National Catholic Reporter

Updated March 11, 2005

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THE SPIRITUALITY OF MONEY, by Robert Faust, SJU (MN), 1964; discusses how tithing secures your personal finances. E-book, $19.95. Web site:

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:


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.

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

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:


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, OFM, Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. 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:


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:

SACRED TIME AT CORAZON is a personal enrichment experience for women set within an environment of contemplative space, solitude, leisure. The invitation of hospitality is enhanced by possibilities for spiritual direction, private/directed retreats. Workshops in creativity/human/spiritual development themes are offered from September through May. Sacred Time includes options of extended stay -- September to June or shorter periods of time -- months, weeks. For further information contact: Corazon Staff, PO Box 189, Glasco, NY 12432. Phone: (845) 246-8941. Fax: (845) 246-5610*51. E-mail:

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:

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:


Employment Opportunities


COMPLIANCE OFFICER/Safe Environment Coordinator-The Human Resources Department of the Archdiocese of Seattle has an opening for a Compliance Officer/Safe Environment Coordinator. Minimum qualifications include: four years experience developing and administering safe environment programs and enforcing rules and regulations; experience determining compliance with, explaining and interpreting archdiocesan norms, policies and regulations; knowledge of State and Federal laws and theories as they relate to safe environment programs in the workplace; knowledge of the structures, organizations, policies and culture of the Archdiocese of Seattle; ability to secure and develop cooperation of individuals and groups in promoting safe practices; and active member of a Roman Catholic parish/faith community. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Please call (206) 382-2070 or check our web site at and click on “Chancery Jobs” for more information and an application packet.

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


ASSOCIATE ACADEMIC DEAN -- full-time position assists Academic Affairs VP and Dean in development, implementation and evaluation of current and new programs. Develops course schedules and academic policies, organizes student and liturgical activities, assists with recruitment and advising. Candidate is practicing Catholic with Master’s degree in theology; doctorate preferred, with minimum three years experience in higher education setting. Previous teaching experience preferred. Check for qualifications and application process.


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.

DIOCESAN DIRECTOR of Religious Education for a rural, Appalachian diocese. One person office with responsibility for child and youth catechesis in parish and school, adult faith formation and certification of catechists. Master’s degree in RE or theology and some experience required. Position available July 1, 2005. Submit resume and three references by March 25 to Penny Logan, 1310 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508. E-mail:

RETREAT CENTER DIRECTOR -- John XXIII Center, a ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, is seeking a full-time director (could be married couple). For further information go to click on the Retreats Forum under Retreat announcements.


EDUCATION: For private all-girls high school (beginning 2005-2006 school year); math teacher, social studies teacher, counselor. Certification/master’s preferred. Affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Send resume to: Principal, Nerinx Hall High School, 530 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Mo 63119.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- The United States Catholic Mission Association (USCMA), a membership association of persons and organizations committed to the cross-cultural and global mission of Jesus in service to the Church and world, is in search of an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s degree or equivalent post-baccalaureate experience with competence and experience in administration and financial management. He or she will also have a minimum of three years’ cross-cultural mission experience, a broad understanding of current trends and issues in global mission, openness to ecumenical collaboration, and an understanding of mission-related organizations and acquaintance with key persons therein. She or he will be experienced with and willing and able to engage effectively in implementing the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan, representing the Association at official functions of the Church, government and other organizations, serving on boards and as a liaison with other organizations dedicated to similar purposes, developing and implementing the operating budget of the Association within Board policy and direction, and conducting and overseeing other administrative tasks as necessary. Position will be filled on or about October 1, 2005. Resumes will be reviewed as received and applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible. If necessary, materials may be sent by U.S. mail to: USCMA, Attn: Search Committee, 3029 Fourth Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017-1102. Send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to: No faxes or phone calls, please.

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.

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- A parish steeped in the spirit of Vatican II is seeking an experienced Director of Faith Formation. The parish is moving toward family-based catechesis, e.g. Generations of Faith. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic with a master’s degree in religious education and a proven interest in family-based catechesis. Send resume as well as references to: Susie Barnes, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 2715 Horse Pen Creek Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410; fax (336) 294-6149. E-mail:


BILINGUAL COORDINATOR of established Hispanic Ministry Deanery Team in Western Colorado. For job description contact:


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:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/LITURGY -- St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Rochester, Minnesota. Full-time position at Vatican II parish of 1,350 families. Experience and education in liturgical theology and proficiency in organ, keyboard and vocal directing required. Primary responsibilities include planning of all parish liturgies including music selection and accompaniment. Mail, fax, or e-mail cover letter and resume to Margaret Kelsey, Parish Administrator, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 11 4th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Fax: (507) 288-7373. E-mail:

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.

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR wanted for active 1,600 family Parish with 400 student school, active Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, RCIA programs, large Hispanic community. Degree / Certification in Liturgy necessary. Must be: [1] experienced in Vatican II Catholic liturgy with strong spirituality and with strong organizational and communication skills capable of working collegially with staff and volunteers; and [2] experienced in recruiting and training liturgical ministers as well as directing a variety of music groups as part of new and existing groups.. Ability to play guitar, keyboard, or organ required. Send resume by April 15, 2005, to Fr. Martin Haggins, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2450 Northeast 27th Street, Bend, Oregon 97701.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE for Music and Liturgy. St. Maria Goretti Parish, Dyer Indiana, a suburban Chicago community of 1,900 families in the Diocese of Gary seeks a full-time musician/liturgist. Education/experience in post-Vatican II worship/assembly participation, appreciation of various liturgical music styles, organ/piano skills, vocal/conducting ability are required. Responsibilities include: recruitment; development; rehearsal; leadership of choirs, instrumentalists, cantors and other liturgical ministries; planning/preparation of parish liturgies; collaboration with parish pastoral staff. Salary commensurate with experience. Send introduction letter, resume and three references to: Music Search, St. Maria Goretti Parish, 500 Northgate Drive, Dyer IN 46311. Fax: (219) 322-1670. E-mail:


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:


DIOCESE OF LANSING, Michigan, has a growing number of parish openings for qualified directors of religious education, coordinators of youth ministry, directors of adult education/faith formation and RCIA directors. Active pastoral ministers’ association. Diocesan salary guidelines. Good benefits. Supportive diocesan staff. For application materials contact: Peter Ries, 228 N. Walnut St., Lansing, MI 48933. Phone: (517) 342-2486. 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:


PRINCIPAL: St. Joseph Parish Elementary School, Alameda, CA. St. Joseph School is a K through 8th Grade school located in the city of Alameda in Alameda County serving the city of Alameda and surrounding areas. Full enrollment at St. Joseph is 312 students with a professional staff of twenty-five and is fully accredited by WCEA/WASC with an after school Extended Care Program. More information is available at Candidates for principal must be active participating Catholics and possess a California Teaching Credential with experience teaching in Catholic Education. Candidates must also have experience in administration and it is highly desired that they also have a California Administrative Credential or be enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program. The candidate must be able to provide spiritual, administrative and educational leadership for the school as well as be able to assume responsibility for the day-to-day administration. Candidates are expected to take an active role as a member of the parish staff and work collaboratively with the pastor, the Parish High School (St. Joseph Notre Dame) and the pastoral staff. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a school community with a strong spiritual and academic program are a must. Salary is based upon the Oakland Diocesan Scale and depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: health, dental, and vision insurance, long and short term disability insurance, life insurance and retirement. Send letter of intent and request for application by March 21, 2005 to: Penny Pendola, Ed.D, Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Oakland, 2900 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, CA 94610. Phone: (510) 893-4711. Fax: (510) 272-0725).

PRINCIPAL POSITION -- Saint Brendan Catholic School, founded in 1964 and located in Ormond Beach, Fla., offers high quality education and traditional Catholic Values for 280 students in grades pre-K4 through eight. Located on the east coast, Saint Brendan 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. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline for all applications is March 23, 2005. To apply, please forward a resume to: Dr. Harry Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, P.O. Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800. Fax: (407) 246-4940.

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.

PRINCIPAL -- Annunciation School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently seeking a principal for school years 2005/2006. Fifty years 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. 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:


CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA is seeking a Senior Vice President for Social Policy. Catholic Charities USA is the National Member Service Center for the agencies and staff of Catholic Charities nationwide. By providing our member agencies with valued services and by representing the concerns, needs, and interests of members and people they serve, the National Member Service Center helps ensure that Catholic Charities agencies across the nation continue to be successful in their mission to serve people in need. This position will be directing and coordinating activities of one or more departments of the organization and aiding the President in formulating and administering organization policies, goals and objectives. Directing and managing the organization’s social policy efforts in shaping legislative and advocacy strategies; reports directly to President. Designs and implements national legislative agenda; directs policy development process; supervises policy development and advocacy of staff, fellows and loaned executives; represents organization in meetings with members of Congress and their staffs; presents organization’s view to the President, cabinet secretaries, senior administration officials; testifies at Congressional hearings; represents organization in national coalitions; writes, edits and approves correspondence and testimony to Congress and the administration; serves as spokesperson on social policy to media; monitors division budget. Serves as a member of Executive Team. The ideal candidate must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Masters degree or equivalent, plus six to ten years of related experience in planning, implementing and directing programs in non-profit organizations or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Skilled in legislative analysis, coalition building, media relations, community organizing, grass roots efforts, and mobilization. Knowledge of Catholic social teaching and the role of the Church, Federal legislative process, existing government programs is a must. Some travel required. Catholic Charities USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary Requirements must be included. Catholic Charities USA, 1731 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Fax: (703) 549-4198. E-mail: No phone calls please.

VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS -- Chief academic officer, administrative responsibility for the newly created International Institute for Pastoral Education and Research at The HealthCare Chaplaincy-oversees operation of the Centers for Clinical Pastoral Education, Jewish Studies in Pastoral Care, continuing and professional studies and Spears Research Center and library. Qualifications: PhD, Ed.D in higher education, counseling, theology or related field. Eight years progressive leadership in an academic nonprofit organization. Theological background preferred. Strategic planning and demonstrated ability to build philanthropic relationships. Send resume to HR Manager, The HealthCare Chaplaincy, 307 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022. E-mail:


YOUTH MINISTRY POSITION -- Retreat Staff Member: Well established program looking for faith-filled team member starting August 1, 2005. Work with four-person team ministering to high school students during two-day retreats at LaSalle Manor Retreat Center. Beautiful log cabin stetting in Plano, IL (55 miles southwest of Chicago). Benefits include room/board, complete medical/dental, vehicle usage, salary and more. Youth ministry experience required. Contact Bob or Lori Dressel at (630) 552-3224, ext. 101. Fax: (630) 552-9160. E-mail at Or visit our Web site:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH, Young Adult and Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Saginaw is being sought. Seeking a qualified professional to assume a leadership role that will oversee the spiritual, catechetical, social and developmental needs of youth and young adults. Application deadline: March 31, 2005. The Diocese of Saginaw is an equal opportunity employer. For further information contact: Office of Education at: (989) 797-6655. Please submit letters of application and resumes to: Diocese of Saginaw, Dept. of Human Resources, 5800 Weiss Street, Saginaw, MI 48603.

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. E-mail:

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