The Director of Liturgy is responsible for preparing and coordinating all liturgical and devotional celebrations in close cooperation with clergy, staff, and volunteers, in a cordial manner. The position reports to the Pastor and operates under little supervision with some latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
Essential Job Duties:
Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic ministry and the mission of St. Helen Catholic Church in both professional and personal life. Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church. Continuously grow in ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.
Plan, coordinate, assist with and attend liturgical and devotional celebrations.
Plan, maintain, and evaluate the schedule of clergy and liturgical ministers, in close collaboration with Priest and ministries leaders.
Organize and attend the monthly meeting with the liturgical ministry leaders and provide them with up-to-date information in a timely manner.
Recruit, train, and maintain volunteers for liturgical ministries, as well as maintain the liturgical ministries schedules in MSP (Ministry Scheduler Pro) software.
Ensure that the liturgical worship space is adequately prepared for all liturgical and devotional celebrations and contact the Facilities Manager as needed. Work closely with the arts and environment volunteer.
Ensures that liturgical supplies and vessels are adequately prepared for all liturgical and devotional celebrations (linens, vessels, candles, wine, communion hosts, flower, etc.).
Plan, coordinate, and assist with funerals, including scheduling the presider and liturgical ministers for the vigil, funeral Mass, and bereavement reception.
Maintains ability throughout the week in order to serve the needs of the parish to include pastor, staff, and volunteers during and outside of normal church office hours.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Roman Catholic teachings, parish and diocesan structure.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural parish serving various cultures and a wide range of age groups.
Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with staff, clergy, and laity.
Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
Ability to effectively work with constant interruptions.
Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Ability to carry out multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and implement creative solutions.
Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
Ability to proficiently communicate (writing, reading, conversing public speaking and deliver presentations, etc.). Bilingual (English/Spanish speaking) preferred.
Education and Trainings:
Bachelor Degree from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
One (1) year of related work experience is required.
English (proficient in writing, reading and conversing).
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.
Valid Texas driver's license.
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
Mental / Physical Tasks:
Expectations: Talking, Listening/Hearing, Standing, Walking, Grasping/holding, Lifting/carrying, Moving heavy materials, Driving, Seeing, Reading and comprehending, Using personal computer with mouse, Sitting for extended periods, Bending, and Using office equipment, stapler, telephone, etc.
All employees of the Parish are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Pastor in the exercise of his ministry and obligations to the church.
The Parish is an at-will employer.
All buildings and vehicles owned by the Parish are tobacco free.
Working in a fast paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays will be required.
Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct and speech including Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical celebrations.
Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
May be required to use personal vehicle to drive off-site locations.
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Georgetown, TX 78626