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The Associate for Worship (Temporary to possible regular part-time) assists the Director of Worship in ministering to the parish leaders of the Diocese of San Jose and the communities they serve by guiding and assisting them in preparing, fulfilling, improving, and reflecting on their parish and diocesan liturgical life.


·         Coordinates the non-diocesan episcopal liturgies of the Ordinary and the Auxiliary that take place at the Cathedral, such as but not exclusively: parish Confirmations; Boy Scouts annual liturgy; Santo Niño Mass; visiting and local organizations that hold a liturgy with the Bishop outside of the usual Cathedral parish liturgical schedule.

·         Serves as liaison between the Bishops and parishes, schools, or other organizations in the preparation of their non-diocesan liturgies at which one of the Bishops preside at a diocesan parish or other diocesan location outside of the Cathedral; includes parish Confirmations presided by the Vicars General or visiting Bishops; does not include pastor installations.

·         In coordination with the Director of Worship, oversees the volunteers, receptions, and worship aid design and printing for annual diocesan liturgies, including: Wedding Anniversary Mass; Rite of Election; Chrism Mass; ILM Graduation; Neophyte Mass; Presbyteral Ordination; Diaconal Ordination; Adult Confirmation; and others as needed.

·         Assists in soliciting nominations for membership to the Liturgical Commission, and supports the Commission in its work.

·         In the event the Liturgical Commission agrees to amend its bylaws with the Bishop’s approval, the Associate serves as the secretary for the Commission, ex officio.

·         Assists in providing resources for the liturgical and liturgical music leaders of the diocese with information and assistance as appropriate in developing their parish liturgical life through print, electronic, and other media.

·         As needed and time allows, assists in coordinating (and possibly facilitating) training and formation opportunities for liturgical and liturgical music leaders of the diocese through individual and diocesan events and live presentations and meetings.

·         In coordination with the Director of Worship, participates in continuing formation and education on liturgical, liturgical music, catechumenal, and organizational (e.g., management training) issues.

·         In coordination with the Director of Worship, networks with regional, national, and international diocesan liturgical directors.

·         When possible, assists the Director of Worship with the direct preparation of diocesan liturgies, e.g., script writing, rehearsals, promotions.

·         When possible, serves as one of the diocesan representatives at the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions national gathering.

·         Participates in the Office for Parish Services staff meetings and events, as determined in coordination with the Director of Worship

·         Collaborates with other Directors and Associates in planning common projects such as implementing the Pastoral Plan.

·         Maintains resource library.

Education and/or Experience: MA in liturgical studies, theology with a liturgical emphasis, liturgical music, or equivalent formal education; plus 3-year minimum experience as a parish or diocesan liturgist.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Diana Macalintal at

POSTED  3-16-17





  • Fosters and enhances divine worship and the prayer life of the local Church at both the parish and archdiocesan levels by:
  •  Assisting the archbishop in his role as chief liturgist of the archdiocese
  • Staying informed about the liturgical practices of the Archdiocese of Portland, including those surrounding the celebration of the liturgy and sacraments, the RCIA and liturgical ministries
  • Staying informed about the decisions of competent ecclesiastical authorities and communicating with the archbishop about any corresponding actions that may be necessary
  • Planning and promoting appropriate training and in-service events to improve divine worship in the archdiocese, especially assisting parish priests, deacons, lay ministers, and parish liturgical committees in their work of planning and providing liturgical celebrations and catechesis
  • Cooperating with and coordinating (when appropriate) the planning of archdiocesan-wide liturgical celebrations
  • Cooperating in the ongoing work of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission


1.         Works at the direction of the archbishop to ensure that everywhere in the archdiocese the liturgy and sacraments are celebrated nobly, beautifully and in accord with the liturgical norms of the Church.

2.         In consultation with the archbishop, serves as a resource, provides catechesis and training, and supports the clergy, lay liturgical ministers, parishes, and other Catholic groups and institutions in the celebration of the liturgy and sacraments within the archdiocese.

3.         In consultation with the archbishop, oversees and directs the preparation and planning of archdiocesan liturgies, especially those at which the archbishop presides or in which he participates or attends.  Includes the Chrism Mass, clergy funerals, Rites of Election, ordinations, dedications of churches and altars, blessings and other archdiocesan events and celebrations. 

4.         At the direction of the archbishop, serves as or works closely and in consultation with the archbishop’s master of ceremonies.

5.         Works closely and collaboratively with diocesan personnel and Cathedral staff.  Offers input and direction on all elements of liturgical celebrations, including sacred music, the selection of liturgical ministers and preparation of participation aids. 

