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Parish Music Director
- Full time, benefits eligible
We are seeking a Director of Music Ministry who is dynamic and pastoral to serve as part of the staff of Incarnation Catholic Parish. Music is an essential part of our worship and we place a high value on quality music that inspires our participation in the Church’s worship. Previous experience in Catholic Parish Music and Catholic Liturgy is desirable as well as proficiency in keyboard (electric organ and piano) and voice.
Description of the responsibilities:
- collaborates with Pastor, staff, and parishioners in providing music for all Liturgical Services: 4 weekend Masses, Holy Days of Obligation, Christmas, Sacred Triduum, Sacramental Liturgies, School and Rel. Ed. Masses, Funerals and Weddings and other possible extra Liturgies throughout the year
- develops parish repertoire and selects music for all Liturgies
- recruits, develops, trains, rehearses, directs and encourages participation within the congregation of our Parish Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Children’s Choirs (REP & School) Cantors and Instrumentalists
- participates in staff meetings and development
- creates a music page on the Parish’s website
- works cooperatively with staff to plan school, seasonal and holiday themes and Liturgies
- plans, coordinates and provides music for all Funerals and Weddings in consultation with families of the deceased and engaged couples
- designs worship aids and/or booklets if necessary
- oversees maintenance of church/musical equipment
Music Director should be comfortable with a flexible schedule, possess willingness to work well with volunteers, and have a passion for good traditional Liturgy and quality music.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Fr. Arek Falana, Pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org or at
5757 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL 60463)
What a wonderful celebration of our 10th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood! Thanks be to God! I want to express our gratitude to all who made this celebration so solemn and beautiful. In a very special way, we thank God for our families, our friends, our brother priests and all those who have supported us in so many ways over the years, our teachers, parishioners both present and past, and the many other people whom we have met. I thank God for entrusting to me in His great love, this wonderful Parish, my dedicated Parish Staff both Pastoral and Support Staff, and so many of you - parishioners willing to give of your time and talent to foster this parish community and to serve our God.
I thank all of you who came especially to be with us. I thank ALL our liturgical ministers, ALL members of our choirs, ALL dedicated parishioners working ‘behind the scenes’ to prepare the Liturgy, the reception, and all those who decorated and set-up the church and the hall.
I am grateful for all the gifts we have received from you on the occasion of this special anniversary, beautiful cards and wishes, and we thank you for the donation of food and deserts. Special thanks to the owners of the Clearview and Country House restaurants for their generous donation of food.
I thank you for the gift of prayer. I want to express our gratitude to the Polish Highlanders of America, to the musicians and singers. Thank you for wearing your beautiful regional dress and attire.
You are in our hearts, filled with gratitude to God for the gift of Priesthood and for the gift of you all. Thank you and may God bless you always! To each and to all – and most of all, to Our Lord: THANK YOU!
Fr. Arek & Fr. Pawel
INCARNATION SCHOOL REGISTRATION
FOR NEW SCHOOL FAMILIES
PRESCHOOL THROUGH 8TH GRADE
FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Please call for a personal tour. Visit the school to meet our teachers and
see all the great things happening at Incarnation.
Four Year Old:
► Three or five days, half or full day
► Must be four years old by Sept. 1st
Three Year Old:
► Two days, half or full day
► Must be three years old by Sept. 1st
For more information, call 708-385-6250.
Please pass this information along to any interested families.
Visit the school’s website at incarnationcatholic.org
We’ve been serving faith and excellence in Catholic education for over 52 years!!!
Our TRAIN teens did an outstanding job presenting the Passion according to Saint Luke during Holy Week. On behalf of the entire Parish community, a big thanks to our youth, Youth Minister Michael Jacobson, Mary Stocklen, Carrie Roca-Dawson, and their helpers for their hard work with all the costumes and rehearsals.
You might want to check out our beautiful Marian Garden, located between the School building and the Bernardin Center. The entrance is next to the Music Room and is open from 7:00AM to 9:00PM. It is a beautiful, shaded garden that affords a quiet and restful atmosphere for prayer and meditation. There are benches to sit on or a path to walk, whichever suits your need. A shrine to Mary is at the west end of the garden for those who wish to invoke Her prayers for their concerns. Our Parishoner Bob F. and other dedicated parishioners maintain this peaceful place. I thank them for their hard work and dedication and, at the same time, I encourage all to visit. Fr. Arek
REP 2016-2017 Registration continues. Please stop by the Religious Education office to register your child(ren) to our wonderful program, call at 708.388.4005 for more informtion or check out our REP web page by clicking HERE.
Since July 1, 2014 through June 14, 2016, as many as 182 new Families have registered at Incarnation! Our October count was up by 6.4% last year.
We welcome you to our Parish family. We are happy that you chose to become members of this Catholic community. New parishioners are always welcome in our Parish. You will find our parishioners to be warm, friendly and down-to-earth people for whom worship, education, and social outreach are important values. We are proud of our past; we enjoy one another's company in the present; and we look forward to a future full of hope and promise.
We are all very pleased that you have chosen to register and join us on our pilgrimage of faith. And for those who haven’t registered yet, please consider joining our parish. If you are registered somewhere else, but find yourselves worshipping with us, please consider registration, (you can always split your contributions between two parishes). Now you can register on our website, in the Parish Office, or pick up a registration form from the kiosk in the vestibule of the Church and drop it into the offertory basket on Sunday.
I would like to ask our Parish community to help me to welcome the new Families, especially if they sit next to you in your pew.
On May 21, we met with our dedicated altar servers for their annual end-of-the-year pizza-movie party. Our top ten servers, who accumulated the highest number of points for altar serving, received prizes. In addition, altar server who never missed their assigned date participated in a drawing of the newest Apple iPad.
Congratulations to Ryan Kraft (in the center) who won the iPad!
Altar Servers at Incarnation actively assist at our Liturgical celebrations. This vital ministry is consistently graced by the participation of outstanding young people. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to server their parish and enrich their faith experience. The Altar Server Ministry is open to all young people in grades 4 or above. There are fun-filled activities for altar servers through out the year. High School Students are welcome as well.
We thank Debbie Fisher, who has been helping us with the altar server schedule and their fun-filled activities all year round.
Our Altar Serving Ministry is open to any interested young people, who are not necessary students of our School or Religious Education Program. Altar server training will be provided. Please see Fr. Arek or Fr. Paul if you would like to become an altar server.
We sell GIFT CARDS
First Saturday of the Month
between 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
and 5:00 - 5:15 PM
Every Sunday between 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
and in the School Office Office:
Monday - Friday 7:45 AM - 11:30 AM
The Incarnation Family would like to stay connected with all of you throughout the year. We are hoping to continue our reflection and spiritual growth electronically. Using the application “Remind,” we plan on sending weekly, inspirational, parish wide text messages that will act as opportunities for us all to think about God’s plan for us both individually and as a Parish. We promise to not flood your phone with daily messages. If you’d like to stay connected with the Parish and share in this inspiration, we invite you to sign up right now!
So, please text “@2g77e” to the following number: 81010.
That’s all! You are now signed up! Thank you for being part of the Parish Family.
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