National Catholic Reporter

Updated March 12, 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:


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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY -- designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in pastoral supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone: (210) 341-1366. Web site:


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THE INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPLATIVE ETHICS -- A four-week residential program of study and practice on the contemplative dimensions of ethical decision-making. Through a study of the classical literature on prayer and moral thinking, insights of the great mystic thinkers and contemporary sources of wisdom, participants will wrestle with and reflect on some of the most pressing moral issues in our world today. Certificate of completion and/or CPUs offered through the Alphonsian Academy of Moral Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University (Rome). Begins Sept. 19. Contact: Redemptorist Renewal Center, PO Box 569, Cortaro, AZ 85652. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Fax: (520) 744-8021.

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, 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:

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 September 18-29. For brochure, contact: 110 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60602. 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:


DIRECTED RETREATS. Directed or private retreats may be scheduled throughout the year. Special summer dates and directors. Experience the peace and beauty of our 84. Ask for brochure. Bethany Retreat House, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 928-2213. Fax: (845) 928-9437. E-mail:

EASTER TRIDIUUM RETREAT with Thomas E. Clarke, SJ and James Coughlin, SJ April 8-11. Cost: $185. Contact: Bethany Retreat House, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 928-2213. Fax: (845) 928-9437. E-mail:

HOLY WEEK RETREAT -- April 7-11, 2004. Private, group, guided. Evensong by the Sea Retreat and Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Phone: (800) 455-0247. See our Web site for details:

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.

RETREAT AND RENEW in the wilderness, the pine forest, the desert and the red rocks of the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. Reconnect soul, mind and body with the Divine through options such as nature walks, labyrinth, sweat lodge ceremony, vision quest, hot springs, drumming, yoga, prayer and chanting in ancient lands, pottery-making at the local Pueblo and meditation and teachings at the local Zen monastery. Sabbaticals are personalized so that you might walk the coyote trails, contemplate with the mountains, sing with the rocks and dance with the winds. Applications taken year-round. Contact Sharon, Redondo Retreat Center. Phone: (505) 829-3185. E-mail:

VISITATION SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Monroe, Mich. Year-round retreats, spiritual direction, programs. Beautiful contemplative space on wooded grounds with nearly two miles of walkways. Retreat house, hermitages. Phone: (734) 242-5520. E-mail: Web site:


JUBILEE: CELEBRATING LIFE’S WISDOM -- May 4 - June 3, a monthlong renewal for ages 70 and wiser reverencing their journey of the mature years. For information or to register, please contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 x4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

Spanish Studies

STUDY TOP-OF-THE-LINE PASTORAL SPANISH and the real Mexican cultural program, total immersion, one-on-one, customized, year-round, start anytime, go as long as you like tutorials. Special emphasis on pastoral care of Hispanics and on developing fluency in professionally oriented Spanish. Excellent faculty. Direct interaction with the Mexican church and the genuine Mexican culture reality. Contact: CIRIMEX, 205 Hill Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Phone: (641) 682-4264. Fax: (641) 684-4690. Guadalajara, Mexico, phone: 011-52-333-121-4878; Mexican fax: 011-52-333-121-7738. Worldwide e-mail:

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:

Study Tours

GREECE, BIBLICAL AND BEAUTIFUL -- June 5-16, led by the author of “Women of Bible Lands.” Phone: (210) 829-3854. Web sites: And:

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:


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


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


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:

CHAPLAIN COORDINATOR -- Catholic chaplain to manage the pastoral care needs of 120 residents in a skilled care facility located in the northwest Florida panhandle. This facility is part of the Ascension Health System. Certification by NACC and at least two years experience required. Benefits include competitive salary, paid time off and retirement package. Please send information to: NCR Classifieds, Dept. SAHE.118, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281.


