National Catholic Reporter

Updated February 4, 2005

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MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. Web site:

 Graduate Studies

MA IN SERVANT-LEADERSHIP -- Viterbo University in scenic La Crosse, Wis., offers the MA in Servant-Leadership for lay-persons transforming the church and their community. This unique program is now available in a blended on-line and two-week summer format. Call Trevor Hall at 1-800-VITERBO or visit us at:


DESERT HERMITAGES. Newly constructed hermitages consisting of bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette, private patio, and desert views. Available for occupancy beginning in March 2005. Daily Eucharist. Meal option according to your needs. Information and reservations at Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400.Web site:

Houses of Prayer

DESERT HOUSE OF PRAYER. Quietness in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, Ariz. Individuals desiring a closer walk with Jesus, 520-744-3825,


GRADUATE INTERNSHIP, Villanova University. Villanova University offers a two-year graduate campus ministry internship for those pursuing a graduate degree in the academic field of their choice. All applicants should be graduated from college by August 2004. Two years of general work and/or volunteer experience is preferred. Faith filled applicants are a must and need to be willing to share their journey of faith in God with others. Interns work and live in freshmen residence halls modeling, building, and living Christian community. They offer students opportunities to develop personally and spiritually through liturgy, service projects, retreats and evenings of reflection. Interns receive room and board, tuition remission, and a stipend. Deadline: February 15, 2005 .E-mail: or call: (610) 519-4088. Application/information is available through our 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:


ARE YOU TOUCHED BY MATTHEW 25:36? I need faithful Catholic writers to share the love of Christ with inmates on Death Row. 100% safe! You will be bringing Christ into the darkest of Dark places. Will you reach out in love to a Death Row Inmate? Please pray about writing a Death Row Inmate. You will be rewarded for sharing the love of Christ with these Poor souls! Contact: Michael Denson, Catholic Death Row Ministry, P.O. Box 1328, Howe, TX 75459. E-mail:

COMMUNICATION MINISTRY, INC. -- A dialogue on the relationship between personal sexuality, spirituality and ministry conducted for the purpose of building community among lesbians, gay and bisexual clergy, religious and their friends. For more information, please send inquiries to: CMI, PO Box 307, Glenn, MI 49416, or check our website:

Parish Missions

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


PILGRIMAGE TO THE WELSH BORDERS with Esther de Waal, April 28- May 7, 2005. A contemplative journey, Celtic and Benedictine, with space for silence and prayer; for secret hidden holy places as well as famous sites. Optional extension to Western Wales as space allows. Pilgrimage to Ireland, September, 2005. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO, 64111; 816-561-6855. E-mail: Website:

PILGRIMAGE Bethany Spirituality Center (Highland Mills, NY) pilgrimage to Italy. Bill Drobach, SA, Norene Costa, RJM; Catherine McIntyre, RJM. June 12-22. Rome, Montecassino, Subiaco, Assisi, LaVerna, Siena, Florence. Write, e-mail, call for special flier. lease register by March 1. Phone: (845) 460-3061 E-mail: Web site:

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGES, 2005/12-day: May 29-June 9 and September 17-28. 28 years of experience in Holy Land pilgrimages. Write for brochure: Fr. Mario DiCicco, O.F.M., Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. E-mail:

WOMEN OF BIBLE LANDS with author Martha Ann Kirk, June 3-17, 2005. Phone: (210) 829-3854. Web site:


SCHOOL FOR PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY. A contemplative program, emphasizing the importance of spiritual study, prayer, and silence as the foundation for a sustained reflection on the spiritual implications of one’s life, relationships, communal commitment, and the ministerial expression that flows from this foundation. A four-week residential program, July 17-Aug. 12, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:


LENTEN RETREATS -- Ecumenical Holy Week Retreat. Private, group, guided. Evensong by the Sea, Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. See our Web site for details:

LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Spiritual direction and counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation in Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 966-5933.

ENCOUNTER WITH SILENCE Manresa Retreat House, Michigan July 17-24, 2005. “Famous Retreat” Dorothy Day called “Bread of the Strong”. Silence, meditation, prayer. Private rooms, $295.00 Contact Michael Hugo, Phone: 847-920-2537.

