National Catholic Reporter

Updated February 13, 2004

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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:


CEDARS OF PEACE -- Secluded woodland cabins on Loretto motherhouse property in central, rural Kentucky offer quiet solitude for prayer and reflection. Cabins rented by the day or month, electricity and water included. Daily Mass and spiritual direction available. Contact: Cedars of Peace, 515 Nerinx Road, Nerinx, KY 40049. Phone: (270) 865-5291. E-mail:


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, 2004. 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

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


PILGRIMAGE TO WELSH BORDERS, May 9-20, 2004 with Esther de Waal. Pilgrimage to Ireland, Sept. 6-18, 2004, led by Marcus Losack. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO 64111. Phone: (816) 561-6855. E-mail: Web site:

Religious Goods

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LENTEN RETREAT OFFERINGS -- Private, group, guided. Evensong by the Sea Retreat and Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. 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:


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:

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, 2004 or June 6 to 24, 2004 in Miami Florida. 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:


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:


Employment Opportunities


CAMPUS MINISTER -- St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center has a full-time position available in campus ministry. This person would be part of an eight-member pastoral team, ministering to a diverse, urban parish that is the Newman Center for the University of Cincinnati. Primary responsibilities include organization of social justice programs, development of cultural immersion trips and outreach to the Catholic community at the University of Cincinnati. Other responsibilities include retreat, social and educational programs. Ten- or 12-month position. Salary based on diocesan guidelines. A master’s degree in related area and experience preferred. Position available as of Aug. 1. Send letter/resume by March 1 to: Fr. Al Hirt, OFM, St. Monica-St. George, 328 W. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45219.


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 Barbara Gobrial, Council Chair at (937) 293-2079. Web site:


DIOCESAN REGIONAL COORDINATOR (office of faith formation) for three vicariates of Central Region. Charlotte, N.C., diocese seeks person with a master’s degree in religious education or related field, five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Well-rounded in catechist formation skills. Collaborative and sensitive to cultural minorities. Good written/oral communication skills. Spanish a plus. Application deadline: March 1. 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. For copy of job description, e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING -- The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, Inc. (NFCYM) in Washington, D.C., is seeking a person to implement our marketing and development plans. Required skills: basic grant writing, donor tracking, verbal and written communications and computer literacy. Qualifications: MA in management, ministry or related field; practical experience in the basics of marketing and development and an appreciation of Catholic values as related to young people. Candidate must handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work as a team member. Please send resume and three references by March 30, to: Bob McCarty, Executive Director, NFCYM, 415 Michigan Ave. N.E., Suite 40, Washington, DC 20017. E-mail:


SECRETARY FOR EVANGELIZATION/parish services office director. The person who will fill this position is responsible for implementing the mission and related goals of the Catholic diocese of Spokane, Wash., as they pertain to evangelization, catechesis, resource coordination and administration of the parish services office. Qualifications: master’s degree in religious studies, pastoral ministry, theology, religious education or related field and five or more years experience as a parish director of religious education or parish pastoral ministry with religious education experience. Practicing member of the Roman Catholic church required. Please send letter of interest and resume to: Angi Shamblin, SPHR, PO Box 1453, Spokane, WA 99210. E-mail:

THE MARIANIST PROVINCE of the United States is seeking a director for LIFE (living in faith experience), a leadership training program, to foster an environment in which participants build communities of faith, reflect upon their lived experience and prepare consciously to expand the richness of the Marianist tradition in their home communities. Marianist LIFE has been conducted for more than 30 years throughout the summer months. Presently we have programs in California, Ohio and Texas. Marianist LIFE is sponsored by the Marianist Province of the United States. This position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Marianist LIFE and LIFE alumni programs in the United States, developing and creating national strategies and procedures for the LIFE program, coordinate LIFE alumni programs, develop communication procedures with LIFE alumni and an ongoing relationship with the Marianist family in the United States is essential. Qualifications: Strong knowledge and willingness to learn about the Marianist charism tradition. LIFE experience is preferred. Ability to organize, prioritize tasks and supervise staff and volunteers. Must have good interpersonal skills and communication skills including writing, word processing, spreadsheet and database experience. Ability to work alone and gather people to help with the workflow of the programs. Degree and experience in ministry and/or religious education is necessary. Available for frequent travel, especially on weekends. Ability to work from own home office or from a Marianist energy center. Salary and benefits: competitive salary and benefit package includes medical, dental, life, LTD, pension and paid time off. To apply, send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to: Marianist Province of the United States, Human Resources, 4425 W. Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. 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.

