National Catholic Reporter

Updated June 4, 2004

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THE ARTISTS ALLIANCE AGAINST VIOLENCE, INC. -- A 501 (c3) corporation is compiling a national directory of Catholic dancers. For information contact: AAV Inc., PO Box 249, Boiceville, NY 12412. Or e-mail:

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. Web site:

Books & Tapes

IS THE SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS really behind us as the U.S. bishops recently announced? Leading experts on sexual abuse disagree. “The Bishops Have Spoken: Is There Hope?” a recent two and a half-hour conference on this subject, is now available on videotape. Psychotherapist and author Richard Sipe, survivors’ attorneys and survivors themselves speak out. Ideal for personal reflection and group study. Copies are $18, including shipping and handling. Contact: Day Productions, 1745 E. Vista Way, Suite 4, Vista, CA 92084. Phone: (760) 630-7398 or (800) 326-3362. E-mail:

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SALESIAN SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE -- “Encounters” is the theme for the 22nd annual conference on the Spirituality of DeSales and DeChantal. Aug. 5-8, St. Louis Academy of the Visitation. Lodging at the Marriott. Presentations, prayer, discussions, Salesian resources. Contact: DeSales Resources and Ministries, Stella Niagara, NY 14144. Phone toll-free: (800) 782-2270. Web site:


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:

Language Studies

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 IRELAND -- Thomas E. Clarke, SJ, Sr. Catherine McIntyre, RJM and Sr. Norene Costa, RJM. Aug. 18-29, $2.295. For flyer and registration, contact: Bethany Retreat House, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 928-2213. E-mail:

12-DAY HOLY LAND pilgrimage with Franciscan Fr. Mario DiCicco, PhD (New Testament) with 28 years of Holy Land experience. September 18-29. For brochure, contact: 110 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60602. E-mail:

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:


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE -- One hour from New York City, Bethany has 84 beautiful acres and borders on a lake. Single rooms, two hermitages and a lakeside cottage available. Directed retreats: June 25-July 3 (Spanish), July 7-15, July 18-26, Aug. 1-6, Aug. 8-14. Private and individual retreats available throughout the year. Ask for a brochure with details of programs. 202 County Route 105, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930-1003. Phone: (845) 928-2213. Fax: (845) 928-9437.

CLIFFVIEW CENTER, Lancaster Ky., has space available: July 1-8, “Letting Jesus Question Us” with Michael Crosby, OFMCAP. During this retreat participants will “make room in their hearts for the word.” Each day will include: private reflection, a lengthy reflection by Crosby, small- and large-group sharing and ritualizing. Aug. 1-6, “Walking on Holy Ground” with Sr. Caroljean Willie, SC. Participants will share in a multicultural approach to prayer and spirituality as well as deepen their understanding of the sacredness of the earth during this retreat. Art, music, movement and writing will lead to new ways of knowing the God within others and ourselves. Situated on 40 acres in the Bluegrass, Cliffview (a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington) has 30 air-conditioned rooms with private baths. Its features include walking trails, wildflower meadows, meditation gardens, a labyrinth and lakeside deck as well as excellent home cooked, garden fresh meals. To register phone toll-free: (877) 792-3330. Or e-mail:

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:

MONTH-LONG “PRAYER OF THE HEART” retreat in beautiful Oregon. Live in a monastic setting and enjoy break days to beaches and mountains. June 30-July 30, $2,295. Also, private retreats anytime. Contact: Dorothy Pulkka, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center, The Religious of the Sacred Heart, 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:


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:

WINTER SABBATICAL - Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this Southern California garden oasis. For information or to register contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail:

RELAX, REST, RENEW -- A sabbatical that you design. Monastic setting in beautiful Oregon. Spiritual direction, daily Eucharist, classes and retreats. Outings to beaches and mountains. August-May or shorter periods. Men and women. Contact: Jo Morton, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. 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:


REFORMED CATHOLIC CHURCH, progressive and inclusive. Valid orders. Tutorial seminary. Personalized ministry. PO Box 725, Hampton Bays, NY 11946. Phone: (631) 728-2633

