National Catholic Reporter

Updated March 5, 2004

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Books & Tapes

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Clinical Pastoral Education

ST. MARY’S BAY AREA CPE Center, San Francisco, Calif., will have 15 year-long (four-units) clinical pastoral education residency positions open beginning Sept.1, 2004, through Aug. 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:


COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY. Rev. Edward Lambro, PhD, CCMHC. Sensitive to the unique treatment issues and privacy needs of clergy, religious sisters and brothers. Northern New Jersey. Phone: (973) 345-8410.


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:

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:


CHRISTIAN GIFTS -- Also jewelry, gifts, home decor and thousands of items. Phone: (402) 824-2758.

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:

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, Sept. 6-8 led by Marcus Losack. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO 64111. Phone: (816) 561-6855. E-mail: Web site:

12-DAY HOLY LAND pilgrimage with Franciscan Fr. Mario DiCicco, PhD (New Testament) with 28 years of Holy Land experience. May 28-June 9 or Sept. 18-29. For brochure, contact: 110 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60602. 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. Contact: Jane Comerford CSJ, 1016 N. Superior St., Spokane, WA 99202. Phone: (509) 483-6495. E-mail:


RENEWAL -- “Questing Your Spiritual Nature: Rockhaven’s Summer Renewal Program” runs from July 1-31. This unique program offers a blend of feminine spirituality, Jungian insights and the enchantment of the natural world. Engage in a process of integrating your body, mind and spirit through experiential classes, dreamwork and time for reflection in a beautiful rural Ozark setting. Program includes “Soul Sisters” weekend retreat with Edwina Gateley. For more information, contact Rockhaven. Phone: (636) 671-3623. E-mail: Web site:

Real Estate

HUDSON VALLEY, Dutchess County, Wappingers Falls, Elmhurst. Sprawling Victorian on 38 acres currently used as nonprofit retreat and conference center. Several additional buildings: barn, pool, sports facilities. New Hamburg Metro is one mile north. $2.1 million. Robert A. McCaffrey Realty, Inc. For more information on this and other available properties, visit our Web site. Phone: (845) 265-4113, E-mail: Web site:

Renewal Programs

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


HOLY WEEK RETREAT -- April 7-11. 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:

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:

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:

Study Tours

VIETNAM -- Study tour/pilgrimage for ministers, teachers, liturgists, formation and vocation directors. June 10-21. Deposits due April 3. Contact Rufino Zaragoza. Phone: (510) 536-1287, ext. 140. Web site:


FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF JOY -- Employed? Desire religious life? Formation in your area. Phone: (402) 598-4737.

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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Employment Wanted

EXPERIENCED TEACHER -- Theology, German, English. MA theology, MA pastoral ministry, BA German. California state secondary competency, English. Seeking full-time position in a college preparatory, spiritually dynamic Roman Catholic high school. Excellent references. Mature faith life. Enthusiastic and committed. Able to relocate. Reply to: NCR Classifieds, Dept. GWYJ, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281.

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

FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY, a coeducational Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Louis, seeks a director of campus ministry. The director is responsible for developing the faith life of the entire university community, including students, faculty and staff. The director facilitates direct ministry, community service, service learning, liturgical celebrations and services, faith development activities and leadership training and development. This position is part of the student affairs division and works collaboratively with other campus constituencies to foster the Catholic identity and mission of the university. Candidates will have at least a master’s degree in theology or ministry and a minimum of two years’ experience in ministry or ministry experience appropriate to the leadership responsibilities of this position. Campus ministry certification or plans to obtain certification is a plus. Strong interpersonal and public communication skills, organizational skills, demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to collaborative teamwork are required. Screening of applicants will begin immediately with a formal search committee review planned in mid-March. On-campus interviews are planned in mid-April. Fontbonne is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The appointment start date is July 1. Please send cover letter, resume and three names and contact information of three professional references to: Sandy Davis, Director of Human Resources, Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105-3098. Additional information about Fontbonne University is available at our Web site:

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:

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN -- The Claremont Colleges seek a Roman Catholic chaplain to serve in the interfaith chaplaincy, which is comprised of the Roman Catholic, Jewish and Protestant traditions. The chaplains work to provide programs of a religious, moral and ethical nature for the colleges; provide pastoral counseling and worship; foster an interfaith spirit on the campuses; promote community service which links students with service opportunities in the community and maintain healthy relationships with local clergy and congregations. Candidates must submit a resume, salary requirements and a cover letter describing in detail how their qualifications meet the requirements of the position. Claremont University Consortium is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries should be sent to: Claudia Funes, Claremont University Consortium, Office of Human Resources, 101 S. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. E-mail: Web site:

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:


DIRECTOR 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:


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:


LOOKING AHEAD -- Newest parish in exploding Phoenix diocese wants to be the best musically. Be part of our vibrant, young, progressive congregation from the ground up and make this happen. Part-time now, full-time once in our facility (late 2004). Music degree, experience with keyboard, singing, directing, organizing and liturgy. Talented, creative, committed individuals are encouraged to contact Fr. Cunningham. Fax: (480) 279-6786.

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 -- Coordinator of music ministry and head organist. St. Joseph’s, Toms River, an active, established Jersey Shore parish of 6,500 families and two schools is seeking an organized, pastorally sensitive individual with knowledge and love for Roman Catholic/Vatican II liturgy. The applicant should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, have leadership abilities and be an accomplished organist/choir director. The rewards are great as you would enrich the parish community by enthusiastically engaging in both traditional and contemporary ensembles and working collaboratively with the liturgy committee. Additional responsibilities include coordinating the music for weekend masses, playing for and/or scheduling approximately 300 weddings and funerals per year as well as holy days and other sacramental celebrations. A BA in music and five years experience in a parish setting is required. E-mail resume and salary history to:

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.


