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Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Shawnee KS (suburb of Kansas City) is seeking a Director of Music that leads the worship life through the music ministry program to create a sacred encounter for the parish community. The primary objective is to create a dynamic and inspiring worship experience, through liturgy and music (sacred church hymns and\or praise and worship hymns, depending on the particular Mass). The Director is responsible for a variety of functions, including, but not limited to musical volunteer recruitment, training and support, direction, building up and sustaining various choirs, as well as all musical decisions in collaboration with the Pastor.  For a full job description and to apply:

POSTED 7-29-21



Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a Jesuit-sponsored parish of 3,500 households, committed to a high-quality liturgical life and social justice activity seeks a Pastoral Associate for Liturgy. The Pastoral Associate for Liturgy, under direction of the Pastor, is responsible for the liturgical life of the parish, planning and directing the parish's worship, supervising music and other liturgy staff, and works closely with pastoral staff and parishioner volunteers. The successful candidate is a Roman Catholic and has strong pastoral skills and a commitment to carrying out the liturgical reforms of Vatican II. A master's degree and at least 3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience or a bachelor's degree and at least 5 to 10 years of relevant experience is expected. The workplace is highly collaborative and requires good organizational and communication skills. Musical talent is desirable. Salary negotiable. Benefits included.

Send cover letter and resume/CV as a PDF attachment to

POSTED 7-26-21



The mission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.  In the faithful pursuit of this mission, the archdiocese is seeking a Director of the Office of Worship.  The successful candidate will assist the Archbishop of Washington in his role as chief liturgist of the archdiocese. The Director of the Office of Worship will also be responsible for coordinating Archdiocesan liturgies at which the Archbishop presides, offer appropriate training, workshops, and catechesis for liturgical formation, and develop and have thorough knowledge of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Norms and Policies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists the Archbishop of Washington in his role as chief liturgist of the archdiocese.
  • Coordinates and assists in the planning and preparation of archdiocesan masses and liturgies at which the Archbishop presides, participates, or attends, including the Chrism Mass, clergy funerals, the Mass for Life, the Red Mass, Rite of Election, confirmations, ordinations, dedication of churches and altars, blessings, and other archdiocesan ceremonies and events.
  • Assists and serves as Master of Ceremonies for liturgies celebrated by the Archbishop of Washington at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle, parishes in the archdiocese, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, particularly during Christmas and Holy Week.
  • Plans, coordinates, implements, and assists major liturgies at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in collaboration and consultation with the Rector of the Cathedral and the Director of Liturgy and Music at the Basilica.
  • Effectively communicates the Archdiocesan Liturgical Norms and Policies, guidelines and directives to the Pastors, clergy, and the faithful. When necessary, provides appropriate catechesis in the areas of divine worship and sacramental life.
  • Oversees the Office of Worship budget.
  • Oversees the Office of Worship webpage on ADW website.
  • Recommends to the archbishop through the Moderator of the Curia policy, practice and catechesis in the areas of worship and sacramental life in cooperation with archdiocesan departments and in consultation with Canonical Services and the Moderator of the Curia.
  • Provides and coordinates periodic liturgical training during the year for lectors and extraordinary ministers of holy communion and other education resources for Pastors, clergy, and other parish liturgical ministers.
  • Serves on the Archdiocesan Sacred Arts and Building Advisory Committee.
  • Maintains the Saint Ursula Chapel at the Pastoral Center for daily liturgies and events.
  • Responsible for the preparation for daily Mass as well as the proper cleaning of vessels and linens.
  • Provides support for the planning of the recorded Sunday Mass for Shut-Ins, particularly when the Archbishop of Washington presides at the Christmas or Easter Mass. Coordinates with the director and producer of the Mass for Shut-Ins.
  • Assists and supports the Director of Liturgy and Music at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception when the Archbishop of Washington presides at Live Broadcasts from the Basilica (Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, the CUA Mass of the Holy Spirit).
  • Responsible for the upkeep of all Archdiocesan vestments (these include vestments from the 2005 Papal visit: dalmatics, chasubles for concelebrating priests and bishop vestments) located at the Pastoral Center and the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
  • Supervise the Office of Worship staff.
  • Prepares and publishes the annual Archdiocesan Ordo to be distributed to Bishops, Pastors, parishes, and seminaries; coordinates with the Secretariat of Ministerial Leadership the updated necrology for the Ordo.
  • Consults with Pastors in ensuring liturgies presided by the Archbishop at the Parish follow the guidelines presented in the Liturgical Norms and Policies.
  • Additionally, may have other responsibilities as requested by the Office of the Moderator of the Curia.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work and relate to a variety of personalities and cultures.
  • Strong leadership ability and proven ability to manage others.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments consecutively and prioritize workloads.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Theology, Catechesis or comparable level of knowledge
  • Master’s degree a plus.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Experience:
  • Minimum three years of experience coordinating, planning, and implementing liturgical events at the parish level.
    • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the Archdiocesan Liturgical Norms and Policies.

