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Liturgy Assistant - Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Washington, DC
The Liturgy Assistant works collaboratively with the Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries to support the liturgical life at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Jesuit-sponsored parish in Washington, DC.
Primary Responsibilities include:
* schedule dates/times
* coordinate rehearsals/weddings or delegate
* maintain wedding database
* act as primary contact with couples
* schedule dates/times
* coordinate celebrations of communal baptisms
* act as primary contact with families
* assist liturgically during Holy Week, funerals, Sundays, as needed
* create weekend worship aids
* maintain departmental budget
* Working knowledge of Catholic Liturgy
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills
* Excellent office and administrative experience
* Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and to work under deadlines
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with flexible hours, though weekend work will be required. Questions, letters, and resumes may be forwarded to David Pennington, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy at email@example.com.
Director of Music Ministries --Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Wheeling-Charleston, WV
The Director is responsible for overseeing the selection of music for liturgies, substituting for our organist, choir director, or cantor when necessary, preparing worship aids and expanding our current music program. Candidates should have a BA degree or higher in a music field, or other field, if musically trained, excellent organ/keyboard/choral conducting skills and vocal technique and be familiar with music notation software. A practicing Catholic is preferred but not required. Must have a knowledge Catholic theology. Conversant with a variety of liturgical styles including contemporary, classical, and traditional. Willingness to execute music planning for the liturgical year with a blended approach that will enable the assembly to sing. Working hours are flexible and include weekends and some evenings. Complete job description available upon request.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Carla Guthrie, 1114 Virginia Street, East Charleston, WV 25301. firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for résumé submissions is July 6, 2018
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORSHIP -- DIOCESE OF LANSING
The Diocese of Lansing Central Offices is accepting applications for the Director of the Office of Worship ministry position. Please attach your resume and cover letter along with three references to the online application.
The Director of the Office of Worship supports the ministry of the Bishop of Lansing by teaching, promoting, and implementing sound liturgical practices throughout the diocese. The position is required to work at the Central Offices in Lansing with some travel throughout the ten-county diocese required. Qualified candidates must have a master's degree in liturgy, theology, or a related field; must have at least three years of relevant experience in a diocesan or parish office; and must be a practicing Catholic who is actively involved in a parish.
- Assesses and supports the liturgical needs of the diocese and makes recommendations to the Bishop of Lansing as necessary.
- Prepares, plans, and evaluates larger/diocesan wide liturgical celebrations so that the worship of God may be carried out with dignity and reverence.
- Conducts research as it relates to issues of liturgical importance and makes liturgical resources available to constituencies in the Diocese of Lansing.
- Acts as the diocesan spokesperson on liturgical matters.
- Designs, organizes, and teaches liturgical educational sessions for priests, deacons, parish ministers, and school staff, pertaining to the theological and liturgical elements that are proper to their roles in liturgical celebrations.
- Advises parishes on liturgical practices, especially in preparation for pontifical liturgies.
- Collaborates with the Office of Catechesis to promote the authentic implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), especially in regard to the rites.
- Coordinates the formation of music ministers within the diocese and encourages sound liturgical praxis by parish music ministers.
- Collaborates with the diocesan Master of Ceremonies and various music ministers to prepare and execute liturgical celebrations for pontifical liturgies.
- Prepares presider’s texts and worship aids as necessary.
- Researches, advises, and communicates policies, norms, and best practices so liturgical worship may be offered according to the mind of the Church.
- Consults and collaborates with Diocesan Staff and Offices, Pastors, FAITH Catholic, Catholic Charities, and other canonical administrators to provide liturgical celebrations that are prayerful and dignified (incl. dedication rites, blessings, etc.)
- Prepares seasonal and occasional publications and advisories to assist in the preparation of liturgical celebrations as needed.
- Serves as Executive Secretary for the Committee for Liturgical Design.
- Attends, forms, and oversees all aspects related to the Diocesan Worship Commission, drawing on their expertise and feedback to view the larger context of the role and place of liturgy in the Diocese of Lansing.
- Visits parishes as needed or when specifically requested.
- Attends relevant regional, state, and national conferences with the approval of the Department Chair.
- Prepares an annual budget for the Office of Worship.
To apply, please visit: https://dioceseoflansing.org/
St. JUDE'S CHURCH IN LEWES, DELAWARE Music Director
POSTION SUMMARY: Part-time, 25 hours per week. Responsible for adminiistering and producing music ministry program at St. Jude's. This individual will report to the Past. The ideal candidate will be skilled as an accomplished organist and/or pianist, choral musician, director and adminitrator responsible for directing and overseeing the adult choir, youth choir (will need to recruit), cantors and general administration of the overall program.
Coordinate all musicians and ensure quality of musical performance during masses at which these people minister.
Planning and executing the music at all weekend liturgies, as well as special celebrations (listed below):
The regular liturgical celebrations include:
-Eucharistic celebrations on 52 weekends (3-4 per weekend); Memorial Day through Labor Day two additional services during the summer
months; Thanksgiving, All Saints, All Souls, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, the Holy Days of Obligation; the parish secular feasts.
-Communal sacramental celebrations of First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation and Prayer Services as appropriate.
-Weddings and funerals, both for additional stipend fees above and beyond the agreed-upon salary.
Weekly rehearsals with Choir (s), September through May/June.