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:

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:


TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL seeking qualified educators: guidance counselor (priority), religious studies, social studies, english, library-media, foreign languages and executive secretary for development office. Excellent work environment, salaries, benefits. Apply: Br. Prendergast, TCHS, 2600 SW 42nd St., Ocala, FL 34474. Phone: (352) 622-9025. Fax: (352) 861-8164. E-mail:

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, campus ministry accepting applications for four positions. Become part of a team of 30 campus ministers who serve this Catholic and Marianist university. All positions full-time with benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Assistant director of campus ministry/director of residence life ministry and administrator of graduate assistant program, reference #A4004. Director of upper-class retreats and faith communities, reference #A4003. Residence hall campus minister, reference #A4002. Assistant to the director of campus ministry for liturgies, reference #P4003. Complete descriptions on Web site. The University of Dayton is strongly committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, men, disabled, veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Submit resume or application, referencing the job number(s) above, by March 17: Office of Human Resources, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1614. Phone: (937) 229-2541. TDD: (937) 229-4773. E-mail: (Word or text only). Web site:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE / MINISTER of religious education. Vibrant, multicultural, spirit-filled parish in Virginia Beach, Va., has a full-time opening for an indicidual to work with all aspects of adult formation, RCIA, sacramental preparation, grades one-five, children’s liturgy and pastoral care. Energetic, creative person to work collaboratively with parish team towards a goal of whole community catechesis. Master’s degree in religious education or theology preferred. Must have at least three years of experience and be a practicing Catholic. Send resume and references by April 1, to: Search Committee, Holy Spirit Parish, 1396 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23453.

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:


ACES/XAVIER EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, INC. of Appleton, Wisc., in the Diocese of Green Bay, seeks president who reports to a board of directors and a board of trustees. System includes grades pre-K through 12 on eight campuses with enrollment of 2,150 students. The candidate should have a master’s degree and experience in school administration. Requirements: Must be an active, practicing Catholic who will monitor the expression of Catholic identity in all facets of school life. Must demonstrate business and financial experience, marketing and development expertise and administrative qualifications to supervise school principals and vice presidents of finance and development. Compensation will be commensurate with credentials. The position begins on July 1. Applications are due by March 19. Send letter of application and resume, including three professional references, to: Tom Janssen, Chairman, ACES/Xavier Board of Trustees, 101 E. Northland Ave., Appleton, WI 54911. 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:

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:

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 Fr. 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:

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL -- St. Peter’s Catholic School, located in southeastern university town near East Coast, seeks principal. A K-eight school of more than 500 students accredited by SACS. Starting date is July 1. Ideal candidate must be a practicing Catholic with vision, proven leadership and administrative skills and ability to work collaboratively and maintain educational excellence. Applicant must hold a valid teaching certificate, hold or be eligible for North Carolina principal license and have minimum of five years administrative experience. Salary negotiable depending upon achievement and experience. Send resume with salary requirements, references and statement of educational philosophy to: Principal Search Committee, St. Peter Catholic Church, 2700 E. Fourth St., Greenville, NC 27858-1712. Fax: (252) 752-1499. E-mail: Web site:

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL POSITION -- St. Theresa’s School of Austin, Texas seeks candidate who is an active Catholic to continue our academic excellence and provide leadership in fulfilling the mission of our parish school. Established in 1986, our school is accredited and has 357 students in grades pre-K-seven. Eighth grade will open in August. Applicants must have master’s degree including 18 hours in administration and supervision. Prior teaching and administrative experience required. To review job description and obtain an application, visit our Web site. Send letter of interest and resume by March 22 to: Search Committee, c/o Dolores Hunkler, PO Box 28644, Austin, TX 78755. 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 -- 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:

LARGE, MULTICULTURAL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY is seeking a director of religious education. Master’s degree in theology or related field required. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus, but not required. DRE is responsible for entire parish faith formation working collaboratively with a coordinator of religious education, youth ministry director, adult spiritual renewal ministry leader, school administration and parish staff. Religious education program (preschool through eighth grade), catechist formation and development program, youth ministry program, CIC/HS RCIA, sacramental preparation programs, adult education leaders report directly to DRE. Excellent benefit package. Please send resume, letters of reference by March 30, to: Search Committee, St. John Vianney Church, 6200 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809.


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:


HOMILETICS PROFESSOR -- St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, Calif., a Roman Catholic institution with a rich multicultural student body, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time position as a professor of homiletics. The applicant should hold a doctorate (PhD or DMin) in preaching or a related area in communications, be an effective teacher, have a thorough appreciation for the place of preaching in the Catholic context, and be able to demonstrate skills that model effective preaching to graduate-level students. The position includes teaching and other formational duties with both seminarians and lay students. A strong candidate would be bilingual in Spanish and English and be comfortable with the use of video technology for teaching. The appointment is available as of August 2004. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae to: Fr. Richard Benson, CM, PhD, STD, Academic Dean, St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo, CA 93012-2598. Phone: (805) 482-2755, ext. 1012. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH faith formation and education, a full-time position that provides ministry to junior high and high school youth. Includes the confirmation preparation and is for a 1,100-household parish with a Catholic school. Benefits included, salary according to qualifications. Must have a bachelor’s degree in theology or related subject. Some experience is important. Send resumes to: Fr. Ken Koehler, Most Precious Blood Parish, 2250 S. Harrison St., Denver, CO 80210.

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:

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