Parish Secretary – Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Verona

General Description

The Parish Secretary’s function is to facilitate the work of the parish by performing various
receptionist and secretarial duties.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative, secretarial and office support to the Pastor, Business Manager, andParish staff
  • Welcomes and directs visitors and parishioners. Answers phone calls, handles routinequestions and forwards calls accordingly, takes messages
  • Responds to emails in a timely manner
  • Maintains parish calendar, schedules appointments, special events and meetings
  • Distributes mail and other related material
  • Schedules mass intentions online
  • Maintains Ministry Scheduler for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Counters
  • Prepares parish bulletins and parish announcements
  • Enters parishioner contributions into ParishSoft
  • Maintains parish records of marriages, baptisms, funerals
  • Assists business manager with Annual Appeal


  • Good computer skills. Has knowledge of Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and accurate data entry skills
  • Be a person who is driven by the Catholic faith and willing to fulfill the mission and vision of the Parish
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality of church records and conversations

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of a High School diploma and three to five years working in a general office setting with the public is desired
  • Ability to work as a team member with parish staff
  • Great verbal and written communication skills

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To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Barbara Yeates, Business Manager at