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CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America -- Marital status and gender not an impediment to holy orders. 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 Opportunities


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR for residential service-learning/St. Mary’s College of California, full-time, 11 months, July-May. Equal opportunity employer. For complete details and online application see:


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. Screening is being done immediately until position is filled. 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:


SUBIACO ABBEY/ACADEMY, a Benedictine monastery, celebrating its 125th anniversary in the Arkansas River Valley, seeks fund-raising professional for development director. The abbey sponsors Subiaco Academy, a college prep high school with a solid reputation in excellence, for boys nine-12. Responsibilities include organization, direction, management of development, communications and institutional planning for Subiaco Abbey and Academy. Contact: Glenn Constantino, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, AR 72865. Phone: (479) 934-1026. Fax: (479) 934-1198. E-mail: Web site:


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON is seeking candidates for director of curriculum and testing. Applicants must be familiar with Catholic school philosophy, possess a master’s degree in education, preferably in curriculum and instruction with a minimum of five years experience in Catholic schools and three years in school administration. Strong skills in human relations, verbal and written communication and leadership are essential. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, committed to the mission of Catholic schools. Interested candidates may send a resume, citing references, with a letter of interest to: Mrs. Nina Mayo, Catholic School Office, 2200 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124. E-mail:

RESEARCH CENTER DIRECTOR -- The Glenmary Home Missioners seek an experienced PhD in sociology or related social science to direct the Glenmary Research Center (Nashville, Tenn.). The center focuses on applied research related to social, cultural and religious life in the rural United States, particularly the South, with emphasis on parish, community and region. The position requires the ability to design and conduct studies using quantitative and qualitative research skills, with GIS skills a definite plus. Also required are strong leadership and administrative skills, ability to communicate with a wide variety of Catholic and ecumenical lay and professional audiences and to supervise a small staff. The director must be a Roman Catholic with knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, Glenmary and its missions. Salary is competitive with an excellent fringe benefit package. Search begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Those with a master’s degree and a minimum of five years experience in a similar type research center may be considered. Please submit vita (or resume) to: Search Committee, Glenmary Research Center, 1312 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208. Fax: (615) 251-1472.Or e-mail documents as MS-Word attachments to: Further information about Glenmary, the GRC or the position can be found at:

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/TEACHER -- Central American Ministries (Toledo, Ohio) needs full-time guide for trips to Guatemala. Clergy and religious encouraged to apply. Contact: BPELCIN@SJJTITANS.ORG

DIRECTOR -- College of Saint Benedict seeks director for innovative Lilly grant "Companions on a Journey." The grant is part of a national effort by Lilly Endowment (Programs for Theological Exploration of Vocation) to form leaders in service to communities of faith and society. Vocational discernment and spiritual companioning are at the core of grant activities. Director will exhibit well-honed listening, inter-personal, and planning skills. Experience in collaborative program development in Catholic or other Christian community essential. Familiarity with and ability to engage in practices of Catholic and Benedictine Spirituality essential. Knowledge of curricular and co-curricular issues at the college level, understanding of program assessment, and awareness of women's development highly desirable. Ph.D. in Human Development, Christian Spirituality, or related field preferred; Masters considered. Three to five years of related full-time experience desirable. Deadline June 14. Letter of interest, resume and three names of references: College of Saint Benedict, Human Resources, 37 South College Ave., Saint Joseph, MN 56374. or contact for more information: David Cloutier (320) 363-5656. Women and people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds encouraged to apply. College of Saint Benedict is an EEO/AA employer.


