National Catholic Reporter

Updated March 4, 2005

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

Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH: Adult language instruction includes vocabulary for ministry. Small classes, multicultural setting, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Parish Missions

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


PILGRIMAGE 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:

IRELAND PILGRIMAGE -- ”Exploring the Heart and Soul of Celtic Spirituality”. Scholars will make the Celtic traditions of Ireland come alive, adding rich meaning to your life. September 18 - October 1. Contact: Jane Comerford, CSJ, 1305 N. Napa, Spokane, WA 99202. Phone: (509) 868-1683. E-mail:

WOMEN OF BIBLE LANDS with author Martha Ann Kirk, May 20-June 1. (210) 829-3854.

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:


ECUMENICAL HOLY WEEK RETREAT, spring retreats. 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.

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:

DIARMUID O’MURCHU, Wisdom and Globalization; Miriam Therese Winter, Songs for Global Healing. June 24-26, Wisdom House. Litchfield, CT. Brochure available. (860) 567-3163. 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.

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:


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


CAMPUS MINISTER -- Cardinal Stritch University, Franciscan and Catholic, seeks a full time Campus Minister. Primary responsibilities: community building, student leadership development, providing pastoral care and program planning. Seeking a practicing Catholic with a master’s degree in Theology, pastoral ministry or related area. Applications accepted until March 15, 2005, interviews in early April. Application: Send a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Sr. Adele Thibaudeau, OSF, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road #510, Milwaukee, WI 53217. Fax (414) 410-4329. E-mail:

BUCKLEY COORDINATOR Position in Campus Ministry-St. Gregory’s University a small, Catholic, liberal arts institution in the Benedictine tradition has an opening for a Buckley Retreat Coordinator in Campus Ministry to develop and implement retreats for high school youth. Master’s degree in Theology, Religious Education or Pastoral Ministry preferred. Experience in Campus Ministry at the college level and in leading and planning high school retreats, youth work camps and youth minister training and development programs is desired. Position will remain open until filled. Equal opportunity employer. Please submit a cover letter and current resume with the names and telephone numbers for five recent professional references and salary expectations. Send these materials to: Human Resources, St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur Drive, Shawnee, OK 74804 or e-mail


CHAPLAIN -- Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, KS, the heartland of Kansas, currently has a full-time opportunity for an NACC or APC certified (or pending) chaplain. Masters degree in Theology or related field preferred. The chaplain serves as liaison to the clergy, community and medical team, in regard to the spiritual care of patients, residents, families and staff at our 121 bed hospital on two campuses. A member of Catholic Health Initiatives, the hospital is a Catholic mission-oriented organization. Equal opportunity employer. send resume to: CKMC Dept of Human Resources 3515 Broadway Great Bend, KS 67530. Or call Sr Elizabeth Amman at: Phone: (620)786-6404. E-mail: Web site:

CERTIFIED CHAPLAIN: Full-time, to join the spiritual care team at St. Joseph’s Manor, a 297 bed skilled nursing facility. Responsibilities include providing pastoral support to residents, families, and staff, computerized charting of residents’ spiritual health and well-being, participating in resident care planning meetings, and assisting with liturgical and sacramental services. Requires Ecclesiastical endorsement, NACC certification, and at least one year of pastoral ministry in a health-care environment. Winner of the Circle of Life Award for innovation in end-of-life care, we offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Fax, send, or E-mail your resume to: St. Joseph’s Manor, 6448 Main St., Trumbull, CT, 06611. Fax: (203) 268-3394. E-mail: Web site:


DIOCESAN REGIONAL COORDINATOR -- Office of Faith Formation Charlotte Diocese, seeks person with a master’s degree in Religious Ed/allied field, five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Well-rounded in catechist formation skills. Collaborative. Sensitive to cultural minorities. Good written/oral communication skills. Spanish a plus. Application deadline March 18th.Please send resume, salary requirements and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Cris V. Villapando 1123 S. Church St. Charlotte, NC 28203 Tel. (704) 370-3246. For copy of Job Description, E-mail:


THE COLUMBAN LAY MISSION PROGRAM in the U.S. seeks a lay director. Duties: administration, recruitment, coordination with regional and central administrations. Requirements: minimum, bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ intercultural mission experience; strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work as team member; Catholic , committed to Gospel values of justice and peace; located in Chicago. review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with work, life experience. Send resume to Lay Mission Director, 5410 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60615. Phone: (773) 995-5044. E-mail:

THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP in New Mexico and Arizona is seeking a Diocesan Director of Catholic Schools serving 10 elementary and two high schools. Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in education and a graduate degree in education or administration; Minimum of 10 years experience, preferably in Catholic Schools; The ability to obtain a Superintendent certificate New Mexico; Contemporary computer and technology skills. The successful applicant must be a practicing Catholic open to inculturation in a multicultural environment, a collaborative leadership model and a commitment to Catholic social teaching and its implementation. The greatest challenge of our ministry to the seven Native American Nations that form our boundaries is our poverty. We are among, if not t the, poorest Catholic Diocese in the United States. If you are interested in joining us in our mission please send cover letter and resume to: Deacon Timoteo Lujan, Chancellor - Diocese of Gallup, P.O. Box 1338, Gallup, NM 87305.

DIRECTOR, YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY -- Eight Boise, Idaho area parishes seek a highly self-motivated, organized and energetic individual to create, direct and maintain regional outreach to Catholic young adults. Deadline to apply: April 11, 2005. For information on how to apply, see:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc. is seeking applicants for the executive director position. The director will be responsible for leadership and management of agency activities to include program development, fiscal management, fundraising, resource development and marketing. Qualified candidates will have experience (2-3 years preferred) as a senior level professional in a Catholic social services agency along with a master’s degree in social work. Candidates must have an understanding of theology and Catholic Social Teaching and a willingness to foster relationships with community and faith based organizations. Applicants must be active members of the Roman Catholic faith; have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to effectively motivate and direct staff and volunteers. Deadline for submitting applications is April 8, 2005. Please contact Charmaine Williams for a required application: Phone: (817) 560-2452, ext. 105. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- Seeking an energetic, creative, person of vision to lead our Faith Formation programs in a Vatican II suburban parish of 2,000+ families; member of Faith Formation team, directing catechesis for pre-K through 6th grade, First Eucharist, First Reconciliation, CIC, CLOW, and some Adult Formation. Applicants committed to empowering volunteers, able to relate well with both children/adults, practicing Catholic, BA in theology/related field required/MA desired. Experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Start date on or before July 1, 2005. Send resume to Church of St. Andrew, DRE position, 566 4th St., Elk River, MN 55330 or e-mail resume to

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- Seaside community seeking innovative person to join our newly-formed parish to design and implement faith formation program. Ideal candidate must possess demonstrated leadership, strong organizational skills and have minimum three years previous parish experience and master’s degree in Religious Education/Theology. Send resume and inquiries to: Search Committee, c/o Holy Family Parish, 60 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930.


TEAM MEMBERS, Hospice St. Joseph, Port-au-Prince, Haiti-Two team members sought for three-year commitment working collaboratively in a ministry of hospitality, service and presence to the poor of Haiti. Hospice functions as a guesthouse, clinic, short-term residence for sick from the countryside. Opportunities for service in a variety of areas: clinic, programming for women and children, coordinating guesthouse, grant writing, finances, all facets of running facility. Computer knowledge (WORD, EXCEL), ability to learn Haitian Creole, ability to work within a team model and sense of humor “important.” Benefits: cross cultural training (Maryknoll or similar program), room and board, medical insurance coverage, and monthly stipend. Interested persons send letter of intent, two letters of recommendation- one from most recent employment, resume to: Geri O’Hare 633 Cedar Lane Morton, PA 19070. Phone: (215) 590-6125. E-mail: Web site:


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:


ST. PATRICK’S PARISH in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, is seeking a collaborative, dynamic individual with strong leadership skills to serve as the full time Director of Liturgical Music. Working with and responsible to the Pastor, The Director of Liturgical Music is responsible for the overall liturgical music program of the parish. Deadline for resumes is March 31. Start date is July 1 or earlier. For a detailed job description please contact Rev. Michael Broderick at or fax your resume to 508-234-6845. No phone calls, please.


