National Catholic Reporter

Updated August 13, 2004

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ECUMENICAL MONASTIC COMMUNITY forming in Los Angeles. Contact Fr. Columban Scull at: (323) 663-7570. 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. Website:

Books & Tapes

BOOKS, VIDEOS, PROGRAMS on women’s spirituality. Phone: (703) 379-2487. Or visit: Or:

“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 to: G. Jaggers, 1739 Canton Blvd., Detroit, MI 48207.

FREE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION CATALOG -- 44 pages. Resources for newcomers to Christian meditation. Material for nurturing your practice of meditation. Teachings by John Main, OSB; Laurence Freeman, OSB; Bede Griffiths OSB; Thomas Keating, OCSO; and others. A rich source of materials including books, audio tapes, CDs, videos and music for the inward journey. Phone toll-free: (888) 673-8617. Or visit Web site: For more information about Christian meditation phone toll-free: (800) 324-8305. Or visit the World Community for Christian Meditation Web site:

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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

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:

MISSIONS/RETREATS -- Numerous topics offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and colleagues. DeSales Resources and Ministries, Fr. John Graden, director: (800) 782-2270. Web site:

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, Faculty in-service, retreats for religious. Web site:


11-DAY “ITALY PILGRIMAGE” with Fr. Chuck, Jan. 11, 2005. $1,999 from Atlanta. Phone: (334) 774-6826. For more details 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:

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:


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:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. 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:


Employment Wanted

YES, YOU CAN STILL hire a qualified DRE/F! Proactive, creative, director/designer DRE with 22 years ministry experience with exceptional background including ministry/theology, catechetics, RCIA, adult formation, Spanish, Hispanic ministry and top master’s. Resume. Desires DRE/F and/or combined pastoral ministry position. Relocate anywhere for right situation. Troubleshooter/change agent-see remarkable action/progress in programs. Initial contact by phone: Leave brief phone message with number. Expect a timely response! Toll-free for Mr. DRE’s Office at (800) 892-0834.

Employment Opportunities


DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Maryville University, an independent university with 3,300 students, invites applications for the full-time, 10-month position of director of campus ministry. Responsibilities include: creating service opportunities and coordinating community service outreach for students, creating an inclusive environment for students of all faiths to explore and grow spiritually, developing intentionally structured programs that foster reflection and understanding of the larger community, coordinating with student life on programming and service to students. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, administrative skills and experience: developing community service programs, working with college students, working with and acceptance of people of different faiths, designing reflection programs. Affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to: Jackie Plunkett, Director of Human Resources, Maryville University of Saint Louis, 13550 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141.

COORDINATOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Serve as full-time campus ministry coordinator in a K-12 Catholic, independent school with 1100 students. Previous experience needed. Masters degree in related fields preferred. Contact: Chair, Search Committee for Campus Minister, Schools of the Sacred Heart, 2222 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115. Fax: (415) 563-3005. E-Mail: For full job description see careers at

CAMPUS MINISTER, HONOLULU -- U.H. Manoa, large state school. Seeking full-time campus minister. Team includes laywoman, layman, two Jesuit priests. Responsibilities include: small-group leadership, supervision of activities; family-style religious education; liturgy, retreat and fellowship participation. Send curriculum vitae and letters of reference to: Chris Cartwright, SJ, Catholic Campus Ministry, 1941 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. See our Web for complete listing:


CATHOLIC PRIEST HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN, Albuquerque, N.M., as soon as possible. Master’s degree divinity, theology or related field. NACC or APC certification\ hospital chaplain experience preferred. Required local ordinary endorsement. Archdiocesan priest salary; negotiable. Resume: Chancellor’s Office, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, 4000 St. Joseph Place N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120. Phone: (505) 831-8158. Fax: (505) 831-8115. E-mail: 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:


SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR full-time for Blessed Sacrament Church in Clermont, Fla. Assist pastor with the stewardship of the physical, financial and development resources of the parish in accordance with parish and diocesan policies. Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related; three-five years business experience; knowledgeable in principles of accounting, safety/security and personnel issues; two years supervisory experience; outstanding interpersonal skills. Some knowledge of construction implementation helpful. Practicing Catholic with an understanding and appreciation of church organizational structure and related ministries. Salary: $35,000; excellent benefits. Send resume, letter of interest and references to: Ms. Theresa Simon, HR Coordinator, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800. Fax: (407) 246-4941. E-mail: Web site: No phone calls please.

