National Catholic Reporter

Updated February 20, 2004

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TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF while helping others. Phone: (415) 922-3567. Web site:

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:

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:

Lenten Series

SPECIAL LENTEN SERIES -- Best selling author Mary Jo Leddy will explore the ideas and themes of her latest book “Radical Gratitude.” Be moved and fulfilled as you read and experience Mary Jo’s insightful writings. A series of six articles begins running Feb. 26. Only on the NCR Web site:

Language Studies

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

Parish Missions

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THE LOYOLA EXPERIENCE -- Retreat and pilgrimage in the “Footsteps of Ignatius Loyola,” June 21-30, 2004. 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, 2004. $3,449 from JFK, plus taxes and fees. Space limited. For brochure, call Catholic Travel Centre. Phone: (800) 553-5233. E-mail:

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, 2004. Contact: Jane Comerford CSJ, 1016 N. Superior St., Spokane, WA 99202. Phone: (509) 483-6495. E-mail:

Religious Goods

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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:


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:

COME TO A PLACE OF PEACE for your directed retreat. Only 15 minutes from downtown Cleveland or the airport. For information and registration visit

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:

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:

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:


TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF while helping others. Phone: (415) 922-3567. 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:


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:

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

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


FULL-TIME MARRIED OR SINGLE MEN and women under 65. Live, work, pray in community with Franciscan Friars in California and Arizona. Receive spiritual growth, room, board, medical insurance and living allowance. Requires adaptability, tolerance, good health and freedom from obligations. Contact: Franciscan Covenant Program, PO Box 970, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. Phone: (831) 623-1119. E-mail:

Web Sites

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SPECIAL LENTEN SERIES -- Best selling author Mary Jo Leddy will explore the ideas and themes of her latest book “Radical Gratitude.” Be moved and fulfilled as you read and experience Mary Jo’s insightful writings. A series of six articles begins running Feb. 26. Only on the NCR Web site:


Employment Wanted

NEW YORK-BASED, committed Catholic lay man with preaching/retreat giving experience would like to work with retreat team. Phone: (718) 234-6432.

CREATIVE MUSIC LITURGY SPECIALIST -- Marc Peterka, doctor of musical arts, keyboardist/director with vast nationwide experience, seeks full-time employment in church, school and/or diocese. CBEST, ENTJ. Phone: (760) 789-4625. E-mail:

Employment Opportunities


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DETROIT is seeking qualified candidates with a master’s degree in religious studies, theology or catechetics. Five years administrative experience in religious education preferred. Must be a practicing Catholic, knowledgeable of national trends in catechetics and religious formation. Strong relational skills, commitment to team model of ministry, high-level verbal and written communication skills and leadership ability are necessary. Deadline to reply is April 1, position begins July 1. The job includes working in collaboration with the director of the office for catechetics/religious education and other associate directors as a representative and consultant to the parishes and vicariates of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Interested and qualified persons, please send a resume and letter to: AOD, Human Resources, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. Fax: (313) 237-5791. E-mail:


CAMPUS MINISTER -- Notre Dame Preparatory (NDP), a new coed Catholic high school in Scottsdale, Ariz., is seeking a committed Catholic leader to head its campus ministry department for 2004-2005. Applications from members of religious orders especially encouraged. (NDP’s enrollment: 2003/04: 450; estimated 2004/05: 700; projected 2005/06: 1,000.) Responsible for directing fully comprehensive campus ministry program including religious formation, Christian service and liturgical offerings. Qualifications: master’s degree, and at least four years experience as campus minister. To formally apply, download an application: In addition to formal application, resume only may be faxed to: (480) 634-8203. Web site


CHAPLAIN -- The Roman Catholic priest chaplain, who is responsible to the principal, will attend to the spiritual needs of the community of Bishop Gorman High School through conducting religious services, pastoral guidance, encouraging students in understanding themselves, interpreting theological/moral issues and ethical questions and visiting the sick or troubled. This position is full-time and the individual applying must possess applicable degrees. Campus activities include but are not limited to: collaborating with the campus minister on meaningful activities that enhance and support students in their spiritual and overall development. Serving as leader, model and mentor for the broader school community in the area of spiritual growth and character development. Collaborating with the campus minister on providing a presence of ministry on campus with students and faculty and in off-campus activities and programs as needed or requested. Participating as a member of the liturgy committee. Presiding at Masses. Supporting retreats. Contact: Bishop Gorman High School, 1801 Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89104.

