The liturgical and musical ministry of St. Gabriel Parish is one of our most important ministries as it represents the face of St. Gabriel Parish impacting the regular prayer of our parishioners and community. This ministry leader coordinates and prepares liturgies for our weekend Masses, weekly school Mass, Holy Days of Obligation, and Sacramental Celebrations as well as coordinates, prepares or participates in reconciliation services and services/Masses provided throughout Advent and Lenten seasons. The Director of Liturgy and Music recruits and uses volunteers in all areas of responsibility, attends the prayer and worship committee meetings as an ex-officio member and acts as a resource (not a member) to the Pastoral Council. Member of ALMA, Association of Pastoral Musicians or other appropriate professional organizations is encouraged.
The Director of Liturgy and Music collaborates with the Pastor to manifest the vision for the liturgical year, liturgical season and sacramental celebrations. This ministry coordinates the liturgical spirit of the parish and fosters hospitality, harmony and participation. Choir development and support is a priority as is planning and coordinating practices and rehearsals. This liturgical minister accompanies funeral, wedding and other special liturgies, as needed, for additional stipend provided by those requesting said funerals, weddings and other special liturgies.
Bachelor's degree in music, music education, liturgical music or equivalent required. Performance skills for piano and voice required. Ability to play organ and keyboard an added preference.
Experience leading Catholic liturgy.
Knowledge of the Roman Missal, lectionary, liturgical year, liturgical norms and regulations, and liturgical traditions and practice.
Proven effective choral conducting techniques.
Fluency in a wide variety of musical styles.
Working knowledge of instrumentation.
Working knowledge in MS office products.
Practicing Catholic required.
Additional Skills & Abilities:
Professional working attitude and collaborative approach. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with volunteers and to delegate tasks required. Ability to assist and train the amateur voice.