6.         Establishes, serves on and consults with liturgical planning committees for diocesan, parish, and other events and liturgies.

7.         Plans, presents and arranges workshops for the training and education of clergy, liturgical ministers and the faithful of the archdiocese.

8.         Consults with specific planning committees for national and regional conventions, and other archdiocesan occasions. 

9.         Assists archdiocesan offices with liturgical planning upon request. 

10.     Collaborates with the Office of Ministry Formation to develop curriculum and courses for the Archdiocesan Ministry Formation Program and teaches in the program as mutually agreed upon with the Ministry Formation Director. 

11.     Manages consultations on liturgical matters which might be requested by the archbishop or the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship.

12.     Offers input to the archbishop on the development, establishment or implementation of diocesan liturgical policies.

13.     Participates in national and regional meetings of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. 

14.     Informs Pastoral Center departments, clergy and parishes of universal, national and local norms regarding divine worship. 

15.     Sponsors catechesis workshops for the implementation of policies and programs mandated by the archbishop. 

16.     Acts as the Executive Secretary and staff for the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission, including arranging meetings, publishing agenda and minutes, etc. 

17.     Handles schedule and appointments for Pastoral Center chapel as well as special Masses and prayers. 

18.     Prepares, presents and administers an annual plan and office budget of approximately $190,000. 

19.     Position is accountable for long-range operational and strategic planning. 

20.     Acts as liturgical consultant to Building Commission as needed. 


Thorough knowledge of and commitment to the liturgical norms of the Church.  Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Catholic ecclesial life and structure, along with knowledge of church organizational and operations procedures.  Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally (including oral presentations) and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, parishes, schools, vendors, and the general public.  Strong interpersonal skills, creativity, decision-making, use of discretion, teamwork, negotiation, public relations, fostering the Church’s mission, independent judgment/action, presentations/teaching, supervising, problem analysis, theological/pastoral analysis and ability to handle multiple projects/priorities.  Proficiency with PC software, calculator and all basic office equipment. Performs basic math. 


Master’s degree in Theology and a minimum of 8 years’ experience in a diocese; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above-described essential functions.  Practicing Catholic required.  Valid driver’s license required.  

For consideration, please email your resume and a cover letter detailing how you meet the above qualifications to with “Divine Worship” in subject line.

POSTED 3-15-17




The Director of Liturgical Ministries oversees the Worship Department in its mission to promote a dynamic celebration of Catholic Liturgy on the Motherhouse campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The liturgy includes public sacramental celebrations, as well as other forms of group prayer, and is faithful to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and the Mission and Vision of the Adrian Dominican Sisters.


The Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating liturgical celebrations and other forms of group prayer on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Examples of celebrations include daily Mass, Dominican Feasts, Jubilees, Rites of Formation/Commitment, funerals, feasts of the annual liturgical calendar, etc. The Director’s principal duties are to:

  • Ensure all liturgical events are well-prepared and celebrated with creativity, coordination of effort, collaboration, and maximum participation.
  • Promote the use of a variety of musical compositions and cultural/artistic expressions in liturgical celebrations and prayer.
  • Lead team meetings with Department Co-Workers and volunteers to promote excellent communications, set goals, plan programs, and schedule staffing.
  • Draw upon personal and professional resources in the formation, education and inspiration of the Department team and liturgical ministers.
  • Supervise and evaluate Co-workers and volunteers effectively; recruiting new volunteers as needed.
  • Recommend policies for liturgical practices to the General Council and Campus Administrators as appropriate.
  • Prepare and administer the annual budget of the Worship Department


  • Graduate Degree: M.Div. or MA in Theology or equivalent
  • Three to five years experience in liturgical leadership, preferably with women religious, using the skills and abilities listed below.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and administrative skills to run a department and interact daily with dozens of Sisters and Co-Workers.
  • Working knowledge of the texts, Rites and Liturgical practices of the Roman Catholic Church, and contemporary resources in worship and ritual practice.
  • Ability to discern, learn, and integrate the culture of the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
  • Openness to a variety of prayer styles to meet the diverse spiritual needs of the Sisters.
  • Strong pastoral skills and ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with others.
  • Computer literate; working knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Power Point, Excel).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
  • At times, it is necessary to walk from one location to another on campus
  • Must be sighted and capable of hearing and communicating
  • 80-hours per pay period.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available to purchase
  • Congregation paid life, short term and long term disability coverage
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Paid time off

Interested candidates should visit and email a resume/cover letter to

POSTED 3-15-17



The Cathedral of Saint Helena is seeking a full time Director of Music / Organist for a music program that includes the Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Children’s Choir and Cantors.