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:

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:


SPRING SABBATICAL: May 3 -- June 2, 2005, participants reverence their journey of the mature years, reflect on Sabbath time and celebrate life’s wisdom. For information or to register, please contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext.4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176 E-mail: Web site:

FORMATION CONSULTATION SERVICES -- provides unique, flexible and holistic sabbatical programs within a nurturing small community atmosphere. Programs are tailored specifically to each participant’s needs. Program details are located on our web site: Our web site also offers a helpful selection of articles on formation for free downloading. Phone: (508) 234-6540.

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

SPANISH IMMERSION in Guatemala. Homestay and voluntary work.

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:

BASIC SPANISH AND SACRAMENTAL PRACTICE for pastoral ministers, a practical and pastoral option for the time-stretched priest or religious who cannot get away or who does not have the inclination for a total immersion program but who nevertheless needs the basic skills and competency to be effective. July 17-Aug. 5, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH LANGUAGE and culture courses, June 5-23, 2005 in Miami. Designed for religious, priests, deacons, seminarians and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 S.W. 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333. E-mail:


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 -- web site: Phone (518) 434-8861.

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 Opportunities


DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT. Saint Joseph College, a four year liberal arts and women’s college, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, invites applications for the position of Director of Campus Ministry. Reporting to the president of the college and in collaboration with the Priest/Chaplain, the individual in this full-time 12-month position develops and sustains a faith community that is centered on the human and religious dimension of the lives of all members of the Saint Joseph College campus. The director assists students with the application of spiritual values and faith development, provides pastoral counseling and spiritual direction, offers spiritual retreats for students and develops and offers a variety of inclusive ecumenical and interfaith activities to address the needs of a diverse campus population. The incumbent will provide leadership in social justice, ethics, ecumenism, diversity, and prayer, foster the charism of the Sisters of Mercy and support the mission and values of the college and of the Catholic Church. The successful candidate will be an active Catholic with a master of divinity or master’s degree in religious studies/theology, and demonstrate a collaborative approach to ministry along with a commitment to women’s issues and to developing women as leaders. Two or more years of campus or pastoral ministry along with knowledge of student development, including spiritual development, at the higher education level will be necessary. The candidate must be able to work evenings and weekends. For additional information about the position please refer to “Staff” positions at An EOE/M/F/D/V employer that values diversity. Please send cover letter and resume to Campus Ministry Search, c/o Human Resources, Saint Joseph College, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Fax (860) 231-8273 or e-mail: Web site:

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY: Full-time position provides for ministerial needs of students at Miami University of Ohio through programming, listening and presence. St. Mary’s Catholic Campus Ministry is a well-established program that provides many opportunities for college students to learn more about a God of love and joy; to become involved in parish ministries, Christian outreach, and mission opportunities in the United States and Central America; and to deepen their faith life through prayer, retreats and interaction with other students and the members of a vital parish community of 700 families. Expected starting date is summer, 2005. Salary commensurate with education and experience. To read a more detailed description of the position and full details regarding the application process, visit the parish web site at and click on to the Campus Ministry Job Description link.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS at the University of Dayton, a Catholic and Marianist University. GA’s work in campus ministry while pursuing a masters in theology or pastoral ministry. Serve undergraduates through spiritual and social programs, directing retreats, advising service clubs and faith/justice activities, and providing pastoral support. Tuition, stipend, and housing provided. Applications due March 1. Contact Crystal Sullivan, (937) 229-2574. Application at


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) is dedicated to the development and promotion of just personnel practices and workplace justice rooted in gospel values. NACPA has re-opened its search for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and administer the organization whose national office is located in Cincinnati. Qualifications: five years proven administration experience in a management position; demonstrated strategic planning, marketing, grant-writing, supervision, 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. Applicants must be Roman Catholic and have a working knowledge of the church and its structures. Please send letter of interest and resume by February 25, 2005 to: Search Committee, c/o NACPA, 100 E. Eighth St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, or e-mail to:

MERCY VOLUNTEER CORPS, a lay volunteer ministry program sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, is seeking faith-filled, energetic, service-oriented candidates for the position of Executive Director for this international ministry. The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership, administration and coordination of all activities and efforts of Mercy Volunteer Corps. MVC is an equal opportunity employer. A master’s degree in related area and experience is required. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Website: Please send a letter of interest and request for position description to Mercy Volunteer Corps Search Committee, Attn: Evamaria Sawyerr, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, 8380 Colesville Road #300, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or email:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The Africa Faith and Justice Network [AFJN], a Catholic network of individual and group members dedicated to transforming U.S. mentality and policy on Africa, invites applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director, based at AFJN’s office in Washington, D.C., coordinates daily operations and promotes the mission of the group on Capitol Hill and across the country. People of faith, especially those who have lived, worked in and have a love for Africa, and a proven interest in public policy and justice and peace, are invited to apply. Professed religious are encouraged to apply. Deadline for the receipt of materials is March 1, 2005.Interested persons are asked to send a curriculum vitae, two references, and a personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining his/her interest in the position to AFJN Search, C/O Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., 124 Corby Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Material may be sent electronically to


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS FORMATION -- St. Albert the Great Newman Parish in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is seeking a fulltime person to serve as the Director of Religious Formation. St. Albert’s is a vibrant and growing university parish that serves the student faith community of New Mexico State University in the “Land of Enchantment”. The Director of Religious Formation is responsible for directing religious education programs ranging from pre-school to OCIA including all sacramental preparation. As a member of the parish pastoral team, the director works with parishioners in developing religious education and faith sharing programs and also serves as a resource for the parish. An academic background in theology, religious education, or a related field is required as well as a sensitivity to cultural diversity. Must be a Roman Catholic who is an active member of a parish. Prior parish experience, especially in youth ministry, is preferred and a facility in Spanish is a plus. Send resume by March 15, to: Chuck Boehmer, St Albert the Great Newman Parish, 2615 South Solano, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001. E-mail: For further information call Chuck at 505-522-6202 or


FUNDRAISER: Comboni Lay Mission Program seeks part-time fundraiser. Help with grant proposals, mass mailings, special events; donor database. Good writing and computer skills, fundraising experience, and preferably overseas mission experience. Send cover letter and resume to:


CARITAS VEHICLE SERVICES is seeking two very unique individuals as our liaisons in the New England /southeastern NY and mid-western (Chicago/Milwaukee) areas. As a current religious or lay associate, you understand the nuances that uniquely exist among leadership of religious. Computer and administrative skills are a must; a strong communicator who can work independently; is sincere and evokes trust from the people they call upon. Requires travel in the area. Experience in overseeing the cars in your congregation would be helpful but not a must; industry training will be provided. Reply to: Sister Nadine Heimann, OSF: or call Tammy Cheever at 888-227-4827 ext 103.


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:

LIVE PEACE, DO JUSTICE -- In L’Arche Washington, DC. People with and without developmental disabilities practice peacemaking by sharing daily life of work, prayer and holy leisure in interdenominational Christian community. Room, board, stipend, insurance, spiritual formation, professional trainings. Resume: L’Arche, PO Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009. E-mail


DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP AND MUSIC -- John XXIII Catholic Community, a contemporary 1,300 family Vatican II community in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and artistic worship and music director committed to help create meaningful, inspiring and stimulating liturgical celebrations. The community has a very active congregation with a clear understanding of the concepts of Vatican II. We are looking for an individual who will provide liturgical leadership for the worship committee and parish community. The candidate must be capable of leading liturgical ministers, music ministers and environment ministers to produce attractive and meaningful liturgies. Qualifications: must be proficient at a keyboard and have excellent interpersonal skills and a preferred degree in music, liturgy or a theological field. Excellent benefit and salary package. Send resume/references to: Worship Committee, c/o Clara Maestas, John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831Tramway Ridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Phone: (505) 293-0088. E-mail:

MUSIC MINISTER -- 3,800-family parish, seeks a team-oriented, dynamic individual with strong leadership skills to serve as a full-time Music Director. Candidates will need a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in music and proficiency in piano, midi/synthesizers, conducting, and organ. Responsibilities include planning and preparation of liturgies, directing contemporary groups, traditional four-part choir, developing and training cantor program, along with weddings, funerals, and prayer services. Competitive salary with diocesan benefits will be offered. Apply to Fr. George Williams at 44800 Warren Road, Canton, MI 48187, by fax (734) 455-6779, or email to

PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR LITURGY -- Community of 1,200 households on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula seeking full-time pastoral assistant for liturgy/music. Fully-initiated, practicing Catholic. Strong theological and liturgical background. Commitment to the spirit of Vatican II. Knowledgeable : best in traditional and contemporary Catholic repertoire. Excellent collaborative, communication skills required. Proficiency: organ, piano. Recruits/trains/schedules parish musicians, cantors, choir, liturgical ministers. Resource to worship commission. Three to five successful years of parish ministry preferred. Salary/benefits in accord with Archdiocese of Seattle guidelines. Send resume/references to: St. Gabriel Search Committee, 1150 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98633.


WORKSHOP MANAGER -- Oregon Catholic Press, one of the largest publishers of religious music and worship materials in America, has an immediate opening for a Workshop Manager. This Workshop Manager position directs all workshop related activities for the organization. Our workshops address the growing needs of Hispanic ministry, and the multicultural and liturgical formation needs within the Catholic Church. Bi-lingual candidates (fluent in both English and Spanish) are preferred. Must have a bachelor’s degree in Theology or related field. A Master’s degree in theology is preferred. Four + years of direct experience managing workshops and speaker events is a must. OCP provides an informal work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and opportunity for growth. Interested parties should send their resume with a cover letter to the HR Manager. Fax: (503) 282-3486 or e-mail:


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 lest two years professional ministry experience. Office in Nashville, TN. Extensive traveling required. Professional salary and benefits. Send resumes to: Ecumenical Worker Search Committee, 1312 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208.


TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL seeking qualified educators: guidance counselor , science (life and physical), religious studies, social studies (advanced placement exam experience a plus), English (advanced placement exam experience a plus), library-media, foreign languages. Excellent work environment, salaries, benefits. Apply: Br. Prendergast, TCHS, 2600 SW 42nd St., Ocala, FL 34474. Phone: (352) 622-9025. Fax: (352) 861-8164. E-mail:


K-EIGHT PRINCIPAL -- Cathedral School, Portland, OR. Cathedral School is a leading K-8 Catholic school located in northwest Portland. The recently renovated school has an enrollment of 225 students with 25 staff, and is fully accredited by WCEA/NWASC. We seek an exceptional administrator who will continue a tradition of academic excellence in an environment anchored in strong Catholic values. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with dynamic leadership skills in communication, teaching, curriculum, and staff development. The principal must manage day-to-day operations and collaboratively develop long-range goals. Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent. Please submit resumes to Sr. Betty Larson, OSB, Assistant Superintendent, Cathedral School Search Committee, 2838 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214.

PRINCIPAL/PRESIDENT FOR DOMINICAN ACADEMY (DA), a Catholic college preparatory high school for girls on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NY. The school has earned the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon of Excellence twice and offers a comprehensive, Catholic education in the Dominican tradition. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs (Columbus, Ohio), DA was founded in 1897 and is governed by a Board of Trustees. Consistently reaching its enrollment capacity of 250 students, DA attracts motivated young women, with virtually 100 percent of its graduates enrolling in college or university immediately following graduation. The diverse student body comes to DA from 165 elementary schools in all five boroughs of NYC and beyond. Half of the students are first generation US citizens, representing 54 different ethnic groups and speaking 25 different languages. DA has a healthy endowment and is in a strong fiscal position. The school building, a 1930’s mansion, is attractive and in good condition. Qualifications: practicing Catholic with an appreciation for the Dominican tradition, advanced degree, teaching and administrative experience (secondary level preferred), experience in development and fundraising, excellent writing and speaking skills, knowledge of integrating technology into administrative and academic systems. Position begins July 15, 2005. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send letter of inquiry and resume by March 1 to: Sr. Mary E. Tracy, SNJM, National Catholic Educational Association,1077 30th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007. Phone: (202) 337-6232, ext. 232. E-mail: For more information about Dominican Academy, visit

