National Catholic Reporter

Updated July 2, 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:

HOUSESHARE AVAILABLE in Adirondacks. Very reasonable costs. Ideal for person desiring simple lifestyle. Contact Bill Haedrich: (518) 494-4526.

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

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FOG: An Analysis of Catholic Dogma”. How have the uses of fear, blind obedience and gloss contributed to today’s scandal in the Catholic church? Professor Garland Jaggers challenges Catholic hierarchy to revisit its dogma. $12.95 plus shipping and handling. G. Jaggers, 1739 Canton Blvd., Detroit, MI 48207.

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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:

For Sale

RURAL HERMITAGE: five bedrooms, three baths. Four acres, North Carolina.$68,000. Phone; (704) 541-5026.

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

PARISH MISSIONS-LITE MISSIONS: Do you want to make the Eucharist the center of your parish life? “Life In The Eucharist” can help bring life to your Eucharists and Eucharist to your life. Our programs can be tailor-made to meet your needs. We are happy to work with your liturgical and catechetical ministers. Lay teams are ready to serve your parish. Please contact the Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing: (713) 661-3958. E-mail: Web site:

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

EXPERIENCE BEAUTIFUL IRELAND with Fr. Chuck, Oct. 7-16. $2549.00 from Atlanta. Phone: (334) 774-6826. 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:


EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Open Oct. 15-April 30. Individual retreats, guided retreats, small private groups. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. 2004-2005 schedule at:

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:


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

NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA -- Inclusive, affirming, valid orders. Distance-learning seminary. Holy orders without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status. Varied ministries. Phone: (518) 434-8861. Web site:

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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:

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Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR of Capuchin Youth and Family Ministry (CYFM) in Garrison (Hudson Valley), N.Y. We seek an applicant who can serve as assistant to the director, join a vibrant team of lay and religious youth and family ministers and help expand our youth and family ministry among Hispanic communities. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, knowledge of church teachings, ability to work collaboratively with youth and adults, good organizational skills. Experience and training in youth and/or family ministry and willingness to work with a flexible schedule required. Salary commensurate with experience; full benefits. Send resumes to: Tom Brinkmann, PO Box 192, Garrison, NY 10524. E-mail:

THE DIOCESE OF ERIE, Pa., is seeking a regional associate director of religious education. Work in a collaborative department to meet the religious education needs of approximately 50 parishes in beautiful western Pennsylvania. Must be a self-starter, able to work at a distance from the central office; considerable travel in rural areas. Primary responsibilities: supporting parish leaders, fostering training and participating in religious education self-study process. Master’s preferred (college teaching possible). Start: August. Send resume by July 23 to: Joseph Streett, Diocese of Erie, PO Box 10397, Erie, PA 16514.


GANNON UNIVERSITY, a diocesan Catholic University located in Erie, Pa., invites applications for a graduate assistantship in campus ministry, to begin August. Campus ministry serves Gannon’s Christian faith community. The successful candidate will work with a dynamic ecumenical team of Christian professionals, live in residence on campus and serve as a resident chaplain. The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching RCIA, coordinating liturgical ministers for liturgy and must be able to support and promote the university’s mission. The assistantship covers tuition for the graduate program, room and board and includes a stipend. Requirements: must meet the admission requirements for the graduate program as well as the assistantship requirements of the chaplain’s office and have a valid driver’s license. Gannon University is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: Gannon University, Attn: Steve Washek, 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541-0001. Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until the vacancy is filled. For more information about Gannon visit:

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Gwynedd-Mercy College is a private institution, Catholic in character and tradition sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Gwynedd-Mercy College invites applications for the position of director of campus ministry, a full-time, 12-month position. The director of campus ministry supports the spiritual life of the college community; facilitates service activities as a means of demonstrating faith in action; provides leadership in all areas of campus ministry such as prayer, ecumenism, social justice, diversity and spiritual direction; fosters the charism of the Sisters of Mercy; and promotes the mission and core values of the college. Qualifications include: a master’s degree in pastoral ministry, theology, or related field; a minimum of three years experience in Catholic campus ministry; team-orientation, effective communication and presentation skills; and a commitment to the values and mission of a faith-based institution of higher learning. The committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Gwynedd-Mercy College is an equal opportunity employer. Send letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Gwynedd-Mercy College, Director of Human Resources, 1325 Sumneytown Pike, PO Box 901, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901.

