National Catholic Reporter

Updated June 20, 2003

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BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES through mindful, intercultural communication. A five-day institute on development of skills, strategies on faith and culture and resources for building inclusive communities. An immersion experience to move beyond awareness of the diversity in the community and develop an understanding and appreciation of culture, ethnicity and other differences toward building inclusive communities. Workshops on skill formation (intercultural communication), education and resources (faith and culture) and immersion experiences (cultural celebrations). Can be three-unit graduate credits, CE units or teacher certification. Aug. 4-8, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles. Sponsored by Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Office of Religious Education. Contact Fe Musgrave, phone: (213) 637-7669. E-mail: Web site:

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Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas. An intensive program designed for individuals whose first language is other than English. Instruction allows participants to learn the English language and develop skills for ministry. Offered in three-week blocks all year. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Parish Missions

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, retreats for religious. Faculty in-service, student retreats. Web site:


PILGRIMAGE TO IONA AND LINDISFARNE -- Sept. 9-20. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO 64111. Phone: (816) 561-6855. E-mail: Web site:


PREPARATION FOR Hispanic pastoral ministry at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas: Discussion, lectures, field trips, border reality experiences, interactive dynamics and faith-sharing from the foundation of the adult learning process. “The Mini Pastoral” is an intensive, three-week, introductory course. The “Hispanic Pastoral Ministry” is a semester program allowing for an in-depth reflection and study. Both courses are offered in English and Spanish and carry initial certification by the USCC/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Renewal Programs

RENEWAL PROGRAMS: BERAKAH: “A Place of Blessing,” offers A Time of Blessing, four-month renewal programs for women religious and other women in ministry who are seeking to foster fidelity to self, God and world. Components: scriptural and theological input, personal and spiritual renewal, contemplative space, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal Session I:late August to mid-December; Session II: mid-January to mid-May. Choose one or both. Possibility of structuring half sessions. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail:


DIRECTED RETREATS -- Bethany Retreat House. Personal directors trained in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius are adapted to the specific needs of each retreatant. Retreats may be scheduled any time throughout the year by individual arrangement. Refresh your spirit in 84 acres of woods, meadows and gardens on Lake Cromwell. Scheduled directed retreats: June 30-July 8 (eight days); July 11-19 (eight days, Spanish retreat); July 22-30 (eight days); Aug. 2-8 (six days); Aug. 11-17 (six days). Eight days-$345, six days-$270. Contact: Bethany Retreat House, Highland Mills, NY. Phone: (845) 928-2213. Fax: (845) 928-9437. E-mail:

BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including 30 days, year round in a prayerful home-setting. Phone: (219) 398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

COME MEET THE WOMAN AT THE WELL, Journey Into Self Discovery, July 13-18, Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Retreat Centre, Pickering, Canada. The 15th consecutive year for this exclusive retreat/group therapy workshop for teachers, principals, chaplains, social workers, counsellors, those in ministry, professionals and elders. Introducing a dynamic healing initiative: proprioceptive writing/finding the authentic inner voice/meditation and reflection. Emotional bodywork, dream interpretation, myth and symbol, psychodrama and scripture stories in a warm, confidential, communal environment. For more information please contact: Daniel McDonald, C.P.E.B. Therapies, Inc. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

SEXUALITY IN MINISTRY TODAY, Journey Into Self Discovery for Men in Ministry, August 3-8, Loretto Christian Life Centre, Niagara Falls, Canada. The 15th consecutive year for this therapeutic/spiritual retreat exclusively for ministers of all denominations. Introducing two dynamic healing initiatives: treating sexual addictive disorders/sexual trauma, sexual anorexia, cyber sex and relapse prevention, and proprioceptive writing/finding the authentic inner voice/meditation and reflection. Dream interpretation, myths, scripture, discernment, emotional bodywork and personal therapy sessions in a friendly environment of confidentiality. For more information please contact: Daniel McDonald, C.P.E.B. Therapies, Inc. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

PARISH MISSIONS/RETREATS with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Contact: DeSales Resources and Ministries, Father John Graden, Director, (800) 782-2270.

LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation near white sand beaches. Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 966-5933.

“AFTERNOONS WITH ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX” celebrates the life, spirituality, contemplative vision and legacy of the “Little Flower.” Retreat combines lectures and discussion with silence, rest and prayer. Conducted by Fr. David Reinders, participants celebrate vigil of her feast day on Oct. 1, culminating Friday, Oct. 3 with Mass of thanksgiving. Sept. 28-Oct. 3. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

“THE SOUL TELLS A STORY,” different kind of writer’s workshop providing exercises, meditations and group discussions to help writer tap both creativity and spirituality in natural, nonthreatening ways. Retreat experience led by Vinita Hampton Wright, Loyola Press Chicago and Rev. Thomas Santa, former president and publisher, Liguori Publications. Nov. 14-18. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

MONTH-LONG “PRAYER OF THE HEART” retreat in beautiful Oregon. Live in a monastic setting and enjoy break days to beaches and mountains. July 1-31, $2215. Also private retreats anytime. Contact: Dorothy Pulkka, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

RELAX, REST, RENEW: a sabbatical that you design. Monastic setting in beautiful Oregon. Spiritual direction, daily Eucharist, classes, retreats. Outings to beaches and mountains. August-May or shorter periods. Men and women. Contact: Jo Morton, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center offers year-round retreats including 30-day retreats and self-directed sabbaticals near the ocean in a comfortable townhouse. Phone: (619) 224-9444. Fax: (619) 224-1082. E-mail: Web site:

INISFADA INTERFAITH ZEN CENTER -- Zen practice integrating Christian life, prayer and liturgy with Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., Roshi, author of “Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit” and “Zen Gifts to Christians.” “Kennedy’s approach is theologically sophisticated and deceptively simple, the work of a Christian who is spiritually mature and a Zen practitioner of advanced training” - James Fredericks in “Horizons, The Journal of College Theology,” Villanova University, Spring 2002. Silent meditation retreats with formal instruction and training in Zen. Six-day retreat: Aug. 8-14 (clergy encouraged to attend), three-day retreat Oct. 10-13. The retreats begin with dinner at 5:30 (summer) or 6:30 (winter) and end with lunch at noon. The six-day retreat is $345; three-day is $255 and two-day is $195. A $100 deposit is required six weeks in advance. Cushions and chairs provided. Swimming pool available in the summer. Send e-mail address and checks (made out to St. Ignatius Retreat House) to: R. O’Connell, 322 E. 94th St., New York, NY 10128. Your cancelled check is your confirmation. For further inquiries and reservations, contact: St. Ignatius Retreat House, 251 Searington Rd., Manhasset, NY 11030. Phone: (212) 831-5710. E-mail: Web sites: (directions). Or: (full retreat schedule).


WINTER SABBATICAL - Jan. 5-Feb. 5, 2004. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this Southern California garden oasis. For information or to register contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

MINISTRY CAREERS AND SABBATICAL: Seriously desire Priesthood? Lay ministries? Discern/prepare in Spokane, Wash., while earning university degree. Or enjoy inexpensive spiritual sabbatical. Toll-free: (800) 645-5347.

Spanish Studies

GUATEMALA -- Study Spanish, internship, volunteer work, tours to Tikal. Web site:

STUDY TOP-OF-THE-LINE PASTORAL SPANISH and the real Mexican cultural program, total immersion, one-on-one, customized, year-round, start anytime, go as long as you like tutorials. Special emphasis on pastoral care of Hispanics and on developing fluency in professionally oriented Spanish. Excellent faculty. Direct interaction with the Mexican church and the genuine Mexican culture reality. Contact: CIRIMEX, 205 Hill Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Phone: (641) 682-4264. Fax: (641) 684-4690. Guadalajara, Mexico, phone: 011-52-333-121-4878; Mexican fax: 011-52-333-121-7738. Worldwide e-mail:

SPEAK SPANISH IN MEXICO. Total immersion program in Cuernavaca Language School. E-mail: Web site: International Office: PO Box 4233, Windham, NH 03087-4133. Phone: (603) 437-9714. Fax: (603) 437-6412.

LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH at the Maryknoll Language Institute in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in the heart of Latin America. Basic, intermediate, advanced courses and a summer program (mid June to July 31). Small classes, and cultural orientation to Latin America. Contact us: Registrar, Instituto de Idiomas, Casilla 550, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Phone: (011) 591-4-4241521. Fax: (011) 591-4-4241187. E-mail:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. Fax: (809) 530-2364. E-mail: Or:

LEARN SPANISH, ENJOY NATURE, La Escuela de Idiomas D’Amore Spanish Immersion Center. Immerse yourself in Spanish on the beaches of Costa Rica. Adjacent to Manual Antonio National Park. Intensive Spanish immersion programs. Small, personal classes. Beach lodging or homestays available. Contact: La Escuela D’Amore, PO Box 67, Quepos, Costa Rica. USA phone/fax: (262) 367-8598. E-mail: Web site:

CENTRO MAYA: Immersion Spanish in Guatemalan Highlands. Individual instruction, room, board, activities: $130 weekly. Visit: Or write:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas: Adult learning in a multicultural faith community; small classes, outstanding faculty. Beginner/intermediate offered year-round in three-week blocks. Immersion experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, for advanced students. Initial certifications by the USCC/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

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HAVE YOU ever thought of becoming a priest? A dedicated layman? Would you like to reflect, be guided and live in an atmosphere conducive to such a process of discernment? Find out about The Eudists’ House of Discernment, San Diego, Calif. Call Fr. Andres Arrango, CJM, at: (619) 583-9181. E-mail: Web site:

VOCATIONS -- Phone: (212) 923-1901. Web site:


Employment Wanted

IRISH MISSIONARY PRIEST leaving Africa after 32 years service. Seeking chaplaincy work for sisters or brothers community or small rural parish. Available August/September. References from superiors. Reply: Fr. Ciaran. E-mail:

ORGANIST/CHOIRMASTER -- Retired priest available Sept. 1. Fr. Harry Pavelis, PO Box 88, Concord, CA 94522. Phone: (925) 825-8259.

Employment Opportunities


ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY -- religious or dedicated lay woman to assist Sister Angela, director of Holy Family Birth Center near the Mexican border in the Rio Grande Valley (South Texas). Phone: (956) 969-2538. E-mail:


CAMPUS MINISTER -- This is a full-time position for the entire campus, grades nine-12, with the possibility of teaching a course. This position answers directly to the principal. Responsibilities include directing and coordinating all campus liturgies, retreats, community service projects and sacramental needs. Position requires a practicing Roman Catholic with a bachelor’s degree or higher in Roman Catholic theology, pastoral ministry or similar studies. The pay is that of the faculty salary scale (minimum $26,784) which is available upon request. Benefits are additional. Applications due June 30. Applicants interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to: Principal’s Office, Bishop Gorman High School, 1801 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89104. Phone: (702) 732-1945, ext. 312.

