National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 16, 2004

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GRADUATE INTERNSHIP -- Villanova University offers a two-year graduate campus ministry internship for those pursuing a graduate degree in the academic field of their choice. All applicants should have graduated from college by August 2003. Two years of general work and/or volunteer experience is preferred. Faith-filled applicants are a must and need to be willing to share their journey of faith in God with others. Interns work and live in freshmen residence halls modeling, building and living Christian community. They offer students opportunities to develop personally and spiritually through liturgy, service projects, retreats and evenings of reflection. Interns receive room and board, tuition remission and a stipend. Deadline: Feb. 20. Additional information and application are available. Phone: (610) 519-4082. E-mail: Web site: (under program directory, choose graduate internships).

Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH: Adult language instruction includes vocabulary for ministry. Small classes, multicultural setting, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Parish Missions

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

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


PILGRIMAGE TO WELSH BORDERS, May 9-20 with Esther de Waal. Pilgrimage to Ireland, Sept. 6-18, led by Marcus Losack. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO 64111. Phone: (816) 561-6855. E-mail: Web site:

Religious Goods

HAND MADE Swarovski crystal rosaries and religious jewelry. Web site:


ENJOY A QUIET WINTER RETREAT on Cape Cod. Evensong by the Sea Retreat and Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual private retreats, guided retreats. Reiki training. Phone: (800) 455-0247. See our Web site for details:

ICAP’s 12-STEP SPIRITUALITY RETREATS -- March 15 - 21 and July 2 - 8. Women religious working 12-step programs. March retreat location is Guest House for Women Religious in Lake Orion, Mich. July retreat location is the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, Ill. Fee for either retreat is $350. Register early from ICAP Web site:

LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Spiritual direction and counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation in Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 966-5933.

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:

VISITATION SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Monroe, Mich. Year-round retreats, spiritual direction, programs. Beautiful contemplative space on wooded grounds with nearly two miles of walkways. Retreat house, hermitages. Phone: (734) 242-5520. E-mail: Web site:


TAKE A WINTER BREAK! “Men in Ministry.” Explore the inner landscape of ministry. Five-day mini-sabbatical/retreat, “Journey Into Self-Discovery for Men in Ministry,” Feb. 8-13, San Pedro Retreat Center, Winter Park, Orlando, Fla. This is the 17th consecutive year for this inclusive mini-sabbatical/retreat combining a gentle therapeutic approach with spirituality and nature. An opportunity to discover how you relate to others through relationships, ministry, spirituality, sexuality, masculinity, addictive aspects and behavior. Experience the sensitive concern and direction of our team, working with dream interpretation, myth, scripture, discernment, emotional bodywork and personal sessions in a warm environment of confidentiality. Group limited to approximately 15 participants. For more information contact: Daniel McDonald, Director, CPEB Therapies, Inc., 145 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5R 2T1. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

JUBILEE: CELEBRATING LIFE’S WISDOM -- May 4 - June 3, a monthlong renewal for ages 70 and wiser reverencing their journey of the mature years. For information or to register, please contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 x4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

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. 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:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH: Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Adult learning in multicultural faith community. Small classes, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH LANGUAGE and Culture courses, Feb. 29 to March 18 or June 6 to 24 in Miami. Designed for religious, priests, deacons, seminarians and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 SW 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333. E-mail:


FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF JOY -- Employed? Desire religious life? Formation in your area. Phone: (402) 551-8151.