YALE’S CATHOLIC CHAPEL AND CENTER seeks a campus minister to share leadership in the life of this vibrant and expanding Catholic community. The campus minister will join the pastoral staff in ministering with and to the Catholic undergraduate, graduate and faculty/staff populations at Yale University and continue the center’s mission of promoting Catholic intellectual and spiritual formation. The position has a particular emphasis on working with undergraduates as well as social justice outreach and some ministry with graduate/professional students and faculty. Leadership and participation in sacramental preparation, liturgy and retreats is also required. The qualified candidate must be experienced in pastoral ministry with a master’s degree in theology or appropriate field. Vibrant spirituality, competence in pastoral counseling and ability to work collaboratively are necessary qualifications. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Start date: Aug. 1. Candidates are encouraged to apply with CV to: Rev. Robert Beloin, St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale, 268 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511. E-mail: Program information available:


CHAPLAIN SOUGHT for Catholic student center serving Rice University and the schools of the Texas Medical Center. Catholic priest with permission of superior, knowledge of bioethics, campus ministry experience. Works in collaboration with the center director, a Dominican sister, in a broad-based campus ministry guided by the principles of “Empowered by the Spirit.” Resume to: Human Resources, Diocese of Galveston-Houston, PO Box 907, Houston, TX 77001.

CERTIFIED CHAPLAIN: Full-time Roman Catholic chaplain in good standing with ecclesiastical endorsement to join our spiritual care team committed to Catholic Healthcare Partners mission and philosophy. Qualifications include CPE certification or actively working towards certification. Willing to work as a multidisciplinary team member to provide spiritual care to inpatient, outpatient, home-care patients; and families and staff of all cultures, ages and faiths. Ability to enhance Catholic identity in carrying out the healing ministry of Jesus through a compassionate, pastoral presence and excellent communication skills. Responsible for the sacramental need of our Catholic patients. Must possess a high level of flexibility on a daily basis. Share in on-call and weekend coverage. To apply submit a resume with three professional references to: Attn: Jamie Hairgrove, Lourdes Human Resources Department, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003. Fax: (270)-444-2976. E-mail:

CATHOLIC PRIEST CHAPLAIN. Mercy Medical Center, Centerville, Iowa, a 60-bed, rural hospital, has an immediate opening for a full-time Catholic priest chaplain. The successful candidate will contribute to the spiritual, emotional, sacramental and liturgical needs of the patients, families and staff. Seeking an individual who can articulate the role of pastoral care to an interdisciplinary team of professionals; possessing excellent communication, interpersonal and spiritual assessment skills; offering a compassionate pastoral presence and the ability to work well in a crisis. Qualifications include ecclestiacal endorsement and approval, minimum of one unit of clinical pastoral education and one year of hospital experience. Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits including a generous PTO package and excellent continuing education program. Centerville is a relaxed, progressive community located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Iowa, near 14,000-acre Lake Rathbun. Recreational opportunities include: sailing, boating, fishing and hunting. Interested candidates, please forward resume to: Mercy Medical Center, Human Resources Department, One St. Joseph’s Drive, Centerville, IA 52544. Phone: (641) 437-3435. Fax: (641) 437-3304. Web site:

CHAPLAIN -- QueensCare is seeking part time or full-time Catholic priest to join the pastoral care division of QueensCare. Chaplain would provide pastoral care for Catholic patients in the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, assist with noon Masses at the hospital and have some on-call responsibility. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Applications from retired priests are welcome. Compensation would include salary and could include some meals. QueensCare is a faith-based nonprofit that provides innovative health services in the multicultural communities of Los Angeles County. Send resume to: Rebecca O’Neill, Director of Human Resources, 1300 N. Vermont, No. 706, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Fax: (323) 953-9979. Or e-mail to: Please visit our Web site at:


DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS/public relations/marketing -- The Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools has an opening for director of communications/public relations/marketing. The successful candidate will assist the superintendent of schools by organizing communication, public relations and marketing efforts internally and externally to promote the mission and operation of elementary and secondary Catholic schools. The candidate’s qualifications must include: professional degree in communications or related field required, experience in Catholic schools preferred, experience in a communications or related position required, professional experience in education preferred. Strong skills in the areas of writing, editing, computer and word processing required. Organizational/administrative skills and experience are essential. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, strongly committed to the mission of Catholic schools. Interested, qualified candidates may send a resume, citing references, with a letter of interest on or before July 1 to: Judith Cauley, CSJ, Office of Catholic Schools, 155 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611. Fax: (312) 751-5295. E-mail:


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:

DIRECTOR -- Hand in Hand Ministries, an international social services organization that seeks to make Christ present in the world through service to the poor, seeks a director to administer the Living with Hope Outreach Center, Belize City, Belize, a new, nonresidential care facility for children up to six years of age infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. It will be the first center of its type in Belize and the position requires a two- to three-year commitment. The director, in consultation with a nurse, will design and implement programs, supervise a staff of five plus volunteers, oversee the budget and report to the director of programs in Belize. Qualifications include a love of children, experience in a related field, a strong faith base and strong administrative skills. Knowledge of caring for HIV/AIDS children is a strong asset, but a willingness to educate oneself and experience with special needs children may suffice. A master’s degree in a related field is helpful but not required. Respond before July 15 by e-mailing a resume to: And: You may also mail: Wayne Fowler, Executive Director, Hand in Hand Ministries, 3729 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY, 40218.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: National Association of Catholic Chaplains, not-for-profit national organization seeks executive director with collaborative style to lead membership organization of professional Roman Catholic chaplains. Thorough understanding of chaplain education and practice required. Candidate must be a member of the Roman Catholic church in good standing with a thorough understanding of current theology, ecclesiology, spiritual and sacramental practices within the church. Experience in administrative leadership, business management and development; strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with a broad spectrum of related professionals, ecclesial leaders and potential financial donors essential. Qualified applicants submit letter of application, resume and salary expectations by July 30 to: Search Committee, NACC, PO Box 070473, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0473. E-mail:

JESUIT VOLUNTEER CORPS: NORTHWEST is searching for its next executive director, who will start in September. The executive director is responsible for hiring and supervising JVC:NW staff members; fund raising, financial and property management; liaison with JVC nationally, representing JVC regionally; carrying out board policy and overall operation of the JVC:NW program with volunteers serving full-time in four states. The job requires a person whose life experience expresses the JVC values of social justice, community, simple lifestyle and spirituality. Application deadline: July 16. To request an application, please contact: JVC:NW Search Committee, PO Box 3928, Portland, OR 97208-3928. Phone: (503) 335-8202. Or e-mail: (Search Committee)


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:


PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR liturgy and music -- Holy Family Parish, Kirkland Wash., a community of 2,200 households is seeking a full-time creative director of music and liturgy. Responsibilities include liturgy planning, coordination of all music programs, choral directing and training of liturgical ministers. Applicant should have three-five years parish experience; current theology and liturgical background in the spirit of Vatican II; and proficiency in organ, piano and voice. Also needs good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. Salary and benefits in accord with archdiocesan guidelines. Send resume and references to: Holy Family Search Committee, 7355 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland, WA 98033

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES, Founded and staffed by Jesuits, Old St. Joseph’s (OSJ) is seeking part-time (24 hours per week) director of music ministries. OSJ is a vibrant center-city parish with 1,200 registered members. The director plans and provides music for four Sunday Masses and two choirs. We seek a collaborative professional able to provide music from the full range of the Catholic tradition. Competitive salary; benefits. Full job description available through the “Contact Us” tab on Web site. Send resume and one-page cover letter. Letter should outline the contributions you would expect to make as an active community member. Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Fax: (215) 574-8529. E-mail: Web site

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- 1,200 families who pray and play together in north suburban Chicago parish steeped in tradition of excellent liturgy expanding parochial school and religious education program, exciting adult education/formation programs, growing ministry to youth. Worship in simple, but elegant, wonderfully reverberant, recently renovated neo-gothic church. Seek full-time professional to lead well trained traditional, contemporary and children’s choir/cantors as they fill church with rich variety of music styles utilizing Wicks pipe organ, grand piano, hand bells, and so forth. New parish center, state of the art rehearsal facilities ready in 2005. Qualifications: BA or M A in organ performance, choral direction or equivalent; schooled in Catholic liturgy; experienced, capable of playing while conducting from console or piano; be part of pastoral staff that really enjoys each other. Send resume and references to: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Search Committee. 1077 Tower Road, Winnetka, Il. 60093. Fax: (847) 501-5311. E-mail: See job description at: (Employment)

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Upland, Calif. The position is full-time with benefits; salary negotiable. Responsible for facilitating the worship life of a 2,500-family parish community by providing authentic, dignified and reverent celebrations of the church’s liturgical rites. Plans, supervises and directs all aspects of the parish liturgical ministries. Desired background includes knowledge of Catholic theology, practices and protocols; sensitivity to a multicultural parish community and bilingual. English/Spanish preferred. Please send all resumes to: Pastor, St. Joseph Church, 877 N. Campus Ave., Upland, CA 91786.

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.


