National Catholic Reporter

Updated March 25, 2005

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BOOKS: Tithing, a path to strong parish and parochial school finances. Read one man’s account of how tithing breathed new life into his finances and spiritual journey. 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.


DOCTOR OF MINISTRY - designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in ministry supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone (210) 341-1366. Web site:

Language Studies

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

Parish Missions

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, O.F.M., 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.


THE SOURCE AT THE CENTER: August 7-20, 2005. Two-week intensive program for spiritual directors that have not completed formal training, or trained spiritual directors seeking a refresher program to renew themselves in the ministry. For more information contact Margaret Scharf, OP, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 ext. 4415. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

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:


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:


WINTER SABBATICAL: January 3 - February 3, 2006. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. For more information contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907, (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.

SABBATICAL/RENEWAL TIME IN NEW ENGLAND -- Genesis provides the perfect atmosphere for your Inner “Peacekeeping and Deepening of Contemplative Awareness.” Design your own sabbatical time according to your needs. Genesis retreats and workshops are available as desired. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. E-mail: Web site:

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:

Screen Saver Art

ENJOY THE BEAUTY of Winter in the Finger Lakes area of New York State without the travel. Photographer Paul Fletcher is offering a CDROM containing 100 photographs to be used as background on your desktop. Prints are also available. 10% of each CD sold is donated to the American Cancer Society. or send $9.99 + $3 S/H to Pawtrait Photography, 305 Washington St, Geneva NY 14456.

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: (845) 586-2201. Web site:


Employment Opportunities


CAMPUS MINISTERS -- Diocese of Richmond, Va., has several positions available for priests, religious or laypersons. Pastoral experience and CCMA certification (or a commitment to work toward it) required. For further information, position descriptions, applications contact: Diane M. Guy, SND, Diocesan Director, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Harvard Catholic Chaplaincy seeks a full-time female chaplain to minister primarily to the undergraduate community of Harvard College. Position includes responsibility for faith formation, retreat direction, liturgy preparation, social justice formation, pastoral counseling, sacramental preparation and leadership training. Chaplain works in a team setting. The campus ministry provides direction and counsel to a highly active Catholic Student Association and relates to a wide spectrum of campus life as a member of United Ministry at Harvard. Successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to a team model of ministry, together with capacity to articulate Catholic faith and theology to college-age constituency. Strong communication skills, ability to be self-starter and take initiatives and awareness of college-age religious development issues a necessity. Ability to work evenings and weekends a must. Applicant should be a committed Catholic, possess Master of Divinity degree or equivalent and have previous full-time experience in Catholic campus ministry. Applicant deadline April 30, 2005; Position available August 2005. Please send cover letter and resume with five reference listings to: Chaplain Search, Harvard Catholic Student Center, 20 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA 02138. Fax to: (617) 354-7092. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Saint Xavier University, Chicago, a Catholic and Mercy institution announces two positions for Resident Hall Chaplains for the 2005-2006 academic year. The chaplains will serve in halls for first and second year students, providing pastoral presence and programming for the resident students and functioning as members of the campus ministry team. One position will include retreat and spiritual programming responsibilities and the second will include creating a small faith-sharing group program. Qualifications: bachelor’s degree required, a strong personal faith commitment and the ability to articulate matters of faith to others; active membership in a faith community; Roman Catholic preferred. Leadership experience in ministerial programming; campus ministry preferred. Residence Life, service or volunteer experience preferred, knowledge of Catholic theology and practice. Compensation: Room and board, nine credit hours of graduate tuition per semester and stipend. Contact: Eileen Doherty, Director of Campus Ministry, Saint Xavier University, 3700 West 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60655. Fax: (773) 298-3482. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTRY, University of Dayton accepting applications for three positions. Become part of a team of 30 campus ministers who serve this Catholic and Marianist University. All positions full-time with benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Complete job descriptions: Campus Minister: responsible for developing faith programs, worship opportunities for Protestant students. Familiarity with African American/Black spirituality desired. Reference #P5006. Coordinator of Community Outreach and Service Clubs Reference #P5008. Campus Minister for Retreats and Faith Communities Reference #P5007. The University of Dayton is strongly committed to diversity, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. W/M/D/V/DV are encouraged to apply. Submit resume and list of references using the job number(s) above, by March 31: Office of Human Resources, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1614. 937-229-2541. TDD: 937-229-4773. E-mail: (Word or Text only).