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:


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.

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING AND MARKETING -- St. John’s University invites applications for the position of director of recruiting and marketing for Saint John’s School of Theology Seminary. This position is responsible for marketing the school in order to recruit students for graduate theological study and increase general visibility. Duties include but are not limited to overseeing the development and implementation of marketing strategies, overseeing the design of the Web site and maintain contents, maintaining personal contacts with prospective students, coordinating admissions process, coordinating production of semi-annual SOT “Sem” magazine, overseeing production of brochures and catalogues, maintaining admissions data, preparing reports/presentations and managing the recruiting and marketing budget. Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree in theology strongly preferred. Demonstrated marketing skills and background, strong oral communications skills, strong writing ability and organizational skills and willingness to travel. Screening will begin immediately and continue until filled. Women and people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Saint John’s University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Send letter of interest, resume and three names of references to: Human Resources, St. John’s University, PO Box 7188, Collegeville, MN 56321. E-mail:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Breachmenders Ministries, a Christian community development organization in Pittsburgh, seeks experienced, visionary leader for nonprofit working in education, youth mentoring, housing rehabilitation and low-income rental property. College degree and/or experience in fund raising, diverse communities, multiple-program management and administration. Send resume to: Executive Director Search Committee, Breachmenders Ministries, 200 Robinson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Email:

SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- The Socially Responsible Investment Coalition, a member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, is seeking an executive director for a coalition of 19 religious institutional investors that use their investments to influence corporate social and environmental responsibility. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, knowledge of social and environmental issues and socially responsible investing and experience working with different denominational and faith communities. Salary commensurate with experience. The position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of interest and a resume by March 15, to: Search Committee, SRIC, PO Box 90238, San Antonio, TX 78209.


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- Growing 2,000-family parish on outskirts of Twin Cities seeks qualified individual to direct catechetical efforts of parish in areas of pre-K-sixth grade religious education, sacramental prep for Eucharist, penance, CIC, CloW and adult formation. Must be able to work collaboratively with youth minister and other staff. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in a related field. Other qualifications include commitment to post-Vatican II theology and catechetical methods, good communication and computer skills. Three years of successful catechetical leadership experience is preferred. Eleven-month position, starting date negotiable. Send resume or inquiries to: Thomas Kaempffer, Church of St. Andrew, 566 Fourth St., Elk River, MN 55330. Fax: (763) 441-1485. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH FORMATION CENTER -- Monadnock Deanery. General responsibility: provide support to the parishes and individuals in the Monadnock Deanery through programs of education and spiritual enrichment including, but not limited to, catechist formation and engaged couple seminars. Starts July 1. For specific responsibilities and qualifications, contact: Fr. Daniel Lamothe, St. Bernard Parish, 173 Main St., Keene, NH 03431-3790.


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 LITURGICAL MUSIC -- Full-time position immediately available for 1,600-family parish with elementary school. Minimum of two years of pastoral experience and at least a bachelor’s degree in music/liturgy. Must possess strong organ and keyboard skills, choral/cantor training and conducting ability, good vocal skills and a thorough knowledge of Catholic liturgy and worship. Responsibilities: weekend liturgies and other liturgical events, directing adult and children choirs, recruitment and training of liturgical music ministers. Possibility of teaching music classes for parish elementary school can also be discussed. Salary negotiable, commensurate with degree and experience. Full benefit package. Send resume and references to: Corpus Christi Parish, Search Committee, 100 James St., South River, NJ 08882.