POSTED 7-11-21



The Associate Director for Liturgical Formation shares responsibility for the proper implementation and celebration of liturgy in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and has specific responsibility in the area of liturgical formation. This position plans, prepares and implements programs for liturgical formation; serves as liturgical resource for parishes and archdiocesan offices; and assists in general liturgy preparation. Candidates must be practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following

  • Coordinate the implementation of archdiocesan liturgical minister formation programs for all liturgical ministers, with particular emphasis on developing virtual formation offerings through the Capernaum platform (archdiocesan learning management system).
  • Assist in the development of and coordinate the implementation of annual spirituality programs for liturgical minister enrichment.
  • Coordinate the archdiocesan instituted acolyte formation program.
  • Coordinate formation and foster communication via the website, Capernaum platform, department newsletter, and social media.
  • Serve as the department representative on the Capernaum operations team.
  • Assist with the review of all liturgies at which the Cardinal and Auxiliary Bishop may preside.
  • Assist in the preparation and celebration of archdiocesan liturgies.
  • Assist in the coordination of liturgical ministers for archdiocesan liturgies.
  • Serve as a resource in liturgical ministry to parishes and archdiocesan offices.
  • Represent Office of Worship as needed on various committees and in parish consultations.
  • Ex officio member of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission.

Education and Experience

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Liturgical Theology with at least 5-10 years’ experience with liturgical preparation and liturgical minister formation. Experience assisting with large Archdiocesan events is preferred. This position requires computer literacy with intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office. Candidates should possess some basic formal music skills, including but not limited to sight-reading, keyboard, voice, and/or choral. Spanish language skills are a plus.

Suitable applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and anticipated salary requirements* to the attention of with Associate Director of Liturgical Formation on the subject line.

*Applicants without anticipated salary requirements may not be considered.

POSTED 7-9-2021


DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC – ST. Mark Church, Independence, MO

The Director of Liturgy and Music is a full-time position which bears responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the parish’s liturgical life.  It requires a professional who holds specialized credentials in music and has a thorough understanding of Roman Catholic liturgy, serves the parish as principal musician, organist/pianist and choir director; and a person of faith who is responsible for the effective planning, coordination, and execution of both the rituals and music for the parish liturgies. The goal is to ensure quality liturgical celebrations and to supply music that will enhance the “full, conscious, active participation of the faithful” of St. Mark parish.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Function as principal keyboardist and choir director.
  2. Collaborate with the Pastor and with other members of the parish staff, integrating his or her own area of responsibility with the overall parish mission.
  3. Prepare and manage the budgets of the liturgy and music in collaboration with the Business Manager and bookkeeper. 
  4. Provide music and musicians for all Sunday and other major celebrations, including Holy Days, weddings, funerals, first reconciliation, etc. 
  5. Build repertoire and encourage participation of the parish community in singing at various liturgies.  
  6. Consult on music and liturgy with parishioners and families preparing for sacramental liturgies, e.g., Weddings, Funerals, etc.
  7. Train, direct, supervise and expand the parish choir, hand-bell choir, and volunteer cantors.   
  8. Ensure that all details regarding the liturgical life of the parish are properly planned, thoroughly prepared, and skillfully executed.
  9. Create and develop worship aids for the congregation for certain holidays.
  10. Work with sacristan and pastor on the preparation of all parish liturgies.
  11. Collaborate as needed with other staff members on the preparation of prayer services and devotions.
  12. Oversee Art & Environment for the parish. Duties to include seasonal decorations, purchase of supplies (fabric, plants, flowers) throughout the year. 
  13. Work to foster unity among all parish musicians, and to create a spirit of harmony with the presider and other liturgical ministers.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Use strong listening, verbal and/or written communication skills to exchange information clearly and concisely and deliver information in a professional manner.
  • Achieve results with little oversight.
  • Act with urgency to meet individual and organizational commitments. 
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and pursue quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Strong computer skills


  • Respects and upholds Catholic Church teaching.
  • Ideally a practicing Catholic with ethical standards, personal integrity, and conduct consistent with the morals and teachings of the Catholic Church; includes faithful obedience to the Magisterium. 
  • Degree in music and/or liturgy; or equivalent experience. 
  • In-depth knowledge of Church documents that govern and direct liturgy and sacred music.  
  • Skilled as an effective choral/handbell conductor
  • Ability and desire to lead and sustain a program of quality congregational singing.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and volunteers.
  • Able to honor and maintain confidentiality.