CHAPLAIN-NEWMAN CENTER, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Campus ministry position includes sacramental ministry, pastoral counseling, and other duties. Ministry staff includes two full-time lay ministers. Ministry to adult community also. MDiv and previous experience preferred. Application review beginning April 15th until position filled. Resume and references to Dave Ebenhoh, Director, 715 S. Washington, Carbondale, IL 62901. Phone: (618) 529-3311. E-mail:

CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Indianapolis, IN), a highly respected private Catholic institution founded in 1918, is inviting Catholic priests to submit applications for the position of Chaplain. This coeducational four-year preparatory school enrolls approximately 1,250 students. Currently in her 86th academic year, Cathedral is the largest Catholic high school in the state of Indiana. For further details on the position, including responsibilities and qualifications, please click on the following link or call (317) 542-1481.


ST. MARY’S BAY AREA CPE Center, San Francisco, CA, will have fourteen year-long (4 units) Clinical Pastoral Education residency positions open beginning September 6, 2005 through September 15, 2006. $25,500 stipend provided. $400 tuition/CPE unit. Clinical assignments are available at St. Mary’s and Saint Francis Memorial Hospitals in San Francisco and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, providing a full range of medical services such as cardiology, spinal care, oncology, maternity and women’s services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, neuropsychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, burn treatment unit, and emergency care. Interested individuals should apply to: The Rev. Dr. Michele Merchant, Manager of CPE, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 450 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. Phone: (415) 750-5718. Fax: (415)750-8126. E-mail: Visit our website at:


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.


DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR -- CNVS, a membership organization of faith-based volunteer programs, whose mission is to recruit volunteers and to provide resources and training to members, seeks a full-time Development Coordinator. This is a new position for CNVS. The ideal candidate must possess excellent initiative, demonstrated project experience and the ability to work independently. Salary will be in mid-forties to low fifties (commensurate with experience) with excellent benefits. Position is full-time in office and not a consultant. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the critical development needs of CNVS and will work with the Executive Director to execute successful fundraising plan. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience, minimum three years’ direct experience in non-profit development/fundraising and proven track record of meeting financial goals are required. Master’s degree preferred. Proven aptitude with MS Office and fundraising software (e.g., Results Plus, Raiser’s Edge, Donor Perfect, etc.). Start date is late spring/early summer 2005. Required for consideration: Cover letter, 3 references (contact info. required; written accepted as additional), 1-2 page personal statement or writing sample and salary requirements (range). Equal Opportunity employer. Please send via e-mail to or by mail to: Catholic Network of Volunteer Service, 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 506, Takoma Park, MD 20912. No phone calls please. All applications received acknowledged with brief e-mail response; selected candidates contacted by phone for initial screening interview. Web site:

SEARCH REOPENED! The National Pastoral Life Center, the leading resource for the best of thinking and practice in Catholic pastoral ministry, seeks its first Director of Development. Experience in development and love of Catholic parish life are a must. An opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative person to grow a program with national scope. Excellent writing and verbal skills, and computer literacy are essential. Please send cover letter and resume to: Rev. Eugene Lauer, National Pastoral Life Center, 18 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10012 or by e-mail to: No phone calls.


