Help Wanted

Liturgical Assistant – St Jude the Apostle Parish, Lewes, DE 

Part-time position (8-10 hours per week). Must be available weekends and some evenings. 

Pay range $14-$16 per hour depending on qualifications.

The qualified candidate will have several years of experience as an Altar Server or Sacristan, and possess a sound foundational knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgical practice. This experience must include regularly serving at the altar at Masses and other liturgical functions. Demonstrated expertise in the workings of a sacristy required.

Must be available to work a schedule that includes some nights and regular weekend hours. A good familiarity with Microsoft Office is required.  Spanish language skill would be helpful, but not required.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Liturgical Responsibilities 

  • Serve at daily and Sunday Mass on a set schedule with other staff of the Department of Liturgy and at Masses for visiting priests and pilgrimage groups at various times of day including early morning or early evening.
  • Prepares the vestments, Roman Missal, lectionary, and sacred vessels for Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Vespers, and other liturgical services.
  • Prepares the sacristy, altar, and other liturgical spaces for Mass, Adoration, and special liturgies.
  • Confirms and coordinates liturgical volunteers, lectors, and gift-bearers for daily and Sunday Masses.
  • Assists with planning liturgies and conducting liturgical rehearsals for significant Masses and events.
  • Ministers as a Master of Ceremonies at major Masses and events.
  • Responsible for the training and scheduling of liturgical ministers.
  • Develop and manage a budget for liturgical supplies.


Sacristan Duties 

  • Oversees the management of the sacristy under the supervision of the Pastor.
  • Ensures that liturgical vessels and vestments are cleaned and stored appropriately after each Mass and conducts inventories of liturgical goods and supplies for review and places order for goods.
  • Prepares General Intercessions for weekday Masses.
  • Assists with the training and scheduling of volunteers as Lectors, Servers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for Weekday, Sunday and Holy Day Masses.
  • Maintains records of liturgical events for historical and future planning purposes.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience 

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the church.
  • Perform as a lay ecclesial minister in support of the parish’s spiritual and pastoral mission.
  • Shall abide by Catholic principles in the employee’s professional and private life, and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral strictures.
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written; excellent human relations interpersonal skills. Liturgically sound grounding in Roman Catholic liturgical practice
  • Ability to work well with staff and volunteers in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and have excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • 2-5 years of experience as an Altar Server or Sacristan. Experience as a Reader, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Religious Education Instructor and/or usher is desirable.
  • Proficiency in computer technology and MS Office applications.
  • Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background, and criminal history check.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs in order to move chairs, tables, and kneelers for weekly liturgies. 

Please send all resumes to Nancy Seaver, Office Director, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, DE  19968 or email office@stjudelewes.org

 

Spiritual Director – St Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, DE 

Part-time position (10-14 hours per week). Must be available some weekends and evenings. 

Pay range $17-$21 per hour depending on qualifications.

In spiritual direction, two people come together in Jesus’ name. The focus of the one-on-one relationship between the spiritual director and directee is the directee’s relationship with God. While the Holy Spirit is the actual director, the spiritual director is there to listen to what is going on in the directee’s life and reflect back where God is acting, ask questions, and perhaps offer some insights. 

The spiritual director’s goal is to help the directee develop a closer relationship with God, discern how the Holy Spirit is leading, encourage the directee to say “yes” to God, and/or develop a deeper prayer life. Since our relationship with God touches many areas in our lives, a variety of experiences and relationships often are brought into spiritual direction as well.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

Spiritual Direction is a spirit-centered relationship in which a trained and experienced companion assists an individual or a group to reflect prayerfully and honestly on their spiritual journey in the light of the Gospel. A spiritual director helps another person by enabling that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provide spiritual direction to individual parishioners as required.
  • Offer individual 19th Annotation of Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to parishioners weekly for 30 week.
  • Lead the “Bible and Breakfast” group
  • Provide Transformative Aging Workshops
  • Develop and implement group spiritual direction.
  • Develop and organize Parish Retreat Days.
  • Develop and implement parish weekend retreat(s) as required.
  • Research and educate the parish on retreat opportunities.
  • Provide spiritual insights via the Spiritually Speaking section of the Parish bulletin.
  • Report and be directly responsible to the Pastor, and be responsive to the needs of the Associate Pastor.
  • Work together in a professional manner with the Pastor, Associate Pastor, Deacons, DRE, Rel. Ed. Secretary, Office Director, Business Mgr., Director of Music and other professional staff members.
  • Collaborate with parish organizations in their spiritual growth.
  • Be available for spiritual guidance and formation for each Parish committee as necessary.
  • As appropriate/necessary, establish a good working relationship with diocesan spirituality programs and personnel.
  • As appropriate/necessary, establish working relationship with local spiritual directors. 

Skills, Knowledge and ABILITIES: 

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the church.
  • Shall abide by Catholic principles in the employee’s professional and private life, and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral strictures.
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written; excellent human relations interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with staff and volunteers in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and have excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in computer technology and MS Office applications.
  • Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance.
  • Possesses awareness and working understanding of the principal elements of the Catholic creed, code, and cult as found in the example and teaching of the Church and its saints.
  • Understands contemporary biblical exegesis and theology, and personal experience in praying over Scripture.
  • Possesses some understanding of the distinctions between monastic, psychological-contemplative, and apostolic spiritualties.
  • Holds a practical understanding of the person and mission of Jesus Christ for the sake of directing others.
  • Has a working understanding of the standard ways of describing human reality in terms developed by social science.
  • Have an awareness of one’s own interior mental and emotional states, mood-swings, and graced states, and an ability to name them without employing defense mechanisms.
  • Shows a sensitivity to and awareness of the inner spiritual/psychological movements from observable language, behavior, and prayer events.
  • Possesses sound contextualized practical judgment.
  • Demonstrates established habits of relating openly, comfortably, and intelligently with equals, superiors, subordinates, males and females.
  • Displays the ability to make contact with a person where he/she “is at”, and to provide a facilitative atmosphere for another person’s growth and discernment.
  • Exhibits the skills needed to facilitate structured spiritual conversations in meetings of more than two persons.
  • Ability to function within an environment that utilizes the collaborative model of management.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment with diverse ministries.
  • Displays the habits of being pro-active, self-motivated and work with a minimum of supervision
  • Willingness and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background, and criminal history check. 

Education and EXPERIENCE 

  • Master’s Degree in Religious Studies, Theology, or related field.
  • Completion of an accredited Catholic Spiritual Direction training program
  • Demonstrated participation in continuing education
  • Minimum of five years of Spiritual Direction experience 

Please send all resumes to Nancy Seaver, Office Director, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, DE  19968 or email office@stjudelewes.org