PROGRAM COORDINATOR -- Faith-based, college preparatory, nativity-model high school for low-income, inner-city students in Pittsburgh seeks program coordinator to manage all daily operations, support head of school and organize school life. Must have excellent administrative skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and be flexible self-starter. E-mail cover letter, resume and three references to:


DIRECTORSHIP -- Brother David Darst Center for Justice and Peace and Education. The DeLaSalle Christian Brothers of the Midwest Province seek a director for the David Darst Center located in Chicago. The center offers young adults (high school/college age) an urban ministry immersion experience. The director’s responsibility would include overall direction of the center -- experience may include high school/college teaching, administration, social justice advocacy and outreach to those who live on economic and social boundaries. A bachelor’s degree is required for the position. Salary and benefits. Applications due by May 1. Starting date: July 1. Send resume to: Br. Martin Spellman, FSC, c/o The David Darst Center, 2834 S. Normal, Chicago, IL 60616

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:

DIRECTOR, GOOD SHEPHERD VOLUNTEERS -- Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV) program is seeking a director to provide vision, leadership and management of faith-based program that recruits, places and supports 20 volunteers in domestic and international service each year. The director reports to the board of directors and is responsible for mission effectiveness, staff management, planning, fiscal oversight and fund raising. The director will also have primary responsibility for the international program of GSV. Qualifications: Ability to identify with the mission of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd; maturity, flexibility, strong organizational and communication skills. Position requires domestic and international travel, prior international experience. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Salary range in low 40s. Full benefits. Closing date is April 2. Send cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, Good Shepherd Volunteers, 337 E. 17th St., New York, NY 10003.

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, coordinator of catechetical ministry. Holy Spirit Catholic Church, a community of 950 households, in the Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., seeks a faith-filled, energetic, experienced professional, rooted in the spirit of Vatican II theology and catechetical methods to serve grades six and under. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline: April 1. Position available July 1. To request application packet, send name and resume to: Search Committee, c/o Fr. Jerry Riney, 2232 Smallhouse Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104. Phone: (270) 842-7777.

ROMERO CENTER DIRECTOR -- We are seeking a director of an urban retreat center for justice education that has existed in St. Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral Parish in Camden, N.J., for six years. Programs include urban challenge experiences for college and high school groups, parish social-justice programs and consulting as well as other justice education-related activities. Staff includes two other full-time professionals. Applicants should be Catholic, have a master’s in theology or pastoral studies, be well-versed in Catholic social teaching, be willing to work in an urban environment and have experience in administration and staff development. Send resumes by April 1, to: Msgr. Robert McDermott, 2907 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08105. 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.


MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Community of 2,500 families, with K-eight school, seeks full-time music director with keyboard and vocal proficiency. Familiar with liturgy, must oversee choirs, possess leadership qualities and have knowledge of Catholic contemporary and traditional music. Located in central Florida. Send resume information to: NCR Classified, Dept. FR18, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281.

LITURGICAL MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Corbin, Ky., on I-75, accessible to urban Lexington, Ky., and Knoxville, Tenn., GIRM catechized, looking for a qualified Roman Catholic with proficiency on a church organ and piano and experience in choral directing. Musical direction will extend to two mission parishes (Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Williamsburg, Ky., and St. Boniface, Jellico, Tenn.). Diocesan benefits available. Bachelor’s degree in music is ideal. Must be able to work collaboratively with the liturgy committee and parish staff. Position requires the accompaniment at all weekend and Holy Day Masses, weddings, funerals and other church-related events requiring music such as, but not limited to Holy Week, etc. Thank you and may God bless your discernment. Please send cover letter and resume to: Fr. Mark Dreves, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, PO Box 455, Corbin, KY 40702.

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.


