Church musician in search of work

Please say a prayer for me. I am searching for a position in a Catholic church nothing is coming available. Right now I play for an Episcopal church and it feels so hollow. I have sent out resumes and got a position as a sub, but I want a church that I can really put my musical talents to good use.
Thank you in advance.

Praying that you will be exactly where the Lord wants you to be and that you continue to use your gifts in His service.

Dear St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, please intercede for this soul.

In the meantime, continue to serve with joy where you are, as we never know to whom we witness.

:signofcross: Heavenly Father, prepare and call “Musician” to a Catholic Church music position; open doors for her; use her and her musical talents to give great glory to You!!! :amen:

Prayers for intentions said. Hope something comes up soon that utilizes your talents.
Mary.

Just noticed an ad for a director of music at St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville, SC. Know nothing about it except that it’s in a really good diocese! The ad was in the July 25 edition of The Catholic Miscellany, the newspaper for the Diocese of Charleston.

I am a professionally trained (bel canto) singer who had a paying “job” as church soloist in several churches. I now volunteer in a church where there appears not to be one professional musician (unhappily), although the amateurs DO try.

You can’t live on the stipend paid as organist, music director, choir director, principal cantor, it’s impossible. If you are unhappy in the Episcopal setting (and I don’t blame you), why not ask around (visit parish offices) to see if they are in need of a VOLUNTEER professional organist or even a second to the first paid one? This is how you get your foot in the proverbial door! Also: if you are accomplished, prepare recitals, advertise locally, give lessons; if you are a graduate of a program such as is found in Julliard (etc), why not approach that department and ask if there are positions available and, if so, where? And then be prepared to relocate.

Remember this very important reality: there are most likely thousands of classically trained musicians, both instrumental and vocal, who cannot make a living at it. I did for a while (a meager living) with the help of voice lessons that I gave, but that’s rare and you know it. So perhaps God wants you to GIVE this gift, to offer it? ? ? ? :shrug:

We have a position here in Fowler, Michigan…Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church is seeking a director of music. The ad says…The candidate must be able to play piano or guitar and lead a congregation as a cantor. The director will also work with choirs and our parish school and other liturgies throughout the year. To apply for this position, please send your resume to…Fr. Dennis Howard, Most Holy Trinity, 545 North Maple Street, Fowler, MI 48835 or email your resume to. fr.dennis@hotmail.com

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Give us this day our daily bread.
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And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

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As it was in the beginning is now ever shall be world without end
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