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:


DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH, Fla., chief financial officer, director of fund raising, director of campus ministry, grant writer. These four positions are currently open. For complete job descriptions and application information, please visit: (Employment Opportunities)


PART-TIME NURSE CASE MANAGER -- L’Arche in Washington, D.C. seeks part-time RN who wishes to work with adults with developmental disabilities in a faith community setting. Will supervise delegated nursing functions, oversee medical care, conduct training for two homes serving nine adults. Must be licensed in D.C. At least one year nursing experience in community health and/or care of developmentally disabled adults desired. Start December. Resume to: L’Arche, PO Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009. Phone: (202) 232-4539 ext.14. E-mail:


GLENMARY HOME MISSIONERS seek a pastoral associate to collaborate with a Glenmary pastor in providing leadership for a small, rural mission in Owingsville, Ky. Interested persons need a master’s in theology, pastoral studies or related field; missionary attitude; parish ministry experience. Some Spanish language skills preferable. Send resume and references to: Ms. Liz Dudas, 1312 Fifth Avenue N., Nashville, TN 37208-2726. Phone: (615) 256-1900, ext. 111. Fax: (615) 256-1902. E-mail:

ASSOCIATE PASTOR -- St. Paul Catholic Center, the Newman Center for Indiana University. St. Paul Catholic Center is a large diocesan parish and Newman Center situated on the Bloomington, Indiana University Campus. We serve approximately 600 resident households and 2,000 students. The associate pastor is co-worker with the pastor and medium-sized staff, that includes a pastoral associate, student life coordinator and a director of multicultural ministry. He shares sacramental responsibilities but his main focus is campus life. Residence can be provided in the on-site rectory. Interested priests should contact the Department of Human Resources for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, to obtain a more detailed description of the parish: (800) 382-9836. Deadline for resumes is July 23. Please send resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to: Fr. Dan Atkins, St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 East 17th St., Bloomington, IN 47408.


PRIESTS WANTED TO PREACH PARISH MISSIONS -- Stipend, travel and accommodations provided. Isaiah Ministries, Inc., now in its 20th year. Contact Dr. Gerry Downs. Phone: (888) 472-4241. E-mail:


AVE MARIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL seeks a dedicated, capable principal with leadership qualities, an eye to the future in Catholic education in Douglas County, Colo., and a commitment to Catholic education. This position provides educational leadership for a school of 450 students serving grades K-eight. This person is responsible for complete operation of the school as well as implementation of diocesan and school advisory council policies. A master’s degree with 20-plus hours in educational administration is required. Candidate will have administrator’s license or complete the requirements within a three-year period; have a minimum of five years of teaching experience in a Catholic school; experience in Catholic school administration and be certifiable in Colorado. The successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic with leadership qualities, knowledge of and ability to apply school administrative and management skills. Application must accompany resume. Apply at: The Diocese of Colorado Springs, 228 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Or:

HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC SCHOOL, pre-K-seven, in El Dorado, Ark., seeks elementary principal. E-mail resumes to Office of Catholic Schools, Vernell Bowen: Phone: (501) 664-0340, ext. 321.

PRINCIPAL -- Rev. George A. Brown Memorial School (Catholic elementary school), Sparta, N.J., has 515 students in K-eight with a growing enrollment. The school boasts a “Star School” designation, a solid curriculum, a fully certified teaching staff and, most importantly, proactive parents who are dedicated to a Catholic education. We are seeking an experienced individual with required qualifications including: New Jersey administrator certificate; superior interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with professional staff, students and parents; a practicing Catholic; elementary classroom experience preferred. Immediate start date. A copy of your transcripts of terminal degree will be required at interview. Materials should be sent (or faxed) to: Search Committee Chair, Our Lady of the Lake, 294 Sparta Ave., Sparta, NJ 07871-1104. Fax: (973) 729-7203.

PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL a private, Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school, in Burbank, Calif., sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, seeks a principal. A qualified candidate must be a practicing Catholic, hold at least a master’s degree in educational administration or the equivalent and have a minimum of five years of successful administrative experience as well as additional classroom experience. Applicants should submit their resumes to: The Law Offices of Vincent Stefano, Jr., Attn: Search Committee, 101 S. First St., Suite 402, Burbank, CA 91505.


