Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Classifieds (outside diocese): Director of the Office of Worship (several)

Position Available: Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Raleigh

The Diocese of Raleigh is comprised of the 54 eastern-most counties of North Carolina and serves a rapidly growing and culturally diverse population in 76 parishes and 19 missions, chapels, and stations.

The Director of the Office of Worship is to assist the Diocesan Bishop in his role as the principle liturgist of the Diocese. The Director serves as a resource on liturgical matters to the Bishop and to the parishes of the Diocese. The Director is responsible for coordinating all episcopal and diocesan liturgies, recommends particular norms and praxis in keeping with the universal liturgical norms of the Church, and is able to conduct liturgical formation on the diocesan and parish levels in appropriate collaboration with diocesan offices.

The successful candidate is a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with a true love for God, His Church, and the Sacred Liturgy. The successful candidate will have a master's degree or equivalent in liturgy or liturgical theology, have experience in planning and coordinating liturgies, have an understanding of Spanish language and Hispanic liturgical customs or be willing to learn, and have strong leadership and communication skills.

Applicants are invited to send a resume and references to Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Raleigh, 715 Nazareth Street, Raleigh, NC 27606. Fax: 919-821-9716; e-mail: leo [dot] tapler [at] raldioc [dot] org.

Position Available: Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Grand Rapids

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Director of the Office for Worship responsible for implementing liturgical norms and promoting and supporting the liturgical life of the diocese. The director advises on liturgical matters to the bishop, clergy, and parishes, and works in concert with diocesan commissions that support and enable expressions of faith. The director also establishes relationships with diocesan music and liturgy leaders, plans educational opportunities and directs the work of the diocesan Church Art and Architecture Commission.

Candidates must possess an advanced degree in liturgy or a related area, have a high level of energy, ability to organize structures and to sustain working relationships. Must be an active member of the Roman Catholic Church with the ability to educate others on liturgical practices, and proven experience in implementing liturgy. Collaborative leadership at a diocesan or national level is desired.

The diocese is located in lower Michigan along the beautiful western lakeshore, and serves over 170,000 in the 102 parishes and missions in an 11 county area. The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, located in downtown Grand Raids, serves Bishop Walter Hurley and the people of the diocese.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
Diocese of Grand Rapids
660 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


dogrhr [at] DioceseofGrandRapids [dot] org

Position Available: Liturgy Office Director for the Diocese of Salt Lake City

The Diocese of Salt Lake City is seeking a Director for the Office of Liturgy to assist the bishop, clergy, and parishes in fostering sound liturgical practice throughout the diocese. The Office of Liturgy collaborates with the Liturgical Commission and its three subcommittees in providing resources and catechetical and formational programs aimed to promote full, active, and conscious participation in the liturgical life of the Church throughout the diocese.

  • Master’s degree in Liturgical Studies or equivalent,
  • A practicing Catholic imbued with an understanding and appreciation of the Church’s theology, principles, rites, and practices,
  • Familiarity with current liturgical documents and ritual texts,
  • Experience as a parish liturgy coordinator or diocesan director or equivalent,
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity; ability to understand, speak, and read Spanish very helpful,
  • Pastoral, organizational, and administrative skills,
  • Ability to travel to parishes throughout the state of Utah.

If interested submit resume and letter of intent to:

Liturgical Commission Search Committee
Msgr. J. Terrence Fitzgerald
Diocese of Salt Lake City
27 C Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
FAX (801)328-9680

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