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:


ST PATRICK’S PARISH of Fremont, Neb., is searching for a full-time Hispanic minister. Concentration on religious formation and sacramental programs for the children, youth and adults is a substantial part of this job opening along with liturgical coordination. St. Patrick’s is a parish of 27,000 with approximately 3,000 Hispanics. Please send inquiries to: Rev. Owen W. Korte, 422 E. Fourth St., Fremont, NE 68025. Phone: (402) 721-6611. E-mail:


SPIRITUAL CENTER LITURGIST-MUSICIAN -- Bon Secours Spiritual Center (Marriottsville, Md.) is seeking a liturgist-musician to serve on the retreat team, to prepare and lead liturgical celebrations/prayer services and to serve as musician. Candidates need a bachelor’s degree in Catholic liturgical studies, music or related field; experience in planning and leading liturgical prayer; keyboard skills; and experience in planning adult learning experiences in spirituality, prayer and liturgy. Position available July 1. Send a letter of interest, current resume, and salary requirements to: Thomas Morris, BSHSI, 1505 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104. Or e-mail:

PASTORAL MINISTER serving as director of music ministries: Creighton University campus ministry/St. John’s Parish. An 11-month position, beginning Aug. 1. Primary responsibilities involve: coordination of music ministry for five campus and parish liturgies; recruiting and fostering student involvement, plus mentoring young liturgical musicians; working as member of the liturgy team to plan campus and parish liturgies. Keyboard and choral direction skills required; experience of Catholic liturgical tradition preferred. Applications accepted immediately; position considered open until suitable candidate is hired. Please send resume and three letters of reference to: Laura A. Weber, PhD, Director of Campus Ministry, St. John’s 203, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.

MUSIC MINISTRY -- Our Saviour’s Catholic Community, Cocoa Beach, Fla. Full-time music director with knowledge of liturgy and planning rituals. Must oversee formation and training of choirs, have keyboard skills, vocal proficiency and knowledge of Catholic contemporary and traditional music. Community has 2,500 families, with school K-eight. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, including benefits. Send resume and information to: Frank Durso, 1860 Harbor Point Drive, Merritt Island, FL 32952-2819. Phone: (321) 459-0998. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY -- A full-time position will be available Aug. 1 in a 2,000-family parish in Washington, D.C., suburbs. Applicant should have an educational background and experience that includes the study of Catholic liturgical theology and training in music to include keyboard and vocal skills. Responsibilities include liturgy planning, coordinating our parish music program (traditional choir, five contemporary music groups, children’s choir and cantors), as well as training of lectors, eucharistic ministers and other liturgical ministries. Must work collaboratively with pastor, associate pastor and large parish staff, both professional and volunteer. Salary commensurate with experience and training. Send resume and references to: Rev. Francis G. Kazista, St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, 12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904. Or e-mail the information to:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Church of St. Pius X, Rochester, Minn. Full-time position for Catholic parish of 1,450 families. Responsibilities include coordinating music for five weekend Masses, directing two adult choirs and one children’s choir, overseeing preparation of all parish liturgies, recruiting and training liturgical ministers. Seeking candidate with strong keyboard skills and experience in Roman Catholic liturgy. Degree in liturgy/music preferred. Competitive salary plus benefits. Send resume to: Denise DeRienzo, Administrator for the Church of St. Pius X, 1315 12th Ave. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. Phone: (507) 288-8238.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES -- If you feel called to serve a small (550-family) parish in the picturesque Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania, whose people really care about each other and actively live the Gospel ... if you feel called to serve a community whose people value music as the heartbeat of prayer ... if you are open to praying in both contemporary and traditional styles of music (a faith-filled minister who happens to be a gifted musician), then perhaps the Lord is calling you to St. Rochus Parish in Johnstown, Pa. for more information please phone Fr. Charlie Amershek: (814) 539-1520.


BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE helps children who are hurt and at-risk, yet academically capable, to realize their potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes and quality education through college. We seek committed and mature individuals for our live-in residential counselor positions. Our residential counselors work as a member of a team, serving as “surrogate parents” to the six to eight scholars per home. Competitive salary, room, board and benefits provided. College degree and one to three years experience required. Boys Hope Girls Hope is located in 16 U.S. cities. For current openings please visit our Web site. To apply for a position, send resume to Stephanie Welberg, Employment Manager. Fax: (314) 298-1251. E-mail: Web site:


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: Join a dedicated team serving the poor in Peru, Kenya, Eritrea or South Africa. We provide great training and support. Application deadline for spring 2005 is Sept. 1.Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL. Phone: (708) 354-2050. Explore our Web site at:


BLESSED JOHN XXIII Catholic Community is seeking qualified candidates for two positions: a full-time COORDINATOR OF YOUTH FAITH FORMATION and a full-time UNIVERSITY MINISTER. John XXIII is a Catholic Community with a primary mission to minister to Colorado State University. Submit resume and cover letter to: Blessed John XXIII, 1220 University Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80521.

