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Job Opportunities

Music Director
St Joseph the Worker in Orefield, PA is seeking a part-time Music Director.
-Developing and training a parish choir
-Scheduling, recruiting and training cantors
-Playing the organ for up to 3 weekend masses, holy days, school masses and other
scheduled liturgies
-Planning music, particularly with a goal of integrating the church’s rich music tradition
into our weekend liturgies (e.g. traditional, hymnody, chant etc.)
-Working office hours as agreed upon with the pastor
-Other responsibilities as agreed upon with the pastor
-Working with and providing direction for 2 contemporary ensembles
-Developing a youth music program in conjunction with the school (if interested)
-Practicing Catholic in good standing and an understanding of Catholic liturgy
-Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music or commensurate experience working in
Catholic music ministry
-Ability to play the organ and/or piano, and to accompany congregation from the
-Good communication skills
Salary commensurate with experience. Additional income possible from funerals and weddings.
St. Joseph the Worker Parish is a thriving suburban parish with nearly 3,000 families. The parish
continues to grow as the area around the parish develops. This church is ripe with potential to
grow a music program. We are seeking someone who can integrate more traditional styles of
worship into our liturgical life, as well as revive and train our choir, which has been on
sabbatical since the pandemic. This position is a great opportunity for someone looking to build a
program in one of the most vibrant and dynamic parishes within the Diocese of Allentown.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to: St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church 1879
Applewood Dr. Orefield PA 18069 ATTN: Msgr. Victor Finelli or email to

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Part Time- Hours to be negotiated

St. Joseph the Worker Church, Orefield


 -A Catholic in good standing, who understands and supports the mission of the Church and of the Diocese of Allentown

 -A willingness to be a leader in the Evangelization effort of the Church, including being a witness to one's own relationship with Christ

 -Prefer a minimum of 5 years ministry with youth and/or young adults, including significant experience in adolescent development, catechesis, and formation

 -Ability to teach, train and mentor adult and young leaders

 -Available for nights, weekends, and overnights, including travel outside of the area when required

 -Strong skills in modern technologies, including basic web management and social media platforms

 -Strong organization skills, budgeting and administrative skills

 -Ability to communicate effectively through e-mail and social networking

 -Strong service orientation and success in working in a team environment

 -Certifications in spiritual direction or pastoral care is a benefit

 -Ability to manage and coordinate teams of adult and teenage volunteers

 -Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, interpersonal skills

 -Aware of pop culture, trends and current events relevant to the next and younger generations

 -This position is contingent upon successful background checks including PA Criminal History, PA Child Abuse, FBI Fingerprinting upon hire and every 5 years



 -Implement Middle School Ministry with Youth 6th - 8th grade and High School 9th-12th

 -Occasional Weekends and youth trips

 -The Coordinator of Youth Ministry is responsible for developing structures to grow new generations of missionary disciples of Jesus Christ so they may be active participants of St. Joseph the Worker Church by providing accompaniment, encounter opportunities, faith formation, leadership and service opportunities for middle and high school youth

 -Work with pastor, staff  i.e. DRE, Communications Director, Business Manager, CYO and Scout Leaders at the parish to create a vision and mission of the parish for all its youth that bears in mind missionary discipleship and vocational discernment

 -Develop and manage sustainable accompaniment initiatives that lay out pathways for youth to grow into missionary discipleship and in vocational discernment

 -Engage and accompany parents of youth

 -Work with parish staff and parish ministry leaders to intentionally integrate youth in liturgical celebrations, parish planning groups and other aspects of parish life

 -Encourage, lead and mentor a team of adult volunteers who will lead and facilitate specific initiatives, ministries and programming in Youth Ministry

 -Develop ministry and service opportunities that will help youth in the growth of their Catholic faith and personal relationship with Jesus Christ that incorporate personal prayer, Scripture, Liturgy and the Sacraments

 -Encourage, lead and mentor a team of youth leaders as protagonists of evangelization and co-responsible leaders in the Youth Ministry to help with the development of youth outreach, evangelization and programming

 -Consult and collaborate with outside ministries such as National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) in the overall vision of bringing youth to Christ

 -Ensure compliance with safe environment requirements

 -Evaluate Youth Ministry program on a yearly basis, in collaboration with pastor, to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives and programs against the parish vision and mission for its youth

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church 1879Applewood Dr. Orefield PA 18069 ATTN: Msgr. Victor Finelli or email to

St. Joseph the
Worker Church

and All Saints Chapel

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