National Catholic Reporter

Updated March 19, 2004

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Books & Tapes

“EXILE” -- A brief autobiography of a priest in Mississippi in 1969-1970, superintendent of the Mississippi Catholic schools. Resigned under cloud of the state and the church. Active in the civil rights movement at the time. Great struggle and threats from the KKK. Local bishop uncooperative and unsympathetic. Left state and diocese and now lives in Memphis. A broader account of his life is given in the book, from poverty in rural Mississippi to a terminal degree from the University of Mississippi. There are many other “firsts” in his life. To order, send $10.50 to: Exile, 5097 Stembridge St., Arlington, TN 38002.

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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.


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:


CHRISTIAN GIFTS -- Also jewelry, gifts, home decor, thousands of items. Phone: (412) 824-2758.


A SACRED SPACE OF BEAUTY, solitude and rest located on 42 acres on the grounds of the Dominican Retreat House. Private, directed retreat and spiritual direction available. Sabbaticals may be arranged. Open year round. Contact: Maria DeMonte, OP, 750 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, Pa. 19027 Phone: (215)782-8520, Ext. 125. E-mail:


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:


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:

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:

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, 2004, a monthlong renewal for ages 70 and wiser reverencing their journey of the mature years. For information or to register, please contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 x4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

THE SABBATICAL WITH A DIFFERENCE -- The changing seasons in New England provide the perfect atmosphere and Genesis is the perfect setting for inner peacekeeping and deepening of contemplative awareness. Design your sabbatical time according to your personal needs. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill St., Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. E-mail: Web site:

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:

IMPROVE SPANISH -- Immersion experience on ranch in Mexico with recuperating addicts. One-two weeks. Sidetrips Mexico City. E-mail Fr. Fred:

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:

Vacation Rentals

FLORIDA, OLDE NAPLES -- Two condos-2/2 and 3/2. Heated Pools. Monthly or Seasonal. Dr. Bob: (262) 786-9594. Or: (262) 352-1095.


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.

Employment Opportunities


PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR -- The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Mont., has an opening for the position of pastoral administrator (parish life coordinator). A master’s degree in theology or closely related field and three or more years of experience in pastoral ministry and administration are required. Salary is based on diocesan guidelines. Starting date is July 1. Deadline for application submission is April 30. Send resume, three letters of recommendation and college transcripts to: PA Search, PO Box 1399, Great Falls, MT 59403-1399. E-mail:


CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL, West Palm Beach, Fla., is accepting applications for a campus minister for the 2004-2005 school year. Located three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, CNHS is a well-established diocesan school whose mission is to educate the whole person, mind, body and spirit in the image of Jesus Christ. Highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits and great kids await you. Send cover letter and resume to John F. Clarke, Principal. Fax: (561) 683-7307. E-mail: Web site:

SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY seeks a director of campus ministry. The director of campus ministry is a president’s cabinet-level appointee who will promote the religious welfare of the total university community. The director serves as leader and overall director of the programs, services, and events of campus ministry. These include liturgical celebrations, retreats, service programs, consciousness-raising events, religious education programs and social occasions. This person, preferably a member of the Society of Jesus, must have an in-depth familiarity with Ignatian spirituality. A successful director will have demonstrated collaborative managerial and pastoral ability, imagination and abundant energy. A terminal degree in ministry or its equivalent is preferred; a master’s degree is required. Five years experience in pastoral administration or university campus ministry is desirable. Applications received by March 31, 2004 will receive first consideration. Interested applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Frank M. Bernt, PhD, Faith-Justice Institute, Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131. Materials may also be faxed to: (610) 660-1042. Or sent via e-mail to:

ST. MARY STUDENT PARISH, a campus ministry center serving Catholic students, faculty and staff of the University of Michigan, seeks two full-time campus ministers to start summer, 2004 (possibly 10 month assignments, August-May). Campus minister for education responsibilities include: coordinate RCIA program; teach theology/faith formation class; coordinate lecture series; facilitate adult education and college student catechist formation; facilitate family religious education and sacramental preparation for children taught by college catechists; serve on university executive committee. Campus minister for outreach/social ministry responsibilities: coordinate retreat programs; oversee welcome and outreach to students; help facilitate social ministry (alternative spring break, peace and justice outreach, service projects). Both ministers will collaborate on other student and parish initiatives. Requirements: master’s in related field, three-five years experience, flexibility, team orientation and excellent communication, interpersonal and teaching skills required. Campus ministry and supervisory experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Priority to postmarks dated April 16. Send cover letter, resume, salary history and two letters of reference to: Search Committee, 331 Thompson, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTER -- St. Thomas More University Parish in Bowling Green, Ohio, responsible for ministry with and to the Catholics at Bowling Green State University, seeks a faith-filled campus minister. Responsibilities include educating for peace and justice, retreats, mentoring and promoting leadership among students. Applications will be accepted until April 15. Position begins July 1. Check out our Web site to download an application. Send the application along with a resume and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, 425 Thurstin Ave. Bowling Green, OH 43402. Web site:


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:


HR COORDINATOR -- NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, D.C. Application instructions at Web site:


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 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.

