National Catholic Reporter

Updated April 1, 2005

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SPIRITUALITY for busy people in all walks of life. Check out: Or phone for a catalogue: (800) 782-2270.

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

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 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,


INTERNATIONAL PRIEST INTERNSHIP (IPI) welcomes priests from outside the United States into the life and ministry of the Church in this country. Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio TX offers creative response to the challenges facing international priests attempting to integrate into ministry in the U.S. IPI combines time on campus, Internet distance learning, support of local priests/mentors and laity, and other resources while the international priest is engaged in full time parish ministry. Educational components include: accent reduction, U.S. English pronunciation, collaboration with laity, parish and personal finances, ministering in the cultural context of a U.S. Catholic parish, marriage and sacramental programs. For information: Fr. John Kemper (210) 341-1366 or

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:


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.


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, (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:


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including 30 days, year round in a prayerful home setting. Contact Joyce Diltz, PHJC: (219)-398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

“MEMOIRS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES,” a retreat with Ruth Harriet Jacobs, PhD, April 13, 14, and 15. Evensong by the Sea, Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. Web site:

MEDITATION On Retreat with Richard Rohr, OFM, August 11-14, Thousand Oaks, CA. Phone: 877-285-6809. Web site:

RETREATS -- Led by Richard Rohr, OFM, August 11-14, Thousand Oaks, CA. Phone; 877-285-6809. 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:

ART AND PRAYER: 8-day retreat on Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, May 30-June 7. Cost: $450. For information e-mail

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.

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: (845) 586-2201. Web site:


Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Catholic Institute for LaSallian Social Action (CILSA), St. Mary’s College of California. Assist Director in providing leadership, energy inspiration and management of CILSA programs. Requires Graduate degree in relevant field and minimum three (3) progressively responsible and professional service-learning administration experience (or equivalent) in a public or private four-year college or university; understanding of and commitment to the Catholic Lasallian Liberal Arts mission of Saint Mary’s. Equal Opportunity employer. See for completed job announcement and required on-line application.


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:

THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA, a four year Catholic Benedictine College, invites applicants for the position of Campus Minister for its Duluth campus. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the student service program and alternative spring break trips, social justice education and coordination of the Sunday night student liturgy. Other responsibilities include coordinating retreats, spiritual guidance to students, and assisting the Coordinator of Campus Ministry in providing vision and assessing the spiritual and religious needs of the campus community. A bachelor’s degree with 2 years ministry experience required. A master’s degree in theology or ministry and experience in liturgy preferred. Successful candidate should possess good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and be dedicated to their own personal spiritual growth. 10 month position to start of August 15th. Affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of an offer of employment. Apply online at:

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:

NEWMAN CAMPUS MINISTRY in Diocese of Cleveland seeking professional campus minister. BA required, MA preferred. Send resume and one-page reflection on your theology of ministry to: Donna Speagle, Diocese of Cleveland, 1027 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114.

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:

SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY in Fairfield, CT, seeks candidates for three positions in Campus Ministry to work collaboratively to build the University’s commitment to a vibrant worship life, ongoing faith formation, and responsiveness to social justice needs in light of Catholic social teaching. Pastoral sensitivity and a strong background in ministry to young adults are required. Previous experience with RCIA, retreat work, and/or peace and justice ministry is helpful. Director of Campus Ministry to facilitate the work of the Campus Ministry team. The director must be able to articulate the pastoral and prophetic mission of the University’s Campus Ministry program to internal and external audiences. Experience in ministry to young adults in a higher education setting and strong administrative skills required. Creativity, initiative, the ability to work collaboratively, and superior interpersonal and communications skills are a must. Experience in a Catholic college setting is preferred. A Ph.D. is helpful but not required. Chaplain (Roman Catholic priest) to serve on the Campus Ministry team, with particular responsibility for shaping the sacramental and liturgical life of the University community. Excellent liturgical and preaching skills required. (Opportunities for part-time teaching and/or counseling are also available, if candidate meets qualifications.) Campus Minister to work with the other members of the Campus Ministry team to accomplish the goals of the program. Specific areas of responsibility to be determined based on qualifications and experience. Sacred Heart University seeks individuals who understand, respect and can contribute to its mission. Successful candidates will value the University’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit and support its commitment to community service, strategic planning, interfaith understanding and the intellectual and ethical development of all students. For information on the University’s history, mission and campus ministry program, visit the University website at: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition. Applications must include a resume, names and phone numbers of three references, and a letter of interest indicating relevant qualifications, salary requirements, and a statement of how the candidate will contribute to the fulfillment of the University’s mission. Applications can be emailed to: or may be sent to Dr. Donna Dodge, Vice President for Mission and Planning, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000 Fax: 203.296.8051. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by April 15, 2005.


