The Director of Liturgy ministers to the people of the Diocese of San Jose by guiding and assisting them in preparing, fulfilling, improving, and reflecting on their parish and diocesan liturgical life.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING : (other duties may be assigned)
Coordinates the episcopal liturgies of the diocese and advises the Bishop on liturgical matters.
Provides liturgical guide / script for events at which the Bishop presides.
Prepares guidelines and liturgical documentation as required by the Bishop.
Serves as liaison between the Bishop and parishes or organizations in collaboration and preparation of their liturgies at which the Bishop presides.
Coordinates the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass, Mass of Welcome; Ordination to the Priesthood, Ordination to the Deaconate(s) and Adult Confirmation.
Coordinates others diocesan liturgies at which the bishop presides such as Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mass of Consolation (as needed), 25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary, Institute for Leadership in Ministry Graduation, Celebration of religious life and others as determined by the Bishop or Vicar for Evangelization.
Represents the Diocese on the liturgy committee of the Ministry Conference
Convenes the Liturgical Commission and other advisory groups
Supervises the committees of the Liturgical Commission (Music, Environment, Art, RCIA)
Oversees the making, updating and implementation of the liturgical policies of the diocese
Networks with regional, national and international diocesan liturgical directors
Serves as diocesan representative for regional, national and international liturgy.
OTHER OR SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES :
Collaborates with Department Directors in planning common projects and events.
Assists with the implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan and the Evangelization Framework as it affects the liturgical life of the diocese
Maintains the resource library
Education and / or Experience : MA in liturgical studies, theology with a liturgical emphasis, or equivalent formal education;
plus 5-7 years of minimum experience as a parish or diocesan liturgist.
Language Skills : Spanish or Vietnamese Preferred Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to interpret professional journals and liturgical documents;
ability to write resources, correspondences, policy, and liturgical scripts; ability to compose material that would be translatable into other languages;
ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, individual, and the general public of multicultural community;
ability to read music for the purpose of evaluating liturgical appropriateness.
Other Requirements : The employee must demonstrate a history of effective leadership, good judgment, initiative, confidentiality and discretion.
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Must have knowledge of liturgical music and current trends and issues within various cultures.