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

VOCATIONS -- Catholic Apostolic Church in North America. Phone: (212) 923-1901. Web site:


STARTING A MISSION PROGRAM for full-time volunteers or lay missioners? Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS), a resource center for more than 210 domestic and overseas lay volunteer mission programs, is hosting a formation workshop for groups discerning/planning the initiation of a volunteer program or for new staff of existing programs. It will explore all you need to know. Experienced facilitator. Excellent handout materials. Opportunity to network with like-minded persons. Date: March 11-14 in South Bend, Ind. Workshop cost is $475; lodging is $90. Attendance is limited to 20 persons per workshop. For information or a registration brochure, please contact: Myrtle Washington, CNVS - Formation Workshop, 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 506, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Phone: (301) 270-0900, ext.19. E-mail:


Employment Opportunities


WAUSAU HOSPITAL, Wausau, Wis., four chaplain residency positions available beginning July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, in a unique CPE program offering in addition to the normative goals of CPE, intrapsychic and family systems theories integration. Wausau Hospital is a 321-bed, modern community hospital and regional medical center very committed to spiritual care through the CPE program. Wausau is a progressive community immersed in the beauty and solitude of Wisconsin nature while within driving distance to Madison, the state capital, Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. Recreational activities abound from skiing, fishing, camping and boating, to community theater and the performing arts. $21,000 stipend plus fringe benefits. Apply to: Bill Tallevast, DMin, Department of Pastoral Care, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd., Wausau, WI 54401. Phone: (800) 283-2881, ext. 72940. Fax: (715) 847-2015. E-mail:

CATHOLIC PRIEST CHAPLAIN -- The St. Leonard Faith Community, a lay group of 300 families (in southern suburbs of Dayton, Ohio) is seeking a chaplain/moderator to “walk a while” with this active faith community. We have programs with trained paid coordinators in religious education, adult faith formation, youth ministry, music ministry as well as office manager. We have outreach to the surrounding community and active volunteers for many activities. We formed as a voluntary community in 1976 and received official status within the Cincinnati Archdiocese in 1991 as a nonterritorial quasi-parish. We need a priest/chaplain to help us continue our active liturgical participation, to proclaim the word in a way meaningful to our secular lives and to help us be church for all age groups. This is an ideal position for someone seeking a less burdensome assignment, perhaps an opportunity for reflection, education or a special ministry. Contact: St. Leonard Faith Community, 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville, OH 45458. Phone: (937) 435-3626 or (937) 293-2079. Web site:


COORDINATOR OF CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY -- Program at Saint Luke Institute, a residential psychological treatment center for Catholic clergy, religious women and men in Silver Spring, Md. (suburb of Washington, D.C.). Open to religious priest or diocesan with experience in spiritual direction. Competitive salary and benefits. It is a wonderful grace to work with priests and religious in spiritual direction. Position open immediately. Contact Nancy Farran. Phone: (301) 422-5403. E-mail:


DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT -- Catholic Theological Union in Chicago (CTU), a graduate school of theology, invites applications for a development assistant position. Building relationships with key donors, this position promotes the financial sustainability of the “Peacebuilders Initiative,” an innovative educational program for high school age youth. Supports the general efforts of the development office including donor cultivation, foundation grant writing, special events and capital campaign projects, as needed. In addition to a commitment to the institutional mission, the successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, an ability to think strategically, self-initiative and a team-oriented spirit. Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of two years of previous fund-raising experience, preferably with a youth-related organization. Send a resume with a cover letter no later than Friday, Feb. 13 to: The Development Office at Catholic Theological Union, 5401 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615. Or e-mail: Visit:


GONZAGA UNIVERSITY IN SPOKANE, Wash., is currently recruiting for a director of university ministry for the university ministry department. The director will contribute to Gonzaga’s mission of faith that promotes justice by supporting its efforts toward the development and faith formation of students and the wider university community. The director will be a qualified priest, preferably a Jesuit, with collaborative pastoral experience and knowledge of and commitment to the Ignatian educational and spiritual tradition. Please visit our Web site for a full position description, list of requirements and application materials. Position is open until filled with review of applications beginning immediately. Gonzaga University is a committed equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Call with any questions. Phone: (509) 323-5996. Web site:

PROJECT DIRECTOR -- Project Inspire, a collaborative effort between Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies and the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Ongoing Formation in Ministry office, seeks to identify, nurture and sustain the pastoral imagination through resources of excellence. The project director for Inspire will head a fully-funded, five-year grant focusing on enhancing excellence of pastoral leadership teams in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic parishes. The project director of Inspire will be responsible for initiating and implementing an array of processes that focus on the enhancement of parish pastoral leadership teams. These teams will reflect the variety of sociocultural contexts present within the Archdiocese of Chicago. The project director of Inspire will be an active member of the Roman Catholic church, skilled in diverse, multicultural pastoral settings, contemporary leadership theory and practice, organizational development as well as ecclesiological and ministerial theology. Inspire is a model of collaboration for the Catholic church in the United States of America, in which ordained and lay ecclesial ministers work together for the greater good of the Archdiocese of Chicago in its multiplicity of races, cultures, languages and ethnicities that constitute this Catholic community. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae and a list of references. Starting date: April or sooner. Please direct applications or inquires about this position to: Dr. Peter Gilmour, Chair of the Search Committee, Loyola University Chicago, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Lewis Towers, No. 1238, 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: (800) 424-1238. E-mail:

SEEKING DIRECTOR for Nazareth Farm, a small Catholic volunteer community serving those in rural West Virginia by providing service experiences to high school and college volunteers. Position requires an active Catholic experienced in youth/young adult ministry, a working knowledge and belief in Catholic social teachings, nonprofit agency management experience and openness to prayer, simplicity and living in community. Send resume, references and salary requirements to: Nazareth Farm, Route 2, Box 194-3, Salem, WV 26426.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Holy Spirit Center, Anchorage, Alaska. Provides Ignatian-based retreats, pastoral programs and related services. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative executive director who demonstrates effective collaborative leadership. Applicant will have administrative experience, persuasive oral and written communication skills, demonstrated professional expertise in fund raising, budgeting, marketing and strategic planning. Refer to the job description and application on our Web site. Position will remain open until filled. Start date is July. Please submit your application and resume addressing minimum qualifications to: Search Committee, Holy Spirit Center, 10980 Hillside Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507. Web site:


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; at least a Master’s Degree in theological studies; experienced in ecumenism; and at least two years professional ministry experience. Office in Nashville, Tenn. Extensive traveling required. Professional salary and benefits. Send resume to: Ecumenical Worker Search Committee, 1312 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Holy Spirit Center, Anchorage, Alaska. Provides Ignatian-based retreats, pastoral programs and related services. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative executive director who demonstrates effective collaborative leadership. Applicant will have administrative experience, persuasive oral and written communication skills, demonstrated professional expertise in fund raising, budgeting, marketing and strategic planning. Refer to the job description and application on our Web site. Position will remain open until filled. Start date is July. Please submit your application and resume addressing minimum qualifications to: Search Committee, Holy Spirit Center, 10980 Hillside Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507. Web site:


HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC COMMUNITY in the Outer Banks of North Carolina is seeking an energetic, motivated, spiritual individual to be part of a collaborative pastoral team. Responsibilities will include working to enhance existing adult formation opportunities including the development of small Christian communities and working toward whole community catechesis. Candidate should be a practicing Catholic with a combination of training and/or experience in adult formation. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, Attn: Faith Formation Search Committee, PO Box 510, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. E-mail:

FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR -- Connecting the faith life of the church to students, faculty and parents in a regional K-eight school setting, new position at St. Clare Catholic School in O’Fallon, Ill., suburb of St. Louis, beginning July 1. Requirements: master’s in religious education, pastoral studies or equivalent; teaching experience helpful; working knowledge of the liturgy; ability to work with different personalities and age groups. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send by Feb.15 to: Ken Pajares, St. Clare Catholic School, 214 W. Third St., O’Fallon, IL 62269. For further details visit:


DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Full-time position. Coordinate celebrations of the liturgy and oversee music ministries for 2,200-family parish. Minimum requirements: practicing Catholic and current member of a Catholic parish; ability to work as part of collaborative ministry team; master’s degree in liturgy or liturgical music; facility with a variety of musical styles; thorough knowledge of Vatican II principles with regard to liturgy, music and ministry; keyboard and directing skills; ability to work with liturgical ministers of all ages and professional and volunteer musicians for five weekend Masses, sacramental celebrations, prayer services for school and religious formation. Minimum of five years experience in parish setting or equivalent. Send resume and three current letters of references by Feb. 27 to: Search Committee, Blessed Sacramental Cathedral, 300 N. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES: Our growing, active and diverse large parish is seeking a full-time, energetic, committed and creative director. Our parish community, guided by the Spirit of Francis De Sales, is grounded in the spirit of Vatican II and requires a director who will support and enhance our spiritual growth and worship through music in that same spirit. Responsibilities will include overseeing the planning and coordinating of music for all liturgies, directing two choirs, interacting with and supporting other music group leaders, growing our music ministry as needed and actively participating as a member of our liturgy committee and pastoral team. Qualifications required: degree in music, experience in Catholic liturgy, successful member of parish staff and desire to grow/deepen faith and spirituality through ministry. Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with experience. Send resume with references to: DMM Search Committee, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, PO Box 97, Vienna, VA 22183. Fax: (703) 938-2828. E-mail:

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, a parish of 1,750 families (and growing), is seeking a qualified person eager to collaborate with a team willing to build a liturgical music program as we construct a new church that includes a 40-rank Moller organ and a Steinway concert grand piano. Potential to form a youth choir, bell choir and adult choir. Salary commensurate with education/experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Attn: Search Committee, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23229. E-mail:

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR -- An active, involved parish of 800 households seeks a pastorally sensitive person with knowledge and love for Roman Catholic/Vatican II liturgy. Competency in voice and an instrument, choral directions and cantor training is expected. Must possess good communication skills and be able to coordinate and form liturgical ministries. An appreciation for traditional and contemporary styles of music is required. Degrees, certifications in music and liturgy are required along with computer literacy. Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send resume, letters of recommendation and three references to: Fr. J. Patrick Reynolds, Pastor, St. Thomas More Church, 5645 Blandville Road, Paducah, KY 42001. Or contact the office of music, Diocese of Owensboro, Ky. Phone: (270) 683-1545.


MANAGER OF RETREAT SERVICES -- Bon Secours Spiritual Center (Marriottsville, Md.) is seeking a manager of retreat services to coordinate, in collaboration with other retreat team members, all retreat and programming activities for the center as well as provide retreats and other programming as a member of the retreat team. The manager of retreat services is responsible for oversight of strategic planning for retreat services; planning, coordination and administration of retreat services and programs; professional supervision of retreat team members; and coordination and training of retreat services volunteers. The successful candidate will have a proven record of retreat team experience, training and experience in providing spiritual direction, master’s degree in Roman Catholic theology with a particular focus in Christian spirituality, effective communication skills and strong administration abilities. The manager of retreat services position is available immediately. Bon Secours Spiritual Center is an equal opportunity employer. Interested individuals are invited to send a letter of interest, current resume, salary/stipend requirements and availability to: Thomas Morris, VP Sponsorship/Mission, Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104. Or via e-mail to: Further information about the center can be found at the center’s Website:


SEEKING FULL-TIME CAMPUS MINISTER in university parish setting. Position includes worship, outreach and Catholic community development for Drake University residential campus. 3,200 students, 800 Catholics. Qualifications: master of theology or related field. Prior experience preferred. Begins in July. Competitive salary and benefits. Deadline for applications: March 1. Send letter of application discussing qualifications and interest, resume and names of three references to: Search Committee, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Student Center, 1150 28th St., Des Moines, IA 50311.