THE COLUMBAN LAY MISSION PROGRAM offers single/married women and men an opportunity to develop their Catholic faith through an experience of learning and sharing in cross-cultural mission along with Columban missionaries. Commitment for three years. For information, write Lay Mission Director, 5410 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60615. Phone: (773) 995-5044. E-mail:


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:


POSITION OPEN for a Pastoral Associate. The pastoral associate works with the pastor on a variety of issues regarding the parish, coordinates and provides leadership in continued development of a variety of parish ministries and groups, such as Parish Social Ministry Committee, Stephen Ministry, Small Christian Communities and Catholic Social Teaching. Requirements: collaborative style of leadership to work with others in ministry, background in Theology/Religious Studies (MA), bi-lingual. Please send resumes to: Fr. Joe Tomei, CSC, St. Ignatius, Martyr Church, 2309 Euclid Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. Phone: (512) 442-3602. E-mail:

A PASTORAL ASSOCIATE to work with adult formation of parish leaders and ministers, evangelization, small communities, and parish ministries. Master’s in theology preferred, bilingual in Spanish and English. Parish is 2,500 family, vibrant progressive faith community developing strong mission outreach. Salary negotiable. Send resume to: Arturo J. Banuelas to: St. Pius X Parish, 1050 N. Clark, El Paso, TX 79905. Phone: (915) 772-3226.


PRINCIPAL POSITION -- Holy Redeemer Catholic School, founded in 1994 and located in Kissimmee, Florida, offers high quality education with traditional Catholic values for 335 students in grades Pre-K4 through 8. Located in fast-growing Osceola County, to the south of Orlando, Holy Redeemer School is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of each student. The school is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and is continually striving to provide excellence in education. Applications for a faith-filled, energetic, dynamic educator to serve as Principal beginning in July 2005 are currently being accepted. Candidates must be practicing Catholics committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership and preferably have three to five years of experience in Catholic school administration. The candidate must be eligible for Florida certification. A bilingual (English/Spanish) candidate would be desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline for all applications is March 11, 2005. To apply, please forward a resume to: Dr. Harry Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, Post Office Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800.

ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, seeks an experienced, visionary team leader as Principal, starting July 15, 2005. Please refer to the NCEA Web site: for details.

EPIPHANY SCHOOL is accepting applications for principal for the 2005-2006 school year. The school is located in Venice, Florida with 300 students PreK-8. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic with a master’s degree in school administration and/or educational leadership, and with teaching and administrative skills on elementary and middle school levels. Candidates should possess strong skills in communication, curriculum development, leadership, and public relations. Send letter of intent and resume by March 15 to Rev. George Ratzmann 310 Sarasota St. Venice, FL 34285.

CHARTER SCHOOL FOR CHILD SURVIVORS of war seeks experienced teacher/administrator as Assistant Principal. International Community School serves refugee and local children in an atmosphere of community building and inter-cultural sharing. Send resume and letter of interest to AP Search Committee, International Community School, 3260 Covington Highway, Decatur, Georgia 30032 or to Visit website: No phone calls please.

PRINCIPAL -- Annunciation School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently seeking a principal for school years 2005/2006. fifty yeas of academic excellence paired with a very strong Catholic identity, fully integrated into a vibrant parish life makes Annunciation an outstanding school, The incumbent Sister of Charity is retiring after fifteen years, leaving a genuine legacy of success to be built upon. K-eight student body of 400 high achievers awaits new challenges. Very stable faculty and supportive parents. Candidates must be practicing Roman Catholics, possess strong leadership and collaborative skills, have a demonstrated progression of academic success as will as administrative growth. A master’s degree combined with a minimum of five (5) years experience as a principal is required; must hold or be able to achieve New Mexico licensure. Excellent salary and benefits combine with a Christ filled work environment to make this a real opportunity. Please send C.V./resume along with three (3) letters of recommendation, employer, peer and parent. We look forward to hearing from you and ask that you send your material to: Our Lady of the Annunciation, Search Committee, 2532 Vermont St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

OUR LADY OF NAZARETH ACADEMY, an all-girls college preparatory high school in Wakefield, MA seeks candidates for the position of principal beginning July 1, 2005. The school is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Kentucky and governed by the OLN Board of Directors. Qualified candidates must be practicing Catholics who will promote the mission of continuing a fine tradition of educating young women for lives of leadership and service, hold a masters degree and a minimum of five years teaching and administration experience, preferably in a Catholic school. The Board seeks a dynamic candidate with experience/interest in marketing and institutional advancement. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The review of applications will begin February 25, 2005. Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest addressing the requirements/skills listed above, resume, and three references to OLN Search Committee, P.O. Box 187, Nazareth, KY 40048, or e-mail: Web site:

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL -- St. Joseph School, located in Issaquah, WA with a student population of 307 (pre-school, K through 8th grade) and a staff of 14 teachers plus additional support staff, is seeking a qualified principal. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with demonstrated skills in staff development, curriculum selection, financial management and strategic long-range planning. Our 10 year old fully accredited school has experienced rapid growth with campuses located in Issaquah, Sammamish, and Snoqualmie (all within 20 minutes apart). The candidate will work collaboratively with vice principals, the pastor, staff, parents and parish. Applicant should have a Master’s Degree and Washington State Administration Credentials or equivalent experience. Please make application through the Catholic Schools Department, 910 Marion Street, Seattle, WA 98104-1299 or call 206-382-3498. Send letter of interest and resume to: Search Committee, c/o St. Joseph Church, PO Box 200, Issaquah, WA 98027.


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:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO seeks a Director of Religious Education/Co-Director of RCIA. Applicant must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Must have ability to do adult education and to communicate through public speaking and writing, have strong organizational and managerial skills and be willing to travel throughout the diocese. The position requires collaboration with Catholic Center offices. Master’s in Theology, Religious Education or related field required. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable, but not necessary. Salary, excellent health benefits and retirement based on diocesan guidelines. Application deadline: March 31, 2005. For further information or to request an application packet, please contact Ms. Janet Smith at (417) 866-0841. Send cover letter, resume, and completed application to: Rev. Thomas E. Reidy, Chancellor, Catholic Center, 601 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806-3143.

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.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia, SC. St. Joseph Catholic Church, a vibrant and growing parish of 1,800 families, is currently seeking a Director of Religious Education. Primary responsibility is for a children’s program for 4K through grad eight, including sacramental preparation and Adult Religious Education. The successful candidate will recruit, place and train volunteer catechists and support staff; and work collaboratively with parochial school administration and teachers and a separate Hispanic Religious education program. Minimum qualifications: Roman Catholic who is an active member of a parish, knowledge of theology and religious education trends and methods, bachelor’s degree in field related to religious education. Send resumes and two letters of recommendation by April 15, 2005 to: DRE Search Committee, 3512 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205.


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


YOUTH MINISTER -- Seeking a energetic Youth Minister for large suburban Vatican II parish, located in a northwest suburb of Minneapolis, committed to youth; will build upon a strong basis of youth ministry structured around Renewing the Vision; will work with another full time youth minister in serving grades 6-12. Applicants should be committed to empowering volunteers, able to relate well with both teens/adults; part of Faith Formation team of five members; BA in theology or related field. Experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Start date by June 1, 2005. Resumes will be accepted through March 31, 2005. Send resume to Dick West, Administrator, Church of St. Stephen, 525 Jackson Street, Anoka, MN 55303, Or e-mail resume to

FULL-TIME, eleven month position - Youth ministry coordinator (high school and junior high) needed to lead a collaborative ministry for two parishes: St. Laurence (800 families) and St. Paul’s Newman Center (500 families) in Laramie, Wyoming in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. This 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 is commensurate with education and experience. Reply with resume and references, before March 9, to Or call (307) 745-5461.

COORDINATOR OF CONFIRMATION and Youth Catechesis-St. John Fisher Parish, a suburban parish 20 miles south of Los Angeles, is seeking a dynamic, spiritual professional with experience and education in adolescent catechesis and comprehensive youth ministry to coordinate catechesis for grades 7and 8 and Confirmation (high school). As part of the Youth Ministry Team, he/she will work closely with the Youth Ministry Coordinator to reach parish youth in grades 7-12. M.A. in religious studies or related field desired; catechist and youth ministry certification preferred. Excellent communication and coordination abilities are prerequisites for working with vibrant community of active volunteers and professional pastoral staff. Please submit resume and references (e-mail okay) to Gayle Plecha,, St. John Fisher Church, 5448 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Phone: (310) 377-5571. Fax: (310) 377-6303.

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