DIRECTOR, FAMILY LIFE -- The Archdiocese of Detroit is seeking a Director for the Office for Family Life. The Director will be responsible for the supervision, coordination, and evaluation for the implementation of USCCB Family Perspective in Church and Society (Rev. 1998). The Director will also be responsible for the development of Family Life initiatives at the vicariate and parish levels by providing educational material and workshop presentations to pastors, deacons, pastoral ministers and family life leaders. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in theology (divinity); knowledge of canon law, moral theology, counseling and family systems required. Must have three years’ experience in parish work. Experience with family support groups, family groups and family dynamics. Equal opportunity employer. Send a letter of interest and resume to: Human Resources, Archdiocese of Detroit, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48226 or e-mail to

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:

DIRECTOR: TEC Conference national office (Teens Encounter Christ and related movements) seeking Director. Minimum five years’ experience in spiritual formation, pastoral leadership, and supervision. MA in pastoral ministry, religious education or equivalent experience in youth/young adult ministry. Mature person comfortable collaborating with wide variety of adult leaders/volunteers. Candidate must live from deep appreciation of Catholic faith. TEC Movement and diocesan ministry experience preferred. Send application and resume by May 1, 2005 to: TEC Conference Search , 618 East 18th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316-3625. E-mail: Web site:


EDITOR OF CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER -- The Diocese of Colorado Springs seeks an Editor of the Catholic Herald, to direct and implement the development of the semi-monthly printed Catholic Herald and an online version. Candidate will possess a BA in Journalism or related field, or 10 yrs. of experience in lieu of degree. Possess five years of journalism experience, including staff management; knowledge of basic HTML and experience with web development software, layout experience, and basic photography. Complete job description, wage and benefit information is available with an application. No resumes will be considered without an application, completed in its entirety. This position is open until filled. For further information, call (719) 636-2345 or write to: Human Resources, The Diocese of Colorado Springs, 228 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. E-mail:


THE BOSTON PROVINCE SISTERS of Notre Dame de Namur seeks a Director of Finance to oversee financial planning and fiscal administration. Experience in accounting, forecasting, strategic planning and investments within a non-profit organization is necessary. Deadline: April 11,2005. Contact: Finance Search Committee, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.


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

COORDINATOR OF ADULT FAITH FORMATION -- St. Matthew’s Cathedral parish in Washington, DC, a community of approximately 2,000 registered households, seeks experienced adult faith formation coordinator. Requirements: MDiv/pastoral degree, three to five years experience working with adult faith formation preferred. Start date: June 1, 2005. Deadline: April 15. Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, references to Formation Search Committee, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: (202) 347-7184.

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:


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.

LARGE CAMPUS PARISH serving Michigan State University seeks a full-time Director of Liturgy and RCIA as part of a campus ministry pastoral team starting July 1. M.A. preferred. Contact: Search committee, St. John Student Parish, 327 MAC Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823. Phone: (517) 337-9778 for application packet.


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:

OAKLAWN PSYCHIATRIC CENTER in Goshen, Indiana is in need of the following positions: RN and LPN (sign-on bonus available). Associates degree in Nursing with Current Indiana licensure required, with previous psychiatric experience preferred for the Registered Nurse. Full time days and part time nights positions available. LPN requirements include graduate of a school of nursing with a current Practical Nurse License. Previous experience preferred. Part-time between 10:30am p 7:00pm. DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES The Director of Human Resources will provide strategic and operational oversight for Human Resources in support of Oaklawn’s mission, vision, and values. Requirements include a Bachelors Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field and demonstrated competency in human resources, with five years of progressive human resources experience, including at least two in a management role. Specific responsibilities include the effective management of and provision for all aspects of human resources, including compensation and benefits, employment, training and development, employee relations, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, organizational development and employee services. An equal opportunity employer. You may send a resume via mail, fax, or e-mail to Attn: Human Resources, OAKLAWN, PO Box 809, Goshen, IN 46527. Fax: 574-537-2698. E-mail: Learn more about us and other opportunities available by visiting


GERIATRIC REGISTERED NURSE needed for Small Assisted Living Community, Village of Walden, Hudson Valley. Administrative skills required. Excellent Salary and Benefits. Please call 845-778-0667.


ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY MINISTER -- The University of San Diego seeks a F/T(10 month) professional campus minister responsible for coordinating University Ministry social justice activities, including: integrating theological reflection into all programs; supervising immersion trips (domestic & international); overseeing weekly service opportunities; and designing and implementing special social justice awareness events. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a Masters in Ministry/related field and, min. of 2 years of social justice oriented campus ministry experience at a catholic college/university, Newman Ctr. or related setting. Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish is strongly preferred. See for details and application. Send cover letter, resume, USD application, & 2 professional references to: USD, Human Resources, (Job 50564-A), 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492.


