Diocese of Winona-Rochester Employment


Director of Worship

Centered on Christ Catholic Community @ Cold Spring, MN posted on Thu, Jun 23

Apply until: 2022-07-22

Director of Worship

Centered on Christ Catholic Community

Cold Spring, Minnesota (Diocese of Saint Cloud)



The Director of Worship of the Centered on Christ Catholic Community oversees the liturgical and music ministries of each parish and school, ensuring effective and vibrant worship in the Roman Catholic tradition. The Director of Worship works closely with the pastor, ACC liturgy committee, school principal, and site coordinators at each parish.


1. Active member of the Roman Catholic Church of sound character and deep faith

2. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in liturgical music, liturgy, music or a related field

3. Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church revised by the Second Vatican Council and the patrimony of sacred music including chant, hymnody and contemporary Christian music

4. Understanding of basic music theory

5. Demonstrated ability on keyboard, including the organ (preferred)

6. Demonstrated ability to sing with accurate pitch and rhythm

7. Skills in working with vocal and instrumental talents

8. Good communication and interpersonal skills

9. Good organizational skills

Supervises: Parish site coordinators, paid and volunteer musicians, volunteer liturgical ministers, parish environment coordinators

1. Music ministries for the parishes and schools

2. Liturgical ministries for the parishes and schools

3. Support functions for liturgical life (i.e. Sacristans, resource acquisition, AV technology and volunteer operators, etc.)

4. Formation of all ministers

5. Liturgical Environment for the parishes

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Plan and manage all liturgical celebrations in the parishes

2. Collaborate with Pastor and/or others to plan Masses on Solemnities and other major liturgical celebrations in the parishes

3. Provide periodic evaluations of the Sunday Masses and other major Masses

4. Support parochial school principal and teachers to facilitate weekly school

5. Masses and/or prayer services

6. Create slides for each liturgy and coordinate screen operators

7. Coordinate liturgical needs for funerals, weddings, and baptisms

8. Oversee scheduling of liturgical ministers for each liturgy

Coordinate appropriate liturgical environment of the parishes with volunteers

1. Coordinate music for all Masses in each parish on Sundays, Holy Days of

2. Obligation, Sacraments, funerals and other major liturgical celebrations

3. Train and schedule accompanists, cantors, and other music ministry leaders

4. Coordinate, supervise, and support leaders of parish ensembles including, but not limited to, children’s choirs, teen and young adult ensemble, parish choirs, instrument ensembles (i.e. handbells), worship band, etc.

5. Plan weekly music and ensure necessary resources at each parish

6. Develop music repertoire from the patrimony of music (traditional and contemporary)

7. Coordinate all copyright activities

8. Provide encouragement, appreciation, and evaluation of parish musicians

9. Oversee the care and maintenance of parish instruments, including pianos and organs

10. Approve all outside musicians who request to play parish instruments

1. Maintain budget

2. Participate in team meetings once a week

3. Other duties as assigned

Continuing Education:
1. Maintain the level of knowledge and skills required to serve as DW

2. Attend workshops or conventions

3. Read material related to the profession

4. Pursue further education, spiritual and professional growth

5. Participate in local, diocesan, regional, and national professional organizations, as appropriate


Please submit a current resume and cover letter by email to “deaconlarry@christcatholic.com.”

In Christ,
Father Matthew

Father Matthew Luft, OSB

Centered on Christ Catholic Community
Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Rockville 
Saint Boniface, Cold Spring
Saints Peter & Paul, Richmond
Saint James of Jacobs Prairie, Cold Spring

office:       501 Main Street, Cold Spring, MN  56320
phone:   320.204.1111 ext. 601
email:    pastor@christcatholic.com
web:      www.christcatholic.com

            Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us … persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. (Hebrews 12: 1-2)
             Mary, Star of the Sea, PRAY FOR US.