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June 14, 2018 Position Opening: Our Lady of Consolation School

Middle School Theology: (Part time) Our Lady of Consolation School in Rockford is accepting applications for an opening on our middle school teaching team for the 2018-2019 school year.  Preferred candidates would have a degree in Elementary or Secondary Education, a current, valid Michigan teaching certificate and diocesan catechist certification.  Candidates must be a practicing Catholic and have the desire to share their faith with their students.  We are looking for teachers with strong communication and classroom management skills.

Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to
Our Lady of Consolation School
Kevin Varner
4865 11 Mile Rd. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Or kvarner@olcparish.net

June 14, 2018 Position Opening: Our Lady of Consolation School

Teacher Aide: (Part time) Our Lady of Consolation School in Rockford is accepting applications for a teacher aide position for the 2018-2019 school year.  Preferred candidates would have a degree, experience working with children and a desire to share their faith.

Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to
Our Lady of Consolation School
Kevin Varner
4865 11 Mile Rd. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Or kvarner@olcparish.net

June 11, 2018 Position Opening: Our Lady of Consolation

OLC is seeking a full time High School Youth Ministry Coordinator.

The Youth Minister is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing our youth ministry program and the catechesis for the parish, grades 9-12.  The Youth Minister will work with parents and adult volunteers to provide retreat, social and service experiences. A component of this position includes preparing students for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Applicants should possess a Certificate in Youth Ministry, Diocesan Certification in Catechesis or have experience as a Catechist within a parish setting.

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

Anne Marie DeSantis, Director of Faith Formation

adesantis@olcparish.net

May 15, 2018 Position Opening: Our Lady of Consolation

Art & Environment Coordinator, Our Lady of Consolation (Rockford)

Art & Environment Ministry Coordinator

Coordinator Responsibilities

The coordinator of this Ministry will need to:

  • Schedule and organize meetings prior to Liturgical seasons.
  • Schedule the dates of when decorating will take place.
  • Help the committee create ideas using plants, flowers, textiles etc. to decorate and enhance the worship spaces for each season.
  • Order plants, flowers, and materials for the varying seasons.
  • Work with Mary Harkema learning the specifics to each liturgical season.
  • Be able to communicate well and delegate jobs on “decorating” days.

The purpose of this committee is to decorate the Sanctuary space, Chapel, and to a small extent, the outside of the church building itself, for the different liturgical seasons of the church year.

Decorating includes:

  1. Banner(s) hanging that incorporate the liturgical color.  The use of ladders/lift is common because of the space. Therefore the coordinator must be comfortable and physically able to perform these duties or recruit those who are.
  1. Plants/Flowers in the Altar space that enhance the liturgical season.  This includes ordering the plants and flowers and making sure that there is a schedule for keeping plants watered and alive during the seasons.
    1. Because of the large plants, being physically able to lift heavier objects, or recruit those who can, is part of the responsibilities.
    2. It is recommended that just green plants be used during Ordinary Time – they can be enhanced with seasonal flowers or plants, ie garden flowers in the summer and mums in the fall.
    3. During Lent, Cacti are often used.
    4. During Advent/Christmas/1st Ordinary Time it is common to use Evergreens, ie Norfolk Pine etc. (more winter type plants)

Liturgical Seasons

  • Advent – Purple, 4 Sundays, Placement of Advent Wreath
  • Christmas – White, Includes:  The Holy Family, Mary the Mother of God, Epiphany and The Baptism of the Lord
  • 1st Ordinary Time of the Liturgical year – Green, The length is dependent of when Lent begins each year
  • Lent – Purple, Begins Ash Wednesday, 5 Sunday of Lent and Palm Sunday (Red)
  • Sacred Triduum – colors dependent of the day, Holy Thursday – white, Good Friday – red, Easter Vigil – white.
  • Easter – White, Includes 2nd– 7th Sundays of Easter (white) and Pentecost (red)
  • 2nd Ordinary Time of Liturgical year – Green, The length is dependent again on when Easter is celebrated; it ends with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus, Christ the King in NovemberInterested Individuals should send a cover letter and resume to:
    Mary Harkema
    Our Lady of Consolation School
    4865 11 Mile Rd. NE
    Rockford, MI 49341
    or
    mharkema@olcparish.net

May 13, 2018 Position Opening: Our Lady of Consolation

Director of Childcare, Our Lady of Consolation (Rockford)

Our Lady of Consolation School is looking for an enthusiastic individual for our Before and After Care (BAC) Program for the 2018-2019 School year. This individual would be responsible to work with children and staff to create a safe, comfortable, and fun environment in which children can play and learn. This individual would also be responsible to supervise child care staff.  BAC Hours are 6:30 – 8:15 AM and 3:15 – 6:00 PM
Position Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in a child related field or an Associate’s degree w/ 480 hours of experience
• First Aid and Adult/Child CPR certification
• Central Registry Clearance
• Morning hours are 6:30/7:00 A.M. – 8:20. After school is 3:20 – 6:00 P.M. $12/ hour. 20-25 hours a week.
Interested Individuals should send a cover letter and resume to:
Kevin Varner
Our Lady of Consolation School
4865 11 Mile Rd. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
or
kvarner@olcparish.net