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St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

On May 25, the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, an Italian noblewoman of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries who became a Carmelite nun distinguished for her intense prayer life and devotion to frequent Holy Communion.In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI marked the 400th anniversary of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi’s death in a letter to the Archbishop of Florence, her birthplace. He described her as “a symbolic figure of a living love that recalls the essential mystical dimension of every Christian life.�“May the great mystic,� the Pope wrote, “still make her voice heard in all the Church, spreading to every human creature the proclamation to love God.�Born on April 2, 1566, the future “Mary Magdalene� was given the name of Caterina at the time of her birth. She was the only daughter of her parents, who both came from prominent families. Caterina was drawn to the Holy Eucharist from a young age, and she resolved to serve God as a consecrated virgin shortly after receiving her First Communion at age 10.Late in the year 1582 she entered a strictly traditional Carmelite monastery, where Holy Communion was – unusually for the time period – administered daily. Receiving her religious habit the next year, she took the name of Mary Magdalene.From March to May of 1584, Mary became seriously ill and was thought to be in danger of death. On May 27 of that year she made her religious vows while lying sick upon a pallet. Her recovery marked the start of an extended mystical experience, which lasted 40 days and involved extraordinary experiences taken down by her religious sisters in a set of manuscripts.Mary served the monastery in a series of teaching and supervisory positions, while also contributing to her community through manual work. Her fellow Carmelites respected her strict sense of discipline, which was accompanied by profound charity and practical wisdom. Her experiences of suffering and temptation helped her to guide and inspire others.Extraordinary spiritual occurrences were a frequent feature of this Carmelite nun’s life, to a much greater degree than is typical in the tradition of Catholic mysticism. Many of her experiences of God were documented by others in her community, although Mary herself disliked the attention and would seemingly have preferred for these events to remain private.She did wish, however, to call attention to God’s love, which she saw as tragically underappreciated and unreciprocated by mankind. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi is remembered for making dramatic gestures – running through the halls of her monastery, or ringing its bells at night – while proclaiming the urgent need for all people to awaken to God’s love, and respond in kind.Her earthly life came to an end on May 25, 1607, after an excruciating illness lasting nearly three years. Pope Clement IX canonized St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi in 1669.

Music Director

Western Wayne County Parish looking for a part time Music Director to lead liturgical celebrations for Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm, Sunday Mass at 10:00 am, holy days, special events, choir practice, weddings and funerals.  Provide for liturgical updating and education of the parish, and also provide for substitute musicians when necessary.

Middle School Science and Religion teacher

Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools (MCES) is seeking a well qualified middle school Science teacher to teach 6th and 7th grade Science at the St. Mary middle campus. The position would also include one class of Religion and one period of Science related elective classes.

Teacher

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School (OLGC) located in Plymouth, MI is committed to the New Evangelization.  Our vision is “To offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.”  We are called to foster holiness and serve as a center of evangelization and discipleship for students, families, and faculty.

God is doing something new at OLGC Parish School in order to accomplish a bold mission: we exist to offer a life-changing encounter with Jesus and equip leaders to transform the culture.  Due to recent retirements, as well as growth in student enrollment, we are recruiting new teachers to join our school family. 
 
The successful candidates will be passionate about OLGC’s vision and thrive in a team environment.  They will be enthusiastic leaders, 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.  They will have a strong personal relationship with Jesus and deep love for His Church.   Our new teachers will join our family being willing to do whatever it takes for God to accomplish His mission.
 
You can teach at any school, but at OLGC Parish School, God is molding our staff into a beautiful body of people so that His mission can be accomplished.  We are fighting for the souls of the students, parents, and community we serve.  It is our passionate desire to see every single person entrusted in our care spend eternity in Heaven. 

We are asking each member of our team to prayerfully discern the following:
  1. I believe in the mission and vision of the Archbishop to renew and reinvent our Catholic schools and radically overhaul our schools.
  1. My relationship with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is the defining center of my life.
  1. I see myself as a missionary or I am willing to become one.
  1. I will do whatever it takes to build a cohesive team, culture or prayer, and regularly evangelize and disciple each other.