Monthly (or more frequent rehearsals with parish Cantor.
Scheduling Musicians and Cantors.
Designing and printing weekly worship aids when necessary.
Ensuring all copyright licensing and usage reporting to the major musci publishers (GIA, OCP, CCLI and WLP).
Maintain and expand current Choral Music Library.
Serve as resource on musical and liturgical matters for all staff and volunteer ministers in the parish.
Collaborate with the Business Manager on preparation and implementation of the Music and Liturgy budgets.
Collaborate with Liturgy Committee and Religious Education in certain events.
Other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Pastor.
Parish and Diocesan Outreach Coordinator -- Liturgy Training Publications
Experience Required: A college degree in communications, English or related field. Candidates must have a minimum five years’ experience working or volunteering at the parish and/or diocesan level, with an understanding of Catholic liturgy, structures of ministry and parish/parochial school organization. Experience in building and maintaining business relationships and presentation skills are also required.
Additional Requirements: Ability to manage multiple projects and computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Strong writing, organizational and time management skills with a willingness to travel as a representative of the organization. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
Description: Liturgy Training Publications is seeking a Parish and Diocesan Outreach Coordinator to establish and maintain relationships with Diocesan offices, parishes, trade accounts and other membership organizations that are key customers and inform them of LTP products and training opportunities. This position will represent LTP to these constituencies and must be approachable and professional. The position will draw on their experience at the parish and/or diocesan level to work with marketing to create meaningful outreach and promotional material.
The successful candidate will enjoy working with people and have the ability to analyze and gather information that will be used by the Editorial and Training and Events Manager to develop new offerings. Listening, synthesizing information and needs assessment are key skills that are needed for success in the position. The position requires someone with strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects, while providing consistent follow up and follow through.
Our organizational culture is a great fit for individuals that believe in our mission and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. We value accountability, respect and support of each other to reach our goals. As an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago, we offer outstanding health, paid time off and retirement benefits with a recognition of the need to balance work and life.
If you would like to be considered, please submit:
- cover letter describing the reason(s) for your interest and how your experience would benefit the organization
- current resume
- three professional references including job title, phone number, email address
- salary history or desired salary level
to email@example.com , 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609, or FAX 773-579-4929. Please include “Parish and Diocesan Outreach Coordinator position” in the subject or attention line. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORSHIP – ARCHDIOCESE OF MILWAUKEE
This person provides leadership and formation for parishes and the archdiocesan staff regarding liturgical celebrations, liturgical ministries, prayer, music, and environment. This person has a thorough understanding and passion for Catholic liturgy, and can effectively prepare and implement various archdiocesan liturgies as well as provide trainings, resources and assistance to parishes. The Director of the office needs excellent communication and pastoral skills in working with the Archbishop, auxiliary bishops, priests, deacons, lay leaders, and archdiocesan staff.
- Provides visionary, mission-oriented leadership in the areas of prayer and worship, including trainings, resources and assistance to parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (30%)
- Coordinate, implement and evaluate Archdiocesan Liturgical Celebrations (30%)
- Administer and direct the work of the Office for Worship (20%)
- Coordinate the Catechumenate for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (20%)
- Thorough knowledge of liturgical documents, principles of worship, liturgical directives, and resources
- Knowledge of the mission, organizational structure, and function of archdiocesan offices
- Knowledge of the principles for effective worship.
- Ability to provide leadership
- Responsibility for administering a budget of approximately $250,000.00
Education, Training, and/or Experience
- Master’s Degrees in Liturgy, Liturgical Music, Pastoral Ministry, or related field required
- Experience and background in all three areas of liturgy, music and theology required
- A minimum of five years professional experience in liturgy in a diocese or parish required
- Catholic able to partake in the sacramental life of the church, well-grounded in and loyal to Catholic teaching
- Knowledge of Spanish and awareness of Hispanic liturgical culture highly desirable.
- Frequent weekend and evening work is required as well as travel within the archdiocese, state, and region
- This position is supervised by: Director of Synod Implementation
- This position oversees: Liturgical Commission Chair, Director of the Archdiocesan Choir, and organist for the Archdiocesan Choir
For more information, please visit https://www.archmil.org/Jobs.htm
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- HOWELL, MI
St. John Catholic Church – 2099 N. Hacker Rd. – Howell, MI 48855
St. John Catholic Church, an active parish of 1,450 families seeks a dynamic, collaborative individual with good leadership skills to serve as a full time (40 hours/week) Director of Music and Liturgy. Responsibilities include: Liturgy and music planning; selecting, preparing and accompanying the 3 weekend Masses and the 4 weekday Masses, as well as Holy Day Masses; choral direction and vocal performance; coordinating and accompanying music for weddings and funerals (additional stipend given); assisting at Faith Formation events when music is required; on-going training of Liturgical Minsters; and scheduling all Liturgical ministries. St. John Catholic Church has a Steinway grand piano, an Allen digital organ, and a talented adult choir. Requirements include an academic degree in music, Liturgy experience in the Roman Catholic tradition, and proficiency in organ, piano, and accompaniment, as well as in vocal music. Salary with full benefits is commensurate with degree and experience. Please mail, email, fax resumes to the Music and Liturgy Search Committee, in care of Rev. Francis M. George -- Phone: (517) 546-7200 / Fax: (517) 546-0403 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Position is available effective June 1, 2018.