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Director of Liturgy - St. Austin

Diocese of Austin Catholic Parishes
Austin, TX
  • Expired: December 22, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

St. Austin acknowledges liturgy and sacramental life are integral to the expression of our Catholic faith. Therefore, the Director of Liturgy must be a creative, visionary, and pastoral leader to create an environment that draws parishioners into the mystery of God. St. Austin's is located near the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. It is a thriving and diverse Catholic community served by the Paulist Fathers committed to bringing the Word of God to life.

The Liturgy Director serves the role of directing all liturgical activities of the parish. It involves coordinating ministers and volunteers and continuing to advance the dignity, beauty, and integrity of the liturgy. directs all aspects of parish liturgical celebrations with direction from the clergy, primarily focusing on the Sundays, Holy Days, and Triduum liturgies. Additionally, the Coordinator collaborates with the clergy, music staff of the parish, school and other staff members involved in sacramental preparation as needed. Additionally, the position oversees the programming and training for infant baptisms, marriage preparation and Eucharist to the homebound and hospitalized. The person in this position must be a practicing Roman Catholic with strong knowledge of the sacramental rites and liturgy of the Church. The Director reports to the Associate Pastor.


  • Bachelor's degree in Theology, Liturgy or Pastoral Ministry preferred with 3-5 years' experience in liturgical or pastoral ministry.
  • Practicing Roman Catholic with a strong knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy, celebrations and Sacraments and understanding of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, and other relevant documents and sacramental rites.
  • Ability to provide training and presentations in a group setting.
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others, prioritize tasks, and manage time efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills with the ability to observe, question, listen, give and accept feedback.
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace, MS Office and database management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops an annual plan for parish liturgies, coordinating with parish clergy, relevant staff (including school), and appropriate lay groups.
  • Participates in and collaborates with the Liturgy Committee.
  • Creates liturgical documents including prayers of the faithful, designs art and environment, and other duties as necessary.
  • Assists parish staff in liturgical and sacramental preparation.
  • Assists clergy and Director of Music in funeral planning and in preparing worship aids for funerals.
  • Schedule and implement training for all liturgical volunteers and ministers.
  • Maintains current knowledge of liturgical norms and documents.
  • Coordinates with the clergy, music staff, sacrament coordinator and RCIA director as needed for liturgical and sacramental celebrations.
  • Coordinates and supports initial and ongoing training as well as spiritual support for eucharistic ministers, ushers, greeters, and altar servers in collaboration with current trainers.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of liturgical and hospitality ministers with support from office staff and ensures that all liturgical ministers are compliant with the diocesan Ethics and Integrity in Ministry guidelines.
  • Develops a program to train lay leaders as Mass coordinators and Liturgical Ministry Training Leaders for the various liturgies.
  • Orders and purchases all necessary liturgical materials within the planned budget to include timely ordering of liturgical books ensure adequate supply of liturgical items (altar bread, wine, incense, etc.) and that there is an adequate supply of clean liturgical linen.
  • Request's maintenance/repair of parish sound and video systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring the maintenance of church and liturgy supplies, cleaning of vestments, altar clothes and other items in collaboration with other staff members
  • Supports opportunities to use St. Austin's sacred spaces for the reconciliation, evangelization, ecumenical, interfaith, and social justice outreach efforts of the parish
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with the Diocesan Office of Worship, and other churches.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Pastor and Associate.
  • Recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers to bring Communion to the homebound and hospitals.
  • Organize School liturgies as needed about 5-10 hours per month

Sacramental Preparation (not related to Order of Christian Initiation for adults and children)
  • Selects and prepares curriculum for infant baptism formation course and recruits and trains volunteers for preparation course for parents and godparents
  • Selects and prepares curriculum for marriage preparation and recruits and trains volunteers for marriage preparation weekends (2 per year)

  • Maintains the parish liturgy budget in coordination with the music director for the music budget.
  • Attends regular staff meetings and participates in parish planning.
  • Follows policies and procedures of the Parish and Archdiocese.
  • Performs other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Pastor and Associate Pastor.

Diocese of Austin Catholic Parishes


500 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Austin, TX
78705 USA


Non Profit