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:


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:


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. 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:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- The vibrant community of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Buford, Ga. (suburb of NE Atlanta) is seeking a full-time Director of Religious Education to oversee our Adult Formation, Lifeteen, Middle and Elementary religious education and youth programs. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic and have a Masters Degree in Religious Education with 3-5 years of experience OR previous parish experience as a Director of Religious Education. An understanding and application of Vatican II theology is required. Spanish proficiency is a plus. Our growing parish of 2700-plus families needs a creative, spirited, and flexible person to support the thirst of our Catholic community in North Georgia as we begin to build a new church with educational facilities. Full benefits available. We welcome you to submit your resume and references by May 1, 2005. to Search Committee for DRE, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4300 South Lee St., Buford, GA 30518. Fax: (770) 945-4599.

DIRECTOR of Diocesan Office of Liturgy: The Diocese of Saginaw has a July opening for a full-time director. Person will be responsible for administering the office and for serving as a resource for pastors, liturgical ministers and parish worship commissions in fostering effective liturgy throughout the diocese. This includes providing training and enrichment programs, development and implementation of policies and guidelines regarding art and architecture, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and assistance in planning and carrying out diocesan liturgical celebrations. Successful Candidate will have an advanced degree in liturgy, excellent communication skills and experience in parish ministry. Deadline: May 13, 2005. The Diocese is an equal opportunity employer. Please send letter and resume to: Diocese of Saginaw, Office of Human Resources, 5800 Weiss St., Saginaw, MI 48603-2799.


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 email 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:

HISPANIC MINISTRY -- Executive Director of Outreach Center to the Dominican Community of New York - Jesuits need dynamic leader to initiate an outreach center to the Dominican community in New York City. The Center will focus on adult and youth faith formation along with civic education leading to civic action. Leader must be fluent in Spanish, able to work collaboratively with the Archdiocese of New York, have experience in faith formation and community organizing. Competitive salary and full benefits. For a job description please contact Fr. Mark Hallinan, S.J. at (212) 774-5500, or e-mail:


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:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE for Liturgy and Music: Vibrant, Vatican II, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) parish of 2800 families seeks a qualified Catholic liturgist preferably with accomplished keyboard and choral skills. The parish strives for strong assembly singing with a variety of contemporary music styles including those of New Mexico. The person in this full-time position collaborates with coordinators of liturgical ministries, Norbertine priests and a supportive pastoral team. S/He oversees the liturgical life of the parish and works to integrate liturgy as an essential element in faith formation. For an application packet, contact Christina Spahn by May 15 at: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Phone: (505) 836-5011, ext. 25. E-mail:

MUSIC DIRECTOR - Part-Time: St. Charles Borromeo Parish is located in the resort area of Meredith, New Hampshire. We are seeking a part-time Music Director who is an organist and choir director. We have three weekend liturgies. Start date is July 1. For a detailed job description, please contact Fr. Dick Thompson at or fax your resume to (603) 279-9924.


