National Catholic Reporter

Updated February 27, 2004

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Clinical Pastoral Education

ST. MARY’S BAY AREA CPE Center, San Francisco, Calif., will have fifteen year-long (four-units) clinical pastoral education residency positions open beginning September1, 2004, through August 31, 2005. $25,000 annual stipend.; $400 tuition/CPE unit. Clinical assignments are available at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, providing a full range of medical services such as cardiology, spinal care, oncology, maternity and women’s services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, neuropsychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, a burn treatment unit, and emergency care. Visit our web site at The CPE program at St. Mary’s is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Interested persons should apply to: The Rev. Dr. Michele R. Merchant, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 450 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1079. Phone: (415) 750-5718. Fax: (415) 750-8126. E-mail:


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

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

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:


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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:

Language Series

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:

Parish Missions

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


PILGRIMAGE TO WELSH BORDERS, May 9-20 with Esther de Waal. Pilgrimage to Ireland, September 6-8 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.

EXPLORING A NEW COSMOLOGY with Miriam MacGillis and staff of Genesis Farm. This intensive earth literacy program offered June 4-11 on eastern Connecticut coast of Long Island Sound. Contact: Program Registrar, Mercy Center at Madison, PO Box 191, Madison, CT 06443-0191. Web site:

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center offers year-round retreats including 30-day retreats and self-directed sabbaticals near the ocean in a comfortable townhouse. Phone: (619) 224-9444. Fax: (619) 224-1082. E-mail: Web site:

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:

SEASIDE SABBATICAL for one, two, three or up to eight months from September to may. An experience of renewal of spirit with flexibility, creative beauty, solitude and enrichment. Contact: Florence Trahan, RSM, Mercy Center at Madison, PO Box 191, Madison, CT 06443-0191. Web site:


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:

LEARN SPANISH, ENJOY NATURE, La Escuela de Idiomas D’Amore Spanish Immersion Center. Immerse yourself in Spanish on the beaches of Costa Rica. Adjacent to Manual Antonio National Park. Intensive Spanish immersion programs. Small, personal classes. Beach lodging or homestays available. Contact: La Escuela D’Amore, PO Box 67, Quepos, Costa Rica. USA phone/fax: (262) 367-8598. E-mail: Web site:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH: 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:


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


CATHOLIC WORKER FARM, Sheep Ranch, Calif. -- Young volunteers with bookkeeping or handyperson skills and big hearts. Ministry: people with AIDS; people with developmental disabilities. Contact Joan. Phone: (209) 728-8271. E-mail:

Web Sites

BLIND-FAITH -- Please visit our new bulletin board regarding blind faith that may result in pedophilia from all walks of life. Web site:

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

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


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

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Marian College, a Catholic, Franciscan liberal arts college of 1,500 students, is seeking a director of campus ministry who is committed to a team approach to ministry in an energetic student and nonstudent worshipping community. The director is responsible for the enhancement of the spiritual environment on campus for all members of the college community by providing programs and activities that foster faith development, promote the Franciscan charism and strengthen community life. Requirements include: three-five years experience in college campus ministry, a theological background (master’s degree preferred), active involvement in social justice issues and experience in collaboration programming. A detailed job description will be sent on request. Applications will be accepted until March 30, the position will begin July 1. Please send letter of application, resume and three letters of recommendation to: Sr. Christa Franzer, OSF, Director of Human Resources, Marian College, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222.

CAMPUS MINISTER -- Ohio Dominican University seeks a faith-filled practicing Catholic campus minister. Responsibilities include leading community service, prayer, Bible studies, justice activities, mentoring and promoting spiritual growth on campus. Send a letter of interest, resume and list of three references to: Greg Jones, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219. E-mail:


WAUSAU HOSPITAL, Wausau, Wis. Four chaplain residency positions available beginning July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, in a unique CPE program offering normative goals of CPE as well as intrapsychic and family systems theories integration. Wausau Hospital is a 321-bed community hospital and regional medical center committed to spiritual care. Wausau is a progressive community immersed in the beauty and solitude of nature. Recreational activities abound. $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. 53053. Fax: (715) 847-2015. E-mail:

MERCY GENERAL HEALTH PARTNERS is a comprehensive community health care system in Muskegon, Mich. Our chaplains (four staff, nine relief) provide pastoral care to patients, visitors and staff (24-seven) as members of interdisciplinary care teams in ER, on in-patient hospital units, in out-patient clinics and at nursing homes. We are seeking a full-time priest/chaplain to join our team in this vital ministry. Responsibilities include: covering assigned units, serving in rotation as first response chaplain, celebrating Mass and providing sacraments and participating in some committee and quality improvement work. Must demonstrate faith, professional knowledge, communication skills, initiative, adaptability, commitment to teamwork and sensitivity to diversity. Specialized expertise, clinical experience, bilingual (Spanish-English) ability and NACC certification all highly valued. Send resume and references to: Jan Grant, Employment Manager, MGHP, PO Box 358, Muskegon, MI 49443. Phone: (231) 739-3909. E-mail:


COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST II -- One of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care associations is expanding its communication group and looking for a communications specialist II. The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication other related field or equivalent experience and five-seven years newspaper, journal or professional communication experience. Excellent writer/editor who can work as part of a team and can communicate ideas and issues effectively. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and intermediate understanding of internet research and content retrieval. Requires excellence in interviewing, synthesis and succinct delivery for both print and web communications. Understanding of Catholic issues, especially those relevant to health care, is essential. Some travel required. Position based in St. Louis. Relocation not provided. Equal opportunity employer. Writing samples will be required of selected candidates. Please send resume and salary expectations and reference job code CSII-6 by March 5, to: CHA, Attn: HR 4455 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO 63134. E-mail:


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:


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.


EDUCATOR TEAM (two-three persons) for long-term operation of educational training and materials center in Juticalpa, Honduras, serving local public, private schools. Need Spanish, experience training teachers K-12 in small-group instruction, all subject areas. Combine training with operation of more than 1,000 item materials library. Start immediately, or before Nov. 1. E-mail:


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 FAITH FORMATION -- Saginaw, Mich. Moving toward whole community catechesis. To apply, send resume to: Search Committee, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 4735 W. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48603.


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:

MUSIC MINISTRY/PASTORAL MINISTRY -- This is a full-time position in a rapidly growing parish of 800 households in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. We are looking for a person who can direct the liturgical music program as well as having skills in pastoral ministry or adult faith formation. Send inquiries to: Fr. Vince Rosonke, St. Boniface Church, 1200 Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA 50263. Phone: (515) 778-9370.

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.


OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Help us bring more compassion and justice to our world. Join a team of dedicated missioners serving the poor in Peru, Kenya, Eritrea or South Africa. Our values are solidarity with the poor, teamwork and community. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL. Phone: (708) 354-2050. Web site:


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:


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.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Our Lady Help of Christians parish in Newton, Mass., a community of 2,700 households, rooted in the spirit of Vatican II, seeks a full-time pastoral associate to be responsible for family outreach. Duties include: directing a religious education program, K-five for 270 students and outreach to their families; coordinating ministry of infant baptism; taking part in regular staff meetings and parish pastoral council; collaborating with the pastoral team in the leadership of the parish. Master’s degree or equivalent and pastoral experience required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus full health, retirement benefits and four weeks paid vacation. Please e-mail resume to:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Our Lady Help of Christians parish in Newton, Mass., a community of 2,700 households, rooted in the spirit of Vatican II, seeks a full-time pastoral associate to be responsible for social justice. Duties include: coordinating justice and peace committee, organizing advocacy and education for justice issues, developing the relationship with our sister parish in Honduras, taking part in regular staff meetings and parish pastoral council, collaborating with the pastoral team in the leadership of the parish. Master’s degree or equivalent and experience in social justice ministry required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus full health, retirement benefits and four weeks paid vacation. Please e-mail resume to:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE for a bilingual parish of 2,000 families on the central coast of California. Responsibilities include worship ministries, RCIA, infant baptism preparation and adult faith formation. Knowledge of Spanish helpful but not required. Please present resume by March 15. Contact: Fr. Joseph Butters, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, PO Box 860, Arroyo Grande, CA 93421. E-mail:


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:


HOLY ANGELS SCHOOL, a Catholic elementary school in Dayton, Ohio, is seeking applicants for the position of principal. Applicants should possess superior leadership qualities, have teaching experience and hold a state of Ohio principal license. Having celebrated its 100th anniversary this past year, Holy Angels School is a vibrant and caring environment that fosters traditional values while providing an excellent educational program. This parish school with more than 270 students has a dedicated and experienced faculty with active parental support. Applications must be received by March 5. Interested persons should contact Holy Angels Parish for an application packet. Phone: (937) 222-7807.