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY and community service -- Convent of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school, with a beautiful view of Long Island Sound from a 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Conn. Responsible for daily morning prayer, days of retreat, regular prayer services, liturgies and teaching in the upper school. This position also works to place young women in relationships with the marginalized, the oppressed and the poor. Full benefits package, competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. Master’s degree in theology or related field. Three-five years experience. Experience in liturgy planning preferred. Contact: Mrs. Jayne Collins, Head of Upper School, 1177 King St., Greenwich, CT 06831. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY position available immediately. Primary responsibility is to direct the team and the ministry at the Newman Catholic Student Center at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (23,000 students). The center is a welcoming, healthy, vibrant community. Secondary responsibility includes being the diocesan director of campus ministry and supervising four full-time campus ministers at 11 campuses in the diocese of Belleville, Ill. Good salary/benefits. MA or equivalent a must, experience preferred, professional certification desirable. Send resume and three references to: Human Resources, Diocese of Belleville, 222 S. Third St., Belleville, IL 62220. Fax: (618) 277-0387. Call the Newman Center with any questions: (618) 529-3311. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTER -- Newman Catholic Center, Eastern Illinois University-Charleston (Diocese of Springfield, Ill.) has an opening for a full-time campus minister. The campus minister would work collaboratively with the campus ministry staff, students, faculty and administration. The areas of focus are worship, RCIA, evangelization and retreats. The person must be willing to work a flexible work schedule with weekend and evening ministry. It is a 12-month contract and the position will begin Aug. 1. Catholic lay women encouraged to apply. Requirements: must have a master’s degree in theology or a related field of study. No experience necessary. Good benefits. Pay is $28,000. Deadline for application is Aug. 1 or until position is filled. Submit resume to: Roy Lanham, Director of Campus Ministry, Newman Catholic Center, 500 Roosevelt Ave., Charleston, IL 61920. Phone: (217) 348-0188.

CAMPUS MINISTER -- Saint Mary’s College, located in Notre Dame, Ind., has an opening for a full-time, academic year, campus minister. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: plan and coordinate liturgical minister education and formation, develop formation for peer leadership in retreat ministry and plan retreats, supervise sacristan and student mass coordinators and assist in ministry to the sick and spiritual guidance. Shared ministry often includes collaboration with students, staff and faculty. Serve as a professional staff member for the division for mission. Promote faith development in Catholic higher education. Qualifications include a master’s of divinity or appropriate degree in theology and one to three years of pastoral experience in a Catholic institution. Equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, theology of ministry and three letters of recommendation to: Director of Human Resources, Saint Mary’s College, Facilities Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556.


HIV/AIDS COORDINATOR -- Catholic Charities, Atlanta, seeks coordinator of the HIV/AIDS ministry for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Please send cover letter and resume to: Cathy Hood, Secretary for Human Resources, Archdiocese of Atlanta, 680 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30308-1984. Fax: (404) 885-7497. E-mail:


DEAN OF STUDENTS -- St. Jean Baptiste High School in New York City is seeking a dean of students to work with 400 young women in a multicultural urban setting. Candidates should have master’s degree in education, five years administrative or counseling experience and excellent communications skills and conflict resolution techniques. Send resumes to: Sr. Ona Bessette, 173 E. 75 St., New York, NY 10021. Fax: (212) 288-6540.


DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- A full-time position at a dynamic, growing (1,600 families) Roman Catholic parish, St. Mary Parish, in Menomonee Falls, Wisc., a suburb of Milwaukee. Approaching our 100th anniversary and the renovation of our parish facilities, St. Mary’s is a community with a strong faith tradition dedicated to prayerful liturgical celebrations along with the active participation of our ministers, with a particular emphasis on the gifts of our youth. With the focus of liturgical renewal, we are seeking to employ an individual with knowledge of Catholic liturgy, proficiency in keyboard (organ and piano) and vocal skills, ability to direct cantors and choirs and desire to collaborate with parish staff and liturgy committee. Availability for weddings and funerals required. A BA or master’s in music is preferred. Position opening July 1. Competitive salary, stipends and benefits offered. Send resume and references to: Fr. Gregory Greiten, St. Mary Parish, N89 W16297 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. Phone: (262) 251-0220.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR -- Koinonia Ecumenical Spirituality Center seeks a full-time spiritual director. Requires master’s degree in pastoral studies or equivalent and certification in spiritual direction. Must have experience in spiritual direction and in leadership of retreats and spirituality related programs. Send letter of interest and resume immediately to: Board President, KOINONIA Ecumenical Spirituality Center, 311 S. Fourth St., Grand Forks, ND 58201.


