The lay staff

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris is dedicated to the exercise of Roman Catholic worship. His pastoral activity is particularly intense.

Open every day of the year for more than 12 hours, its activity often extends late in the evening to welcome the faithful especially throughout the summer evenings, or perform specific tasks outside the opening hours ( repetition, maintenance, work...)

To fulfill its mission of reception, the Cathedral employs fifty employees several dozen Volunteers And Clerics.

 

 

This is how it hosts fifteen different trades:

– Administrative services: secretarial, logistic, accounting, communication...

– A keeper responsible for keys, opening and closing every morning and evening.

– Sacristans whose service is particularly attached to the preparation of the liturgy: altars, objects of worship, liturgical garments, installation of the choir...

– Supervisors responsible for the safety of the faithful and priests, the proper conduct of ceremonies...

– Hostesses and hosts at both the Cathedral reception desk and the Chapter treasure or at the shop.

– People more particularly responsible for stewardship: wipes, cookers...

– Five organists who support the prayers of the faithful each day during the various offices.

– An organ factor responsible for maintenance of the two organs of the Cathedral and the management of the reception of Organists from all over the world who come to give an audition every Sunday.

– A technical service whose varied and multiple tasks concern both the maintenance (at the scale of the Cathedral!) of the equipments, the construction of liturgical materials...

– A printer that draws more than 10 000 liturgical leaves per week.

– Managers in charge of the Office Management: sound, video filming, direction of concerts, events, broadcasting of offices...

 

Find the portraits of employees of the Cathedral in this webdocumentary of the magazine Le Pilgrim:

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