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:


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:


GLENMARY HOME MISSIONERS seek two Pastoral Associates to collaborate with a Glenmary Pastor in providing leadership for two rural mission churches in Swainsboro and Metter Georgia. Interested persons must be a Catholic in good standing, have a Masters in Theology, Pastoral Studies, or related field; missionary attitude; parish ministry experience. Fluency (reading, writing, speaking) in “both” Spanish and English absolutely necessary. Send resume and references to: Ms. Liz Dudas, 1312 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208-2726. Phone: (615) 256-1900. Fax: (615) 256-1902. E-mail:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Newton, MA, a community of 2,900 households rooted in the spirit of Vatican II, seeks a full-time Pastoral Associate. Responsibilities will include: liturgy planning, formation of all liturgical ministers except those in music ministry, marriage ministry, taking part in regular staff meetings and Parish Pastoral Council, collaborating with the Director of Music and the pastoral team in the leadership of the parish. Good communication and organizational skills a must. Master’s of Theology, Liturgy or equivalent and pastoral experience in liturgy required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus full health benefits and four weeks paid vacation. Please send resume, via e-mail, to:

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.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- The Diocese of Wheeling - Charleston is seeking a full time Pastoral Associate for Our Lady of the Hills Parish with responsibility for St. Anne Mission located in Clendenin, West Virginia. The Pastoral Associate is responsible to the Pastor of Our Lady of the Hills Parish. Ministry responsibilities include coordination of liturgy, religious education/formation of youth and adults and administration of St. Anne Mission. Prefer degreed person with experience in pastoral ministry or related field. Must be in unity with the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. Competitive salary and benefit package provided. Housing adjacent to the mission is provided. An automobile for ministry purposes is also available. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2005. Interested person should respond by April 8, 2005 with a letter and resume’ to: Rev. Roy Schuster, 100 Jackson Drive, Elkview, WV 25071. Phone: (304) 965-7670. Fax: (304) 965-7670. E-mail:


PRINCIPAL -- Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Fremont, CA. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Catholic School is a K through 8th. grade school located in the city of Fremont in Alameda County serving the cities of Fremont, Union City and Newark. Our Lady of Guadalupe School enrolls 230 students with a professional staff of 23 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. Applications should be completed by April 15. Send Letter of Intent and Request for Application 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.

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:


ST. FRANCIS DE SALES, an active 3,800 family parish in Lake Zurich IL (Northwest Suburban Chicago) seeks a full-time Director of Religious Education to direct programs for children’s religious faith formation. There are about 1,350 children in the program: preschool thru eighth. This position is part of the Parish Pastoral Staff and supervises support staff as well as catechists and program coordinators. The position includes administration of current programs, 1st Penance and Communion preparation, developing new programs, formation of catechetical leaders and parent formation. Candidates must meet or exceed minimum Archdiocese of Chicago requirements. Start date will be July 1, 2005 or sooner. Send resumes: Attn: DRE Search, St. Francis de Sales, 135 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich IL 60047. For further information contact:

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.


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.


COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Several full-time parish positions in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Competitive salaries and benefits. Training and continuing education opportunities. Openings in western Oregon include metropolitan, suburban, small town and rural parishes. Strong emphasis on coordinating the implementation of Renewing the Vision. Send cover letter and resume to: CYM Openings, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office, 2838 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214.

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.

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: May 13, 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 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 Committee 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:

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor in central Maryland seeks full-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry. Plan, implement Confirmation and senior high catechesis, junior/senior high youth ministry programs. Experience preferred. BA in youth ministry, religious education, or related. Practicing Catholic committed to relational ministry and volunteer empowerment. Start 7/1/05. Send resume to: CYM Search, St. Joseph Parish, Box 33, Buckeystown, MD 21717.

COORDINATOR of Youth Ministry and Assistant Youth Minister -- St. Mary Parish, Chelmsford, Ma., seeks full-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Assistant Youth Minister to work as a team to promote the total personal and spiritual formation of younger and older adolescents by innovation of new and development of established programs, in accord with “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry.” Duties include religious education and sacramental preparation for grade seven through confirmation. This 4,500 family parish awaits a faith filled and experienced Coordinator capable of overseeing volunteers and serving in an environment of collaborative ministry with an Assistant Youth Minister and pastoral staff. Benefits. Start date negotiable. Send resume, Cover letter and three references to: YM Search Committee, St. Mary Parish, 25 North Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Fax: (978) 256-0122.

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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