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JOB POSTING:  DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 52nd St. se, Kentwood MI  49508

St. Mary Magdalen is an active multi-ethnic parish with 7 musical groups that contribute to make our worship joy filled. We are seeking a full-time music director who has good leadership skills, with good liturgical and musical sense. The position includes benefits, and salary commensurate with experience. The primary functions of this position are to facilitate the worship life of the parish community in collaboration with the Pastor and Staff, by coordinating and providing quality liturgical experiences, as well as serving the parish as principal musician, organist, and choir director. Interested candidates may contact the pastor, Fr. Godfrey Onyekwere by email at pastor@stmmagdalen.org.

 

Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee

The Jubilee Indulgence for those living the contemplative life

Lord, Jesus Christ,

You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with His anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.

We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of
Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and
ever.
Amen.