OPENING FOR PASTORAL DIRECTOR -- Two small Catholic faith communities in rural Whitley County, Kentucky, are seeking a collaborative and mission-minded individual with strong administrative and pastoral skills to serve as their Pastoral Director (c.517.2). A Masters degree in theology or related area, or previous experience in parish leadership, is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits according to diocesan guidelines. Resumes and three letters of recommendation should be submitted by April 15, 2005, to Fr. Mark Dreves, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, PO Box 455, Corbin, KY 40702.

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:


SAINT GERTRUDE HIGH SCHOOL, Richmond, Virginia, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory high school of 280 young women, owned and operated by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia since 1922, seeks an energetic and collaborative President to carry on its strong tradition of academic excellence and faith development. This first President of Saint Gertrude will be a committed, practicing Catholic who will learn about and promote the Benedictine vision of Catholic education, be a strong leader with compelling vision, a team builder, possess exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrate successful experience in fundraising, marketing and financial management. A qualified candidate will hold a masters degree in an appropriately related field. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Review of applications will begin March 28, 2005 and continue until position is filled. Preferred start date is July 1, 2005. Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest addressing requirements/skills listed above, resume and names, addresses and telephone numbers of five references to: Saint Gertrude High School Presidential Search, Catholic School Management, P. O. Box 4071, Madison, CT 06443-4071. Web site:


PRINCIPAL: St. Thomas Aquinas School, Derry, NH. Pre-K through Grade 8 with approx. 275 students currently enrolled. Strong family, parish, and community support. Applicants must be practicing Roman Catholics. Religious encouraged to apply. 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: April 15, 2005. Position to begin July 1, 2005. Contact: Superintendent of Catholic Schools, 153 Ash Street P.O. Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105. Phone: (603) 669-3100. E-mail:

ST. MARY SCHOOL, Walnut Creek, CA. St. Mary Parish Catholic School is a K through 8th. grade school located in the city of Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County serving the cities of Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Martinez and Concord. St. Mary enrolls 280 students with a professional staff of 35 and is fully accredited by WCEA/WASC with before and after school Extended Care. St. Mary has a newly built extended-care building. More information is available at Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics, possess a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or be enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration. 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 and pastoral staff. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity and academic program are a must. Salary is based upon the 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 25, 2005 to: Penny Pendola, Ed.D., Director of Human, Resources, Diocese of Oakland, 2900 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. Phone: (510) 893-4711. Fax: (510) 272-0725

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL, San Lorenzo, CA. St. John the Baptist Parish Catholic School is a K through 8th grade school located in the city of San Lorenzo in Alameda County serving the cities of San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Hayward and Castro Valley. St. John enrolls 240 students with a professional staff of 26 and is fully accredited by WCEA/WASC with before and after school Extended Care. Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics, possess a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or be enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration. 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 and pastoral staff. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity and academic program are a must. Salary is based upon the 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 25, 2005 to: Penny Pendola, Ed.D., Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Oakland, 2900 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. Phone: (510) 893-4711. Fax: (510) 272-0725

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 25, 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: St. Anthony Catholic School stands for excellence in education with traditional Catholic values for students Pre-K3 - Grade 8. Located in beautiful Lakeland, Fla., in central Polk County, St. Anthony School celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2004 and serves 150 students. It is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and boasts a faculty with more than 25% holding post-baccalaureate degrees. Lakeland is a community of about 120,000 people. It is situated mid-way between Disney World/Orlando and Tampa and offers many lifestyle amenities in a growing and dynamic community. St. Anthony Parish has over 1800 registered families and covers a rapidly-developing area of the state. St. Anthony seeks an energetic and talented educator desirous of guiding the school into the next decade of growth and accomplishment. The principal will begin serving in July, 2005. Candidates must be practicing Catholics, committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership, be eligible for Florida certification and have strong leadership skills as well as professional experience in Catholic school administration. Deadline for applications is March 30, 2005. Applicants should send their resumes to: Dr. Harry Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800 or fax resumes to (407) 246-4940.

