The Director of Liturgy & Pastoral Care assists the Pastor in two areas:

1. Liturgy: Brings vision and leadership to the Worship life of St. Nicholas & St. William Parish and functions in collaboration with the Pastor and Pastoral Team to prepare liturgies and music that will lead our parishioners “to that full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy”. (Sacrosanctum Concilium #14); and

2. Pastoral Care: Directs and coordinates a Pastoral Care Team to serve sacramentally and pastorally those who are sick and those who are bereaved, and help them feel the love and support of our parish community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

LITURGY RESPONSIBILITIES:

In this role the Director of Liturgy & Pastoral Care will recruit, train, supervise, and empower a core team of parish volunteers to assist with the following responsibilities;

1. Directs and develops volunteers to serve on the Parish Liturgy Committee, and empowers them to help plan and coordinate all weekly and seasonal liturgies, including Sunday, daily and holy day liturgies and other major parish liturgical celebrations.
a. Implements liturgical practice in accord with the General Instructions of the Roman Missal and local liturgical law (e.g., directives from the Bishop), using the principles for good liturgy based on the vision of Vatican II;
b. Develops and implements parish liturgical policies and guidelines in conjunction with the Pastor and the parish Liturgy Committee;
c. Serves as parish resource and consultant for liturgical planning (e.g., funerals, weddings, baptisms, etc.);

2. Develops and supervises the coordinators of the various liturgical ministries by providing training, ongoing formation, and evaluation of all parish liturgical ministers.
a. Ensures all volunteers are compliant with current Diocesan SAFE Environment program requirements (e.g., fingerprinting, training, etc.)
b. Supervises the Music Director(s);
c. Ensures the scheduling of liturgical ministers;
d. Ensures the planning, scheduling, and preparation of the seasonal liturgical environment changes.
e. Ensures volunteer sacristans for weddings, funerals, baptisms and weekday liturgies.
f. Develops and trains a team to lead Communion Services when necessary.

3. Represents and serves as the liaison with the diocesan office of worship; Ensures that the parish is kept informed of current liturgical developments;

4. Prepares and supervises the budget for parish liturgical life and ministries in conjunction with the purchase and care of liturgical items, such as Liturgical books, candles, wine, hosts, books, vessels, and vestments, and manages their repair and regular maintenance;

5. Attends and represents the Liturgy Committee at Parish Staff meetings.

6. Attends appropriate conferences, workshops, training to remain current and up to date on Catholic liturgy and spiritual life. Stays current on developments in liturgy and music.

PASTORAL CARE RESPONSIBILITIES:

In this role the Director of Liturgy & Pastoral Care:

1. Recruits lay volunteers to serve on the Pastoral Care Team, and ensures they are sufficiently trained to be Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick in individual homes and at those health care and senior facilities served by the parish.

2. Helps hospitalized, homebound and physically challenged parish members feel connected to the larger parish community sacramentally and socially.

3. Recruits lay volunteers to serve on the Bereavement Ministry Team, and ensure they are sufficiently trained to assist with this ministry.

Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Pastor.

QUALIFICATIONS TO PERFORM THE JOB SUCCESSFULLY:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability or physical demands required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.
• Possesses supervisory, management and organizational skills
• Ability to lead, interact and collaborate with both staff and volunteers.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Possess and demonstrate strong skills in taking initiative, being self-motivated, and reliable.
• Able to work weekends as required, Holy Days (i.e. Christmas and Easter), and some evenings.
• Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

Education and/or Experience:

• BS/BA Degree and/or experience in developing and implementing Liturgy and Pastoral Care at the parish level preferred.

To apply: Send your resume to john.poncini@dsj.org

To apply for this job email your details to john.poncini@dsj.org