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Director of Liturgy and Worship
Hiring Location: St. Patrick Parish - Dallas - Parish
Address: 9643 Ferndale Road, Dallas, TX 75238 (Map)
Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Flexible - Weekend and evening work may be required
Weekends/OT Required: Occasionally
Education Required: Masters Degree (Preferred)
Catholic Required: Yes
Bilingual Required: Preferred
Director of Liturgy and Worship
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas
Reports To: Pastor/Pastoral Administrator &
Director of Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Summary of the Position
The Director of Liturgy and Worship at St. Patrick’s Parish requires a creative, hard-working, innovative, solutions-oriented, 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 is self-motivated, innovative, and able to perform key tasks independently in a timely manner. The Director of Liturgy and Worship will collaborate very closely with the Pastor to ensure his vision of liturgy for the entire parish is fulfilled. The Director of Liturgy and Worship will also oversee the Music Director* to ensure the music ministry receives the appropriate leadership and musical/technical direction to all liturgical musicians (English and Spanish). In addition, the Director of Liturgy and Worship will work closely with the volunteer liturgical ministry leaders to ensure each liturgical ministry (Proclaimers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Sacristan Assistants, Ushers, Greeters, Cantors, and Musicians) meets the worship needs of the parish.
This individual must be a self-starter that enjoys working in a team environment and is excited to be part a strong Catholic community with a diverse culture and spiritual community. 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 will include weekends and 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.
• Ensures that the schedules of Proclaimers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Sacristan Assistants, Ushers, Greeters, Cantors, and Musicians are completed and communicated to all volunteers in a timely fashion. Oversees liturgy volunteers to ensure parish scheduling 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 liturgy to ensure Presider Book information is provided in a timely manner to be translated and adapted for Spanish Masses.
• In collaboration with the Pastor, Music Director, liturgy volunteer leaders and staff musicians, ensures all choirs and musicians for Masses (English and Spanish) are properly scheduled and organized, and provide the best quality experience for attendees. (NOTE: the Pastor, Director of Liturgy and Worship and Director of Operations may address the reporting structure of Music Director and musicians in the future if necessary. For example, the relationship between Director of Liturgy and Worship and Music Director might evolve to a more collaborative relationship not a direct reporting structure).
• Collaborates with members of St. Patrick’s School on worship and liturgy programs, including but not limited to, school masses and worship events/activities.
• Potential Future Responsibility: Responsible for leading the coordination of Children’s, Youth and Young Adult Liturgies. Collaborate with necessary staff such as Youth and Young Adult Director and team.
• Collaborates closely and operates as a cohesive, solutions-driven team with the Pastor and volunteers. Works to ensure liturgies are set up for optimal success regardless of liturgy primary language.
• Responsible for leading weekly Liturgy Team meeting consisting of Pastor, Parochial Vicars, Deacons, liturgy team, and others as needed (e.g. Director of Operations or Business Manager). 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 sacristan assistants, 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, ciboria, boat/thurible are maintained and cleaned. Oversees the liturgy volunteers 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 proclaimers, etc.
Non-Mass Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversees and supervises as direct reports the Liturgy Department including Music Director and others such as but not limited to: praise and worship musician, Spanish and English Wedding coordinator and/or director. (NOTE: the Pastor, Director of Liturgy and Worship and Director of Operations may address the reporting structure of Music Director and musicians in the future if necessary. For example, the relationship between Director of Liturgy and Worship and Music Director might evolve to a more collaborative relationship not a direct reporting structure).
• Responsible for being present for setup and any clergy or volunteer needs at Masses as needed including Sunday (includes Vigil) and holy days.
• Coordinates with SAFE Environment Coordinator to ensure all liturgy volunteers are safe environment cleared.
• Responsible for ensuring Homebound, Nursing Home and Hospital Ministries are supported, trained, and collaborates with Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for any needs such as room scheduling, parish-wide communications, fundraising, bulletin announcements, etc.
• In conjunction with Faith Formation and Youth Director, collaborate to provide Liturgical Training for Teens. This may also include leveraging the volunteer ministry leaders (i.e. EM, Usher, Proclaimer)
• In conjunction with the Business Manager, coordinates with Facilities and Campus Operations staff to ensure maintenance crew properly cleans and sanitizes the Church and Chapel as needed and directed.
• Weddings: Collaborates and Coordinates with Sacrament and RCIA team (in particular our Deacons) 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 volunteers 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 to rotate schedule and incorporate other staff/volunteers as needed.
• Adoration: responsible for leading the coordination of daily adoration including exposition and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament, schedule of volunteers, clergy, etc.
• Stations of the Cross: responsible for scheduling Stations of the Cross during Lent, including working with Ministry team to ensure proper scheduling with musicians, presider, presiders’ book, etc.
• Visiting Priests: oversees efforts to arrange visiting priests for confessions and Masses as needed.
• Responsible for ensuring the successful coordination of Divine Mercy Sunday 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, along with the Pastor and appropriate Diocesan staff, for any Diocesan celebrations held in Our Parish.
• Leads the liturgy team, including Faith Formation staff to schedule, plan and coordinate 8th grade and High School Confirmation Masses.
• Leads the liturgy team, including the Faith Formation staff to schedule, plan and coordinate 1st holy communion Mass and 1st reconciliation.
• Oversee to ensure successful scheduling, planning of all sacraments (1st holy communion Mass, 1st reconciliation, Confirmation)
• Works in tandem with appropriate RCIA team 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 Parish Leadership Team (PLT)
• Working with the liturgy ministry leaders, coordinates new and ongoing formation of liturgical ministers: Greeters, Altar Servers, Ushers, Proclaimers, Sacristan Assistants.
• Oversees the Parish Liturgy Commission/Committee (volunteers).
• Responsible for staying current on all diocese guidelines and policies pertaining to the celebration of liturgy and worship.
• Responsible for overseeing the Liturgy budget, including submitting annual budget 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 be a Catholic in good standing.
• Must possess a servant-leadership mindset.
• Must maintain a positive, upbeat, self-starting, solutions-centered, can-do attitude.
• Must be adept at problem solving.
• Must understand the importance of the parishioners and the community served by St. Patrick’s
• Must have a working knowledge of the General Instructions of the Roman Missal and the various Rites of the Catholic Church
• Must have at least two (2) 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
• 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 Director of Operations
• Bilingual language (English and Spanish) would be a plus
Education and Experience:
• Must have at least an undergraduate degree in liturgical or pastoral ministry (or equivalent) from a Catholic University; Master’s degree preferred
• This position requires weekends, some evenings and Holy Days (i.e. Christmas and Easter)
*NOTE: the Pastor, Director of Liturgy and Worship and Director of Operations may address the reporting structure of Music Director and musicians in the future if necessary For example, the relationship between Director of Liturgy and Worship and Music Director might evolve to a more collaborative relationship not a direct reporting structure).
Name and Title: Mike Hill, Director of Operations
How to submit resume: Mail, Drop-off at location, Email
Approved - Yes