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Director of Liturgy and Worship
Hiring Location: St. Francis of Assisi, Frisco, Texas - Parish
Address: 8000 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco, TX 75033 (Map)
Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 PM; weekends /evenings
Weekends/OT Required: Often
Education Required: Masters Degree (Preferred)
Catholic Required: Yes
Bilingual Required: Preferred
General Summary of the Position
The Director of Liturgy and Worship at St. Francis of Assisi Parish requires a creative, hard-working, innovative, solutions-orientated, highly flexible/adaptable and passionate individual. The Director of Liturgy and Worship’s main objective is to ensure a superb caliber of liturgy is experienced by all. The ideal Director forms a close collaboration and exemplary relationship with the pastor, parochial vicars, deacons, and entire liturgy team including volunteer leaders. In addition, she/he should be self-motivated and able to perform key tasks independently in a timely manner.
The Director of Liturgy and Worship will collaborate very closely with the Pastor (and liturgy team) to ensure his vision of liturgy for the entire parish is fulfilled. In addition, the Director of Liturgy and Worship will also oversee the Liturgy Coordinator as well as the Music Director and liturgical music leads to ensure pastor’s vision for music is fulfilled.
This individual must be a self-starter that enjoys working in a team environment and is excited to be part of a strong Catholic community with a diverse culture and spiritual community. The Director will need to be adaptable, open to new ideas and be able to think quickly with experience succeeding in a quick-changing environment. This role will require a firm understanding of our church’s vision and values. The Director of Liturgy and Worship will require a flexible work schedule which requires weekends and some evenings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position
Mass/Liturgy Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for ensuring the best liturgical and spiritual experience possible for Mass attendees for both Sunday (including Saturday vigil) and daily (Monday – Saturday) Masses. Demonstrates outstanding leadership, quality of work and collaboration with pastor, clergy, staff and liturgy team/volunteers to achieve standards of excellence.
• Ensures that the schedules of Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Sacristans, Ushers, Greeters, Cantors are completed and communicated to all volunteers in a timely fashion. Oversees Liturgy Coordinator to ensure parish scheduling software (MSP) is accurate and up to date.
• Oversees, in conjunction with the pastor, the environment and decoration of worship area including Sanctuary.
• Responsible for developing weekly Presiders’ Book for Sunday (including Saturday vigil) Masses in English which includes prayers of the faithful, coordinating all announcements, Mass intentions. Oversees Spanish Liturgy Coordinator to ensure Presider Book information is provided in a timely manner to be translated and adapted for Spanish Masses.
• Responsible for overseeing the parish Ordo to ensure accurate and detailed information is represented. Also responsible for ensuring that all Liturgy-related reservations are accurately and included in eSpace (parish scheduling software) in a timely manner.
• Collaborates with the Sacraments and RCIA team on a regular and consistent basis to resolve scheduling conflicts in Sacred Spaces (i.e. Church, Chapel, Narthex, etc.) for events such as weddings, rehearsals, baptisms, funerals, Masses, etc.
• In collaboration with the Pastor, Music Director, Liturgy Coordinator and staff musicians, ensures all choirs and musicians for Masses (English and Spanish) are properly scheduled and organized. Responsible for overseeing Liturgy Coordinator to ensure music provided during Spanish Masses is the best quality experience for attendees.
• Responsible for leading the coordination of English Children’s, Youth and Young Adult Liturgies. Collaborate with necessary staff such as Youth and Young Adult Director and team.
• Responsible for leading weekly Liturgy Team meeting consisting of Pastor, Parochial Vicars, liturgy team, and others as needed (e.g. Senior Director of Operations, Campus Operations and Ministry, Communications). Responsible for leading the agenda, including gathering any feedback from other staff, parishioners, volunteers as necessary for consideration in the Liturgy Team meeting.
• Responsible for coordinating the scheduling of the weekly Mass rotation with the appropriate liturgy team members including the Deacon Mass schedule (also includes staff and volunteers such as sacristans, facilitators and potentially emcees) to be present at all Sunday (Saturday vigil) Masses and other special Masses/liturgies (e.g. Ash Wednesday).
• Responsible for recruiting necessary volunteers to ensure liturgical vessels such as chalices/cups, ciboria bowls, boat/thurible are maintained and cleaned. Oversees the Liturgy Coordinator’s role to ensure clergy vestments are properly maintained and cleaned and that all liturgical supplies are ordered in a timely manner such as hosts, reduced-gluten hosts, wine, incense, worship aids, lectionaries for lector, etc.
Non-Mass Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversees and supervises as direct reports the Liturgy Department including Liturgy Coordinator, Music Director and others such as but not limited to: praise and worship musician, Spanish music coordinator and/or director.
• Responsible for ensuring all sacristies are clean and in good working order; ensures all clergy vestments are dry cleaned (and mended/tailored as needed) on a regular basis
• Responsible for leading the Liturgy Commission regular meetings including setting an agenda, soliciting feedback, and communicating with volunteers on an ongoing basis.
• Responsible for being present for setup and any clergy or volunteer needs at English Masses as needed including Sunday (includes Vigil) and holy days or other necessary liturgy/worship celebrations.
• Coordinates with Ministry Coordinator to ensure all English volunteers are safe environment cleared.