THE DIOCESE OF MANCHESTER, N.H., has opened a search for three newly created diocesan leadership positions. These directors will work with the executive director for the Education and Formation of the Laity to assist the bishop, pastors and Catholic school principals in key aspects of parish and Catholic school life. THE DIRECTOR OF ADULT SPIRITUALITY AND EVANGELIZATION is responsible for the ongoing development and support of programs and services for adult spirituality and evangelization in parishes, Catholic schools and campus ministries. These programs will be oriented toward families and singles; especially young adults and seniors. Required: master’s degree or equivalent in theology or related field, plus four-seven years of related experience in adult spirituality and evangelization with program development experience. DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY is responsible for the ongoing development and support of programs and services for parish youth ministry and campus ministers in three diocesan Catholic high schools. Required: master’s degree in youth ministry, theology, pastoral studies or related field, minimum of three years experience as a full-time paid parish coordinator of youth ministry. THE DIRECTOR OF CATECHETICAL FORMATION is responsible for the ongoing development and support of programs and services for parish religious education, grades one-12 and the teaching of religion in the Catholic schools. Required: master’s degree or equivalent in theology (preference for sacramental), religious education or related field, plus four-seven years of related experience in catechetical formation. All positions require strong skills in communications, collaboration with pastors, catechetical leaders, youth ministers, Catholic school principals and others in pastoral ministry as well as the facilitation of cooperation among parishes in various parts of the diocese. Candidates should also be active participants in the life of their local parish and be willing to work a flexible schedule involving travel throughout the diocese. The National Association of Church Personnel Administration (NACPA) is coordinating the search. Qualified candidates should forward their resumes and salary requirements by July 1 to: National Association of Church Personnel Administrators, Executive Search Process,100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati OH 45202-2129. Fax: (513) 421-3085. Or e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL CARE and clinical pastoral education -- St. Vincent Charity Hospital pastoral care department is seeking a director of pastoral care and clinical pastoral education. The individual selected for this position will provide spiritual leadership for the hospital and chaplain service to Rosary Hall and Matt Talbot program. Prepares and monitors budgets; provides oversight/direction for physical spaces, St. Mary Seminary training program, clergy ethics program/metro, liturgical/prayer life of hospital, Vincent fund, bereavement program, Eucharistic ministers and CPE program. Co-chairs the ethics committee. Organizes Zella Hall lecture series, oversees ethics consults, and policy formation/revision. Participates in hospital monthly orientation, works collaboratively with the director of community outreach regarding shared resources. Required qualifications include bachelor’s degree in theology, psychology or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Certification in the National Association of Catholic Chaplains or an equivalent organization. Minimum of two years experience in pastoral care ministry and two years management experience, preferably in an acute-care hospital. Three to five years experience in human services employment. Equal opportunity employer: male/female/disabled/veteran. Faith in action. Interested candidates may submit their resume by mail or fax to: St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Attn: Linda Crawford, 2351 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44115. Fax: (216) 363-2591. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Diocese of Jackson, Miss., seeks applicant to oversee catechetical efforts in parishes and Catholic schools, as well as, continue the faith formation and education of catechists and program administrators. Qualifications include: master’s degree in theology (or related field), active participation in the life of the church, commitment to post-Vatican II theology, desire to work collaboratively, sensitivity to cultural/regional differences, good communication and computer skills. Previous experience in pastoral, catechetical or academic supervisory responsibilities is required. Candidate will need to be well rounded in catechist formation skills, as well as, be able to develop/facilitate programs in adult spirituality. He/she must be willing to collaborate both within the department of educational services and with other diocesan offices to further develop leadership/ministry formation programs. This position will offer exciting challenges for someone interested in contributing to diocesan ministry focused on building vibrant parish programs and Catholic schools. Application deadline: June 15. Start date: Aug. 1. To apply, send cover letter, resume and five letters of reference to: Dept. of Ed Services Search Team, PO Box 2248, Jackson, MS 39225-2248. Fax; 601 960-8469. Or e-mail


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.