DIRECTOR OF MINISTERIAL FORMATION and field education. St. John’s University is seeking to fill a three-year appointment of director of ministerial formation and field education in the school of theology seminary (SOT). This position is responsible for the ministerial formation, field education and placement program of the SOT. Duties include but are not limited to: oversee the design, implementation and evaluation of the program; assist in the admissions process for lay ministry students; oversee the annual evaluation process for lay ministry students; assist lay ministry students in finding spiritual directors; oversee field education, including identifying and cultivating placement sites and supervisors, assisting students in finding placements and evaluating student field education performance. Master of divinity and experience in formation and field education supervision preferred. Women and people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. St. John’s University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Open until filled. Send cover letter, resume and three names of references to: Human Resources, St. John’s University, PO Box 7188, Collegeville, MN 56321. E-mail:

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:

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

DIRECTOR -- Xavier Center, a retreat and conference center, Convent Station, N.J. Director works in collaboration with congregational leadership of Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth to foster the ministry. Director’s primary responsibility: leadership for long-range planning, the development of full-scale programming, financial stewardship, management of operations. Qualifications: religious or lay Catholic; minimum of five years administrative experience; master’s degree or equivalent; organizational and collaborative skills; enthusiasm for building the mission of hospitality. Refer to Web site for description and slide show of the center, mission and staff. Letter of application, qualifications and interest, resume and names of three references: Sister Janet Lehmann, PO Box 476, Convent Station, NJ 07961. E-mail: Web site:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR needed for a nonprofit, free health-care clinic in southeastern Kentucky. Position requires administration, grant writing, finance, fund raising, public relations and advocacy skills. Experience in health care and a mission spirit pluses. College degree preferred but experience accepted. Send resume and cover letter by April 9 to: Little Flower Free Clinic, 329 Poplar St., Hazard, KY 41701.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Mercy Center at Madison, a sponsored work of the Sisters of Mercy, is a conference and retreat center for human development. Located on 40 acres on Long Island Sound, the center offers a tradition of hospitality for the spirit. Our desire is a leader with vision and creativity. Respond to the e-mail address below for more detailed information. Candidates are invited to send a current resume with a letter indicating interest. Include salary and benefits requirements before April 15, to: Executive Director Search, 249 Steele Road, West Hartford, CT 06117. E-mail:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MISSION INTEGRATION -- St. Catherine Hospital of Garden City, Kan., is a faith-based acute-care hospital. We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of executive director of mission integration. Located in southwest Kansas, Garden City offers a safe, clean family environment featuring excellent schools and abundant recreational opportunities. We are a rural, primary care, 99-bed facility with an established tradition of working with Catholic traditions and values since 1932. We are a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the second largest Catholic health-care system in the nation. This position reports to the president/CEO. The position plays a key role in shaping the culture of the hospital. Grounded in the core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence, the executive director of mission integration collaborates with others in the development of new ministries to promote healthy communities and facilitates the integration of mission, ethics and spirituality. The incumbent will provide direction and leadership to the ethics committee, pastoral care, volunteers and a variety of other functions to fulfill St. Catherine Hospital’s mission. Master’s degree, preferably in theology or health-related specialty, with a working knowledge of operations, government affairs, health care trends and issues and financing. The candidate must be conversant with Catholicism, have a demonstrated familiarity with diversity of spiritualities and possess the knowledge and ability to work effectively within the framework of the Catholic church. Knowledge of health care ethics with particular emphasis on the ethical and religious directives for healthcare services (ERDs) is imperative. St. Catherine Hospital offers an excellent work atmosphere, a well-experienced staff and a community dedicated to the continued success of the hospital providing a broad spectrum of superior health care services. Equal opportunity employer. Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume to: St. Catherine Hospital, Human Resource Department, 401 East Spruce, Garden City, KS 67846-5679.


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:

FULL-TIME FAITH FORMATION director sought for St. Brendan the Navigator, a small, rural beach resort Roman Catholic parish in North Carolina. Responsibilities include director of religious education and sacramental preparation of children K-12, youth minister for budding teen program, instituting and directing programs and groups for young adults and other. Qualifications desired: background in theology, practicing Catholic, commitment to post Vatican II theology and lectionary based catechesis, desire to foster Christian growth in youth and families, vigor and enthusiasm, prayerfulness, good communication skills and lots of ideas, work collaboratively, joyful and fun loving, organized. Bilingual Spanish speaker desired but not necessary. Start beginning of summer. Send resume or inquiries to Fr. Patrick O’Connor. Fax: (910) 755-6046. E-mail:

CHRISTIAN FORMATION MINISTER -- The Church of St. Stephen, Martyr, is a more than 850-household parish founded in the spring of 1997. We are seeking a full-time Christian formation minister to oversee Christian formation for more than 800 children and youth, provide sacramental preparation to parents and children, coordinate initiation programs for children, youth and adults and resource adult education and scripture study. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in theology, religious education or a related field. Salary and benefits are commensurate with diocesan scale. Please send inquiries and resumes by April 24, to: Search Committee, Catholic Church of St. Stephen, Martyr, 1544 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322-2041. Fax: (757) 421-7488. E-mail:


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.

