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Holy Family Parish Buffalo, NY

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Holy Family Parish, a dynamic and growing PNCC congregation in western New York’s bucolic Wyoming County is seeking a Pastor to serve a flock with an average of 100 worshipers each Sunday, including 30 to 40 children and youth. Incumbent Pastor anticipates retirement within next 12 months and seeks to facilitate transition to a new permanent Pastor prior to his departure. This parish offers an excellent opportunity for a part-time Pastor to continue this healthy congregation’s growth in faith and service to its neighbors.

 

Pastoral Duties:

  • Administers the Polish National Catholic Church sacraments, such as Sunday Mass, weddings, baptisms, funerals, and anointing of the sick.
  • Coordinates and presides over liturgical celebrations and commemorations: St. Nicholas, Christmas Play, All Saints Day, etc.
  • Provides pre-marital counseling and pastoral counseling.
  • Visits Charlotte Comfort Home residents to provide end-of-life pastoral care and counseling.
  • Prepares weekly Sonshine reflections and writes script and homily for Zoom Mass.
  • Trains, coordinates, and supervises religious education volunteers.

Administrative Functions:

  • Presides over Parish Committee meetings and supervises (volunteer) Finance Director and Parish Committee to negotiate purchases and manage general budget.
  • Executes parish projects, such as overseeing building projects (e.g., parish playground, parish pavilion).
  • Supervises and evaluates performance of parish deacon.
  • Provides general supervision of ~50 volunteers engaged in various projects.
  • Supervises (volunteer) Christian Education Coordinator and (part-time; paid) Parish Administrator.

Community Outreach Initiatives:

  • Liaises with outside organizations: Charlotte Comfort Home, North Java Fire Dept., etc.
  • Coordinates with webmaster and Facebook moderator to post appropriate messages to social media.
  • Represents Holy Family Parish at various community gatherings and events.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ideally, a candidate must have successfully completed seminary studies and been validly ordained by the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church. Orders from outside of these jurisdictions may be considered, but the candidate, if selected, would be required to accept conditional or absolute ordination. The PNCC accepts married priests.
  • Documents of ordination along with a resume or curriculum vitae and letter of interest are to be submitted.
  • A period of incardination and study would be required prior to acceptance into the PNCC. A formal application must be filed with the Diocesan Bishop prior to the incardination and study. The time length on this would vary according to the availability and progress of the candidate.
  • The final decision on incardination into the PNCC must be approved by the Prime Bishop, Most Rev. Anthony A. Mikovsky.
  • Successful applicant must undergo a background check.

 

Company Description
About the Community:

North Java is a 45-minute drive from Buffalo, NY and is situated in the Town of Java (pop. 1,976), which sits in the northwest corner of Wyoming County (NY) (pop. ~40,000). The majority of the county’s residents is engaged in farming or small businesses supporting agriculture. New York State’s Attica Correctional Facility is nearby and provides employment for several local residents. Savoring their rural lifestyle, members of the community exhibit deep ties to their families and their neighbors, and are supportive of a variety of community projects.

About the Parish:

Holy Family Parish was founded in 2010 by a group of former members of St. Nicholas Parish, which closed in 2007. Inspired to continue worshiping Jesus and serving their neighbors in this tight-knit rural community, the congregation acquired the former St. Nicholas property and aligned themselves with the Polish National Catholic Church. Sunday mass attracts up to 100 parishioners on a regular basis, and on most Sundays, Christian Education activities include 30-40 children and youth.

Over the past three years, Holy Family has celebrated 15 baptisms and confirmation of 11 young people. The church is governed by a lay committee elected by the congregation.

The campus includes the sanctuary building, an education building, the former rectory, and a convent (currently vacant). One of the congregation’s major projects, in partnership with an independent 501(c)3 charity, has been the conversion of the rectory into a hospice to serve Wyoming and Genesee counties. This facility began receiving residents in March, 2020.

Since re-establishing itself as Holy Family Parish, the congregation has built a playground and outdoor pavilion, and undertaken substantial renovations to its education building. Each of these projects has been heavily supported through financial contributions and donations of labor and materials from local businesses.

Holy Family Parish

Why Work Here?
Holy Family Parish is a dynamic and growing congregation in western New York’s bucolic Wyoming County

About the Community: North Java is a 45-minute drive from Buffalo, NY and is situated in the Town of Java (pop. 1,976), which sits in the northwest corner of Wyoming County (NY) (pop. ~40,000). The majority of the county’s residents is engaged in farming or small businesses supporting agriculture. New York State’s Attica Correctional Facility is nearby and provides employment for several local residents. Savoring their rural lifestyle, members of the community exhibit deep ties to their families and their neighbors, and are supportive of a variety of community projects. About the Parish: Holy Family Parish was founded in 2010 by a group of former members of St. Nicholas Parish, which closed in 2007. Inspired to continue worshiping Jesus and serving their neighbors in this tight-knit rural community, the congregation acquired the former St. Nicholas property and aligned themselves with the Polish National Catholic Church. Sunday mass attracts up to 100 parishioners on a regular basis, and on most Sundays, Christian Education activities include 30-40 children and youth. Over the past three years, Holy Family has celebrated 15 baptisms and confirmation of 11 young people. The church is governed by a lay committee elected by the congregation. The campus includes the sanctuary building, an education building, the former rectory, and a convent (currently vacant). One of the congregation’s major projects, in partnership with an independent 501(c)3 charity, has been the conversion of the rectory into a hospice to serve Wyoming and Genesee counties. This facility began receiving residents in March, 2020. Since re-establishing itself as Holy Family Parish, the congregation has built a playground and outdoor pavilion, and undertaken substantial renovations to its education building. Each of these projects has been heavily supported through financial contributions and donations of labor and materials from local businesses.

Address

4316 Route 98

Buffalo, NY
USA
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