FAMILY RETREAT PROGRAM SPECIALIST -- Circle Lake Retreat, Diocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas, seeks program specialist to develop and implement family retreats on beautifully landscaped 45-acre property in the piney woods north of Houston. Position requires flexible schedule, including weekends and some holidays. Requirements: BA or equivalent, two years experience in programming/program development, experience working with families/individuals in a retreat setting and experience developing volunteers. Position open until filled. Inquiries to: Program Specialist, Human Resources, PO Box 907, Houston, TX 77001-0907. E-mail:


THE GRECO INSTITUTE (, the agency of the Diocese of Shreveport, La., responsible for adult education, seeks candidates an ethicist/moral theologian. In addition to teaching each semester, the instructor of ethics and moral theology 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 ethics and moral theology. Demonstrated ability to work with adult learners required; experience working with medical and other professionals strongly preferred. Submit resume, salary requirements and cover letter to: Human Resources, Diocese of Shreveport, 3500 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104 Phone toll-free: (800) 256-1542. Or e-mail:


FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER to direct “Life Teen” program, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Latham, N.Y. St. Ambrose, dynamic 2,100-family parish named a “Life Teen” hub parish for the Northeast in 2002. “Life Teen” experience and catechetical or religious studies training required. More information: (518) 785-1351.

DIOCESE OF EL PASO, Texas, seeks director of youth and young adult ministry. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years experience in youth ministry. English and Spanish fluency required. Send resume and references as soon as possible to: Moderator of the Curia, 499 St. Matthews, El Paso, TX 79907.

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY: Full-time position available at Epiphany Cathedral Parish in beautiful Venice, Fla. The parish seeks a dynamic, self-directed leader with good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Knowledge and experience with “Life Teen” program essential. Must be able to support the emotional, educational, spiritual and social components of the “Life Teen” program and have sensitivity and appreciation of youth/teens. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively with a dynamic parish administrative team and provide comprehensive ministry to middle-and senior-high youth, Qualifications: Applicants must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree, preferably a degree or certification in theology, religious education or youth ministry. The successful candidate must be practicing Catholic and have deep faith convictions. Salary based on education and experience. Good benefits and retirement package. Applications must be received by July 7. Mail or fax letter of interest, resume and three letters of reference to: Youth ministry Search Committee, Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota St., Venice, FL 34285. Fax: (941) 488-9333.

YOUTH MINISTRY AND OUTREACH -- Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center is the largest parish based retreat center in the nation. Predominantly a men’s retreat center, we also offer women’s, married couples and youth retreats in both weekday and weekend formats. Duties include coordination and facilitation of a thriving youth program; planning of weekend retreats as well as day and evening programs for middle school and high school youth; promotion of all retreats and programs; ability to develop volunteer participation; opportunity to work with a dynamic collaborative team of lay, ordained and professed ministers. Minimum requirements: BA in theology or religious studies, two years youth ministry experience, excellent public speaking skills, ability to work collaboratively as well as independently and ability to conduct marketing and outreach efforts. Starting date: Aug. 15. Send cover letter and resume to: Fr. David Cinquegrani, CP, Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107. Fax: (860) 521-1929.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Parish of 600 families seeks person to continue vibrant total youth ministry program for grades nine through 12; also responsible for confirmation program (grade 10) and social program for grades six through eight. Parish expects a collaborative minister who communicates well and is capable of coordinating and training large volunteer group. Prefer experience in youth or pastoral ministry as well as bachelor degree and youth certification. Salary range is: $35,000 to $38,000 including health benefit package. Interview required. Send resume: Human Resources, Holy Family Catholic Community, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769.

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:

FULL-TIME, 11-MONTH POSITION -- Youth ministry coordinator (high school, junior high) needed to lead collaborative ministry for two parishes: St. Laurence (800 families), St. Paul’s Newman Center (400 families), Laramie, Wyo., in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Minister will work closely with a commission and leadership team as well as pastoral staffs. Preferred: experience in youth ministry, very familiar with “Renewing the Vision,” BA in youth ministry or related field. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Phone: (307) 745-5461. Send resume and references to:

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY -- St. Boniface Catholic Church of Waukee, Iowa is located in the Des Moines metro area. We are a growing parish of 700 households. It is a full-time position working primarily with high school youth and young adults. For information, write: Fr. Vince Rosonke, St. Boniface Church, 1200 Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA 50263. Or phone: (515) 778-9370.

A VIBRANT, NEW JERSEY Catholic community seeking innovative, creative, faith-filled, energetic, inspirational leader as a full time pastoral associate for youth ministry. This individual will serve a well-established youth ministry program for junior high and high school students in a dynamic, growing parish of approximately 3,000 households. Knowledge and experience with “Renewing the Vision” a comprehensive model of youth ministry, along with a BA in theology preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send resume to: Youth Ministry Search Committee, Catholic Community of St. Matthias, 168 JFK Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873. Or e-mail:

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