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:

PRINCIPAL -- St. Mary on the Hill School is located in historic Augusta, Ga., and is approximately 150 miles southeast of Atlanta. St. Mary’s is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. School enrollment in grades K-eight is 500. Our school has newly renovated state of the art facilities, a warm, caring atmosphere, an involved parish and parent group and encourages openness to expanding the role of the Catholic school to meet the needs of today’s families. We require applicants to be practicing Catholics, have a master’s degree in education and be certifiable by the state of Georgia. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Request application packet by March 1. Contact: St. Mary on the Hill Search Committee, Diocese of Savannah, 601 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401. Phone: (912) 201-4121. Fax: (912) 201-4101. 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:

THE SHRINE OF The Most Blessed Sacrament, Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the position of principal of the parish elementary school, founded in 1923, with an enrollment of 500 in grades K-eight. Candidates must foster a strong Catholic identity. Candidates must also be able to assume responsibility for the administration of the school including providing leadership to the highly motivated faculty, managing finances and effectively communicating with all elements of the parish community. In addition, candidates must meet all criteria for an elementary school principal established by the Archdiocese of Washington. Applications must be received by March 19. Inquiries should be directed to, and applications requested from Father Joseph Sileo. Phone: (301) 853-4552. E-mail:

PRINCIPAL -- St. Joseph Catholic School in Columbia, S.C., is accepting applications for principal of the elementary school, grades K4-six. With 360 students and a staff of 33, the school features an excellent student to teacher ratio, strong foundation in academics and Catholic spiritual beliefs, an active PTO, family events, athletics and after school activities. Candidates should possess master’s degree in school administration (or administration courses), eligibility for South Carolina elementary principal’s certificate, more than five years teaching experience and be an active, practicing Catholic. Salary negotiable. Applications due April 1. Send letter of introduction, resume and three references to: Msgr. Charles Rowland, St. Joseph Church, 3600 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205. Phone: (803) 254-7646, ext. 8. 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 -- St. Francis of Assisi is a 3,000-household parish located in the southwest suburbs of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The director is responsible for a grade one-eight program, “I Am Special” for four and five year olds and a program for children with special needs. 1,500 children are enrolled in these programs. An assistant director, two additional grade-level coordinators and an office manager assist the director. These are salaried positions. A board develops policy. The director also works with the regional Catholic school of which St. Francis is a participant. Resumes may be sent to: Search Committee, 15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, IL 60467. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION needed for dynamic northern Virginia parish. Collaborative pastoral ministry includes religious formation for pre K-eight and sacramental preparation including first communion, penance and confirmation. Need background in education, theology and/or religious education and strong knowledge of church teachings. Master’s degree preferred. Twelve-month position with full benefits package. Position open June 1. Send resume no later than March 27. St. Mark Church, DRE Search Committee, 9970 Vale Road, Vienna, VA 22181. Fax: (703) 281-0675. E-mail:

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:


ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT - The Archdiocese of Detroit office for Catholic schools has an opening for associate superintendent. The successful candidate will assist the superintendent by acting as the representative and consultant from the office for Catholic schools. Qualifications include: master’s degree in education, preferable in educational administration, at least five years experience in Catholic schools and at least three years experience in school administration. Candidate must have teaching certificate and 20 hours in educational administration/supervision. Strong relational skills, high-level verbal and written skills and leadership ability are necessary. Interested, qualified candidates may send resume with a letter of interest on or before March 5, to: Archdiocese of Detroit, Human Resources, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. Fax: (313) 237-5791. 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:


CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY, a Roman Catholic comprehensive university in the tradition of the Christian Brothers, seeks an assistant professor of religion for a one-year term position with possibility of renewal up to three years beginning fall. Four course semester teaching load with usual non-teaching responsibilities and full participation in the department and the university are expected. Summer teaching also possible. Qualifications: PhD required; candidates should possess a record of teaching excellence; a commitment to Catholic higher education and the university’s Lasallian mission. AOC: Christian scripture (both Old and New Testament) and ability and willingness to teach various Christian theology courses. Equal opportunity employer. Deadline for application is April 1. Send letter of application, CV and three letters of reference to: Religion Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Office, Christian Brothers University, 650 E. Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104. Web site:


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:

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:

PARISHES IN PATERSON, N.J., looking for coordinators of youth ministry (CYMs) and directors of religious education (DREs). BA minimum, master’s degree in religious education or related fields preferred. Send resume to: Philip Russo (for CYM) or Thomas Brown (for DRE), Parish Life Secretariat, Paterson Diocesan Center, 777 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013.

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.

YOUTH MINISTER -- Vibrant, Vatican II parish of more than 7,000 families committed to a process of adult faith formation in Staten Island, N.Y., is seeking a full-time youth minister to build and coordinate a comprehensive youth ministry program in keeping with the directions of “Renewing the Vision.” Must be a good communicator and be willing to work collaboratively with a pastoral staff and lay leaders. Bachelor’s degree in theology or related equivalent required. Must be a practicing Catholic, faith-filled, self-motivated, imaginative, energetic and organized. Experience preferred. Competitive salary. Send resume and references to: Youth Minister Search Committee, Church of St. Clare, 110 Nelson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10308.

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:

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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