SAINT JOSEPH COLLEGE -- A four-year liberal arts and women’s college, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, invites applications for the position of director of campus ministry. This full-time, 10-month position within the student services division develops and sustains a faith community on the campus in conjunction with the campus ministry staff and develops campus ministry as a center of theological reflection and discourse. The director assists individual students with the application of spiritual values and development, designs and coordinates spiritual retreats for students and develops and offers a variety of inclusive ecumenical and interfaith activities to address the needs of a diverse campus population. The incumbent will collaborate with the religious studies department in the assessment of the need for a Catholic studies program and with other campus departments to provide programs addressing issues of faith, ethics and spirituality. The successful candidate will be an active Catholic with a master of divinity or master’s degree in religious studies/theology, demonstrate a commitment to women’s issues and to developing women as leaders along with a collaborative approach to ministry. Two or more years of campus ministry is preferred along with knowledge of student development, including spiritual development, at the higher education level. The candidate must be able to work Sundays and occasional evenings. For additional information about the position and general information about the college, please refer to our Web site:


THE DIOCESE OF ORLANDO, Fla., is seeking an executive director to provide innovative leadership for Bishop Grady Villas, a new residential facility in St. Cloud, Fla., for mentally challenged adults, ages 21 and older. 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. 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 and experience in fund raising. Assisted Living Facility (ALF) level II training preferred. Experienced in managing a residential facility. Practicing Catholic. Excellent benefits. Minimum salary: $45,000. No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter by Feb. 20 to: Theresa Simon, Human Resource Coordinator, Catholic Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802. Fax: (407) 246-4941. E-mail: Web site:


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.


MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Small suburban parish in New Jersey seeks music director with keyboard and vocal proficiency. Being familiar with liturgy, candidate must oversee choir, possess leadership qualities and have knowledge of appropriate Catholic contemporary and traditional music. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume with references to: Music Ministry, PO Box 9185, Morristown, NJ 07963-9185.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- Full-time position for 4,000-family parish. Position requires solid understanding of Catholic liturgy, instrumental, vocal and conducting skills. Keyboard skills a plus. Music degree preferred. Work closely with pastor, liturgy committee, cantors and organist. Develop adult, children’s, teens and small instrumental ensembles while employing traditional and contemporary styles of liturgical music. Five weekend Masses, special liturgies. Starting date negotiable. Applications will be accepted until May 1. Send resume to: Immaculate Heart of Mary, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233. 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:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE FOR LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Full-time position. Large multicultural parish (3,000 families) in Washington, D.C., area (Falls Church, Va.) seeks pastoral associate to lead program of liturgy and music in bilingual environment. Needs thorough, current knowledge of Catholic liturgy, keyboard and choral directing skills as well as leadership skills. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred. Responsibility for coordination of liturgical ministries, two choirs and interfacing with the other musicians and choirs. Provides support for funeral, wedding, quinceanera and school liturgies. Participates at staff and worship commission meetings. Salary commensurate with education, skills and experience. Full benefits, available immediately. Submission of letter of application and resume requested by Feb. 28. Contact: Search Committee, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 3305 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA 22041. Fax (703) 379-9195. E-mail:

MUSIC AND LITURGY DIRECTOR -- St. Timothy Parish seeks full-time music and liturgy director or two candidates for part-time music and liturgy positions. Responsibilities: coordinate active music program for parish liturgies, direct several choirs, coordinate liturgical ministries and plan liturgies with pastoral staff and lay ministers. Qualifications: effective communication and people skills; choral, cantoring, piano/organ proficiency and experience in liturgical music and Catholic liturgy. Position open May. Contact: St. Timothy Parish, 650 Nichols St., Norwood, MA 02062. Fax: (781) 769-9362.


SEEKING TWO UNIVERSITY MINISTERS available Aug. 1, to coordinate or assist in the following four programs: peer ministry, a ministry program for students in residence halls; outreach and social justice education; liturgical music ministry and retreat programming. Qualifications: bachelor’s degree required, master’s highly preferred, experience working with young adults, knowledge of Catholic social teaching, background in designing and facilitating retreats, ability to read music and play an instrument (for music ministry position). University chaplain, available Aug. 15 (part-time for the 2004-05 academic year only). Seeking chaplain to preside at Sunday evening (8 p.m.) liturgy during the academic year, two or three weekday noon masses, two special Saturday night liturgies and assist the bishop at the baccalaureate Mass in December and May. Will be part of the university ministry team and attend to the sacramental needs of students. Qualifications: must be a priest in good standing in the Roman Catholic church and be recognized as such by the bishop of Joliet, be an effective celebrant for a congregation of college students and must be creative, flexible and a contributing member of a university ministry team. A commitment to Catholic higher education and the university’s Lasallian mission is required for all positions. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. Respond with cover letter and resume to: Lewis University, Office of Human Resources, One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446. Fax: (815) 836-5900. E-mail: Web site:


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 -- Our Lady of the Lake Parish, a community of 1,500 households in Holland, Mich., is seeking to fill the position of pastoral associate. Working with the pastor and staff, the associate would share in the full range of pastoral ministry. Particular emphasis would be given to service and outreach programs. Salary and benefits are negotiable and will be commensurate with education and experience. To apply, please send a resume to: Search Committee, 480 152nd Ave., Holland, MI 49424.


