National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 23, 2004

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MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. Web site:

ST. ELIAS SCHOOL of Orthodox Theology -- An accredited school offering correspondence graduate and postgraduate programs. Web site:


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

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

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


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE pilgrimage to Ireland, land of saints and scholars. Rev. Thomas E. Clarke, SJ, Sr. Catherine McIntyre, RJM, Sr. Norene Costa, RJM; Aug. 18-29; $2,295. Daily Mass at select sites and informal presentations on Celtic spirituality of sites visited. For flyer and registration, contact: Sr. Catherine, 202 County Route 105, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 928-2213. E-mail:

THE LOYOLA EXPERIENCE -- Retreat and pilgrimage in the “Footsteps of Ignatius Loyola,” June 21-30. Led by Fr. Thomas A. Kane, CSP and Fr. Julio Giulietti, SJ. Barcelona, Manresa, Montserrat, Loyola, Bilbao and more: $2,795 from Boston, plus taxes and fees. THE PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA. Follow Spain’s “Way of St. James” on this unique pilgrimage experience during the Jubilee Holy Year 2004. Fr. Thomas Kane will lead the prayerful journey and Sr. Janice Farnham will provide historical lectures. June 7-18. $3,449 from JFK, plus taxes and fees. Space limited. For brochure, call Catholic Travel Centre. Phone: (800) 553-5233. E-mail:

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:

IRELAND IN MAY -- Explore the heart and soul of Celtic spirituality. Experience a magical, mystical spring in Ireland while praying at sacred Celtic sites and listening to the wisdom of Celtic experts. Join Inward Travel’s much-loved trip, April 29-May 11. Contact: Jane Comerford CSJ, 1016 N. Superior St., Spokane, WA 99202. Phone: (509) 483-6495. E-mail:

Religious Goods

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

Renewal Programs

BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, offers “A Time of Blessing,” a four- to eight-month renewal program as well as accommodations for shorter, personalized programs for women religious and all women who are seeking to foster deeper fidelity to self, God and world. Components: variety of prayer experiences, contemplative space, scriptural and theological input, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or growth counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal sessions: late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. Some programs could be designed during these months to meet individual needs. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail: Web site:


ANGELSPRING FARM WELLNESS RETREAT, Fayette City, Pa., 111 acres of woods, walking paths, bird life, contemplative surroundings and provides a level of care you request. The Granary is a cozy, all-season individual retreat house with complete accommodations including kitchenette. Reading and music resources are available. Services include: directed/private, individual, small-group and arts retreats; select spa services and meals. Contact: Angelspring, 789 Brownsville Road, Fayette City, PA 15438-1115. Phone: (724) 938-2301. E-mail: Web site:

ICAP’s 12-STEP SPIRITUALITY RETREATS -- March 15 - 21and 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:

THE SABBATICAL WITH A DIFFERENCE -- The changing seasons in New England provide the perfect atmosphere and Genesis is the perfect setting for inner peacekeeping and deepening of contemplative awareness. Design your sabbatical time according to your personal needs. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill St., Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. 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:

ECO-SPIRITUALITY SABBATICAL -- May 2-28. A contemplative experience for nurturing an ecological vision as a person of faith. Blends education, contemplation and ecological involvements in prairie, beach and urban restoration projects (Chicago area). Culminates in “Journey Into Earth” retreat. Applications by Feb. 28. Contact: Pat Bergen, CSJ, The Well, Sisters of St. Joseph, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park, IL 60526. Phone: (708) 354-9200. E-mail:

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:

Study Tours

INTERFAITH MEDICAL ETHICS led by James Keenan, SJ, of Boston College, Weston Jesuit School of Theology and health-care professionals. May 9-16 in Spain. Credit toward AMA Physicians Recognition Award available. For information, phone toll-free: (800) 343-6524, ext. 131.

EXPLORING OUR COMMON HERITAGE -- Ecumenical Study Tour to Rome and Canterbury led by Dean William H. Petersen of Bexley Hall Theological Seminary. June 8-17. For information, phone toll-free: (800) 343-6524, ext. 131.


SEEKING THOSE WHO’VE HEARD THE CALL -- The Liberal Catholic Church International. Distance-learning seminary for apostolic priesthood. For more information, write: The Very Rev. Tony J. Howard, Dean, St. Alban, Theological Seminary, PO Box 2507, Frisco, TX 75034-2507. Web site:

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:


COMFORT HOUSE seeks a full-time volunteer for a 10-bed residence for persons with cancer, AIDS, heart disease and so forth. Our residents are both adults and children. Volunteers will be accepted for six months or longer. Positions are now open. Training, stipend, room and board and health insurance (for long-term volunteers) are provided. Our ministry takes place in a family-like residence where families become part of care giving. Comfort House is licensed by the Texas health department. Spanish helpful, not essential. Write or phone: Sr. Mary Rincones, 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, TX 78501. Phone: (956) 687-7367. Fax: (956) 630-6423. Web site:

VOLUNTEERS IN MINISTRY -- March 8-13, 2004. An opportunity to serve those in need of your hands and hearts in the city and western suburbs of Chicago. Applicants 19 to 30 years old, committed to justice and willing to live in community in La Grange Park residence for the week. Applications by Feb. 16, 2004. Contact: Sr. Marlene Schemmel, The Well, Sisters of St. Joseph, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park, IL 60526. Phone: (708) 354-9200.


