Director of the Office for Worship; Diocese of Cleveland

Under the direction of the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, the director assists the Bishop in his role as “chief steward of the mysteries of God and the overseer, promoter, and guardian of the liturgical life” of the Church in Cleveland.

  • Provides resources and support for the formation and preparation of liturgical ministers and liturgical committees serving in the parishes and institutions of the
  • Coordinates the work of the Diocesan Liturgical Committee (an advisory
    group composed of pastors, liturgists, musicians, directors of RCIA, artists and
  • Oversees the implementation of Built of Living Stones in the building and
    renovation of churches and chapels.
  • Serves as a resource person to diocesan parishes, institutions, staff, and offices.
    • Develops and implements the programming of the Office:
    • Facilitates short and long-range planning concerning Liturgy and the Rites of the Church.
    • Develops and facilitates educational programming (catechesis and mystagogy) concerning liturgical books and the Rites of the Church.
    • Facilitates and conducts training for extraordinary ministers with regularity and frequency to meet the needs of the parishes.
    • Develops and facilitates other workshops and educational programming.
  • Provides resources for the formation and the implementation of the RCIA in parishes as well as the formation of RCIA ministers and teams.
  • Oversees the preparation of and planning for liturgies including: Chrism Mass, Ordination Masses, Confirmations, Masses the Bishop is scheduled to celebrate and other celebrations as requested.
  • Maintains contacts with the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy of the
  • Acts as the primary liaison to the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.
  • Works with the Director of Music for the Cathedral for liturgical events.
  • Prepares and manages the Office budget.
  • Facilitates correspondence dealing with liturgical matters for the Bishop.
  • Participates in meetings regarding Diocesan liturgy and worship as directed.
  • Accomplishes other duties as assigned.


  • Practicing Catholic in full communion with the Church.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and understanding of Catholic teaching and traditions.
  • Master’s Degree (minimum) in liturgy or in theology with a concentration in sacraments or liturgy, advanced knowledge of Church documents on liturgical issues.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in diocesan or parish liturgical work or ministry.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, teaching, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people and with diverse groups.
  • Reliable transportation for travel throughout the 8 counties of the Diocese.

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Published by FDLC

Since 1970, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has served the clergy and faithful of the dioceses of the United States by providing leadership, scholarship, and resources to aid in the authentic implementation and celebration of the liturgy.