Music and Worhsip Leader

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School (OLGC) located in Plymouth, MI is committed to the New Evangelization.  Our vision is “To offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.”  We are called to foster holiness and serve as a center of evangelization and discipleship for students, families, and faculty.
The successful candidate will be passionate about OLGC’s vision and thrive in a team environment.  They 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.  They will have a strong personal relationship with Jesus and deep love for His Church.   Our new teacher will join our school family being willing to do whatever it takes for God to accomplish His mission.
 
You can teach at any school, but at OLGC Parish School, God is molding our staff into a beautiful body of people so that His mission can be accomplished.  We are fighting for the souls of the students, parents, and community we serve.  It is our passionate desire to see every single person entrusted in our care in Heaven.
We are asking each member of our team to prayerfully discern the following:
  1. I believe in the mission and vision of the Archbishop to renew and reinvent our Catholic schools and radically overhaul our schools.
  2. My relationship with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is the defining center of my life.
  3. I see myself as a missionary or I am willing to become one.
  4. I will do whatever it takes to build a cohesive team, culture or prayer, and regularly evangelize and disciple each other.
 Role Summary
The music and worship leader at OLGC Parish School offers faculty, students and parents a life-changing encounter with Jesus through music and relational ministry.  The school community is musically talented and responds well to music.  There is a prominent spirit of worship among our school community.  The music and worship leader will allow the Spirit to work through them to offer opportunities for students to discover and explore the gift of music to Glorify God.

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English Teacher

Mercy High School in Farmington Hills has need for a highly qualified English teacher. Candidates holding State of Michigan certification in secondary English instruction are welcome to apply. Applicants should have a willingness to teach academic writing and British and World literature.


Mercy is an Apple Distinguished school, and the candidates should have the ability to support lessons through effective use of technology tools.


Mercy seeks candidates who have experience in and value working with students of different backgrounds including race, culture and socioeconomic status.

Regarding Fr. Jan (John) Tyminski

FatherJanTyminskiFr. Jan (John) Tyminski (1906-1984). Ordained in 1935. More than three decades after his death*, an allegation of the sexual abuse of minor was brought forward to the Archdiocesan Review Board, considered and deemed to be credible.

Five years after his ordination in Poland, Fr. Tyminski was incarcerated in German concentration camps. He arrived in the U.S. in 1950 and spent a year at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake. From 1951 until his retirement in 1976, he served in five archdiocesan parishes.

Individuals with knowledge of sexual abuse by clergy or church representatives are urged to contact local law enforcement and/or the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. Individuals also may contact the Archdiocese of Detroit by visiting protect.aod.org or via the 24x7 toll-free victim assistance line (866.343.8055). There are no time limits or restrictions on making a complaint. 

Biographical Information:

1935: Ordained in Lomża, Poland

1951: Began ministering in Archdiocese of Detroit

1973: Incardinated into Archdiocese of Detroit

1976: Retired

1984: Deceased

Assignments:

1935-40         Three parishes in Poland

1951               St. Andrew, Detroit

1954               Resurrection, Detroit

1963               SS. Peter & Paul (Westside), Detroit

1966               St. Cunegunda, Detroit

1969               Immaculate Conception, Detroit

*Prior to 2014, credible posthumous complaints were acknowledged by the Detroit archdiocese, but the priest was not included in the online listing of Clergy Credibly Accused of Abuse.

Math Teacher

Mercy High School in Farmington Hills has need for a highly qualified Math teacher holding a current EX Michigan certification. This position includes teaching various math level courses, with a probable focus on Algebra 2 courses.


Applying candidates should be able to demonstrate instructional practices that engage students and promote reasoning, problem solving and sense-making of new mathematical ideas.


Mercy is an Apple Distinguished school, and the preferred candidate will have the ability to support lessons through effective use of technology tools.

3rd grade teacher

3rd grade:
Position Description
Immaculate Conception is looking for an innovative, energetic, and driven teacher who has experience teaching 3rd grade or closely related lower elementary and possesses great social-ability and timeliness in duties and responsibilities. This candidate will be dedicated to their craft, the love for teaching!