Liturgical Assistant, Office of Worship, Archdiocese of Washington, DC

Liturgical Assistant, Office of Worship, Archdiocese of Washington, DC

The mission of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. In pursuit of this mission, the archdiocese seeking a Liturgical Assistant for the Office of Worship.  The Liturgical Assistant will assist the Director of the Office of Worship in coordinating and preparing all of the liturgical ceremonies and workshops for The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.

                                                Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide timely and accurate administrative support in matters regarding the Office of Worship. 
  • Process correspondence. 
  • Process incoming checks. 
  • Order supplies as needed. 
  • Assist in planning Major Archdiocesan Liturgies (i.e., Right to Life Mass, Chrism Mass, Regional Confirmations, Adult Confirmations, papal visits, school Masses, installations, confirmations, etc.). 
  • Special Projects (i.e., Ordo, One License, Event Registrations, Newsletters, Stipends for Masses)
  • Collaboration with other APC offices (especially the Cardinal’s Office, Communications, Clergy, Auxiliary Bishops, IT, Finance, and Canonical Services)
  • Assist in preparing liturgical materials (planning forms, texts, vestments, etc.) for various liturgies. 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Assist in organizing St. Ursula chapel and coordinating the ministers needed for daily Mass. 
  • Assist in the preparation of Worship Aids used for internal liturgies. 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities 

  • Must be a practicing Catholic who fully supports the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language and proofreading skills. 
  • Ability to focus, multitask, and work well under pressure; manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, and work independently.
  • Must be able to think ahead, anticipate needs, initiate next steps, and maintain discretion in confidential matters.
  • Excellent multi-tasking ability.
  • Must be able to work as a team member and be collaborative. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Must have a familiarity with the Catholic Liturgical Tradition and preferably parish liturgical experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 
  • Able to work in a hybrid office environment
  • Available for occasional events and liturgies outside of traditional office hours

Work environment

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  

Position type/expected hours of work

This role is 30 hours per week (full time) and may require occasional assisting at events and liturgies outside of normal business hours.

Interested?  Please forward your resume and letter of interest to Lisa Calla-Russ at [email protected]

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