National Catholic Reporter

Updated April 2, 2004

Hundreds of jobs -- professional, administrative, clerical, ministerial and even some secular -- are filled through NCR Classifieds each year. The more popular titles include campus ministers, chaplains, counselors, executive directors, liturgy/music ministers, superintendents, principals, teachers and youth ministers. NCR Classifieds are also your best sources for up-to-date information on retreats, sabbaticals, Spanish studies, educational programs -- all the categories listed on the right column.

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Bed & Breakfast

QUIET COUNTRY LANE setting near Weston. Comfortable bed and breakfast/suite. Open May - October. Color brochure: (802) 259-2903. Leslie Place, Belmont, VT 05730.

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 K.K.K. 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 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:

Correction Notice

IN AN AD that ran in the March 26 issue for Queen of Peace High School under PRESIDENT, the Web site address should have read:


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:

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:

Facilities for Rent

WESTON, VT. May-October. Beautifully appointed studio apartment accommodates two to three for retreats, rest and relaxation and foilage season, vacation. Five-minute walk to Weston Priory, 10 minutes to swimming/tennis, three miles to town. Weekly rate including utilities: $250; monthly available. Contact: (802) 824-6778.


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:


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.

QUIET MOUNTAIN RETREAT in New Mexico -- Redondo Retreat Center in the sacred Jemez Mountains, 80 minutes from Albuquerque, pine forest with hiking trails, access to natural hot springs and breathtaking views and a labyrinth. Options include sabbatical, guided retreats, privacy, reiki, massage, Native American-guided sweats and sitting meditations with the local Zen Mandala Center.. Other options include: ceremonies, shamanic journeying, drumming circle and day trips to Santa Fe, Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, Colo. For more information write, call or e-mail: Sharon Palma, 7 Oso Place, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: (505) 829-3185. E-mail:

CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER, Cleveland, Ohio, July 18-23 and Aug. 1-6. “Religious Life as Sacrament” can be a preached or directed retreat with a focus on the sacramentality of religious life. Personal sharing rooted in the sacred scriptures and celebrated in creative liturgies deepen the experience of looking at religious life in a new way. This retreat responds to Joan Chittister’s challenge: “What the world needs, what religious life needs, is adult religious who are always about something greater than themselves.” Presented by Sr. Mary Ellen Brinovec, OSU, and Rev. Lou Papes. This retreat is also available at a community’s site. Sabbath Retreats: (216) 227-8618. 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:


A SABBATICAL WITH A DIFFERENCE -- Mini-sabbaticals: a module tailor-made to suit your time frame. In our 17th consecutive year, we offer a blend of psychotherapy, community formation, dream work, reflexology, emotional bodywork, art therapy, dance and movement, spiritual direction and discernment, scriptural themes for healing and process, proprioceptive writing (a meditation practice to move deeply into psyche through a simple, but subtly rich writing technique), cranial sacral work, biosynthesis, bioenergetics, biodynamic massage, mythology, visualization, hypnosis and yoga. For more information contact Daniel McDonald, director, CPEB Therapies, Inc. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. 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:

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

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

Vacation Rentals

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


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

ONE EASY STOP for spirituality and justice. 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.

Employment Opportunities


PASTORAL ADMINISTRATORS -- The Missionary Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, is seeking pastoral facilitators. Preferably religious sisters or brothers who would facilitate the ongoing life of two or three Yup’ik Eskimo parishes in southwest Alaska. The focus of ministry in this region is the empowerment and training of local leaders. Travel between villages is by small plane. Salary and benefits are equivalent to that given to a religious in the diocese. Degree in pastoral theology, religious education or related field with liturgical experience and basic background in pastoral administration. For information and application please contact: Personnel Office, 1316 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Phone: (907) 374-9500. Fax: (907) 474-8009. E-mail: Web site:

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:


ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR -- The Catholic Diocese of Beaumont, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of associate or assistant director in the office of lifelong Catholic formation/education. Candidate must be fluently bilingual (English/Spanish), a practicing Catholic with a master’s degree in religious education, religious or pastoral studies or theology or the substantial equivalent including a bachelor’s degree with theological background. Candidates with at least five years of experience in religious education administration on the parish or diocesan level who are willing to work in a creative, collaborative setting will be considered. The person is answerable to the director and will be responsible for the following areas: catechesis and catechist formation in Spanish on all levels, teaching in Spanish and English in our lay ministry and adult confirmation programs. The position is full-time and begins July 1. Salary and position is commensurate with education and experience. Send resume, three letters of reference and salary requirements to: Dr. Lorraine S. DeLuca, Director, Office of Lifelong Catholic Formation/Education, Diocese of Beaumont, PO Box 3948, Beaumont, TX 77704-3948. Phone: (409) 838-0451, ext. 144. Fax: (409) 838-4511. E-mail:


CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL, West Palm Beach, Fl., 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:

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Edgewood College is a small, private, Catholic liberal arts college in Madison, Wis. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Edgewood College is based on the Dominican Catholic tradition of liberal and professional education. Edgewood College invites applications for the position of director of campus ministry. Responsibilities include: provide leadership, vision and supervision for all campus ministry programs and services through which all students from the Catholic and other faith traditions may further their spiritual development, deepen their understanding and work toward the achievement of an adult appropriation of their faith. Qualifications: master’s degree in pastoral ministry, theology or related field required. Certification by the Catholic Campus Ministry Association strongly preferred. Minimum three years experience in ministry with Catholic college students or young adults. Equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including your philosophy regarding campus ministry, resume, salary expectations and three references to: Edgewood College, Human Resources Department - CAMMIN, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, WI 53711. Fax: (608) 663-3295. Email: Web site:

CAMPUS MINISTER -- Saint Mary of the Woods College is a small Catholic liberal arts college for women. The college, located in South-central Indiana and sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, seeks a campus minister, preferably Roman Catholic, to serve a student population that comprises traditional and nontraditional women who come from many faith traditions. Responsibilities include development and implementation of new programs to enrich the faith community, cooperation with the music director to provide campus liturgies, coordination of retreats and events and serving the pastoral needs of a diverse student body. Position requires: high motivation, creativity and ability to initiate new strategies to encourage participation; organizational abilities to work cooperatively with faculty, staff and students. A master’s degree and experience in campus ministries required. Ten-month position; candidate may have opportunity to teach. Review of applications begins March 26. Send a letter of application, resume and the names and phone numbers of three references to: Search Committee for Campus Minister, c/o Student Development, Saint Mary of the Woods College, Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876.

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:


LIVING PEACE IN L’ARCHE -- Washington, D.C. People with and without developmental disabilities practice peacemaking by sharing daily life of work, prayer and holy leisure in interdenominational Christian community. Room, board, stipend, insurance, spiritual formation and professional trainings. Resume to: L’Arche, PO Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009. E-mail: Web site:


DIOCESAN REGIONAL COORDINATOR (office of faith formation) for three vicariates of Central Region. Charlotte diocese seeks person with a master’s degree in religious education/allied field, five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Well-rounded in catechist formation skills; collaborative, sensitive to cultural minorities. Good written/oral communication skills. Spanish a plus. Application deadline: April 30. Please send resume, salary requirements and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Cris V. Villapando, 1123 S. Church St. Charlotte, NC 28203. Phone: (704) 370-3246. For copy of job description, e-mail:


DIRECTOR -- 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:


EDITOR -- Paulists seek part-time editor for innovative Web site outreach to Catholic young adults (ages 18-39)., an irreverent yet faithful e-magazine of spirituality that served over 130,000 people last year. The editor must be familiar with the world of young people, possessing of a nuanced sense of the Roman Catholic Church and a basic understanding of other spiritual traditions. Editor must be able to collaborate with Paulist young adult ministries team in creating new ideas for the site and must competently manage and edit the work of an always-changing group of writers. Working experience as an editor required. Computer and Internet skills necessary as editor updates site daily. Experience with various cultural traditions within Catholicism important. Part-time position in New York City (possibility of telecommuting some hours after probationary period), benefits, salary competitive. Please send resume, writing sample and sample of edited work to: Editor Search, PYAM, 415 W. 59th St., New York, NY 10019. E-mail:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- The Women’s Intercultural Center of Anthony, N. Mex., serving low-income women along the border, is seeking an executive director to oversee the daily operations and the ongoing sustainability of the center and its programs. A strong background in fund raising is important as well as Spanish/English fluency, the ability to work as part of a collaborative team, exceptional management and administrative skills and a commitment to women’s advocacy and social justice issues within a faith based environment. E-mail resume, references and cover letter by April 22 to: Or fax to Ruth Warren: (505) 882-7312.


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, Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, N.Y. Progressive 1,600-family parish in suburban Rochester that ministers in a collaborative model seeking to fill this full-time position. The primary functions for this position are to develop, direct and implement a lifelong faith formation program for all members of the community that embodies their charism, that includes evangelization, adult education, sacramental preparation and oversight of the religious education of school age children. Futuristic plans call for planning of a systematic long-range plan including visions from USCCB documents and integrated plans for all programs. Please send resume and cover letter to: Barbara Pedeville, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, New York, NY 14624. Phone: (585) 328-3210, ext.1215. Or e-mail to:

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:

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- Grades pre-K-12. Pastoral position includes, directing grade specific programs, recruiting/training of teachers, working with youth minister Qualifications: Practicing Catholic, theologically trained with a religious education degree or related field. Full time; 1,100 families. Send resume or inquiries : Fr. Tom Krieg, St. Joseph Parish, 910 Wilson, Menomonie, WI 54751. Phone: (715)-232-4922.

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.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- An active, involved parish of 1,300 families with a school in Little Rock, Ark., is seeking a creative director of music to coordinate a SATB adult choir, children’s choir and handbell choir using a new Steinway grand piano and a new Allen Renaissance organ. Qualified applicants should have three to five years of experience at the parish level or equivalent, keyboard and choral directing skills, as well as the ability to train cantors. An appreciation for traditional and contemporary music styles is required as well as knowledge of liturgical documents. Competitive salary, plus benefits, commensurate with education and experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, Attn: Msgr. David LeSieur, 1003 N. Tyler, Little Rock, AR 72205. E-mail:

MINISTER OF LITURGY AND MUSIC. A progressive, active, inclusive intentional Roman Catholic community in downtown Boston seeks full-time minister of liturgy and music. Liturgy responsibilities: coordinating liturgical ministries, planning liturgies with pastoral staff and lay ministers. Music responsibilities: coordinate active program for liturgies; provide direction for several music groups, instrumentalists and cantors. Salary commensurate with experience. Available July. Please send letter, resume and references to: Director, The Paulist Center, 5 Park St., Boston, MA 02108. Phone: (617) 742-4460. Fax: (617) 720-5756. Or e-mail:

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.

MINISTER OF WORSHIP: St. Ann Catholic Church in Colonial Heights, Va., is seeking a full-time minister of worship. This position will provide oversight for all aspects of liturgical and musical programs to ensure quality liturgical celebrations. Applicant must be practicing Catholic. Prefer degree in liturgical field or related experience in a parish setting. Knowledge of liturgical music very desirable. Send resume to: Pastor, St. Ann Catholic Church, 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. E-mail:

FULL-TIME MUSIC/liturgy director position open in central Florida parish and school. 2,300 families. Experience required in choral directing, cantor development and training. Adult, contemporary and children’s choir. Strong keyboard and vocal skills are musts. Education and experience commensurate to salary. Send resume to: Search Committee, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 700 Brown Chapel Road, St. Cloud, FL 34769. Fax: (407) 957-1771.


DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT -- Saint Luke Institute, a residential treatment center for priests and religious and an education center in Silver Spring, Md., is seeking a director of marketing and development. Priest or religious preferred. Required skills: grant writing, donor tracking, strong verbal and written communication abilities and computer literacy. Should have good management skills, work as a team member, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, create and implement new programs. Other responsibilities as required. Candidate should also be willing to travel on occasion. Competitive salary and benefits. Starting date: June 14. Position open until filled. Please send resume to: Nancy Farran, 8901 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903.