THE DIOCESE OF ORLANDO, Fla., is seeking an executive director to provide innovative leadership for Bishop Grady Villas, which is a new residential facility for mentally challenged adults, ages 21 and older in St. Cloud, Fla. Duties include defining and implementing goals, strategies and assessment measures for programs and activities. Directs fiscal operations, development and fund-raising projects. Plans and directs the implementation of an endowment fund. Supervises full-time staff and volunteers. Maintains open communication with residents, staff, parents, diocesan officials, parish organizations and the local community. Requirements include master’s degree in a related area, significant leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, strong administrative and financial management skills, demonstrated interest in adults with special needs, experience in fund-raising. Assisted living facility (ALF) level II training preferred. Must be a practicing Catholic. Position to start Aug. 1. Excellent benefits. Minimum salary: $45,000. No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter by July 1 to: Theresa Simon, Human Resource Coordinator, Catholic Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800. Fax: (407) 246-4941. E-mail: Web site:


FAITH FORMATION/PASTORAL MINISTRY -- Full-time position for faith formation director for K-nine, confirmation program and assisting pastor with RCIA. Responsibilities also include developing a program of evangelization in our small metropolitan parish. Master’s degree preferred not required. Estimated annual salary: $32,000. Start date: Aug. 1. Send resume and inquires to: Father Leo Schneider, 3637 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407. For job description and other information, call Mary Ann: (612) 724-5465, ext. 200.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE of Venice, Arcadia, Fla., seeks a full-time, bilingual (Spanish/English) education coordinator. Job includes an after school tutoring program (grades one-five), volunteer recruitment, parenting classes, summer activities, home visiting and school advocacy. Position begins Aug. 18, no applications after June 30. Contact Sr. Ann De Nicolo, BVM. Fax: (863) 494-1671. E-mail: Web site:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY sought for Nativity of Mary Parish, a community in the process of designing a new worship space. This position (full- or part-time) requires keyboard skills as well as choral and vocal abilities. Seeking a degreed musician or pastoral equivalent who will develop choir and cantors in liturgical worship. Collaborative working relationship with pastor, staff and liturgy committee. Compensation commensurate with background and diocesan salary scale. Send resume and references by June 25th to: Search Committee, Nativity of Mary Parish, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence, MO 64052. Or e-mail:

DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., is accepting resumes for full-time/part-time organists/music directors. Send to: Office of Worship, PO Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200.

ST ALBERT THE GREAT PARISH, an active, vibrant community of 2,400 families, located in Kettering, Ohio, is seeking a full-time director of liturgical music. Our parish has a rich tradition as a prayerful singing assembly with a well-developed liturgical music program. The program consists of diverse choirs and ensembles and a strong cantor program that leads and engages the assembly in prayerful participation. Director must be competent in organ keyboard and directing with knowledge and understanding of music in Catholic liturgy. Responsibilities include the preparation of the music and choirs plus the celebration of the Sunday liturgies, weddings, funerals and special events. Competitive salary and benefits are available commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send resume with references to: Music Search Committee, St. Albert the Great Parish, 3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH 45429.

BENEDICTINE PARISH, seeking full-time director of music ministry with background in traditional and contemporary Catholic music/liturgy. Plan and provide music for weekend masses, holy days, weddings, funerals, special events. Ability to direct established adult choir and develop additional music ministries. More than 1,000 families. 22-rank tracker organ, three octave handbells, piano, extensive choral library. Music degree required. Competitive salary/benefits. Send resume, references and salary requirements to: Suzanne Hoops, FCBA, St. Anselm Parish, 530 S. Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR. St. Cyprian Parish is Vatican II oriented 1,600-family assembly located in the state of Michigan between Detroit and Toledo, Ohio. Active participation in liturgy is evidenced in our liturgical choir, large group of cantors and instrumentalists and much more. We have a seven- foot Baldwin grand piano (MIDI accessible) and large liturgical music library. Experience in liturgy/ritual required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Send resume to: Pastor, St. Cyprian Church, 13249 Pennsylvania, Reverview, MI 48192.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, to lead and encourage our parish community in participating and singing as a means of praising God in keeping with the spirit of Vatican II. Director will be responsible for all details of the music ministry in order to assist in bringing our parish liturgical celebrations to the next level. Candidates should be a practicing Catholic, have excellent vocal skills, be a collaborative team player and have good verbal, interpersonal and communication skills. Experience preferred. Fax resume to search committee: (813) 689-7492. Or e-mail:


PROJECT MANAGER -- The National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM) seeks a proven administrator to manage a multifaceted project that develops and sustains the emerging models of pastoral leadership in the Catholic church in the United States. Excellent oral and written communication skills, computer skills including Microsoft Word and Access, knowledge of Catholic church structures, familiarity with Catholic associations and grant management. This grant-driven position is fully funded through 2007. Deadline: July 1. Apply to: C. Anderson, NALM, 6896 Laurel St. NW, Washington, DC 20012.


AVE MARIA PRESS, an established religious book publisher located in Notre Dame, Ind., seeks a coordinator of institutional sales and marketing. The successful candidate will be our main liaison to Catholic parishes, schools, conferences and other institutional groups, which we serve with a diverse line of institutional products including secondary theology textbooks. The coordinator will be responsible for developing market research, establishing goals, creating effective marketing plans and providing appropriate feedback to enhance product development. The ideal candidate will have at least a four-year degree, a minimum of two years experience in sales and marketing (preferably in publishing) and solid knowledge of the Catholic church and its structures. Please send resume and compensation needs to: Mary Andrews, Ave Maria Press, PO Box 428, Notre Dame, IN 46556. No phone calls please. Fax: (574) 239-2904. E-mail: Job description available on our Web site:


COMBONI LAY MISSIONARIES -- Live out your faith by walking with the poor of another land and helping to build a more just and compassionate world. We are forming lay mission teams to work in Peru, Kenya and Ghana. Our values are solidarity with the poor, teamwork, community and simple lifestyle. To find out more, visit our Web site:


SAINT MEL PARISH, Woodland Hills, Calif. Saint Mel Parish has the following ministry needs: DRE responsible for the total parish religious education program or a preschool through eighth grade religious education coordinator and adult education coordinator. We are encouraging applicants with a vibrant faith life, good communication skills, and a team building vision. Appropriate education and experience are essential. CONFIRMATION COORDINATOR and youth minister responsible for the preparation of teens for confirmation and the development and management of a comprehensive, dynamic youth ministry program that attracts, challenges, involves and inspires teens in grades seven-12. Collaborative, energetic, faith-filled individuals with the ability to relate well with teens and their families are encouraged to apply. CHOIR DIRECTOR to direct adult choir, organist/pianist to play at parish liturgies and music ministry coordinator to oversee the planning of music for all parish liturgies, hire and supervise choral section leaders/cantors, and serve as member of parish liturgy committee. Applicants must have an understanding of and commitment to “full, active, and conscious participation” of the choir/assembly in the liturgy. Send letter of intent and resume to: Search Committee, c/o Rosemary McLarty, St. Mel Parish, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364. Fax: (818) 340-0261. E-mail:


CALL TO ACTION, a progressive Catholic organization, seeks a professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills to do education and outreach. Duties will include program development, networking with other organizations, grassroots outreach, including to minority communities and recruitment and training of volunteers. Candidates must have knowledge of the central issues involved in the church reform movement. Send resume and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, Call to Action, 2135 W. Roscoe, Chicago, IL 60618. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL CARE -- Full-time position for a dynamic individual, religious or layperson, preferably with an MSW or equivalent degree. Must have at least three years experience in the various ministries of pastoral care: homebound, hospital and bereavement care. Bilingual in English and Spanish helpful. We are a large, active west coast Florida parish. Salary commensurate with experience. Position qualifies for full health/medical benefits and diocesan paid pension plan. Please send full resume with references to: totem242@aolcom