Note: All employees are required to consent to a background check, and sign and acknowledge the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Code of Conduct prior to hire. Please view the EIM at Completion of Protecting God’s Children training is required soon after hire.

St. Mark Catholic Church offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental and vision plans, STD/LTD fully paid by the employer, retirement plans including a 403b plan and a defined benefit pension plan. Paid time off includes generous Vacation and Sick leaves, plus paid Holidays. 

Apply at:

POSTED 7-7-21



We are a vibrant Roman Catholic parish with 2,400 families, seeking a full-time Director of Worship.  Responsibilities will include directing the parish music programs for weekend liturgies, Holy Days, and funerals. Schedule liturgical ministers; coordinate the art and environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree or better (bachelor’s required) in music, or related area
  • Practicing Catholic willing to engage in the faith life of our parish
  • Thorough understanding of Roman Catholic liturgy
  • Demonstrated vocal and keyboard/piano proficiency
  • Flexibility to accommodate an irregular work schedule

Complete job description is available on the parish website:

To apply, please submit the cover letter and resume to DBQ058S3@DBQARCH.ORG.  

UPDATED 7-19-21


DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Saint Mary Catholic Community – Helena, Montana

Saint Mary Catholic Community, a parish family deeply committed to the vision of the Second Vatican Council, seeks a Director of Liturgy and Music to serve in collaboration with a large pastoral staff, providing professional leadership to cultivate ministry and lay leadership.  A candidate for this position must appreciate the value of full, conscious, and active participation of the assembly.  Professional musical experience, preferably including competence and familiarity with a 16-rank pipe organ and concert grand piano, is required.  A master’s degree in liturgical studies is a plus.  Responsibilities include recruitment, education, formation and scheduling of all musical and liturgical ministers; including coordination/direction/recruitment of all cantors, accompanists and musical ensembles; working with a parish liturgy team to prepare all parish liturgies; overseeing the organization and administration of parish resources for liturgical ministry; and guiding lectors, ministers of communion, bread bakers, greeters, ushers, launderers, and assistants.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and diocesan standards.  This position is available September 1, 2021.  It will remain open until filled.  Applicants may send a resume to Rev. Richard Francesco by e-mail:

POSTED 6-16-21


MINISTER OF LITURGY AND MUSIC  - The Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston, MA  02108.

A progressive, active, inclusive, intentional Roman Catholic Community in downtown Boston seeks full-time Minister of Liturgy and Music. Liturgy responsibilities: coordinate liturgical ministries; prepare liturgies with pastoral staff and lay ministers. Music responsibilities: coordinate active program for liturgies and special events; provide direction for several music groups, instrumentalists and cantors; proficiency on piano or guitar. (Please note, our chapel does not have an organ.) Familiarity with Finale Music Notation Software and some technical ability to coordinate the livestream of Sunday liturgy (with VMix software), or the ability to quickly learn these packages due to familiarity with similar ones, is required.

Salary commensurate with experience. Available July/August 2021. Please send letter, resume & references to Administrator at Applications will be assessed as they are received.  Candidates of interest to the Center will be asked to provide a sample of their instrumental, vocal, and choral conducting abilities before being invited for a personal interview. No phone calls. Email applications and inquiries only.

POSTED 5-25-21

DIRECTOR OF SACRED MUSIC – St. Michael’s Cathedral, Diocese of Springfield, MA

St. Michael’s Cathedral is an urban and diverse parish in Western Massachusetts. Providing sacred music for the weekly liturgy and pontifical celebrations are the cornerstone of this music ministry. We are seeking a committed Catholic who can fulfill the part time role of the Music Director and Chief Organist. This ministerial classified position is located within the Office of Worship, and reports to the Rector of the Cathedral and the Director of the Office of Worship.

This position requires collaboration with a diverse group of musicians, and parishioners. The Director is responsible for the coordination and execution of sacramental and pontifical musical accompaniment.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Catherine Farr, Director, Human Resources

For a full position description, visit:

POSTED 5-19-21