National Catholic Reporter

Updated August 15, 2003

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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:


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Parish Missions

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


PILGRIMAGE TO IGNATIAN SITES in Spain and Rome departing from Chicago. April 17-May 2, 2004. For information contact Paul B. Macke, S.J., as soon as possible. Phone: (907) 346-2343. E-mail:


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:

HEYSCHIA SCHOOL FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS focuses on ancient art of Christian spiritual direction in context of contemplative study, spiritual mentoring and the diversity of faith. Four-week residential program leading to a certificate in spiritual direction. Begins Jan. 18, 2004. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

FOURTH ANNUAL CATHOLIC WRITERS RETREAT provides unique gathering place for established and new writers sharing common Catholic spiritual base and tradition. Working professionals from Resurrection, Liguori, Loyola and RBTE Press will attend. Limited to 45 participants. Feb. 6-10, 2004. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

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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:


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Ind., 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:

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

“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:

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY RETREAT feeds both intellect and soul, covering several key themes in Christian and pre-Christian Celtic Spirituality. Specific topics: origin of Celts, Divine in Celtic tradition, Celtic music and spirituality and Celtic holy women. Retreat leaders: Padraigin Clancy, Dennis Doyle and other presenters from Ireland. Feb. 13-15, 2004. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. 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:


A SABBATICAL WITH A DIFFERENCE -- Psychotherapy, community formation, dream work, reflexology, emotional bodywork, art and therapy, spiritual direction and discernment, dance and movement, scriptural themes for healing and process, proprioceptive writing (meditational practice and therapy to move deeply into psyche through a simple, but subtly rich writing technique), cranial sacral work, biosynthesis, bioenergetics, bio-dynamic massage, mythology, visualization and hypnosis, yoga. Mini-sabbaticals: tailor-made modules to your time frame. Three-week programs. This is our 16th continuous year for the “Journey Into Self Discovery” and Sabbatical programs. For more information contact: Daniel McDonald, Director, CPEB Therapies, Inc., 145 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 2T1. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

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, WA. while earning university degree. Or enjoy inexpensive spiritual sabbatical. Toll-free: (800)-645-5347.

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDY AND retreat sabbatical, residential program for spiritual renewal of whole person combining periods of silence and rest with daily spiritual teachings. Four to seven weeks. Begins March 21, 2004. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

Spanish Studies

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:

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:


PRIESTHOOD FOR MEN AND WOMEN -- National Catholic Church of America. Religious life, at-home study. Phone: (518) 434-8861. Web site:

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CATHOLIC WORKER seeks volunteers to live the works of mercy by offering food and shelter to men in Winona, Minn. Welcoming, praying, home-like community. For more information phone: (507) 454-8094. E-mail: Web site:

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CAMPUS MINISTER/LITURGIST -- St. Basil’s Chapel, the Catholic Center at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass. (25 miles south of Boston), is seeking a priest campus minister/liturgist who is committed to a team approach to ministry in a vibrant and energetic student and non-student worshipping community. The essentials for this ministry include: passionate and energetic involvement with a Catholic student population of approximately 8,000, creative celebration of the Eucharist (and other sacraments) with homiletics that promote Gospel values for the needs of an academic and progressive community, interactive relational style that facilitates collaboration with and accountability to all the people of God, active engagement with this community in social justice issues and projects, lived commitment to renewal efforts within our church in crisis. If interested in this Archdiocese of Boston campus ministry position please send letter of application, resume and the names of the two most recent positions held to: Search/Interview Committee, 122 Park Ave., Bridgewater, MA 02323. Phone Fr. Richard Clancy, Archdiocesan Director at: (617) 746-5856 and Sr. Mary Ellen Dow, SND at: (508) 531-3012. Fax: (508) 531-6188. E-mail:


DIOCESAN REGIONAL COORDINATOR (Office Of Faith Formation) for three vicariates of central region. Charlotte diocese seeks person with a master’s degree in religious education/allied field. Five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Well-rounded in catechist formation skills, collaborative, sensitive to cultural minorities. Good written/oral communication skills. Spanish a plus. Application deadline: 5 p.m., Aug. 30. Please send resume, salary requirements and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Cris V. Villapando, 1123 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28203. Phone: (704) 370-3246.

