Effective Wednesday, 16 August 2017, we have installed traffic arms at the campus access points on Fairview Street and Westheimer Road to restrict vehicular access to our campus from those streets except during weekend Mass times. The traffic arms will be open between 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings.
Because of the location of our campus at the busy intersection of Westheimer and Shepherd Drive, we experience large volumes of vehicular traffic that cut across our parking lots via both Westheimer and Fairview streets to avoid the traffic lights. This creates a safety concern for our employees and parishioners, but an even greater concern for the students at St. Anne Catholic School.
On a daily basis, classrooms of children must walk across our parking lots as they travel between the school building to our gymnasium. Unlike our normal campus visitors that slowly drive through our lots to find a parking space, the drivers cutting through our campus to avoid the traffic light are often driving at fast speeds, distracted by a host of different factors, and are usually unaware that children are frequently walking between the school and the gym.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but the safety of our students is paramount.
Saint Anne Catholic Community has a position available for a director of music.
Reports to: Fr. Al Sinasac, C.S.B - Pastor
Schedule: Sun. 6-1, Mon. 1-9, Tue., 11-5, Wed. 1-9, Thu. 1-9, and Sat 4-7. Minimum of 40 hours is standard but the schedule does vary according to the seasonal cycles of the Church.
Summary: Lead the parish in all its liturgical musical needs.
Saint Anne Catholic Community:
One of the oldest and largest churches in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Saint Anne Catholic Community has been providing spiritual leadership and guidance to the Upper Kirby, River Oaks, and Montrose areas within Houston since 1924. The Parish, under the direction of the Basilian Fathers, offers PK–8 education at St. Anne Catholic School and a large array of religious formation for parishioners.
Saint Anne parishioners represent a very diverse cross-section of the Houston population and the church has a well-developed music program.
Duties and Responsibilities (note – other duties may be assigned on an as needed basis):
· Selects appropriate hymns, Psalms, anthems and other liturgical music for all English weekend liturgies based on the readings, cycle, and/or feast of the season/day
· Leads rehearsals for the Adult choir, Handbell choir, Children’s Choir(s) and other Ensembles
· Oversees the Music staff by setting schedules, approving time cards, and having regular staff meetings.
· Works with cantors each week in liturgical preparation and leads an annual cantor workshop.
· Orchestrates anthems, hymns, and other liturgical music for strings, trumpets, flute, oboe, harp, handbells, organ, and other instruments as needed.
· Oversees the Music Department budget.
· Contracts outside musicians for special liturgical celebrations.
· Organist or choir director for several weekend Masses and all major festal liturgies
· Organist for funerals
· Recruits and works with volunteer instrumentalist.
· Rehearses as needed with contracted professional instrumentalists.
· Assigns solos and choir sectional rehearsal duties to staff musicians.
· Prepares two choir retreats/clinics per year.
· Weddings and wedding workshops with engaged couples
· Writes appropriate articles on music ministry for the church bulletin both for recruitment and parish formational purposes (e.g. why the psalm is always sung, etc.).
· Member of the Parish Steering Committee.
Education and Experience:
· Master of Music is preferred with a background in organ and choral conducting.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Publisher.
· Experience in orchestration with facility using music writing software.
· Experience with Google docs and Google calendar is a plus.
A high level of organization and interpersonal skill is required. Attention to detail is essential.
Language and Communication Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, is required.
The salary of the Director of Music will be commensurate with the individual’s education, skills, and experience.
· Medical, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, basic life insurance (up to $50K), and AD&D paid by employer. Vision and supplemental life insurance are also available to the employee at a cost.
· Four weeks of vacation after a year. Nine sick days, three personal days, and one birthday holiday per year.
· Pension plan (partially vested after three years and fully vested after seven years). The employee can also participate in a 403b plan with Fidelity or Valic.
Being Catholic is a two-part two-hour session led by seminarian Steven Huber for teens. The August 17 (Thursday) class is entitled, Being Authentically Catholic. Come for food and fellowship, 7 – 9 p.m. (each session) in the St. Joseph room inside the Parish Center.
Saint Anne Parish members interested in psychotherapy please contact parishioner Dr. Jeanne Dewey. Dr. Dewey provides individual and couples therapy, grief counseling, relationship and marital issues, help in dealing with depression and anxiety, among other mental health concerns. She is fluent in Spanish. Please contact her at 713.663.7178 or 832.606.2707 for a free phone consultation. Her office is near the Parish at 3131 Eastside, Suite 415, Houston, Texas, 77098.
What is Diocesan Services Fund?
The Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) helps fulfills Christ’s mission on earth by supporting those programs and services that cannot be accomplished by one parish alone.
• More than 60 programs receive all or part of their funding from the DSF.
• All funds are spent within Archdiocesan boundaries.
• The broad areas of ministry that receive DSF support include: Catholic education of children and adults; pastoral ministries for the sick, the poor and the incarcerated; the formation and education of church leadership; social service programs such as San José Clinic, St. Dominic Village and Catholic Charities.
• Last year our Parish met its goal to the Archdiocese with a $382,676 donation – THANK YOU!
• There are over 4,100 registered members/families at Saint Anne and we 647 make DSF donations last year. It would be great to have at least 50 percent participate – give what you can give.
• DSF envelopes are available at Mass – please drop off during collection or at the Parish office mail slot.
Go Make Disciples is this year's theme. This is part of the Great Commission, given by Jesus Christ to his disciples at the end of the Gospel of Matthew.
After his death and resurrection, Jesus appears to them at “the mountain to which he had ordered them,” and there, charges them to proclaim the good news of salvation to all the nations. Now they are called to be agents of the mercies of God to others.
This charge to Go Make Disciples is equally relevant for all of us today. As disciples of Christ, we are to be conduits for God’s loving mercy to others. The DSF is a vital means of responding to Christ’s invitation.
Many of our parishioners employers have a matching gift program – meaning the company will match your contribution to DSF. Please look into this option at your company.