• Responsible for ensuring Homebound, Nursing Home and Hospital Ministries are supported, trained, and collaborates with Ministry Assistants for any needs such as room scheduling, parish-wide communications, fundraising, bulletin announcements, etc.
• In conjunction with the Liturgy Coordinator, collaborates with the Youth Ministry program to provide Liturgical Training for Teens. This may also include leveraging the volunteer coordinators (i.e. EM, Usher, Lector coordinators)
• In conjunction with the Liturgy Coordinator, coordinates with Facilities and Campus Operations staff to ensure maintenance crew properly cleans and sanitizes the Church and Chapel as needed and directed.
• Rejoice Nights: In collaboration with the Liturgy Coordinator, Holy Spirit Ministry Leader, Ministry team and Technology and A/V Specialist, help plan, coordinate, and set up all scheduled Rejoice nights.
• Weddings: Collaborates and Coordinates with Sacrament and RCIA team (Director and Assistant) as necessary for any liturgical needs for weddings.
• Funerals: Meets with families, plans liturgy, executes scripts and worship aids, and schedules ministers (i.e. deacon or priest). Collaborates with Liturgy Coordinator and potentially other qualified staff team members for funerals especially during peak liturgy seasons.
• Confessions: responsible for assisting the coordination and set up/take down (note: collaboration with Facilities may be best) of confessions when needed, collaborates with Liturgy Coordinator to rotate schedule and incorporate other staff/volunteers as needed. Includes ensuring the Sign Up Genius for Confessions is running smoothing and is released in a timely fashion.
• Adoration: responsible for leading the coordination of weekly (frequency may fluctuate) adoration including exposition and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament, schedule of volunteers, clergy, etc. Collaborates with Liturgy Coordinator to rotate schedule and incorporate other staff/volunteers as needed.
• Stations of the Cross and Vespers: responsible for scheduling Stations of the Cross during Lent, including working with Ministry team to ensure proper scheduling in parish software (eSpace), musicians, presider, presiders’ book, etc.
• Visiting Priests: oversees Liturgy Coordinator’s efforts to arrange visiting priests for confessions and Masses as needed (i.e. priests vacation times, special events).
• Responsible for ensuring the successful coordination of Divine Mercy Sunday (and collaborates with the ACTS Community) activities including recruitment of English speaking and Spanish speaking presiders (e.g. deacons) musicians, worship aids as needed, and all other aspects are coordinated. Informs Communications team to ensure proper promotion of the event.
• Leads the liturgy team, including the Liturgy Coordinator, along with the Pastor and appropriate Diocesan staff for any special liturgies such as priest and deacon ordinations and other special feasts.
• Leads the liturgy team, including the Liturgy Coordinator and Faith Formation staff to schedule, plan and coordinate English 8th grade and High School Confirmation Masses.
• Leads the liturgy team, including the with Liturgy Coordinator and Faith Formation staff to schedule, plan and coordinate English 1st holy communion Mass and 1st reconciliation.
• Oversee Liturgy Coordinator to ensure successful scheduling, planning of all English sacraments (1st holy communion Mass, 1st reconciliation, Confirmation)
• Works in tandem with appropriate RICA and RCIA staff to schedule, plan and coordinate all rites, liturgies, scrutinies, etc. associated with the sacraments of initiation.
• Attends General and Department staff meetings and serves as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT).
• Coordinates new and ongoing formation of English liturgical ministers: Greeters, Altar Servers, Ushers, Lectors, Sacristans and Facilitators. Oversees the Liturgy Coordinator to ensure continuity of training and messaging is provided to Spanish liturgical ministers.
• Responsible for staying current on all diocese guidelines and policies pertaining to the celebration of liturgy.
• Responsible for overseeing the Liturgy budget (and other related budgets as necessary), including submitting annual budget requests and tracking expenses.
• Responsible for and encouraged to develop and implement new policies and procedures to enhance and make more efficient the liturgy experience for parishioners, volunteers and staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must possess a servant-leadership mindset.
• Must embrace the parishes’ culture of prayer and discipleship and be willing to lead by example.
• Must maintain a positive, upbeat, self-starting, solutions-centered, can-do attitude.
• Must be adept at problem solving.
• Must be flexible and adaptable and able to think and react quickly and decisively.
• Must understand the importance of the parishioners and the community served by St. Francis of Assisi.
• Must have at least five (5) years of practical, hands-on liturgy experience
• Must have excellent customer service and diplomacy skills.
• Must be familiar with current Catholic and Dallas Diocese liturgy policies and procedures.
• Must be open and willing to continuing to learn and grow in knowledge and understanding of liturgy best practices.
• Must be able to thrive with minimal supervision.
• Must possess the ability to easily interact and relate with a wide assortment of personality types.
• Must have the ability to listen carefully and take direction well.
• Ability to manage time and prioritize accordingly.
• Must have excellent organization skills.
• Must be a Catholic in good standing.
• Advanced MS Office experience, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Apple (iOS) platform experience beneficial.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment.
• Responsible for other duties as assigned by Pastor and/or Senior Director of Operations.
Education and Experience:
• Must have at least an undergraduate theology degree (or equivalent); Master’s degree preferred.
• Bilingual (English and Spanish) strongly preferred.
• This position requires weekends, some evenings and Holy Days (i.e. Christmas and Easter).
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