A practicing Catholic, intimately familiar with the Roman Catholic Liturgy and the role of music within the Liturgy, and versatile in both traditional and contemporary styles of Catholic Church music, is sought.  This individual must be an accomplished organist and choirmaster with an emphasis on choral direction.

The Cathedral of Saint Helena is located in the capital city of Montana in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  The Cathedral may be viewed on-line at    and is celebrating  its 143rd year as the Mother Church of the Diocese of Helena.  It is home for nearly two thousand families.  The Cathedral of Saint Helena was built in 1908 and is modeled in its general lines after The Votive Church of the Sacred Heart in Vienna.  It is especially noted for its extraordinary collection of stained glass windows.  The Wicks pipe organ was installed in 2009 and dedicated in a concert given by Paul Jacobs of the Julliard School of Music.  The excellent acoustics make the Cathedral a desirable setting for ensembles both local and national.

Salary, benefits based upon Diocesan matrix, are available upon request.

Send Resume and reference to:          Rev. Msgr. Kevin O’Neill, V.G., Rector/Pastor, 530 North Ewing Street, Helena, MT  59601, E-Mail:

Telephone: (406) 442-5825   FAX: (406) 449-5113 

Deadline for applications: March 30, 2017

POSTED 3-06-2017



The Diocese of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking a full-time Director of the Office for Worship who is dedicated to promoting and supporting liturgical life throughout the diocese.

The director will work closely with the Director of Music and Cathedral staff to plan and coordinate diocesan liturgies as well as train and assist with the ongoing development of parish professionals and volunteer liturgical ministers.  The director also serves as ex-officio chairperson of the Church Art and Architecture Commission and reviews the diocesan *Sacramental Policies and Guidelines Handbook* and makes recommendations for updating.

Candidates must possess an advanced degree in liturgy (preferred) or related field with specialization in liturgical studies, liturgy and music or equivalent and be a practicing member of the Roman Catholic church supporting the philosophy, values, doctrine and mission of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.  Must have familiarity with liturgical resources including ritual books of Roman Rite, episcopal ceremonial and contemporary liturgical law and practice.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Laura Ploof, Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Grand Rapids, 360 Division Ave South, Grand Rapids, MI  49503, or

POSTED 1-26-17



Sacred Heart Parish is an active and engaged community of faith with a long history of excellence in music and liturgy.  The parish’s musical ensembles are grounded in the classical and traditional sacred music of the Catholic Church, but have also become familiar with contemporary, spiritual, jazz, and other styles of liturgical music in recent years.  The parish is seeking a dynamic liturgist/musician who understands the importance of liturgy in the life of the parish, and is able to successfully facilitate the “full, active, and conscious participation” of the nearly 800 families who worship at Sacred Heart.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • All aspects of music for Sunday/Vigil Masses, as well as liturgies on Holy Days of Obligation, during the Triduum, on secular holidays such as Thanksgiving, and for para-liturgical celebrations such as Lenten Penance Services and musical concerts.
  • The music at all wedding and funeral liturgies.
  • The recruiting, scheduling and training of all musicians and liturgical ministers (i.e. ushers, sacristans, environment, servers, lectors, Ministers of Communion, etc.)
  • Being central to the liturgical planning in Sacred Heart Parish, and sitting on the parish’s Liturgy Committee as member or chair.
  • Assisting in the implementation of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady’s Collaborative Pastoral Plan, with a special focus on the promotion of ideas and execution of decisions that lead to a more meaningful and engaging liturgy.
  • A full job description, including salary range and benefits, can be found on the Sacred Heart and Our Lady’s Collaborative website at:


  • A Master’s degree in liturgy, music, or equivalent is preferred
  • 5-10 Years of experience in parish liturgical or music ministry
  • Proficiency in a primary instrument is required (church instruments include a Rodgers 2-Manual Organ and a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano)

About the Parish

Sacred Heart Parish is part of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady’s Collaborative in Newton, Massachusetts; a suburban city bordering the City of Boston. The parish is joined in the collaborative by Our Lady Help of Christians Parish (also in Newton), and the Deaf Community of the Archdiocese of Boston that worships at Sacred Heart Church. Situated near one of the main subway lines (the “T”), Sacred Heart is located in a very desirable area of Metropolitan Boston, and has seen a steady number of young professionals and young families in recent years join the worshipping community. Learn more about the Sacred Heart and Our Lady’s Collaborative at

Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: Brian Romer Niemiec, Pastoral Associate,

POSTED 1-26-17