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) is a rapidly growing parish, located in Plymouth, MI, committed to the New Evangelization.  Our vision is “To offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.”  One of the key ways we will succeed in achieving this vision is through the hiring of quality staff who have a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a deep love for His Church.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic leader, with an expressed joy in the Lord whose servant’s heart is demonstrated as a lived faith in all endeavors within the OLGC School and parish. The OLGC Latchkey (before and after school) Program provides an environment that fosters each child’s development.  This position is for Monday thru Friday with a time of 2:30-4:30 PM.

Reverend Steven Mateja

Reverend Steven Mateja appointed Associate Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Allen Park, effective January 13, 2019.  Father Mateja is returning from a leave of absence.