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 DIRECTOR -- St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron, Ohio. Active, 1,275-family parish seeks full-time music director. Responsibilities include directing one adult choir and working with youth program. Candidate should possess strong proficiency on organ and piano with experience in planning and coordinating liturgical worship. Music degree or equivalent experience. Send resume to: Fr. Jeff Sikorski, Pastor, St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron, OH 44839. Phone: (419) 433-5725. Fax: (419) 433-2118. 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.

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.


PARISH OPERATIONS MANAGER -- Responsible, collaborative leader to coordinate general office, develop stewardship, handle public relations responsibilities and diocesan drives and oversee parish grounds maintenance. Additional responsibilities may include maintaining a current census, supporting fund-raising events and other social opportunities for the parish. Resumes only to: Parish Operations Manager, St. Bridget Church, 2213 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa, AZ 85213.


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. E-mail: Apply online at 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.


HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT -- Our Lady of Providence Junior and Senior High School, a comprehensive coeducational archdiocesan Catholic school in Clarksville, Ind., (Louisville, Ky. metropolitan area) seeks dynamic, innovative leader for nationally recognized school of excellence. Position begins July 1. President is CEO of school and reports to board of directors, dean of New Albany Deanery and office of Catholic education of Archdiocese of Indianapolis. President works closely with school principal and directors of finance and development. Requirements: faith-filled, practicing Catholic with commitment to Catholic schools; strong leadership skills in development, marketing, fundraising and finance; exemplary communication and organization skills; ability to involve others in vision and mission of school. Deadline: April 1. Contact: Ms. Mickey Lentz, President’s Search Committee, Office of Catholic Education, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. 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:


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:

THE DIOCESE OF SACRAMENTO, Calif. is accepting applications from strong spiritual and academic leaders for full-time position, starting July 1, as principal for the 2004-2005 school year for St. Francis Catholic Girls High School located in Sacramento, enrollment of 852. We are seeking a candidate who is an active and practicing Roman Catholic with a thorough understanding of and commitment to 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. Closing date for applications is March 1. To learn more about the position, please contact Marion Bishop. Phone: (916) 452-3461. Web site:

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- Gibault Catholic High School, Waterloo, Ill. is a historically innovative Catholic, diocesan college preparatory high school in the St. Louis metropolitan area. We have an enrollment of 334 students, a dedicated faculty and staff, supportive parents and alumni and a great potential for growth in a rapidly developing area. The successful candidate must be a committed Roman Catholic with a master’s degree and eligibility for Illinois state certification with at least four years teaching experience. We seek a leader with vision, excellent communication skills, experience in fiscal management, student recruitment skills and a dedication to Catholic education. Administrative experience, technology advancement and enthusiasm for biblical concepts of Catholic education are preferred. Gibault is committed to the mission of celebrating the dignity and uniqueness of every person, cultivating lifelong learning and the pursuit of excellence, fostering faith, inspiring commitment to justice and service and working to develop a life-affirming relationship to the world. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people and their community. Gibault seeks to fill this position by July 1. Please send in a resume with a cover letter indicating your interest to: Office of Education, Director of Education, Diocese of Belleville, 2620 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, IL 62221.

OUR LADY OF GRACE is seeking a candidate for the position of principal for our Catholic school. We will have grades preschool-eighth grade with 420 students expected for next year. The school is four years old. We are looking for a qualified individual who has the ability to lead a strong school team, is interested in the marketing of a new school, has an administrator’s license (K-eight), has a strong Catholic background and sense of spirituality and will work as an integral part of the parish team. Application deadline is April 1. Interested candidates may send a resume to: Michael J. Witka, Principal Search Committee, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 99000 E. 191st St., Noblesville, IN 46060. E-mail:

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:

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL -- St. Paul Cathedral School in Yakima, Wash., a pre-K-eighth grade parish school with 90 years of quality Catholic education and 366 students seeks a candidate for principal who is a practicing Catholic with dynamic educational skills. Submission should be received by March 20. For more information, contact Sandy Tobin. Phone: (509) 575-5604. Fax: (509) 577-8817. E-mail:


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.

