St. Andrew Catholic Church

Portland, Oregon

Job Description


Position: Liturgical Coordinator

Parish: St. Andrew

Reports To: St. Andrew Parish Pastor

Classification: Coordinator 3

Effective Date: August 1, 2021


The Liturgical Coordinator functions as an integral member of the parish staff, demonstrating a commitment to the mission of St. Andrew by sharing in the responsibilities of planning and preparing liturgical services. The Liturgical Coordinator works at the direction of the pastor, communicating and planning with liturgical ministers and commission, RCIA, religious education, youth ministry, Hispanic ministry, and the sacristans.



Works closely with the Liturgical Committee to plan and prepare liturgical services for the parish.
Communicates with staff members regarding upcoming liturgical events.
Recruits, instructs and supervises liturgical ministries and committees.
Recruits, instructs and supervises the sacristans.
Communicates with Baptismal Coordinators and Music Directors regarding liturgical planning.
Collaborates with religious Education Coordinator, Youth Ministry and Hispanic Ministry Coordinators to include children, young adults and Spanish speaking parishioners in full and active participation in the liturgy.
Maintains liturgical calendar.
Helps with the coordination of the parish’s RCIA
Provides leadership in planning celebrations at St. Andrew which includes sacramental celebrations, prayer services, as well as reconciliation services, coordinating and managing lectors, Eucharistic ministers, servers, musicians, sacristans and other liturgical celebrations.
Coordinates with North/Northeast Vicariate on liturgical celebrations/training.
Coordinates with other staff and volunteers regarding the annual Parish Retreat.
Provides large group training or coordinates training for liturgical ministers.
Organizes ministry of communion to the sick.
Researches and organizes material for team presentation, parish education.
Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and retreats.
Supports and attends events sponsored by staff and parish committees.


Job Scope: Position encounters varied work situations.  Incumbent determines own work schedule with approval of supervisor.  Incumbent must be able to fulfill duties with minimal direction.


Communications/Confidentiality: Communications with others inside and outside the parish are usually made at own discretion, or by a supervisor’s request, and may contain confidential/sensitive matters.


Specific Job Skills: Proven ability in organizational and communication skills, as well as an understanding of the Liturgical Cycle. Must be able to prioritize workload to meet program requirements. Ability to work both independently and as a member of a pastoral team.  Must be flexible, creative and responsible.


Education and/or Experience: Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community. Training and/or experience in faith development and celebration of faith in community. A degree in liturgy or a related field is preferred. Five-years experience in parish work or related field. Demonstrated ability to conduct workshops and work cooperatively with staff and volunteers in daily activities of the parish.


Physical Demands: Work performing the duties of this job, the employee is require to stand, walk, talk, reach, sit, finger, hear, handle and perform repetitive motions of the hands and wrists. Lifts and moves items up to 20 lbs.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of the physical capabilities that must be met by an employee and the working conditions that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Job Condition: Incumbent will need to work most Sunday mornings.  Incumbent must be willing to flex hours over the calendar year – not exceeding an average of 22 hours/week. Any additional hours must be pre-approved by the supervisor in writing.


Supervises: Liturgical ministers, sacristans, Art and Environment Committee, and collaborates with youth ministry, Hispanic ministry, religious education coordinators, Eucharistic ministers, servers, musicians and others working and participating in parish life.


Submit: Please submit 1) resume with references and 2) cover letter via email to the attention of Search Committee at by Friday, June 25, 2021.