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:

OVERSEAS LAY MISSION -- This could be your time to walk with the poor of another land. To bring more compassion and to stand up for justice in our world. We are forming lay missioner teams to work in Peru, Kenya, Eritrea and South Africa. Could be one of the best moves of your life. Comboni Lay Missionaries, 1615 E. 31st St., La Grange Park, IL 60526. Phone: (708) 354-2050. Explore the possibilities at our Web site:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE/LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT for parish of more than 1,000-plus families. New campus. Enthusiastic, bilingual candidate to help parish family grow together in Christ’s love. Responsibilities: Hispanic ministry, parish resource/leadership development, adult formation, pastoral care and liturgy enrichment. Apply by Feb. 20. Send resume to: Search Committee, 3910 Spring Ave., Decatur, AL 35603. E-mail:

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC Church of the Epiphany, a faith community of 1,400 households in Louisville, Ky., seeks a full-time pastoral associate to collaborate with the pastoral staff in the formational, spiritual and outreach ministries of the parish. Specific responsibilities include coordination of the adult catechumenate, parish life and worship ministries. The ideal candidate would be a Roman Catholic with MTH or equivalent having five years of pastoral ministry experience, proven collaborative leadership and prior leadership experience in the adult catechumenate process. Preaching and presiding skills are important. Please submit resume by Feb. 29 to: Search Committee, Church of the Epiphany, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville, KY 40233. Or online to:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Mary Cathedral Parish Community, Saginaw, Mich. A justice-oriented community is seeking a full-time pastoral associate to begin July 1. Primary responsibilities are in the area of Christian service ministries, although not exclusive of other parish ministry. Master’s degree in pastoral or theological studies desired. Competitive salary/benefits. Deadline for application is Feb. 16. Send resume and cover letter to: Fr. Ronald Wagner, St. Mary Cathedral, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607.


THE DIOCESE OF SACRAMENTO, CALIF., has begun a principal search for St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School for the 2004-2005 school year. The school is a coeducational school located in the city of Vallejo, Calif.; enrollment of 650. We are seeking a candidate who is an active and practicing Roman Catholic with three years successful administrative experience in Catholic secondary education and an earned, advanced degree in educational administration. Closing date is Jan. 30. For application forms and instructions, click “job opportunities” on our Web site:

PRINCIPAL -- Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Parish in Tucson, Ariz., is accepting principal applications for the parish elementary school, grades pre-K through eight, with an enrollment of 500. The school has provided its students with a strong Catholic educational environment in their spiritual and academic formation for more than 45 years. Submissions should be received before Feb. 16. Please send a comprehensive letter of introduction and a detailed resume (no phone calls, please) to: Anne Marie King, Business Manager, Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, 1800 S. Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ 85710-8413. Fax: (520) 790-3308. E-mail: Detailed information can be found at:

PRINCIPAL OPENING FOR FIRST-EIGHTH -- St. Patrick Catholic School in Brighton, Mich., is currently accepting applications for the position of elementary principal to begin with the 2004-2005 school year. Successful candidates should possess at least a master’s degree (school administration degree preferred); at least five years teaching or administrative experience; active member of a Catholic parish; working knowledge of diocesan policies; valid teaching certificate from a state-approved teacher training program through a regionally accredited four-year college or university; and have, or be eligible for, Michigan license. Application packets are available from the search committee and should include a cover letter, resume, three references and verifications of parish membership. For an application packet please contact: Fr. Jan J. MeKean, 711 Rickett Road, Brighton, MI 48116-1896. For more information please contact Delores Yackley at: (810) 229-9863. Or:


DOCTOR OF MINISTRY -- designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in pastoral supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone: (210) 341-1366. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Parish in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., seeks full-time, spirit-filled Catholic to develop Life Teen and other youth ministries. We are looking for a dynamic and self-directed leader with good organizational and communication skills. Degree preferred in pastoral ministry or related fields. Some experience in Life Teen ministry desirable. Salary negotiable. Generous retirement and health benefits. Send resume and three references to: Sr. Jean, St. Gregory Church, 200 N. University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324. Fax: (954) 473-2084. E-mail:

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW in the new year? If you have five-plus years experience in youth ministry, we’re looking for you! We are a large suburban parish that embraces Vatican II in the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. Candidates should have good leadership, motivation and communication skills and be willing to work with staff and volunteers. Will direct a comprehensive program for grades six-12. BA plus certification in youth ministry preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. YM Search Committee, St. Philip the Apostle, 1897 W. Main, Lewisville, TX 75067. Fax: (972) 219-5429. E-mail:

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