Director of Liturgy and Sacraments

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Employment Type
Full Time
Raleigh, NC
Posted Date

Hours Per Week:  40 (Full-time)

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

  • Oversees and coordinates the liturgical vision of the parish in collaboration with the Pastor and Director of Music.
  • Present at most weekend liturgies each week, including major liturgical rituals (i.e. Baptism, Rites of the Initiation, Holy Week, Triduum, etc.).
  • Proactively engages and recruits youth and young adults in all liturgical roles for weekend liturgies.
  • Prepares weekly liturgy including Prayers of the Faithful and communication of notes and information to volunteers.
  • Develops and implements liturgical formation programs and recruits, trains, and scheduls liturgical ministers.     
  • Leads and participates in the preparation, coordination, and execution of major/special liturgies.
  • Oversees the formation process and liturgical schedule for the Sacrament of Baptism of Children.
  • Oversees the formation process for the Sacrament of Matrimony including:
    • Coordination of the process for requests, planning, and directing of weddings, including scheduling of wedding directors (with administrative assistance); and
    • Direction of marriage preparation of couples with Marriage Preparation Team.
  • Attends all staff meetings and leads regular Liturgy Committee meetings, retreats, and other meetings as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks.
  • Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training within 60 days of hire.
  • Minimum level of Education: Bachelor’s Degree in theology, religious studies, pastoral ministry, or a related field with some coursework in liturgical or sacramental theology.  Coursework in liturgy and sacramental theology.
  • Minimum amount of Work Experience:
    • Years of related work experience:  3 years of coordinating parish liturgical life
    • Area of related work experience: pastoral ministry, theology, or a related field
  • Active, fully initiated, practicing Catholic in good standing who is comfortable speaking about a personal relationship with the Lord and is dedicated to collaborative ministry and the advancement of the vision of the Church as promoted by the Second Vatican Council.
  • Knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgical principles in accordance with Sacrosanctum Concilium and post-conciliar documents.
  • Knowledge of current Roman Catholic sacramental theology in accordance with post-conciliar rites.
  • Vision and passion for Roman Catholic liturgy with a commitment to full, active, and conscious participation.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people and skill levels.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to take initiative in undertaking and completing tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in pastoral ministry, theology, religious studies or a related field.

Supervises: 1 non-exempt employee