Director of Liturgy & Music[3]
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Director of Liturgy & Music


  • Responsible for planning and executing 3 weekend Masses (4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Sunday)
  • Collaborates with the Pastor/Priest to manifest his vision for the liturgical year, liturgical season, and sacramental celebrations.
  • Coordinates the liturgical spirit of the parish and fosters hospitality and harmony.
  • Fosters parishioner participation in the Mass/service.
  • Prepares written liturgical schedule for the year, 3 months in advance.
  • Follows liturgical norms for Mass/service/rite with attention to aesthetics and needed materials/supplies, e.g., lines, bread, wine, sacred vessels, vestments, etc.
  • Forms, develops, and consults with the Liturgical Committee.
  • Taps into committees to gain feedback on the liturgical experience for continuous improvement.
  • Assist visiting clergy.
  • Plan and coordinate practice(s)/rehearsals,
  • Coordinates music with a liturgical planner.
  • Participates fully in the liturgy and greets people after, if able.
  • Preserves Orders of Worship, including readings, songs, petitions, etc. for each Mass and service, for the sake of reference and history.
  • Creates operating procedures for each aspect of the position.
  • Review/Maintain/Update worship hymnals/worship aids/booklets, as needed.
  • Inventory liturgical supplies.
  • Fosters parishioner participation in music.
  • Foster unity among all musicians to create a spirit of harmony with presiders and other liturgical ministers.
  • Directs and accompanies choir(s).
  • Coordinates music e.g., instrumentalist, cantors, choirs, etc. with liturgical plan.
  • Ensures organ, piano, and other instruments are maintained, repaired and tuned, as needed.
  • Expands song as prayer into the spirituality of the liturgy. 
  • Creates operating procedures for each aspect of the position.
  • Ensures copyright and licensing requirement permissions for music.
  • Ensures qualified substitutes are enlisted when absent, Mass/service, funerals, weddings, etc.
  • Collaborates with other staff and acts as a resource for parish/school groups.
  • Fosters positive public relations in and outside the parish/school.
  • Attends respective Archdiocesan and Deanery workshops/programs, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Directs the creation/distribution/operation of department reports, schedules, and evaluations. 
  • Coordinates and provides initial and ongoing formation of ministries in the area of liturgy: music, instrumentals, ushers/greeters, sacristans, art & environment, church linens, Readers, Eucharistic ministers, servers, gift bearers, sacred movement, sound and light.
    • Recruit, screen, train, enrich and recognize ministers.
    • Meets regularly with ministry teams, e.g., practices, rehearsals, and meetings.
    • Have a written schedule with duplicate backups.
  • Coordinates and prepares liturgies and other worship experiences, in accordance with invitations and directives from the Archdiocese as appropriate.  
  • Budget and expenses:
    • Prepares annual budget.
    • Monthly monitor of expenses and revenues in regular communication/collaboration with the Director of Finances of Blessed Sacrament Parish.
    • Authorizes respective expenditures within the approved budget.
  • Attends meetings at the request of the Pastor/Parish Administrator/supervisor, both private and communal, including: weekly Parish Leadership Team (PLT) and monthly All Staff meetings.  
  • Acts as a resource for the Pastoral Council, while not being a formal member of it.




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, Masters preferred.
  • Accomplished in Organ, Piano and Vocal performance.
  • Has experience leading Catholic liturgy, including awareness of important liturgical documents that inform its proper exercise and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the Roman Missal, lectionary, liturgical year, liturgical norms and regulations, and liturgical tradition and practice.
  • Working knowledge in MS Office products.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license for the State of Wisconsin.
  • Being a practicing Catholic in good standing is required (e.g., including a State Background Check, Certified in Safeguarding All God’s Children; and, agreeing to the latest Archdiocesan Code.of Ethical Standards.)
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is an added plus/useful skill.


Commensurate with experience, education level and vision. Full and part time considered.

Additional Information

Start Date
Blessed Sacrament - Milwaukee (G09) ,  Blessed Sacrament - Milwaukee (G09)
Job Category
Parishes - Music/Liturgy
Employment Type
Full Time
The position is open for immediate hire. Position could be considered in part-time or full-time capacity. A full job description is available upon request.

To Apply

Please email Parish Administrator, Michael Federman, your resume and references for consideration. If you have any questions about the position call (414) 800-8837 to speak with Michael Federman further.
Contact Name
Michael Federman
3100 S. 41st
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 800-8837

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