PRINCIPAL OPENINGS -- Diocese of Rochester, NY City, suburban and rural pre-K - 6 or pre-K-8 school openings. Salary negotiable by degree and experience. Submit resume and 3 letters of reference plus letter from pastor verifying status as practicing Catholic. Qualifications: practicing Catholic, Master’s degree and Certification in Educational Administration (N.Y.S. Certification preferred). Preferred experience in Catholic school as teacher or administrator. Applications accepted immediately. Openings at this time: Rochester, Suburban - Good Shepherd, Henrietta, NY (pre-K - 6); Holy Cross, Charlotte, NY (pre K - 8); Southern Tier - Holy Family Primary - Elmira, NY (pre K - 3); Finger Lakes - St. John Bosco, Seneca Falls, NY (pre K - 8); St. Margaret Mary, Irondequoit, NY (pre K - 6). Profiles available. Please call or e-mail. Position start date of 7/15/05. Contact Sr. Elaine Englert, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 or call, Phone: (585) 328-3210. Fax: (585) 328-3149 or e-mail: Please call or e-mail.

PRINCIPAL -- Notre Dame High School in Lawrence, MA is now accepting applications for the position of principal beginning fall of 2005. NDHS is a coeducational, Catholic, college-preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and established to offer a Catholic education to students who would otherwise not be able to afford one. As a member of the Cristo Rey Network, (, NDHS students participate in a work-study program along with their academic efforts. We opened with 80 freshmen in September of 2004 and expect to add 100 new students each year until we reach capacity of 400. The preferred candidate is a Catholic with a commitment to urban students, the missions of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ( and the Cristo Rey Network. We are looking for someone with strong skills in communication and consensus building, comfort ability with creative thinking and problem solving and enthusiasm for this project. Education: MA or higher; Minimum of five years in administration: Catholic school experience preferred. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume and contact information with three references to Search Committee, Notre Dame High School, 207 Hampshire St., Lawrence, MA 01841. E-mail:

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.


BELLARMINE CHAPEL, Cincinnati, is accepting applications for the full-time position of Director of Religious Education. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for childhood and adult religious formation, and all sacramental preparation, including an active RCIA program. Creativity in teaching and program delivery methods, as well as skill in recruiting and developing volunteer instructors and sponsors is expected. Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Theology or Religious Education or a Master’s degree in a related discipline with significant course work in Theology. Catechetical Leader Certification preferred. A minimum of three to five years experience in program development and delivery in religious settings is required. We are a Jesuit parish at Xavier University in Cincinnati, a parish of choice for approximately 700 households. Deadline for application is April 11, 2005. Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to Richard Bollman, S.J., Pastor, Bellarmine Chapel, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-2211. In addition, please describe in one page or less what gifts and vision you will bring to this position and to Bellarmine parish. Fax: (513) 745-2031.

DIRECTOR/COORDINATOR Religious Education. Large progressive Staten Island parish. Theological background/experience a must. Fax resume to: (718) 984-5203.


SUMMER JOB, May - September, Wyoming Renewal Center/Ranch needs cook and general assistant. E-mail:


THE DIOCESE OF RICHMOND, Virginia is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Superintendent of Catholic Schools. The selected candidate will possess a deep faith and belief in Jesus Christ, an informed understanding of all students, and a commitment to excellence anchored in a profound appreciation and understanding of the philosophy and nature of Catholic schools. Significant leadership experience in Catholic education is required. Preference will be for candidates who hold a doctorate in education or a related field. The successful candidate will possess both skills and experience in the areas of curriculum, assessment, human resources, finance, public and community relations, government programs, and development activities at every level. The new Superintendent will display confidence, contagious enthusiasm, and creativity balanced with wisdom in interpersonal skills, and will lead the schools of our diocese to be among the top Catholic schools in the nation. Must be a Catholic in good standing. Competitive benefit package. Compensation commensurate with experience. Deadline for submittal is April 8, 2005. Send cover letter and resume to: Dorothy Mahanes, Director of Human Resources, Catholic Diocese of Richmond, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, Virginia 23220.