ST. VIRGIL PARISH in suburban Morris County, N.J. (25 miles from New York City), is seeking a full-time director of religious education to head its religious education program (grades K-eight), sacramental preparation for first Eucharist, first reconciliation and its RCIC. St Virgil’s is also seeking a full-time or part-time youth minister to head our confirmation program (ninth and 10th grade) and our youth ministry program (ninth-12th grade). Applications need to be complete by March 4. Interested candidates for either position are encouraged to send resume and a request for the application packet to: Search Committee, St. Virgil Parish, 250 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains, NJ 07950. E-mail:


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF PERSONNEL -- The department of Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore. is seeking qualified candidates for the position of assistant superintendent of personnel. The primary purpose of this leadership position is to supervise, coordinate and direct personnel matters and professional formation for administrators and teachers while implementing educational policies and guidelines for the schools. Candidates must be practicing Catholics in good standing with thorough knowledge of Catholic traditions and teachings, especially in the area of Catholic education. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in school administration or equivalent and a minimum of five years experience in education. For application, please send letter of interest to: Robert L. Mizia, Superintendent, Department of Catholic Schools, 2838 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214. Fax: (503) 236-3683. E-mail:


TEACHING POSITIONS/ALUMNI RELATIONS Coordinator Bishop Gorman High School is offering positions, particularly, in the math and social studies departments and for an alumni relations coordinator for the 2004-2005 school year. Positions in other departments may become available in the near future. Must possess a degree in the field for which applying and be willing to acquire certification for the state of Nevada. Courses may qualify as college preparatory, honors, or advanced placement courses. Alumni relations coordinator job description may be viewed on the Bishop Gorman High School web site ( Bishop Gorman High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory high school with a student body of approximately 900 students. Interested applicants should contact Judy Ferguson at (702) 732-1945 ext. 312. E-mail:


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

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:

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Looking for a dynamic coordinator of youth ministry for St. Mary’s Parish in Hood River, Ore. Person will be responsible for outreach to our Catholic youth and some sacramental preparation. Will also work closely with the elementary and Hispanic groups in the Parish. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits. Contact: Peter Fridel, St. Mary’s Parish, Attn: Search Committee, PO Box 693, Hood River, OR 97031. Phone: (541) 387-6797.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Primarily responsible for a comprehensive spiritual and programmatic senior high youth ministry (grades nine-12) in a large suburban parish of 4,000 families. Coordinate junior high youth ministry (grades seven-eight), Confirmation program (grades eight-nine) and young adult ministry (ages 18-35). Live and teach Catholic doctrine. Committed to working as a member of the parish staff. Full-time position with benefits available July 1. Degree and experience with youth preferred. Application deadline: March 19. Send letter of interest, resume and three letters of reference to: Search Committee, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003.

ST. JOHN VIANNEY PARISH, in Walnut Creek, Calif. (San Francisco area), seeking youth ministry coordinator for well-established, active program. Position includes recruitment, training of adult and peer volunteers to provide comprehensive ministry to junior and senior high school youth, grades seven-12. Experience with youth ministry required, BA degree or equivalent experience in field. Youth ministry coordinator ministers with a collaborative pastoral staff. Benefited, full-time position. Salary based on Diocese of Oakland salary scale. Position opens Aug. 15. Send resume by April 15 to: Search Committee, St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygancio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Phone: (925) 939-7911. Fax: (925) 939-0450. E-mail: Web site:

FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTRY POSITION -- St. Philip’s Catholic Church, a vibrant and rapidly growing community of 1,500 families, seeks director of youth ministry using the Life Teen model. Duties include leading core group of young adults who help plan and present “Life Nights,” middle school youth group and planning trips. We are looking for a dynamic and self-directed leader with good organizational and communication skills. Pastoral ministry degree or equivalent and a working knowledge of the “Renew the Vision: Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry” is preferred. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The parish is located in beautiful lakes and woods country of northern Minnesota. Deadline for application is March 15. Please send letter of application and resume to: Msgr. Michael Patnode, 702 Beltrami Ave. N.W., Bemidji, MN 56601. 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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