PASTORAL SERVICES COORDINATOR full-time for Blessed Sacrament Church in Clermont, Fla. Assist pastor with the planning, coordination of front office and ministries within the parish. Coordinate ministries, liturgies, meetings; work with pastoral council; plan ministry weekends; counsel bereaved and coordinate funerals with liturgy. Requires MDiv or equivalent ministry/theology degree with four-six years previous experience in the principles of pastoral planning and directing the work of others. Practicing Catholic with an understanding and appreciation of church organizational structures and related ministries. Excellent public relations and interpersonal skills. Bilingual or working knowledge of Spanish helpful. Charismatic experience also helpful. Great opportunity for woman religious. Excellent benefits. Send resume, letter of interest and references to: Ms. Theresa Simon, HR Coordinator, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800. Fax: (407) 246-4941. E-mail: Web site: No phone calls please.


DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY FOR AFRICA -- Franciscans International, a U.N.-affiliated nongovernmental organization, seeks a full-time director of advocacy for Africa. The director will advocate for Africa concerns within the United Nations and the Franciscan family; help Franciscans in Africa network with U.N. and other international agencies; and develop capacity-building opportunities to respond effectively to urgent social needs. Qualifications: Expertise in workshop development/training; experience with teambuilding, fund raising and other technical assistance; familiarity with Africa issues/communities; experience with United Nations and other international agencies; appreciation for Franciscan spirituality and Catholic social teaching; computer/internet literacy; excellent (English) communication skills. A command of French and a graduate degree are desirable. This New York City-based position starts Nov. 1. Send complete resume, writing sample and salary requirements to: David B. Couturier, OFM Cap, 30 Gedney Park Drive, White Plains, NY 10605. E-mail:

DIRECTOR -- St. John Center for Youth and Family. The Archdiocese of Detroit seeks an experienced administrator to manage St. John Center for Youth and Family in Plymouth, a western suburb of Detroit. Director responsible for development, planning, communication and implementation of sponsored programs, conferences, retreats and workshops offered at St. John Center. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, decision making skills and proven organizational and administrative/management experience. A degree in religious studies, preferably with advanced degree in theology would be ideal. The individual must also be well-grounded in the magisterium of Roman Catholic faith. We offer a full package of excellent benefits. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume and letter to: Human Resources, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. Fax: (313) 237-5791. E-mail:

DIRECTOR, CONSTITUENCY RELATIONS and Support Department, D 04 054, Baltimore, Md. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic community of the United States is seeking a constituency relations and support department director. This professional will be responsible for managing the process of identifying, building and maintaining relationships at the national level with institutional and church organizations in the United States in support of the U.S. operations strategy. Must have master’s degree, seven years experience and in-depth knowledge of Catholic social teaching. In your cover letter, please include requisition number: D 04 054, source code: NCR and salary expectations (EEO). To learn more about the specific duties and qualifications and to apply on-line, please visit our Web site at:

THE U.S. JESUIT CONFERENCE in Washington, D.C., seeks a director of communications for the national office of the Society of Jesus. The position requires providing communication expertise to the 10 U.S. Jesuit provincials including management and development of a national communication plan, attending tri-annual meetings of the Jesuit Conference board as well as membership on the boards of “America” magazine and “Company” magazine. The position also requires producing and managing ongoing projects, viz., a Web site (, the six times annual “National Jesuit News” and a database of U.S. Jesuits and its print catalogue. Applicants must be Roman Catholic, have a clear vision of the priorities and goals of the Society of Jesus in the United States and the Catholic church in the United States. For more information and/or a job description, please contact Rev. Thomas C. Widner, SJ: (202) 462-0400, ext. 13. E-mail:

OPENING FOR DIRECTOR of L’Arche Mobile. Educational background: BA psychology, sociology, business or related field. At least one year experience in a supervising capacity, preferably within a L’Arche community. Some life experience with mentally disabled and/or community life. A desire to live the vision and mission of L’Arche. Contact: Kate Seawell, L’Arche Mobile, 151 S. Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604. Phone: (251) 438-2094. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF ADULT EDUCATION -- Growing parish located in southeast corner of North Carolina, serving Brunswick beach communities, seeks part-time to full-time director of adult education. Responsibilities include organize and facilitate programs to educate adult parishioners in faith, RCIA, stewardship program, scripture study, outreach to inactive Catholics, workshops, retreats, spiritual and religious programs, other. Background/education in theology, spirituality, education important. Knowledge of Spanish is great help. Please send resume, references and salary requirements to: Search Committee, c/o Rev. Patrick O’Connor, OSFS, 5101 Ocean Highway W., Shallotte, NC 28470. Or e-mail to:

DIRECTOR OF MISSION SERVICES -- St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash., has a director of mission services position available. Candidate must have current chaplain certification with NACC or the Association of Professional Chaplains. Previous health care chaplaincy or pastoral ministry experience with some management experience required. Excellent salary and benefits. Equal opportunity employer. Contact: Human Resources, St. Mary Medical Center, PO Box 1477, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Phone toll-free: (800) 452-3320. Web site:

U.S. DIRECTOR -- Voices on the Border, a small, progressive international development nonprofit with programs in El Salvador, seeks a motivated leader to staff the U.S. office. Responsibilities include administration and financial management, fund raising, program development, communications, public relations and advocacy. Requires nonprofit experience, demonstrated commitment to social justice, community empowerment and human rights. To apply and for information, go to:


ACQUISITIONS EDITOR -- Saint Mary’s Press of Minnesota (, a nonprofit, Catholic publisher located in Winona, Minn., is looking for an acquisitions editor to acquire and develop new theology and religious studies textbooks for use at colleges and universities. This is a full-time, off-site position that does not require relocation. This position reports to the director of college publishing. Candidates must have an advanced degree in theology or religious studies and knowledge of Catholic theology and doctrine. Book publishing and book acquisitions experience is highly desirable. Eight to 10 weeks of travel are required annually. Required computer skills include proficiency in Word, Excel and Windows XP. Ideal candidates are highly motivated and have strong interpersonal, entrepreneurial and project management skills. This position will be open until Sept. 17. Send cover letter and resume to: John McHugh, PO Box 170665, Milwaukee, WI 53217-8056. E-mail (Word documents preferred) to:


ECUMENICAL WORKER -- The Glenmary Home Missioners are seeking an Ecumenical Worker to foster reconciliation between Catholics and evangelicals, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Must be committed Catholic (lay, ordained, or religious); well trained in Catholic history and theology; at least a master’s degree in theological studies; experienced in ecumenism; and at least two years professional ministry experience. Office in Nashville, Tenn. Extensive traveling required. Professional salary and benefits. Send resume to: Ecumenical Worker Search Committee, 1312 Fifth Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37208.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA), which is dedicated to the development and promotion of just personnel practices rooted in gospel values, is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and administer the organization. Qualifications: five years proven administration experience in a management position; demonstrated strategic planning, marketing, grant writing and public relations skills; ability to work with volunteer board and committees as well as other national organizations and church-related groups; master’s degree or equivalent in related field; experience in managing/administering a membership organization preferred. Frequent nationwide travel required. A possible change in the geographic location of the national office is being explored. Applicants must be Roman Catholic and have a working knowledge of the church and its structures. Position to begin Jan. 3, 2005. Please send letter of interest and resume by Sept. 15 to: Search Committee, c/o NACPA, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202. Or e-mail to:


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:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- 2,700-family, multicultural Vatican II parish seeks a full-time director of liturgy and music responsible for direction of parish liturgy committee and coordination of parish liturgies. Proficiency needed in keyboard, vocal skills and directing choirs using contemporary Catholic music. Must be willing to work collaboratively with staff. Salary negotiable with benefits. Send resume, three references and letter of intent by Sept. 15 to: Search Committee, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria, VA, 22309.