PASTORAL MINISTER NEEDED in a five-parish rural cluster. Responsibilities include team ministry and working with junior/senior high faith formation. Position available in September. Background in theology, pastoral studies or related field required. Applications accepted through June at: Catholic Area Parishes, 508 13th St. N., Benson, MN 56215. Phone: (320) 842-4271.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- A vibrant, liturgical, intellectually challenging, and faith-filled prayer community striving to embody Vatican II’s invitation to respond fully to its baptismal call seeks a full-time pastoral associate. The associate must possess the skills to direct adult formation; to be parish liaison to the neighborhood; and to take responsibility for recruiting, forming, training, and evaluating lay parish ministers who lead parish ministries. The ideal candidate will have a master’s in theology or ministry and professional ministerial experience; a Bachelor’s degree in theology with evidence of professional leadership / ministry experience will be considered. Salary commensurate with experience and benefits package. Please send a letter of application and resume by July 1, 2003, to: St. Cronan Church, Attn: Hiring Committee, 1203 South Boyle Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. For more see: for more.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Thomas More, a progressive parish of 750 families in a university community, seeks pastoral associate. Primary areas include coordination of liturgy, adult formation and youth ministry, as well as liaison with other parish ministries. Spiritual depth, collegial sensitivity, flexibility and good communication skills needed. Graduate work in theology related discipline and five or more years experience in pastoral ministry valued. Full-time position, $36,400 salary plus benefits. Position will remain open until filled. Job description posted on parish Web site. Submit letter and resume to: Search Committee, St. Thomas More Parish, 108 McLean St., Iowa City, IA 52246. E-mail: Web site:


PRESIDENT, FRANCISCAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, owned and operated by the Order of Friars Minor, province of St. Barbara, member school of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif. The Franciscan School of Theology seeks an experienced administrator with a proven record of institutional advancement with a PhD or its equivalent in theology or a related field. Applicants must be members of the Franciscan family, ordained or lay, who support the Franciscan theological tradition and educational mission, and the ecumenical mission of the Graduate Theological Union. Application deadline: July 1. Apply to: Presidential Search Committee, Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709.


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON is seeking highly qualified applicants with strong human relations, organizational and communications skills for elementary and secondary school principals. Schools are located in Boston and the surrounding cities and towns. Qualifications: commitment to and practice of Roman Catholicism, commitment to the development of a Christian spirit and Catholic community of faith within the school, master’s degree and eligibility for Massachusetts certification as a school principal, minimum of five years teaching experience, at least three of which must be in a Catholic school and leadership ability evidenced by performance in past or present assignments. Pleases mail or fax resume with cover letter to: Sister Francis Miriam Conway, SSND, Catholic School Office, 2200 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124. Fax: (617) 298-6622.

PRINCIPAL -- New Catholic elementary school opening fall 2004. St. Francis Catholic School will be an all-new, state of the art elementary school located in beautiful Sherwood, Ore., the first new grade school within the Portland Archdiocese in more than 40 years. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to create a positive K-eight parish/school environment. The new principal will be leading all aspects of opening and operating the new school. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic and hold at least a master’s degree in business or education administration. The candidate will need to be available, on a limited basis, beginning December 2003. Experienced principals already serving in an administrative capacity during the 2003-2004 academic year are encouraged to apply, accommodations will be worked out. Applications must be received by July 15. Request applications from: Br. William J. Campbell, St. Francis Search Committee, 2838 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214. Phone: (503) 233-8348. E-mail:

PRINCIPAL -- Church of the Nativity Catholic School is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated leader for the 2003-2004 school year, with a projected enrollment of 140 K-eight students. Principal must have the passion and leadership ability to help us to continue to foster our commitment to academic excellence. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic and hold a master’s degree with at least five years experience in teaching, school leadership or administrative management. Applicants should hold or be eligible to hold a South Carolina principal’s certificate. If you are interested in joining our dedicated staff and talented student body, send a letter of interest, current resume and salary requirements by June 30th to: Church of the Nativity Catholic School, Search Committee, 1061 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412. Fax: (843) 795-2714.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DIRECTOR -- Our Lady of Fatima Church in San Clemente, Calif., in the diocese of Orange, is seeking a director of religious education for children’s ministry and sacramental preparation. An applicant must have an education in areas of faith, theology and catechetics; recent experience, particularly working with children. This is a full-time position with benefits and salary commensurate with experience. For more information, or to send a resume, please contact: Fr. Reynold Furrell, Our Lady of Fatima Church, 105 N. La Esperanza, San Clemente, CA 92672. Phone: (949) 492-4101. E-mail:

PARISH DRE/YOUTH MINISTER -- St. Egbert Parish (800 families) is located on the beautiful coast of North Carolina and is seeking an energetic, faith-filled full-time person to lead our total faith formation program (pre-K through adult education including youth ministry and coordinating RCIA). Position effective July 1. Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Please submit resume and references to: St. Egbert Church, 1706 Evans St., Morehead City, NC 28557. Fax: (252) 726-2232. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Catholic parishes in Perham, Minn., seek qualified person to direct combined religious programs, preschool through adult. Need practicing Catholic with solid background and experience. Position available in July. Send resume and credentials to: Fr. David Rieder, P.O. Box 216, Perham, MN 56573.

WANTED: DRE IN EASTERN WASHINGTON -- We have a religious education program at a mission on the campus of an Indian Boarding School, K-nine. Need a bachelor’s or master’s degree in religious education or theology. Teaching experience desired. Secondary responsibilities are for a small parish on the edge of the Colville Indian Reservation. Exciting parish, challenging school and good boss. Salary is in the low 20s with benefits. For an application call: (509) 826-6401. Or e-mail:


ACTIVIST -- Work for economic and environmental justice with a heavy emphasis on systemic change. Anywhere in the United States Grassroots Coalition. Contact: PO Box 369, Libertytown, MD 21762. Phone: (301) 898-0891.


ARCHDIOCESE OF PORTLAND, in Oregon Department of Catholic Schools seeks an assistant to the superintendent to coordinate, supervise and direct personnel matters for Catholic schools in the archdiocese. The position also directs professional formation programs for principals and assists them with the implementation of education policies and guidelines. Please forward letter of interest and resume to: Robert Mizia, Superintendent, 2838 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214. Fax: (503) 236-3683. E-mail:

ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT -- The Diocese of Providence, R.I., seeks an assistant to the superintendent of Catholic schools to serve as a full-time consultant for elementary education and a coordinator of religious education at the elementary level. Qualifications include appropriate academic background, a minimum of a master’s degree and at least five years of experience as a Catholic school administrator. Send a letter of interest and a resume to: Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Providence, 1 Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903. Fax: (401) 278-4596. E-mail:


ST. LABRE INDIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL in Ashland, Montana has the following openings for the 2003-2004 school year: high school English (English IV, honors English), high school religion, middle-school art. St. Labre is a progressive school serving the Northern Cheyenne and Crow peoples in southeastern Montana. Facilities are excellent and the salary and benefits package is one of the best in the state. This is a unique opportunity for a committed educator to make a difference in a school dedicated to social justice. Contact: Dr. Russ Alexander, Director, St. Labre Indian Catholic School, Ashland, MT 59003. Phone: (406) 784-4560. Fax: (406) 784-4565. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Holy Family Parish in South Pasadena, Calif., is seeking a full-time director of youth ministry to energize our Life Teen confirmation formation and high school youth program. Very active, dynamic parish. Bachelor’s degree in religious studies or related field, together with certification, preferred. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Contact Karl Holtsnider. Phone: (626) 403-6101. Fax: (626) 799-0423. E-mail:

ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI has outstanding parishes seeking qualified directors of youth ministry. Bachelor’s degree with experience and training preferred. Send resume and materials to: Sean Reynolds, Office of Youth Ministry, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. E-mail:

BEAUTIFUL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PARISH seeking energetic, faith-filled director of youth ministries to work collaboratively with a pastoral team in the spirit of Vatican II in maintaining and developing comprehensive youth ministry. Degree in theology, pastoral ministry or related field required. Experience working with youth ages 12-19 preferred. Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. If interested send resume to: Search Committee, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103.

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