THE EASTERN FRANCISCAN COMMON NOVITIATE is seeking a perpetually professed Third Order Regular Franciscan woman for the position of assistant novice minister for a three-year appointment. Must possess the ability and experience to work collaboratively and exhibit the qualities required to assist the novice minister. A master’s degree or equivalent in theology, spirituality or human growth and development is required. Candidates must have the ability to articulate a vision of the vocation of the Franciscan woman religious and show evidence of the ability to assist others in the process of vocation discernment. Send resumes to: Sister J. Lora Dambroski, OSF, 3603 McRoberts Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234-2398.


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:

LAY MISSION SERVICE in Kenya. We are forming a lay mission team to serve in the slums of Nairobi with a dedicated team of priests, religious and lay leaders. Work possibilities include: teaching computers and English, working in the Women’s Promotion Center, visiting AIDS patients in their homes, working with street children and other parish outreach activities. We provide training, language school, monthly stipends, insurance and ongoing support. Visit our Web site at: and fill out the preliminary form online. Comboni Lay Missionaries, LaGrange Park, IL 60526. Phone: (708) 354-2050.


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:

RING LAKE RANCH summer employment -- A spiritual retreat ranch. Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. Paid/volunteer positions (cooks and wranglers). Mid-May - Sept. Room/board/salary. E-mail Donna Hanna-Calvert: Web site:


PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR: Diocese of Saginaw, Mich. has full-time pastoral administrator positions available beginning July. Ministry includes pastoral leadership. Extensive full-time parish experience and graduate degree in theology required. For further information and/or application materials, contact: Pastoral Administrator Committee, c/o Janet Fulgenzi, OP, 5800 Weiss St., Saginaw, MI 48603-2799. Phone: (989) 797-6682. Fax: (989) 797-6670.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Sacred Heart Parish in Southbury, Conn., is accepting applications for position of pastoral associate with particular responsibility for social ministries, both direct service and advocacy for justice. Please apply by May 15. For job description please visit our Web site at:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Rose of Lima, Paso Robles, a central Californian parish of approximately 1,400 families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following ministries: RCIA, baptism preparation for parents of infants, organization of ministry to shut-ins, scripture study, adult preparation for confirmation, supervision of religious formation of public grade school students. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Bilingual experience desirable. Please send resume on or before April 17th, to: Pastor, St. Rose of Lima Church Office, 642 Trigo Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Fax: (805) 238-2762. E-mail:


PRINCIPAL - ST. IGNATIUS SCHOOL, Portland, Ore. St. Ignatius School part of St. Ignatius, a Jesuit parish located in southeast Portland, is accepting applications for the position of principal for the 2004-2005 school year. For 96 years St. Ignatius School has provided Catholic education in the best tradition of the Sister of the Holy Name and the Jesuits. Enrollment for K-eight is 230 students with 21 staff. St. Ignatius is fully accredited by NASCU. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic and will need a master’s degree in educational administration or related field, an Oregon administrative license (or equivalent) and a minimum of five years of educational experience, preferably in Catholic education. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the school as well as to develop and maintain a top academic and religious program. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with parents, parish and the development program are musts. The application deadline is April 23. For application, send letter of interest and resume to: Robert L. Mizia, Superintendent, St. Ignatius Principal Search Committee, Department of Catholic Schools, 2838 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214. E-mail:

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- St. Martha Catholic School, a parish school with more than 50 years of excellence in Catholic education, seeks an exceptional principal to direct more than 400 enthusiastic pre-K-eighth grade students, faculty and staff. The school recently moved into a new, state-of-the-art campus, ideally situated in Sarasota, Fla., the scenic and cultural capital of the state. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an energetic individual with dynamic interpersonal and leadership skills. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic with strong academic credentials, including a master’s degree in school supervision/administration or equivalent certification and five years of administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic School. Must be certified, or eligible for certification in the state of Florida, possess strong communication skills and the creativity to inspire students, teachers, staff and parents in forging new frontiers of academic and spiritual excellence and have the ability to work as a team with the school board and the pastor. Applications must be completed by April 16. Request application from: Department of Education, Diocese of Venice, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285. Phone: (941) 484-9543. E-mail:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL for St. Luke Catholic School, a pre-K-eighth grade parish school of 570 students and a 40-year history of quality Catholic education in culturally diverse San Antonio. St. Luke seeks a candidate for principal who is a practicing Catholic with dynamic teaching, development and leadership skills. Master’s degree and three-five years experience as a Catholic school principal required. Salary will be competitive and is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Applications accepted until position filled. Direct applications or inquiries to: Catherine Stone, St. Luke Search Committee, 4603 Manitou, San Antonio, TX 78228. 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.


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION for large, multicultural, catholic parish. Master’s in theology or related field required. DRE will be responsible for facilitation and coordination of elementary and middle school PSR, youth group, baptism preparation, confirmation program, RCIA and adult education. Applicants must be equally proficient in English and Spanish. Salary range: 40k-60k, commensurate with experience with an excellent benefits package. Deadline for application: April 30. Please send resume and letters of reference to: Fr. James A. Schillinger, STL, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2855 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30329.

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.


BELLARMINE CHAPEL, CINCINNATI, seeks full-time director of social mission for parish. This full-time person will join a pastoral staff of six with primary responsibility for our parish works of charity and justice and social involvement. These include Habitat for Humanity, Appalachian service trips, collaboration with many congregations in “The AMOS Project” (faith-based community organizing) and an annual course in “JustFaith” that promotes conversion through the study of Catholic social teaching. Overall, he or she shall help the parish achieve an integrated commitment to social mission, intent on formation and conversion among all of us. We are a Jesuit parish at Xavier University in Cincinnati, a congregation of choice for approximately 700 households. Tell us how your experience, gifts and vision will help you find a fruitful mission here for yourself and the parish. Deadline: April 22. Send resume with cover letter, salary requirements and references to: Richard Bollman, SJ, Pastor, Bellarmine Chapel, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207-2211. Fax: (513) 745-2031.


CATHOLIC RELIGION TUTOR -- Tutor wanted for our family of five home-schooled children, ages four, seven, eight, nine and 15. We are looking to give to our children a thorough understanding of traditional Catholic doctrine to help meet the challenges of both secular humanism and materialism. We believe the thousand years following Christ were the high point for man’s soul. Very important is a thorough understanding of logic, dialectic and rhetoric. This deeply conservative teacher will join two other tutors presently teaching our children, one the three Rs and the other Greek and Latin. Excellent salary. Please send resume to: Dexter Ball, PO Box 2530, Aptos, CA 95001-2530.

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:


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 WANTED. Come out to the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Rural, tri-church parish in the northwest corner of Washington state is seeking a full-time youth minister to direct junior and senior high ministry in cooperation with wonderful volunteers. Applicant must have a BA in theology or equivalent training, some prior successful youth ministry experience and a centrist ecclesiology. Must work well with staff, be energetic, self-motivated and organized. Technology know-how a must; musical skills a big plus. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Application deadline is April 22. Send resume and at least three references to: Fr. Tim Sauer, St. Joseph Church, 5781 Hendrickson Ave., Ferndale, WA 98248.

ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI has outstanding parishes seeking qualified directors of youth ministry. Bachelor’s degree with experience and training preferred. Send resume and materials to: Sean Reynolds, Office of Youth Ministry, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-2150. E-mail:

YOUTH MINISTER -- Coordinator of youth ministry of St. Peter Parish of 2,300 families, Lorain, Ohio, to implement a holistic youth ministry program. The applicant should have a background in current religious studies and be certified as a youth minister or be willing to pursue such certification. To inquire, contact: Fr. Ken Wolnowski, Pastor, 3655 Oberlin Ave., Lorain, OH 44053. Phone: (440)282-9103. Fax: (440)282-9490. E-mail:

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