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

MUSIC MINISTER -- St. Brendan Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C. Growing parish located in southeast corner of North Carolina, serving Brunswick beach communities, seeks full-time music minister with knowledge and background in Catholic liturgy and planning rituals. Responsibilities include liturgy and music planning, musician, direct choir, develop present music ministry in parish. Must have keyboard and vocal skills and broad knowledge of contemporary and traditional music. Also recruit, train and coordinate liturgical ministers and keep abreast of developments in liturgical life of the Catholic church and requirements of diocese. Work collaboratively with pastor and staff. Spanish language skills helpful. Must have parish work experience. Salary commensurate with experience and training. Please send resume, references and salary requirements to: Search Committee, c/o Rev. Patrick O’Connor, OSFS, 5101 Ocean Highway W., Shallotte, NC 28470. Or e-mail to:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY, Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Director of music for Sunday Masses, weddings, funerals, weekday Mass, holy days, weekly novena and benediction. Responsibilities include directing three adult choirs and three youth choirs, recruiting/training members/cantors. Must be knowledgeable/experienced in Vatican II liturgy and documents. Requirements: keyboard and choral skills, ability to work with other instrumentalist(s), an eclectic sense of liturgical music and be ex-officio member of the diocesan liturgical commission and involved with diocesan liturgies. Excellent salary and benefit package. Send resume and references : Douglas Reatini/Search Committee, c/o Diocese of St. Petersburg, PO Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL, 33743.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, Hartford, Conn., seeks a full- time music director. St. Patrick-St. Anthony is a rapidly growing parish of 1,200 families with a strong urban ministry. We place an emphasis on liturgy and quality musical and choral accompaniment. Candidates must be able to develop a music repertoire that incorporates classical and contemporary music into our Catholic liturgy; direct two choirs; supervise other choir directors, cantors and assistant organist; play organ at three Sunday Masses and work closely with the director of liturgy and pastoral staff. Desired background includes BA, MA and/or equivalent experience and education; strong keyboard skills and experience with Roman Catholic liturgy. Ideal candidates will demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with others and a willingness to be open to new ideas. Please send resume to: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, c/o John Lemega, 285 Church St., Hartford, CT 06103-1196. For job description and information, visit:


MANAGER WANTED for Newman Bookstore, Washington, D.C. Applicant needs a background in Catholic religious studies or theology or strong experience in a professional Catholic religious position and experience in bookstore management and ordering. Applicants should also submit two references. Please call Deanna Keefe at: (202) 526.1036.


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:


CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF FAIRBANKS, Alaska, seeks to fill two full-time positions at the Fairbanks chancery office. Applicant must be an active member of the Roman Catholic church and available for extended travel in bush Alaska . MANAGER OF DIOCESAN STAFF/DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS: Works with bishop, as bishop’s representative to staff and community at large, oversees implementation of policies and programs of the diocese, coordinates activities of committees and professional consultants and acts as media spokesperson for the diocese. Salary dependent on experience; benefits. Requirements: bachelor’s, master’s degree preferred with 10 years progressive management experience. DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS FORMATION AND EDUCATION: Identifies and develops religious education and formation programs, provides training and support to educational staff and volunteers, oversees and develops resource libraries, supports youth ministry programs and facilitates communications within the diocese regarding educational needs and programs. Primary responsibility in Fairbanks and larger-town and road-system parishes. Salary dependent on experience; benefits. Requirements: Graduate degree in appropriate field, with minimum of five years experience in religious education field with some experience in program development and with media interface experience. Deadline: Aug. 25 . For job description and application or more information contact: Personnel Office, Diocese of Fairbanks, 1316 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Phone: (907) 374-9500. Fax: (907) 374-9580. E-mail:


YOUTH EMPOWERMENT EDUCATOR/ORGANIZER -- Hudson Valley organization seeks coordinator to lead arts/justice program. Full-time; English/Spanish; full benefits. Cover letter and resume to: Richard Witt, RMM, PO Box 4757,Poughkeepsie, NY 12602. Web site:


LOCAL CHURCH OUTREACH ASSOCIATE -- Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian citizens movement seeking justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying our nation’s decision makers. We are seeking a person who is committed to engaging the local church and their leaders in the mission of Bread for the World. Applicants must have an advanced degree in theology or experience working with churches, a working knowledge of international and U.S. hunger issues and the ability to travel eight-10 weeks a year. Knowledge of, or experience with, congregation-based community organizing is a plus. Send cover letter, resume, availability, salary requirements and references to: HR Manager - LCOA, Bread for the World, 50 F St. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 2000. Fax: (202) 639-9401. E-mail: No phone calls please.


FULL-TIME PASTORAL MINISTER sought with experience in adult formation and education, ministry to the sick, RCIA, marriage and funeral preparation. Master’s degree or equivalent. Competitive salary and benefits. Begins Sept. 7. Send resume to: St. Sebastian Parish, 476 Mull Ave., Akron, OH 44320.


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:


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.

MOST HOLY NATIVITY CATHOLIC CHURCH in Rio Rico, Ariz., with 640 registered families and growing is in need of a pastor. English is the dominant language, however, the pastor should have a working knowledge of Spanish and be culturally sensitive to families, many of whom hail from Mexico and other states. Rio Rico is a community of 10,000 people located approximately one hour south of Tucson, Arizona. The parishioners are willing to do whatever is needed to make their parish a viable, faith-filled Christian community. Interested priests should send a letter of introduction and a resume to: Mrs. June Kellen, Chancellor, Diocese of Tucson, PO Box 31, Tucson, AZ 85702-0031.


DIRECTOR OF RETREAT CENTER, Saginaw, Mich. Roman Catholic priest or religious sister or brother; general administration and public relations/promotion, fund raising, opportunity to work in team to create new programs. Master’s degree in spirituality or equivalent and experience in retreat work required. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Send resume before Sept. 1 to: Queen of Angels Retreat Center, PO Box 2026, Saginaw, MI 48605. For information phone: (989) 755-2149. E-mail:


SOCIAL WORKER -- Oaklawn Psychiatric Center has an immediate opening for a social worker at our outpatient center in Elkhart, Ind., to provide therapy for children, adolescents and their families. Rich clinical environment that is supported by interdisciplinary team staffing. Master’s degree in social work required. License or eligibility for licensure preferred. An equal opportunity employer. You may send a resume via mail, fax or e-mail to: Human Resources, Oaklawn, PO Box 1109, Goshen, IN 46527. Fax: (574) 537-2698. E-mail: Learn more about us and other opportunities available by visiting:

SOCIAL WORKER/FAMILY THERAPIST to give leadership and clinical service to innovative outreach project in Albuquerque’s southeast heights. Seeking a licensed master’s- or doctoral-level professional experienced in community development and medical services who operates with a systems perspective. He or she will be bilingual, preferably Spanish as a first language, and sensitive to diverse cultures in this community. Will work as part of clinical team of the Samaritan Counseling Center, a faith-based provider of outpatient services. Resume to: 1101 Medical Arts Ave. N.E., Bldg No. 3, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Fax: (505) 765-1100. E-mail:


OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Join a team of lay missioners 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, Ill. Phone: (708) 354-2050. Explore our Web site at:


PASTORAL ASSISTANT for ministry with children -- Sacred Heart Parish, Bellevue, Wash., has an opening for an experienced religious educator for children. The ideal candidate will be active in a Catholic faith community, have strong administrative and catechetical skills, experience in coordinating preparation programs for first Eucharist and first reconciliation, overseeing “Liturgy of the Word” (K-three) and educational ministry for children from the nursery through the fifth grade. The ability to inspire and train volunteer teachers and assistants is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have catechetical certification, graduate theology training, excellent people skills and extensive knowledge of child development. This position will remain open until the best candidate is found. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Dr. Gretchen Gundrum, Pastoral Associate, 9460 N.E. 14th St., Bellevue, WA 98004. Information about Sacred Heart can be found at:

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