Norfolk, VA

(Full-Time)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Norfolk, Virginia

Holy Trinity is a medium sized parish of the Diocese of Richmond. We are a young, active, vibrant community. Our worship is liturgically orthodox with powerful music, primarily traditional pieces. We are the parish for two large naval bases and the majority of our families are from the military or defense community.

Warm and welcoming, our pews are filled with a diverse and active group of Catholics, non-Catholic Christians, and those seeking God. We desire to bring the promise of Jesus to their lives.

Holy Trinity is served by an amazing staff of evangelists who desire to bring the Gospel to the lives of those in the community.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of Music should have excellent competence with piano, voice, and organ. The Director of Music regularly offers solos in addition to accompanying cantors and choir. Typically the Director will lead the choir for one Mass each Sunday, and accompany cantors at the other two. The Director will regularly offer both traditional and contemporary vocal solos for meditation and worship.

The Director of Music is responsible for all liturgical music in the parish, including the planning and providing of music for 3 weekend Masses, one weeknight Mass, and additional prayer services and all Holy Day Masses. Rehearsal and conducting of one parish choir and training and accompanying cantors is essential.

The parish staff functions as a very close team, and the Director of Music is often involved in other programs in the parish, especially the Life Teen and Edge programs, prayer services, and evangelization and outreach.

The pastor is highly involved and encouraging of sacred music, with regular consultation and support. The parish staff has a lot of fun together and offer a cohesive program for worship and faith.

Typical worship at Holy Trinity would include 1-2 traditional/ancient hymns, chanted or sung Mass settings, regular use of Latin, 1 vocal contemporary piece (Maher, Tomlin, Assad), and the Communion procession. We do not typically sing pieces by Haas/Haugen or their contemporaries.

There are three Sunday Masses (one anticipated). There is a small choir which sings at one Sunday Mass. The majority of the worship is led by cantor and director of music.

The position is open immediately. Position requires applicant to be a practicing Roman Catholic in full union with the Church.

Send applications or inquiries to: e.erickson@trinitynorfolk.org

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