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Sacred Hearts Parish is accepting applications for:


After-School Program Teacher

Seeking Teacher for After-School Program that operates 5days per week from 2:00pm-6:00pm.  This is a part-time school year position.   Experience working with children of various ages, from Pre-K to Grade 8, in a classroom setting, and the ability to support the Catholic mission of the school is preferred.

Contact Information

Send resume (with references) and cover letter to:

Mrs. Chrissie Pettis, ECC Director

Sacred Hearts Early Childhood Center

48 South Chestnut Street

Bradford, MA. 01835


No phone calls please


Director of Music Ministries

Full Time Exempt Position, Benefits Eligible

REPORTS TO: Pastor                          

JOB PURPOSE: The Director of Music’s primary responsibility is to plan and conduct prayerful music programs in support of religious services, parish programs and as an accompanist as required.  A full-time work schedule shall be set in consultation with the Pastor.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a prayerful, singing assembly through celebration, preparation, and evaluation and through education and personal ministry

  • Support the gospel message through song and challenge the assembly to live it more fully with the cooperation and assistance of all the parish ministers

  • Build and sustain congregational song at weekend liturgies

  • Deepen the liturgical understanding and prayer of these assemblies through quarterly

education sessions

  • Help to increase regular attendance at these liturgies through the quality of music; 

  • Develop a plan to expand the 11:30 choir membership

  • Recruit, train, and sustain three regular cantors for all Masses

General Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Be responsible for all music associated with worship, religious education, social ministry, and evangelization in the parish which includes:

    • Directing four liturgies each weekend, including rehearsal/review time with each group and/or cantor

    • Arranging musical space before and after each liturgy; communicating with the presider, lectors, etc. 

  • Coordinate and staff all other liturgies with competent musicians

  • Participate in planning the liturgies with the Parish Liturgy Committee and be primarily responsible for the music selection of all regular and special celebrations.  The regular yearly liturgical celebrations include: 

    • Eucharistic celebrations on 52 Sundays (5 per weekend)

    • Christmas celebrations

    • Easter including Vigil, Holy Thursday, Good Friday

    • Holy days of obligation

    • Parish secular feasts 

    • Thanksgiving

    • All Souls’ Day

    • Communal sacramental celebrations of confirmation, reconciliation, anointing of the sick

    • Weddings (as needed); funerals (as needed)

    • And the following special days: 

    • First Communions (5)

    • Opening day of school

    • First Friday school Masses (9), graduation, closing day of school;

    • Monthly Confirmation Mass; 

    • Other special celebrations (as needed).

Other Responsibilities

  • Develop new opportunities for community members to participate in the music

      ministry of the parish

  • Establish an adult choir with regular rehearsals

  • Create and maintain a cantor program, working with the cantors to develop their

      skills and presentation

  • Special liturgical celebrations, e.g. the Pastor’s 25th anniversary of ordination

  • Rebuild the parish liturgy committee; 

  • Strengthen the children’s choir

  • Prepare wedding and funeral guidelines for the parish

  • Be available for funeral and wedding services as required. Funding for these services

      will be independent from the parish funding and the amount will be determined in

conjunction with the Pastor

  • Establish a more effective process for obtaining parish consultation on repertoire


  • Maintain websites (music page on parish website: wedding and funeral planning pages; online rehearsal pages for choirs, cantors and instrumentalists)

  • Participate in the revised parish budget process by submitting a timely budget

to the Pastor for approval

  • Parish staff meetings

  • Parish council meetings

  • Liturgical committee meetings  

  • Obtain continuing education in liturgical music through attendance at workshops and conferences. Parish financial support will be discussed.


  • Minimum of 5 years prior experience as Music Director. 

  • BA degree in music is preferred. 

  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of Catholic Church teachings with particular   emphases in areas of liturgies and ceremonies. 

  • Must be skilled in using MS Office


  • Ability to use a computer keyboard for up to 8 hours/day. 

  • Ability to sit for up to 8 hours/day. 

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. 


Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to Betty Desjardins via email

No phone calls please.