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:


DIOCESE OF LANSING, MICH., has a growing number of parish openings for qualified directors of religious education, directors of adult education/faith formation, coordinators of youth ministry and Catholic school principals. Active pastoral ministers’ association. Diocesan salary guidelines. Good benefits, supportive diocesan staff. For application materials, contact: Peter Ries, 228 N. Walnut St., Lansing, MI 48933. Phone: (517) 342-2486. 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:


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:

ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL in Cary, N.C. seeks a principal to start next school year. Present principal is retiring after serving parish schools for 40 years. She says: “This school and parish and pastor are the best I have ever experienced.” The school is four years old, pre-K through eight with two classes per grade, 26 students per class, with full-time teachers and part-time assistants. There is a waiting list for most grades. Money magazine calls Cary “the hottest town in eastern U.S.” and one of the six “most desirable places to live in America” and it received an award as fifth safest city in America. Candidates should possess at least a master’s degree and be eligible for a North Carolina license. Experience in a Catholic parish school is preferred. Send resumes to: Principal Search Committee, C/O Msgr. John Wall, St. Michael Church, 804 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513.

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL -- St. Thomas Aquinas School, K-eight, St. Cloud, Fl., 45 minutes from Disney, Cape Kennedy and Orlando International Airport, seeking school principal. Master’s degree in education or equivalent, practicing Catholic, experience in administration, budgeting and strategic planning. Send resume to: Search Committee, PO Box 700368, St. Cloud, FL 34770-0368. Fax: (407) 957-1771. E-mail: Web site:


PRIEST/PARISH LIFE ADMINISTRATOR -- St. Stephen’s, a financially solvent urban parish of 593 households from all over the Twin Cities, seeks an ordained or lay pastoral leader whose background and interests fit our justice-oriented, prayerful, liturgically progressive, lay-empowered community. We’re known for human services programs (related non-profit) including homeless shelter, employment and housing programs and residence for recovering low-income women; justice education and action ministry and ministries to nursing home residents and adults with developmental disabilities. In collaboration with strong and dedicated pastoral care and human services staff, parish council and parishioner committees, you will assure quality pastoral programs; maintain financial accountability of parish budget and long-term development; advocate to archdiocesan and civic leadership on behalf of those we serve and provide liturgical leadership. You will have MA in theology or pastoral ministry and minimal five years pastoral parish ministry experience, be a practicing Catholic with deep love of the church and scriptural knowledge, commitment to shared leadership and be well-grounded in your personal and spiritual life. Competitive compensation. Resume, three references with contact information and letter of interest to: Leadership Transition Committee, c/o St. Stephen’s Church, 2211 Clinton Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. Web site:


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.


SOCIAL JUSTICE LOBBYIST -- NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, D.C. Application instructions at Web site:


CARROLL COLLEGE, Helena, Mont., an independent, Catholic, diocesan, liberal arts college is seeking a tenure track faculty position in Biblical studies beginning in August. The successful candidate will be an active participant in the Roman Catholic faith. The position requires a doctorate degree in theology and a willingness to join our faculty team in curriculum development and outcomes measurement. We will give preference to candidates with expertise in comparative religion. An enthusiastic effective teacher is sought who can support Carroll’s mission statement. Equal opportunity employer. To view additional information about Carroll and the mission statement please visit our web site. For priority consideration, please submit letter of application, curriculum vita and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references by April 16 to: Office of Human Resources, Carroll College, 1601 N. Benton Ave., Helena, MT 59625-0002. Web site:

CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL, West Palm Beach, Fl., is accepting applications for teachers in all academic areas for the 2004-2005 school year. Located three miles from the Atlantic ocean, CNHS is a well-established diocesan school whose mission is to educate the whole person, mind, body and spirit in the image of Jesus Christ. Highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits and great kids await you. Send cover letter and resume to John F. Clarke, Principal. Fax: (561) 683-7307. E-mail: Web site:

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:


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 MINISTRY/young adult coordinator. Holy Spirit Parish, on the eastern side of the Rockies in Great Falls, Mont., is seeking a youth minister/young adult coordinator with two-three years experience. The parish has 1,100 families and is in the process of building a new worship center. The applicant must demonstrate strong organizational skills by developing a comprehensive middle school, high school and young adult program. Must be faith-filled and dedicated to serving the youth of today. Must be able to develop and organize youth activities in the parish and act as an advocate for the youth of the parish. The coordinator must be willing to collaborate and work with other parish staff members to implement a life giving, spirit filled, youth ministry process. Also must be able to build relationships with youth, young adults, parents and parishioners. The applicant will be responsible for recruiting, training and maintaining an effective core team of volunteer youth advocates who are willing to share the Gospel message and the Catholic faith. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in education, religious studies, youth ministry or theology or equivalent experience in parish youth ministry or religious education. Completion of a youth ministry certificate is required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Deadline for applications is April 19. Please send a cover letter, resume and three written references to: Parish Administrator, Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, 2816 Central Ave., Great Falls, MT 59401. Phone: (406) 452-6491. 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:

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

YOUTH MINISTER -- 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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