MINISTRY FORMATION COORDINATOR -- Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif. The Ministry Formation Institute (MFI) of the diocese of San Bernardino is now seeking applicants for the position of coordinator for the coordinator of ministries formation program (CMFP) of the institute. The coordinator of ministries formation program is a three-year formation program for mid-level leaders in the parishes and for those in the diaconate formation process. Completion of this program leads to an advanced certificate in pastoral ministry. Applicants for the position of coordinator of this formation program will have completed advanced studies towards a master’s degree in theology or pastoral theology, will have three-five years experience in adult faith formation education, and will have experience in administering an educational or formational program. Bilingual Spanish or biliterate Spanish would be helpful. The applicant must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. The coordinator of the advanced certificate program in ministry formation will educate, motivate and encourage lay ministers in formation by teaching in diocesan programs, visiting in parish and diocesan settings, networking with pastors and lay parish leaders to identify best opportunities for the formation program to be of service to its publics. The coordinator of the advanced certificate program in ministry formation must be confidant representative of the diocesan vision for ministry formation. Screening will begin July 7. To be considered, applicants should complete the job application which may be viewed on the diocese of San Bernardino Web site and write a cover letter that addresses the challenges and qualifications listed in the job position summary, or should contact: Diocese of San Bernardino, Attn: Human Resources, 1201 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404. Fax: (909) 475-5189. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN ECUMENICAL retreat center. Hospitality for individual and group retreats in secluded wooded site near Minneapolis. Web site:

DIRECTOR/ADMINISTRATOR needed for a mission clinic in a rural area of Guatemala, approximately 100 miles west-northwest of Guatemala City. The Diocese of Helena, Mont., has maintained a mission presence in Guatemala since 1964 and includes a parish, junior-senior high school and clinic. The mission team from the United States includes a priest and two women religious. Locals staff the parish, clinic and school. An ideal candidate will have strong administrative and people skills, some health care background, experience in writing and managing grants, open to collaborative ministry and fluency in the Spanish language. Please send letter of interest and resume by Sept. 15th to: Deacon Tony Duvernay, Diocese of Helena, PO Box 1729, Helena, MT 59624. E-mail: Web site:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Catholic Health Care Clinic. Villa Therese’s mission is to promote the healing ministry of Jesus among His poor through programs meeting basic medical health care needs, especially children. We seek director with minimum of bachelor’s degree, health care experience, fiscal savvy with financial planning and management skills, preferred RN license or equivalent, computer literacy, grant writing and public relations skills. Bilingual (Spanish) skills preferred. Please send letter of interest with resume by Sep. 15th to: Search Committee, Villa Therese Catholic Clinic, 219 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. E-mail:


ANDERSON WOODS, INC., a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation providing residential services to persons with disabilities, seeks house parent(s) with immediate or future availability. Residences are located in Dubois and Perry Counties, Ind. Our house parents receive salary and insurance. Room and board are provided part-time to parents participating in a rotating duty schedule and full-time to those choosing full-time employment. This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual or couple who wishes to serve. For more information, please contact: Robin Schaber, Executive Director, Anderson Woods, Inc.: (812) 482-6896. E-mail: Web site:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- Vatican II, 2,400-family parish with a television Mass located in the Diocese of Orlando, Fla., is seeking a degreed music director. Upcoming church expansion includes a custom Monarke IV Johannus organ. Experience in organ and K2500X Kurzweil keyboard necessary. Knowledge of contemporary and traditional Catholic music a plus. Send resume to: The Catholic Community of St. Paul, 1330 Sunshine Ave., Leesburg, FL 34748.

MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Holy Trinity Church. Instruments range from organ to electric guitar and drums, with piano receiving the most use. This 2,300-household community has several kinds of choirs serving five weekend Masses. Our bright, modern church and offices, completed in 1998, are situated among rolling hills and enjoy an exceptional view. Contact: Tim Rumery, Administrator, 3111 Tierra de Dios Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Phone: (530) 677-3234. Fax: (530) 677-3570. E-mail: Web site:

ST. PATRICK’S PARISH, in Merced, Calif., in San Joaquin Valley, the gate to Yosemite, seeks creative full-time liturgical music director for 3,400-family parish and parochial school. Applicant must be able to lead and guide numerous groups in collaborative style, along with large staff. Requirements include keyboard skills, vocal leadership, training in contemporary liturgical practices, ability to work with children and teens. Should have degree in music and pastoral experience. Must be practicing Roman Catholic. Competitive salary and benefit package negotiable based on education/experience. All interested parties should send resumes to: Fr. Mike Lastiri, St. Patrick’s Parish, PO Box 2087, Merced, CA 95344.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/ORGANIST for Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation. Full-time position in shrine/parish of 900 families. Knowledge of Catholic liturgy, proficiency in organ piano and voice is required. Responsibilities include: two adult choirs, children’s choir, funerals, weekly/weekday Masses and shrine services. Diocesan benefits available. Salary competitive. Send resume to: Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey, OH 43316. Phone: (419) 396-7107. Fax: (419) 396-3355.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- Large, urban parish with school located in Albuquerque, N.M., is seeking a creative director of music and liturgy. Qualified applicants should have three-five years experience at the parish or diocesan level and a master’s degree in a related field. A skilled communicator who is very parishioner-oriented will find this position fulfilling. Must have good keyboard skills. A very strong faith community awaits the selected candidate. Pastoral team model used; will be collaborating with the school principal, DRE, director of parish life and a host of strong volunteers. Excellent salary and benefits including employer-contributed retirement. Please fax resume with three current letters of reference to: Search Committee, Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2532 Vermont N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110. Fax: (505) 298-0120.

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- SS. Peter and Paul Church, Rocklin, Calif. This rapidly growing 2,000-plus family parish located in the Sierra Foothills near Sacramento is seeking a creative, artistic individual with a love and knowledge of Catholic liturgy and music in the spirit of Vatican II. With the support of a respected pastor and responsive congregation, this person will provide leadership to an energetic liturgy team and music program. Liturgy and music responsibilities include coordinating and involving parishioners of all ages in five weekend Masses, holy days and sacramental celebrations. Additional music responsibilities include guiding the selection of liturgical music and developing pastoral musicians. The candidate should be capable of leading music at a liturgy. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and education. Send resume and references to: Greg Pfister, Search Committee Chairman, SS. Peter and Paul Church, 4450 Granite Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677. Phone: (916) 624-5827. Fax: (916) 624-5924. E-mail: Web site:

FULL OR PART-TIME POSITION available for 1,200-family progressive Catholic parish with beautiful new pipe organ. Candidates must have organ/piano keyboard skills and vocal skills, as well as ability to plan and coordinate music for weekend Masses, funerals, wedding and other events. As member of pastoral team, must work collaboratively with various people. Experience with various choral/worship styles, recruiting and developing musicians/cantors. Computer skills needed. Salary based on education/experience. To apply and/or receive further information, please contact: Business Manager, St. Joseph Parish, 404 W. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI 54911. Phone: (920) 734-7195.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- A vibrant, active, singing parish, living in the spirit of Vatican II seeks a director for our total music ministry. Parish uses keyboard as well as a new custom-built Bigelow tracker organ. Our community is of approximately 850 households, but our town swells to 55,000 people during the summer season. Part-time or full-time position is available immediately. Director is to be competent in keyboard skills and knowledge of liturgical music and planning. Development of choir and song leaders is also a part of position. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Send resume to: Search Committee, St. Mary-Our Lady of the Isle, PO Box 1168, Nantucket, MA 02554. Fax: (508) 325-7991. Or e-mail:

MUSIC DIRECTOR sought for growing music program in flourishing suburban parish. Part-time, flexible position (15-20 hours per week), beginning Aug. 1. Background in liturgical music, knowledge of Catholic worship, choral conducting and keyboard skills preferred. Works closely with pastor, liturgy committee, cantors and organist to coordinate music for weekly liturgies and holy days. Direct and develop adult, children and small instrumental ensembles while employing traditional and contemporary styles of liturgical music. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to: Pastor, St. Matthew Church, PO Box 100, Tolland, CT 06084. Web site:


EXHIBITS AND EVENTS MANAGER -- Oregon Catholic Press, one of the largest publishers of religious music and worship materials in America, seeks professional exhibits and events manager to direct our exhibit efforts at conventions (more than 10 per year), to handle logistics for our conferences (minimum of three) and to develop our workshop program (more than 250). The successful candidate is highly organized, deadline-driven, and works well through and with crossfunctional teams. Strong supervisory skills and excellent communication and customer relations skills are a must. Job requires travel (approximately 15-20perent nationally). Qualified candidates have four-plus years direct experience managing sales exhibits and events and possess strong computer skills (FileMaker Pro, Access, Quark, Word). Ideal candidates have additional experience managing music and/or speaker events. Spanish-language fluency useful. OCP provides an informal work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and opportunity for growth. Submit resume and cover letter to or mail to: Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 18030, Portland, OR 97218-0030. Fax: (503) 282-3486. E-mail:


ECUMENICAL WORKER -- The Glenmary Home Missioners are seeking an ecumenical worker to foster reconciliation between Catholics and evangelicals, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Must be committed Catholic (lay, ordained, or religious), well-trained in Catholic history and theology, have at least a master’s degree, experienced in ecumenism and at least two years professional ministry experience. Office located in Nashville, Tenn. Extensive traveling required. Professional salary and benefits. Send resume to: Ecumenical Worker Search Committee, 1312 Fifth Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37208.


LAY MISSIONARIES -- Lay Mission-Helpers Association seeking teachers, nurses, administrators, computer techs, and so forth. To serve overseas missions for three years. Airfare, monthly stipend, medical insurance provided. For questions, phone: (213) 637-7222. E-mail: Apply online at Web site:


NURSE CASE MANAGER -- L’Arche in Washington, D.C., seeks a part-time RN who wishes to work with adults with developmental disabilities in a faith community setting. Will supervise delegated nursing functions, oversee medical care and conduct training for two homes serving nine adults. Must be licensed in D.C. At least one year nursing experience in community health and/or care of DD adults desired. Start in October. Send resume to: L’Arche, PO Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009. Phone: (202) 232-4539 x14.


COMMUNITY ORGANIZER/INTERFAITH: The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition seeks organizer to staff committees of local clergy and laity. Five years experience in community organizing and/or interfaith work. Spanish preferred. Salary $32-42K; good benefits. Fax cover letter and resume Sara Wohlleb at: (718) 329-2848. E-mail:


PRESIDENT -- The board of trustees of Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, seek candidates for the position of president, effective July 1, 2004, for a pre-K-12 educational program of 750 students. The academy, founded in 1727 and sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union’s Central Province, has the longest tradition of any school for young women in the country. Successful candidates will possess the following characteristics: experience in teaching and educational administration in Catholic schools combined with an advanced academic degree; demonstrated ability to lead/supervise a wide array of institutional advancement programs including annual planned giving and capital campaign programs; experience with financial issues, budgeting, financial management and reporting; successful experience with collaborative leadership and demonstrated ability to motivate and lead. Practicing Roman Catholic who is able to promote the Ursuline Core Values. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The academy is governed by a board of trustees to whom the president is responsible. The mission of Ursuline Academy provides an “opportunity for students to attain a high regard for intellectual development, a Roman Catholic value-centered perspective and a strong belief in the worth of each individual as defined by Roman Catholic philosophy and teaching.” Address all inquiries and requests for application packets to: Ursuline Academy Presidential Search, Robert F. Shea, Shea Consulting Services, 7601 Churchill Way, Suite 1116, Dallas, TX 75251. Phone: (972) 458-7755. E-mail: Web site:


PRINCIPAL -- Rice High School, located in central Harlem, N.Y., is a college preparatory school operated by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. A 380, all-male (85% African-American and 15% other minorities) school with a proven track record of success offers an outstanding opportunity for leadership. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic with a collaborative leadership style, a master’s degree in education or related field and relevant teaching experience. Curriculum development and community involvement are important qualities. Applications accepted immediately. Deadline: Oct. 1. Starting date negotiable. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume to: Br. T. M. Connolly, President, Rice High School, 74 W. 124th St., New York, NY, 10027.