Employment Opportunities


PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR ADMINISTRATION -- St. Jude Catholic Church, an active, suburban parish of more than 2,000 households in Redmond, Wash., seeks an energetic, experienced and articulate person with strong interpersonal and organizational skills to enable the efficient and effective administration of the parish’s human, financial and capital resources. Salary in accord with archdiocesan guidelines. Excellent benefits. This is a new, full-time position to begin on March 1. Applications close Feb. 1. For application packet, contact Judy Evers. Phone: (425) 883-7685, ext.110.


ASSOCIATE VOCATION DIRECTOR -- Glenmary seeks an associate director to promote, develop, foster and invite men to priesthood and brotherhood with the Glenmary Home Missioners. The person will be well trained in Catholic history, theology and doctrine with at least the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree and three-five years of professional experience. Candidate must have a strong commitment to the home missions and an ability to foster and maintain relationships with teenagers and young adults from multicultural backgrounds. Individual will possess good listening skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both personal and public settings. Ability to speak English and Spanish or willingness to develop Spanish-language skills. Position requires extensive travel and a high degree of confidentiality. Professional salary and benefits. Send resume to: Vocation Director, GHM, PO Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246-5618. E-mail:


BUSINESS MANAGER -- Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, a Roman Catholic parish of 1,300 families including a school in Grand Rapids, Mich., is seeking a parish business manager. The position of parish business manager is responsible for the full range of parish administrative functions. This position is responsible for the areas of finance, facilities, purchasing, stewardship, communications and personnel including staff supervision. The parish business manager reports to the pastor. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor degree in business, accounting or related field or equivalent; an active member of a Roman Catholic parish faith community or knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church, its teaching and mission; experience working as a business manager in a parish or small firm; training and/or experience in stewardship, communications, personnel management and staff supervision. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Evening work is required. The principal place of work is the administrative office of the parish. Some travel will be required to attend meetings, trainings, and so forth. Demeanor and attitude should be reflective of a Christian environment. Please send your resume by Feb. 20, to: IHM Search Committee, 1935 Plymouth S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506.


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:


L’ARCHE MOBILE is ecumenical, faith-based community of 18 adult persons with developmental disabilities (primary diagnosis: mental retardation) and live-in assistants who live, work and share their lives together. If you’d like to share your life in community with someone who needs you, please contact: Nathan Baughn, Community Coordinator, L’Arche Mobile, 151 S. Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604. Phone: (251) 438-2094. 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:


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 ASSISTANT to the president -- The National Catholic Educational Association is the world’s largest private educational association and is seeking an administrative and secretarial support person for its president. This key position requires top notch administrative, interpersonal and communications skills coupled with the ability to balance diverse tasks affecting departmental directors, association staff and the membership. The successful candidate will display initiative, discretion, judgment, tact, poise, motivation and flexibility. Familiarity with Catholic church structures and Catholic education in particular is required. Administrative tasks include mail, calendar and travel management, document writing and preparation, correspondence management, general meeting coordination and meeting management for the board of directors. All tasks require the use of MS Office software. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and benefit package including employer paid health programs. Equal opportunity employer. If interested, submit your resume with cover letter and writing samples to: J. McDaniel, NCEA, 1077 30th St., N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007. Fax: (202) 333-6706. No phone calls please. Electronic submissions in MS Word only will be accepted via e-mail (no zip files): 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:


PASTORAL SERVICES/HISPANIC MINISTRY -- Glenmary seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) consultant for ministry development among Hispanics. Assist Glenmarians and coworkers in 10 states. Position requires extensive travel and working collaboratively as a member of the department of pastoral services located in Nashville. Must be a U.S. citizen with U.S. parish experience and the ability to read, write and speak in both Spanish and English. Master’s in theology, pastoral studies or related field required. Send resumes to: Fr. Mike Langell, Director, Department of Pastoral Services, 1312 Fifth Ave., Nashville, TN 37208.


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 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 to five years of 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’s principal, DRE, director of parish life and a host of strong volunteers. Competitive salary, high $40s to low $50s and excellent benefits including employer-contributed retirement. Please fax or mail 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.

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.


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 -- Glenmary Home Missioners seek a pastoral associate to collaborate with a Glenmary pastoral coordinator in providing leadership for a small, rural, multicultural mission in Eupora, Miss. Interested persons need a master’s in theology, pastoral studies or related field; a missionary spirit and parish ministry experience. Fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in both Spanish and English absolutely necessary. Send resume and references to: Ms. Liz Dudas, 1312 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208-2726. Phone: (615) 256-1900. Fax: (615) 256-1902. E-mail:


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 through 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. McKean, 711 Rickett Road, Brighton, MI 48116-1896. For more information please contact Delores Yackley at: (810) 229-9863. Or:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (DRE) for large, multicultural, urban parish. Master’s in theology or related field required. DRE will be responsible for facilitation and/or coordination of elementary and middle school PSR, youth group, baptism prep, confirmation program, RCIA and adult education. Applicants must be equally proficient in English and Spanish. Excellent salary and benefits package. Deadline for application March 1. Please send resume and letters of reference to: Fr. James A. Schillinger, STL, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2855 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329.


ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA is seeking a full-time person to direct our youth ministry programs. Degree in religious studies or related field preferred. Experience is a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume and references to: Youth Ministry, c/o Sandra TenHagen, St. Anthony of Padua Parish Community, 2510 Richmond St. N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

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:

YOUTH MINISTER -- 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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