PRESIDENT, LA SALLE ACADEMY -- Catholic, Lasallian, urban, all-boys high school in New York City. Effective July 1. President is CEO and manages the school’s leadership team. Send inquiries regarding position and qualifications to Dr. Sweeny, chairman of the board by Feb. 13. E-mail: Web site:

BISHOP KELLY HIGH SCHOOL (BKHS) is actively seeking a president for 2004-2005. The candidate must have a master’s degree, five years of school administration experience and be eligible for certification in the state of Idaho. Demonstrated business or financial experience including experience in marketing, business development, budgeting, fund raising and public relations is desirable. The selected candidate will be an active, practicing Catholic with an understanding of Catholic faith, history and tradition, a person of high moral standards with a reputation for integrity, vision and imagination. The selected candidate will supervise the principal, BKHS business operations and report to the board of governance. The position begins on July 1. Applications will be accepted through March 1 or until the position is filled. Interested applicants should secure an application packet and instructions from: Director of Human Resources, Bobbi K. Dominick, 303 Federal Way, Boise, ID 83705. Phone: (208) 342-1311, ext. 137. E-mail: Web site:


HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL position opening, Marist High School, Eugene, Ore. Marist High School is an archdiocesan college preparatory coed school which is committed to the education of the whole person by demonstrating a personal concern for each individual, an enthusiasm for knowledge and a viable Christian community. Marist has an enrollment of 525 students and a dedicated faculty and staff. Commitment to a strong academic curriculum, Catholic faith formation, a Christian service program and a successful athletic program are hallmarks of a Marist education. The successful candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a master’s degree and at least five years teaching experience. Excellent communication skills and ability to cultivate the school’s resource development program in collaboration with the Marist Foundation are essential qualities. Administrative experience and administrative license preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications are being sought through March 1. Send request for application to: Robert L. Mizia, Superintendent, Marist Search Committee, 2838 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214. E-mail: Web site:

THE DIOCESE OF SACRAMENTO, Calif., is accepting applications from strong spiritual and academic leaders for full-time principal position beginning July 1 for the 2004-2005 school year for St. Francis Catholic Girls High School (enrollment of 852). We are seeking a candidate who is an active and practicing Roman Catholic with a thorough understanding of and commitment to a Catholic school philosophy. Three years of successful administrative experience in Catholic secondary education. An earned, advanced degree in educational administration. Submit statement of educational philosophy with an emphasis on leadership, complete resume and list of references with telephone numbers. Salary, dependant on experience, medical, dental and retirement benefits. Closing date for applications is March 1. To learn more about the position, please contact Marion Bishop. Phone: (916) 452-3461. Web site:

BISHOP KELLY HIGH SCHOOL (BKHS) is actively seeking a principal for 2004-2005. The candidate must have a master’s degree, five years of school administration experience and be eligible for certification in the state of Idaho. The selected candidate will be an active, practicing Catholic with an understanding of Catholic faith, history and tradition; a person of high moral standards with a reputation for integrity, vision and imagination. The selected candidate will become the instructional leader of BKHS with responsibilities in the spiritual, instructional, strategic and management areas; reporting to the president and through the president to the board of governance. The position begins on July 1. Applications will be accepted through March 1 or until the position is filled. Interested applicants should secure an application packet and instructions from: Director of Human Resources, Bobbi K. Dominick, 303 Federal Way, Boise, ID 83705. Phone: (208) 342-1311, ext. 137. E-mail: Web site:

PRINCIPAL -- Saints Faith Hope and Charity School (FHC) in Winnetka, Ill. (approximately 15 miles north of downtown Chicago) has an opening for principal for the 2004-2005 school year. Founded in 1939, FHC is a K-eighth Catholic school dedicated to educating the whole person. We are committed to the spiritual, academic, moral and social growth of each student. Candidates for principal must be able to assume responsibility for the administration of the school, including providing leadership to our outstanding faculty. Candidates must also have a passion for excellence and the ability to develop, articulate and implement a vision and long-term plan for our school. Candidates must meet the criteria for principal established by the office of Catholic education of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Interested parties should contact Marcela Bermudez. Phone: (312) 751-5259. E-mail: Web site:

PRINCIPAL POSITION OPEN -- Innovative urban Catholic high school. Verbum Dei High School, an urban, all-boys Catholic school in Watts, Calif., seeks a highly qualified principal. Currently led by the Jesuit order, the school employs an innovative corporate work-study program as a member of the national Cristo Rey network of schools. This program makes college preparatory education affordable to its students while providing students with real-world work experience. The school seeks an educational leader who is experienced at helping teachers to motivate urban students to succeed. Please submit your resume and letter articulating your relevant professional qualifications and commitment to urban educational ministry by Feb. 28. Contact: Verbum Dei High School, Principal Search Committee, 11100 South Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059. Phone: (323) 564-6651. Fax: (323) 564-9009. Web site:


PARISH DREs, CREs AND youth ministers needed. Applicants are being sought for parish DRE, CRE and youth ministry positions in the diocese of Madison, Wisc. Active DRE organization, supportive diocesan staff. For application materials, contact: Office of Religious Education, 702 S. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53719. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Full-time position for a person with a master’s degree in the area of religious education or theological studies. Applicant must have a minimum of three years teaching experience and be a practicing Catholic. In addition to administrative skills, person must be a team player with the current parish staff and existing parish groups. Applicant must have ability to work in parish of all ages and backgrounds. Parish has an enrollment of 505 in parochial school and 130 in Sunday school of religion. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: Search Committee, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 1350 Hearst Drive N.E., Atlanta, GA 30319.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Prince of Peace Catholic Community, a vibrant 2,000-family parish, is seeking a director of religious education. Located in Albuquerque at the foot of the Sandia mountains overlooking the Rio Grande Valley, Prince of Peace offers an exceptional career opportunity in a positive environment. The position is open immediately. Understanding that many have commitments until late spring, we encourage all resumes until May 15. The parish seeks a director for preschool through middle school who will be able to work collaboratively with the pastor, pastoral staff, catechists and parents. The position requires an active practicing Catholic with three years experience and a master’s or equivalent in theology or religious education or experience/certification at that level. Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of introduction outlining their spiritual, academic and leadership approaches with a resume to: Fr. Michael J. Shea, 12500 Carmel N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87122.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (DRE) oversees five staff members and 130 catechists for a Catholic education program for 1,400 children K-eight. DRE works closely with the religious coordinator for 550-child, K-eight, full-time school to ensure a unified parish experience between both programs. Parish is 100 years old and has 4,200 families in northern suburb of Chicago. Candidate must be a faith-filled practicing Catholic, possess a master’s degree in religious education or its equivalent, have strong interpersonal and communication skills and have a genuine desire to serve. Leadership, organization and administrative experience preferred. Interested candidates please contact: Robert Blanke, Director of Administration, St. Joseph’s Church, Libertyville, IL 60048. Fax: (847) 362-6821. E-mail:


SUPERINTENDENT, TWIN CITY Catholic Educational System (TCCES). Position scope: the superintendent provides the necessary direction to fulfill the TCCES’s mission and to grow as a viable faith and learning community. Additional information under “news” and “employment” and “opportunities” on our Web site:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Catholic faith community with 2,500 families seeks a full-time director of youth ministry to guide its youth ministry program for English- and Spanish-speaking junior and high school aged youth. The program includes elements of faith formation, community building and social justice. Candidate must be comfortable working in a multicultural environment while embracing the spirit of the USCCB “Renewing the Vision” and “Welcoming the Stranger” documents. The candidate will recruit and develop a team of youth and adults to partner with in ministry. The candidate will also work side by side as a member of the pastoral team. Requirements: bachelor’s degree, several years of experience in youth ministry, practicing Catholic, good oral and written communication skills, computer literate and have a genuine passion for enriching the faith lives of the parish’s young people. The position offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package. Deadline for applications is Feb. 29. Please send cover letter, resume, and three written references to: Director of Youth Ministry Search Committee, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mt. Vernon Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309.

YOUTH DIRECTOR -- Large vibrant Florida catholic parish seeks full-time experienced director of youth ministry. Responsible for middle school, high school, young adult and two-year confirmation program. Will serve a well-established and growing ministry and work closely with a large pastoral staff. Must be dedicated to serving today’s youth and have proven experience in the field along with knowledge and experience with “Renewing the Vision” and “Sons & Daughters of the Light.” Minimum of BA in religious education or related field (MA a plus). Bilingual Spanish and some familiarity with Life Teen helpful. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Full diocesan benefits. Reply with resume and references. 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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