Thursday, February 28, 2008

MY LATEST JOB LEAD

I'd be taking a hit financially to start, but if this develops right, it could get better. Here's the situation...

Small church in a hick town in the Fall River Diocese, will soon merge with the other Catholic parish in the opposite side of town. All operations will (as far as I can gather) move to the parish I'm looking into as a result.

The parish has no choir, but they will eventually want one developed - probably after summer break at this point. It seems to me they want someone who 1) can develop a music program from scratch (this would NOT be a first for me, and to me it's often better than walking into something already established), 2) can play the organ like an organ (immediate need), and 3) appreciates the Roman Catholic tradition. As for #3, if they're looking to build from scratch, one can HOPE that their definition of appreciation of the Roman Catholic tradition means make full use of it.

The position for now would be part time, paying about half of what I was getting at the ghosthouse, but could become full time, so I'm told. At this point, being out of work for over three freakin' months now, I'm fixing to send this resume and see what happens. If I do get the job, I feel I should take it at least until something full time comes along. It would keep me in practice and get some income into the house other than substitute work.

With the Mass schedule, I'd still be at liberty to keep my extraordinary form duties at St. Leo's.

Finally, the pew book, I just learned, is Heritage Missal, which, believe me, I can work around. If I can work around a Music Issue, I can do Heritage Missal.

Wish me luck. :)

Peace,
BMP

9 comments:

Bear-i-tone said...

Good luck to you. I'll even kick in a prayer or two.

Gabby said...

Prayers that they will realize how lucky they are to have you apply.

Domini Sumus said...

Good luck!

Adrienne said...

Good luck. Remember to stand up straight, get a haircut and make sure your shirt is tucked in. You'll Wow them!!

Jason Pennington said...

BONA FORTUNA, AMICE!

JP

PaulaB52 said...

Good luck! I know you'll wow'em!

Lyn F. said...

Lots of luck, Brian!

frival said...

Our prayers are with you, Brian. The Church can use all the orthodox music direction it can get.

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

The Lord will provide. In all sincerity... I just know that everything will work out in the end!

My prayers are with you and yours, my friend!