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Would be responsible for the religious education of 300 students in public school and 100 students in parish school in grades pre-K-eight. There are 17 catechists and three youth ministers who volunteer. In addition to religious education in the school and CCD programs, the DRE would also be responsible for presenting programs for adult religious education and sacramental preparation, including but not limited to: baptism, Eucharist, reconciliation, confirmation and marriage. In the past this parish has been exposed to RENEW 2000, scripture study and guest speakers on various topics. Applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in theology, pastoral ministry or religious education. Experience is a plus. Please submit a letter of application with reasons for applying for this position; philosophy and objectives of religious education; resume; three letters of recommendation from employer, academic instructor or colleague; letter from current pastor stating one’s good standing and practice within the Catholic church; academic transcripts; Act 33/34 and DPW clearances. Submit to: Fr. Paul D. Cwynar, Pastor, St. Irenaeus Parish, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. Phone: (412) 828-1587. E-mail: Web site:

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 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:


SPRINGBANK SPIRITUALITY CENTER, has an opening for a full-time, live-in staff person. Top priority: computer, marketing and office management skills. Other opportunities include: planning, prayers and ritual, cooking, spiritual companioning and other creative endeavors based on applicant’s gifts. Persons applying should appreciate creation-centered spirituality, have a deep reverence for the Earth and all its creatures, be capable of physical work, enjoy living and working in a rural Southern area and be interested in being part of a diverse, unique and talented team. Contact: Ursula Ording, OP, 1345 Springbank Road, Kingstree, SC 29556. Phone toll-free: (800) 671-0361. Fax: (843) 382-5340.


SPIRITUAL CARE COUNSELOR/Catholic chaplain -- Nathan Adelson Hospice, an innovative national leader in hospice and palliative care and southern Nevada’s only nonprofit hospice has a position for an ordained Catholic priest to serve as an agency chaplain, providing spiritual support/counseling services to patients and families in home care and inpatient settings. Candidates must have prior experience providing pastoral counseling services with a strong foundation in spiritual support and intervention regarding dying, death, grief and loss. Requires the ability to develop patient/family goals and interventions and to assess outcomes. Must be able to plan and conduct sacraments, ceremonies/rituals, graveside/memorial services. Please send resume to: Human Resources, Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119. Fax: (702) 796-3163. E-mail:


SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS -- Diocese of Syracuse, N.Y. The superintendent is the educational leader and chief administrator of the 34 schools and 10,665 students of the diocese. Applicants should possess an advanced degree in educational administration, have significant school experience, demonstrable fiscal and communication skills and be a practicing Catholic. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references by Sept. 15th to: Fr. James O’Brien, Search Committee, 3127 James St., Syracuse NY 13206.


THE DIOCESE OF JEFFERSON CITY, MO., is seeking applicants for the position of director of youth ministry. The director is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive diocesan program for youth ministry. Applicants must be Roman Catholic in good standing, with at least three years experience as a paid parish or diocesan youth minister, with at least a bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree in theology or ministry plus youth ministry training. Salary is in accord with experience and education and includes a full benefits package. Refer all questions and/or resumes with references by Aug. 15 to: Mr. Jim Kemna, PO Box 417, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Phone: (573) 635-9127, ext. 228. E-mail:

LARGE SUBURBAN CHICAGO parish seeks innovative, organized, spirit-filled leader who will energize high school students; recruit, train and guide adult volunteers; and wow parish staff while serving as full-time director of youth ministry for our growing, multi-faceted program. Desired qualifications include strong Catholic faith, related college degree and experience working with youth. Send letter telling us how you will spark the program, along with resume and three references to: Youth Minister Search Committee, St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048. Learn more about our faith community at

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Michael Parish in Wheaton, Ill., a suburban parish outside Chicago is seeking a full-time director of youth ministry. Qualified person will serve a well-established, large, active youth ministry program built upon student leadership, community prayer, established missions and retreats and collaborative ministry in accord with “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry.” Also must be organized and capable of directing a dedicated, experienced team of adult youth ministry volunteers. Master’s degree in religious studies or related field and two years experience preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send resume by Aug. 31 to: Youth Ministry Search Committee, c/o Ann Evans, 317 W. Willow St., Wheaton, IL 60187. Phone: (630) 682-3650. E-mail:

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