THEOLOGY INSTRUCTOR. Marquette High School located on the shores of Lake Michigan is looking for a theology teacher primarily in the areas of social justice and Old and New Testament. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume and salary requirements to: (219) 873-1327. Or e-mail to: For information on the school visit:


YOUTH MINISTER -- Catholic parish in suburban Atlanta with 1,400 families hailing from more than 50 countries seeks part-time youth minister for grades eight through 12. Send resume to: YM Search Committee, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 600 Mountain View Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH and young adult ministry -- St. Benedict Church in Shawnee, Okla. Full-time position in a Benedictine parish of 500 families; well-funded youth budget. For more information contact Anita Semtner: (405) 878-5295 (day); (405) 273-7280 (evenings). Fax: (405) 214-9181. See Web site for details:

LARGE TAMPA BAY CATHOLIC church seeks a full-time experienced director of youth ministry for a very active Life Teen program. Responsible for middle school, high school, young adult and two-year confirmation program. This church is designated as the Life Teen hub parish for the state of Florida. The director of youth ministry 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 of “Life Teen” and with “Renewing the Vision” and “Sons and Daughters of the Light.” Minimum of BA in religious education or related field (MA a plus). Bilingual Spanish very helpful. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Full diocesan benefits. Please send inquiries, resumes with references to: Director of Youth Ministry Search (Attn: Pastor), Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511-5443. Fax: (813) 655-7948. Or e-mail at:

“LIFE TEEN” POSITION AVAILABLE - St. Paul’s Catholic Community, located in Houston, in the heart of the NASA space community, is currently seeking a coordinator of youth ministry. This position requires a highly motivated and self-directed person who has a proven track record of working with a successful “Life Teen” or youth program. He/she must be skilled in the areas of youth evangelization, coordinating/recruiting volunteers and relational ministry. Requirements for consideration are a bachelor’s degree in theology and/or a minimum of three years experience as a paid youth minister in a parish. To be considered for the position, resumes must be received by June 18. Resumes should be sent to: Search Committee, St. Paul Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Drive, Houston, TX 77058.

YOUTH DIRECTOR -- Medium-sized dynamic Catholic mountain parish near Vail, Colo., ski resort. Housing available and discounted ski pass. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY position -- St. Frances Cabrini Church, a 4,500-family member community in Littleton, Colo., is currently searching for a full-time youth ministry director, including direct leadership of a weekly “Life Teen” ministry for senior high teens, confirmation preparation and supervision for the parish youth ministry staff. Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in religious education, theology or some related field and three-five years of experience on either the parish or diocesan level. Deadline for applications is June 15.To apply, resumes can be sent to: St. Frances Cabrini Church, Attn. Jim Beckman, 6673 W. Chatfield Ave., Littleton, CO 80128. Or via e-mail at: For more information or a more detailed job description, contact Jim Beckman at: (303) 979-9560.

FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTRY position -- St. Michael’s Catholic Church, a “Life Teen” parish, a vibrant and rapidly growing community of 800 families, seeks a director of youth ministry using the “Life Teen” model. Duties include leading a committed, active and supportive core group of young adults who help plan and present “Life Nights,” middle school youth group and “Mission Treks.” We are looking for a dynamic and self-directed leader with good organizational and communication skills. Pastoral ministry degree, “Life Teen” training or equivalent is preferred. The ability to speak Spanish a plus. The parish is located just north of Seattle. Please send cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, 1512 Pine Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290. For more information phone: (360) 568-0821. Or e-mail:

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