THE DIOCESE OF AUGUSTINE is accepting resumes from candidates for four principal positions in Palm Coast, Gainesville, St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Qualifications: practicing Catholic, five years administrative experience, master’s in educational leadership or equivalent. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2005. Interested candidates  should send a cover letter and resume to: Patricia Tierney, 11625 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258. Or E-mail:

CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL opening school year 2005-2006. Diocese of Manchester, Hew Hampshire, Department of Catholic Schools--St. Christopher School, Nashua, NH. Pre-kindergarten through grade six with approximately 325 students currently enrolled. Strong family, parish and community support. Applicants must be practicing Roman Catholics. The search committee seeks applicants with Catholic school experience along with a strong commitment to Catholic church ministry. M.Ed. plus NH state certification is most desirable. Salary and benefits package are negotiable. Application deadline: March 15. Position to begin July 1. Contact: Superintendent of Catholic Schools, 153 Ash St., PO Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105. Phone: (603) 699-3100. E-mail:


DO YOU HAVE THE VISION, desire and skills to shape Catholic religious education in an Archdiocesan setting? Are you a person who recognizes all the forces that war against religious faith, but who is willing to “fight the good fight” to pass on to the next generation of our Catholic faith? Is your own heart forever tied to the Catholic Church and its traditions? Are you open to the concept of Family Catechesis? We seek a person with vision and skills to assume the position of Director of Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Miami, a diocese of 120 parishes and 857,000 members, led by Archbishop John Clement Favalora. The Archdiocese is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter by Feb. 10, to: Chairperson, Search Committee for Director of Religious Education at the following e-mail address:

PARISH DREs/CREs and youth ministers needed: Applicants are being sought for parish DRE, CRE and youth ministry positions in the Diocese of Madison, Wisc., Active DRE organization, Supportive diocesan staff. For application materials, contact: Office of Religious Education, 702 S. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53719. Or E-mail:

DRE/YOUTH MINISTER. Parish seeks a person to continue vibrant total youth ministry program in a progressive area with a fast growing parish. Responsible for religious education preschool through grade 11, sacramental programs, jr. high and sr. high total youth ministry. Some knowledge of “Life Teen.” Work closely with pastor in coordinating RCIA and adult catechesis. Be assured that this is an excellent position with tremendous support from students and adults. Prefer at least 5 years experience, bachelor degree in theology/religious education and youth certification. Competitive salary and health benefit package. Interview required. Send resume: Search Committee, St. Rose of Lima, 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129.


RETREAT MINISTRY -- Needing an opportunity to use a variety of skills in a retreat center environment? Christ the King Retreat Center, lakeside, near the Twin Cities is seeking a dynamic woman religious to serve on the retreat team. Responsibilities: preaching conferences, liturgy and music, spiritual direction. An opportunity to be a key part of supportive team. Required: Masters in Theology or Spirituality, ability to accompany music, skills for spiritual direction. Starting date by July 1. Inquiries and resumes to Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI, 621 First Ave. S, Buffalo, MN 55313 by March 15, see


SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY -- JustFaith Ministries, committed to justice formation/education and social ministry empowerment in parishes, seeks to hire staff member to join team in Louisville, KY. Responsibilities include oversight of skills development programs for JustFaith graduates and creation of effective strategies for engaging parishioners in justice work. Extensive experience in social ministry with theology degree preferred. Program development and writing skills required. Competitive pay and benefits. Send résumé by February 15 to Jack Jezreel, 7406 Greenlawn Rd., Louisville, KY, 40222 or e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH -- The Diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida seeks a director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Master’s degree in religious education, pastoral ministry, theology or related field desired. Parish or diocesan experience in youth/young adult ministry required. Resumes can be sent to Office of Christian Formation, 11625 Old Saint Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32258. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY: St. Paul’s Catholic Church (3400-family parish), Jacksonville Beach, FL is searching for a Director of Youth Ministry. Requirements/skills required include: a Bachelor’s degree with a background in Catholic teachings and theology, working with teens, families and volunteers along with organizational, communication and leadership skills. Position requires a background screening. Resumes must be received no later than February 15. Interested individuals may e-mail to receive an informational packet providing more extensive information regarding this position.

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