CAMPUS MINISTRY CHAPLAIN -- San Jose State University (SJSU) Catholic campus ministry in San Jose, Calif., seeks a full-time priest campus minister, presider at sacramental celebrations, co-leader at commuter campus becoming increasingly residential by 2005. Will collaborate with director and team, responsible for daily Eucharist, RCIA, Confirmation preparation and retreats. MA in pastoral ministry or related field, desire, energy and past experience of being present and sensitive to a diverse university population. Diocesan position begins July. Contact: Sister Marcia Krause, OP, Director, SJSUCCM, 300 S. 10th St., San Jose, CA 95112-3645. Phone: (408) 938 1610, ext. 301. E-mail: 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 individual 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 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:

HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL -- Powers Catholic High School in Flint, Mich., seeks candidates for 12-month, administrative position in curriculum and instruction. Application deadline is March 26. For more detailed description, e-mail Tom Furnas, principal at:

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:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- A diverse Roman Catholic parish located in Corbin, Ky., on I-75, easily accessible to urban Lexington, Ky., and Knoxville, Tenn., as well as rural Appalachia, seeking a creative full-time DRE. Diocesan benefits available. Four different seasons year-round. We are a parish with a deep faith and a real need for a qualified Roman Catholic to oversee and innovatively build our parish’s religious formation in collaboration with the pastor and staff. A bachelor’s degree in religious education, theology, religious studies or another Christian discipline is required along with two years preferred experience in supervising parish religious formation and RCIA. Send cover letter, your resume and references by May 15, to: Fr. Mark Dreves, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, PO Box 455, Corbin, KY 40702.

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.

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:


SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS -- The Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif., is now accepting applications for superintendent of Catholic schools. The position will oversee the office of Catholic schools, which includes 26 elementary schools, five preschools and two high schools. The qualified candidate will be a practicing Catholic in good standing, PhD or master’s in education, California credential, minimum 10 to 15 years previous administrative experience preferably in elementary and secondary education, five of which within a Catholic School environment. Roman Catholic in good standing, strong in Roman Catholic tradition and knowledge of the faith and its doctrine. Strong administrative and financial experience; able to train in budget development; experience in relating to culturally diverse communities, bilingual Spanish/English a plus. For immediate consideration please send resume to: Diocese of San Bernardino, Attn: Human Resources, 1201 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404. Fax: (909) 475-5173. E-mail:


THE GRECO INSTITUTE, the agency of the Diocese of Shreveport, La., responsible for adult education, seeks candidates for instructor of moral theology. In addition to teaching each semester, the instructor will serve as a theological advisor to the bishop of the Diocese of Shreveport and resource to the local medical community. The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree in theology with a strong background in moral theology and ethics. Demonstrated ability to work with adult learners required; experience working with medical and other professionals strongly preferred. Should be a Roman Catholic in good standing. Equal opportunity employer. Submit resume, salary requirements, and cover letter by April 1 to: Office of Human Resources, Diocese of Shreveport, 3500 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104. Web site:

JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL is accepting applications for a full-time religious studies teacher. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic and must have a degree in religious studies from a Catholic university. Closing date: March 31. For application, phone: (503) 291-5420. Or 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 curiculum 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:


CAMPUS AND YOUTH MINISTRY at Holy Redeemer parish and at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. One full-time position: half at the SMSU campus and half with high school youth in faith formation and youth activities. Qualifications: degree in ministry, theology or related field. Experience desired. Application deadline: April 9. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Church, Attn: Leo, 503 W. Lyon, Marshall, MN 56258. E-mail:

YOUTH MINISTER -- Large suburban parish seeking experienced youth director and teacher responsible for middle school and confirmation in religious education and parish school plus high school youth program. Collaboration with parish team in “Generations of Faith” included. BA in theology, youth ministry or education with a teaching certificate desired. Computer literacy in Word, Excel and Publisher desired. Completive salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Contact: Search Committee, 12800 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS 66216. E-mail

RETREAT STAFF MEMBER -- Well-established program looking for faith-filled team member starting Aug. 1. Work with four-person team ministering to high school students during two-day retreats at LaSalle Manor Retreat Center. Beautiful log cabin setting in Plano, Ill. (55 miles southwest of Chicago). Benefits include room/board, complete medical/dental, vehicle usage, salary and more. Youth ministry experience required. Contact Bob or Lori Dressel. Phone: (630) 552-3224, ext. 101. Fax: (630) 552-9160. E-mail: Web site:

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:

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.

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