RELIGION TEACHER/SERVICE COORDINATOR. St. John’s College High School, a Catholic coeducational preparatory school located in Washington, D.C. near Chevy Chase, MD is accepting resumes for a full-time position as Religion Teacher and Coordinator of Christian Service Program for Fall 2005. A degree in theology, divinity or religious education and related experience are preferred. Candidate must be Roman Catholic. To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Principal, St. John’s College High School, 2607 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015. E-mail:


VICE-PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION. Washington Theological Union, a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry, invites applications for this new position. This Vice-President reports to the President and manages all activities related to the finance and accounting functions of the school including supervising the staff accountant, preparing books of accounts, financial forecasting, analyzing performance parameters, preparing the annual budget and audit, maintaining internal controls and performing cash management. Also, the position is responsible for administrative services, such as human resources, communications, educational technology and facilities management. Applicants should have a degree in accounting and familiarity with not-for-profit accounting as well as proven administrative and managerial experience with at least five years experience as a financial manager. Send letter of application with resume and three references to: President, Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel St., NW, Washington, DC 20012. Website:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Delmar, NY, a large suburban parish in the Albany Diocese, is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of Director of Youth Ministry. Responsibilities include planning, developing, directing and implementing a comprehensive Youth Ministry Program in the parish, including the word component (catechesis) for grades 6 through 12. Applicants need to have Diocesan certification or willing to work toward this. Master’s Degree in Religious Education, Religious Studies, Theology or Pastoral Ministry preferred. Job description is available upon request. Salary and benefits according to Diocesan guidelines. If interested send resume and letters of reference by April 15, 2005 to: Search Committee, Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 35 Adams Place, Delmar, NY 12054.

YOUTH MINISTER position opening at Church of the Holy Redeemer, Marshall, MN, a parish of 5000. Full time position available July 1, 2005. The Youth Minister will work with high school students and young adults on confirmation, trips, retreats, faith sharing groups, and other youth activities. Qualifications: degree in youth ministry or related field. Experience desired. Application deadline: April 15. Send inquiries or resumes to or Holy Redeemer Church, % Leo, 503 W Lyon, Marshall, MN 56258.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Clare Parish in Portland, Oregon seeks a full time Coordinator of Youth Ministry to provide vision, support, and coordination for the Parish’s efforts in implementing “Comprehensive Youth Ministry” for grades 6 through 12. A practicing Catholic with a degree or equivalent experience required. For more information check parish website Send resume by April 15, to CYM Search committe at

YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR -- St. Francis of Assisi Parish, a suburban parish of 2,400 families, is seeking a Coordinator of Youth Ministry for an established youth ministry program to provide innovative direction and programming to nurture the faith and spiritual growth of your junior and senior high youth. A college degree and some experience in parish youth ministry preferred. Need to be able to develop youth programs and be a practicing member of the Catholic Church and a good role model. Should be able to relate well to youth and adults. Full-time position which will require evening and weekend hours. Please submit resume to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Attention: Youth Ministry Search Committee, 7075 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

YOUTH MINISTER -- Large suburban parish seeking experienced youth director responsible for high school, confirmation and middle school youth programs. Collaboration with parish team, BA in theology/youth ministry/education required. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. St. Gabriel Church, 4737 N. Cleveland Ave., Kansas City, MO 64117. Phone: (816) 453-1183, ext. 204. E-mail:

YOUTH MINISTER/Confirmation Coordinator. St. Mel Parish in Woodland Hills, CA is seeking a collaborative, energetic, faith-filled individual with the ability to relate well with teens and their families. He/she will be responsible for the preparation of teens for Confirmation and the development and management of a comprehensive, dynamic LIFE TEEN program that attracts, challenges, involves and inspires teens. Applicant should have excellent communication and coordination skills. Experience and education in related field preferred. Please submit resume and references to Rosemary McLarty, St. Mel Parish, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364. Fax: (818)340-0261. E-mail:

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