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Sacristan

at Diocese of Tucson

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 8a78879e6d98ce17016daceafb7f45e7
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Position: Sacristan
Location: Our Lady of the Valley Parish - Green Valley, AZ
Job Id: 1146
# of Openings: 1

Our lady of the Valley Parish
Job Description
Job Title: Sacristan Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Department/Location: Our Lady of the Valley / Green Valley, AZ
Primary Function: Under the direction of the pastor or other assigned supervisor, is responsible for preparation for daily, Sunday, and other Liturgical Celebrations of the Church.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform in support of the Diocese of Tucson and the parish’s spiritual and pastoral mission
  • Shall abide by Catholic principles in the employee’s professional and public life, and shall govern his/her professional and public life in accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate adherence to Catholic moral strictures
  • Prepare the Church and the sanctuary for Liturgy or Sacraments including the opening and closing of the facilities
  • Welcome ministers and visiting Priests; participate in rites as requested
  • Prepare all Liturgical materials necessary (except the sacred vessels) including church texts for the day’s liturgical celebration
  • Be responsible at all times for the care and security of Liturgical implements and materials
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the Sacristy and Altar areas; report need for repairs as necessary
  • Maintain confidentiality on all parish matters including sensitive parish information
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the pastor or other assigned supervisor
Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift in a normal church liturgical environment.
Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; kneeling; stooping; reaching; talking, handling; hearing; and carrying.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have a working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of the Diocese and Catholic Church; be in full communion with the Church
  • Be a self-starter, be well-organized, detail-oriented; conscientious; committed to the objectives of the parish
  • Be concerned about good appearance of the place of community prayer
  • Work well with others; be a team player, possess a positive attitude
  • Have a working knowledge of Sacristan requirements including a knowledge of liturgical terms, texts, and documents as needed for each ceremony
  • Professional bearing and neat, personal appearance.
Education and Experience:
  • A high school graduate or equivalent experience.
  • Academic or experiential knowledge of liturgical ministry and its function in the Catholic Church
  • A minimum of three (3) years of participation in at least one (preferably more than one) of the liturgical ministries at Our Lady of the Valley Parish
  • Knowledge of the Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church and pertinent Church documents in accord with liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council
Other/Preferred Skills:
  • Bi-lingual (English, Spanish)

Covenants of Employment:

Our Lady of the Valley is a Roman Catholic religious organization and that all employees are expected to respect and conduct themselves in accordance with the values, teachings and morals of the Roman Catholic Church and by Arizona state law. Under the "Zero Tolerance Policy", no one will be knowingly assigned or retained to serve in the Parish when that person is determined to have engaged in the abuse of a minor or to have violated boundaries in dealing with minors.


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