National Catholic Reporter

Updated April 8, 2005

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GUIDELINES AND CONFERENCES (audiotape) for making a retreat. Fr. Rink, Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, IN 46556-1048.


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:

PRAYING WITH CLAY: Mirror of Truth, by Marianne McGriffin, S. P. ISBN1-4033-7536-4 (paperback) or 1-4033-7535-6 (e-book). At last, a book about praying with clay is available to you from the author at (574 266 2195) or see my Web site: E-mail me: (Book Store web site:

BOOK: “The Coming Crisis in the Catholic Church” Manmade teachings create serious problems in the Catholic Church. Web site:

“THE CRISIS IN AMERICA’S NURSING HOMES. What are we doing wrong?” Get the real story about nursing homes. Take a roller coaster of emotions where you will have your own comments on fate of our elders in nursing homes. E-book at direct for $18.00 includes taxes, shipping priority mail, PO Box 55128, Hayward, Ca. 94542. Web site:

“FROM HURT TO HEALING”, Mona Villarrubia. A new book by a Catholic woman who was sexually abused in childhood by a priest. “Her words inform the ignorant, console the afflicted, and challenge the church.” Paul Lakeland. Available through


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.


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


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

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:


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:

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:

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


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

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:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. 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:


PILGRIM’S NATIONAL DINING TOUR for 26 Strangers: eat together free with host who provides site, dinner and wine. Call L.M. Ventline, (586) 264 1220; Web site: E-mail: if you want to dine with strangers and/or host site/food anywhere in USA with Fr. Ventline facilitating table conversation.


CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America -- Marital status and gender not an impediment to holy orders. Phone: (845) 586-2201. Web site:


Employment Opportunities


CO-ADMINISTRATOR for Community Life, full-time (40hrs/wk) or may be shared by two 20 hr/wk position. Sisters of the Presentation are seeking a Religious Sister who will be responsible for all aspects of personal support and pastoral services for the Motherhouse Community, supervises and schedules pastoral staff and volunteers and works closely with the other Co-Administrator and staff. Call 415-422-5024 for complete job description. Send resume to Sr. Virginia Espinal, 281 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118. E-mail to:

CO-ADMINISTRATOR for Buildings and Grounds, full-time (32-40 hrs/wk). Responsible for all aspects of plant and building maintenance, repair and facilities upkeep. Responsible for the supervision of the Food Service Manager, Housekeeping and Maintenance personnel and the Assistant to the Administrator. Works closely with the Co-Administrator for Community Life. Call (415) 422-5024 to request complete job description. Send resume: Sr. Virginia Espinal, 281 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco CA 94118. E-mail to:


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:

CHAPLAIN -- QueensCare is seeking part time or full-time Catholic priest to join the pastoral care division of QueensCare. Chaplain would provide pastoral care for Catholic patients in the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, assist with noon Masses at the hospital and have some on-call responsibility. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Applications from retired priests are welcome. Compensation would include salary and could include some meals. QueensCare is a faith-based nonprofit that provides innovative health services in the multicultural communities of Los Angeles County. Send resume to: Rebecca O’Neill, Director of Human Resources, 4618 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Fax: (323) 953-9979. Or e-mail to: Please visit our Web site at:

ST. CABRINI NURSING HOME, a 304-bed facility with an Adult Day Health Care Program, sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, whose mission is to provide quality long term and short term care and rehabilitation services for the elderly, has an immediate opening for a full-time Associate Chaplain. Two units of CPE preferred and one year of experience at a health care facility. Equal opportunity employer. For consideration, please send/fax resume to: Fr. Edwin Robinson, OFM, Director of Pastoral Care, St. Cabrini Nursing Home, 115 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Fax (914) 693-1731.


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 web site 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 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 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

MID-WESTERN MICHIGAN Parish seeks Director of Formation--Immaculate Heart of Mary an affluent urban-parish of more than eight hundred families seeks a parish catechetical leader to fill the position of Director of Formation. Responsible for all facets of on-going formation and sacrament preparation programming with a special emphasis on adults, the director collaborates closely with our pastor, pastoral team, parish and school staffs and catechists ideal candidates will possess a master-level degree in theology or related field, have a minimum of three years parish experience and demonstrate ability in providing pastoral leadership. Located in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is approximately forty minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan. Applicant information should be received by May 1. Potential candidates are invited to send resume and cover letter to: Search Committee, c/o Father Donn Tufts, IHM Parish, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

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.

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: M.Div./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, Diocese of Wilmington: positions on diocesan team and in parishes. Emphasis: formation, evangelization, jovenes and migrants. Strong collaborative, bilingual, interpersonal and organizational skills necessary. Send resumes to: Br. Christopher Posch, ofm, Director, Diocesan Hispanic Ministry Office, 1010 W. Fourth St., Wilmington, DE 19805. 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:


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.


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:


CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA -- ”Social Policy Fellowship”, Immediate opening for Sister Margaret Cafferty, PBVM Fellow. Restricted to female or male religious or diocesan priest for a six to twelve month period who desires to bring Catholic social teaching to bear on debates over federal domestic policies and to advocate for justice in housing, welfare, hunger and immigration. “Parish Social Ministry Fellowship”, Immediate opening for Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Fellow. Restricted to female or male religious or diocesan priest for a six to twelve month period who desires to participate in the development and implementation of strategies for building stronger relationships between parishes and Catholic Charities. Special focus on working with low-income and culturally diverse parishes under-represented diverse parishes. Catholic Charities USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By May 9 send letter of application, vita and references to: Catholic Charities USA, 1731 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Fax: (703) 549-4198. E-mail: No phone calls please.

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:


ASSUMPTION PARISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL, San Leandro. Assumption Parish Catholic Parish Catholic School is a K through eighth grade school located in the city of San Leandro in Alameda County serving the cities of San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Hayward. Assumption Parish Catholic School enrolls 292 students with a professional staff of 39and 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, 2005. 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.


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- The Office of Catholic Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of Seattle has an opening for a Director of Religious Education. Minimum qualifications include: Master’s degree in education, curriculum design or religious education; experience in faith formation leadership in schools and parish settings; 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.

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

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:


THE DIOCESE OF SAINT CLOUD, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time Superintendent/Director of Total Education to begin July 1. Position requirements: MA/MS in Education or related field; background in Theology and Catechesis; familiarity with Catholic Education philosophy; five years teaching experience plus one year of administrative experience. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic with a strong Vatican II theological background. The chosen candidate would be responsible for all catechesis from childhood through adulthood including Catholic Schools. This individual would be expected to vision and work collaboratively with consultants for Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Schools and Media/Technology. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Application deadline: April 15. Send resume, three letters of reference and salary requirements to Rev. Marvin Enneking, P.O. Box 1248, St. Cloud, MN 56302. E-mail:


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.

PROGRAM OFFICER, Youth - D 05 018, California. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic community of the United States is seeking a Program Officer, Youth. This professional will mobilize youth for charity and social justice by fostering a greater understanding of all people as members of one human family, and how people in the United States, through faith and action, can contribute to the greater good of the world community. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, three to five years of related work experience, MS office, Religious education experience. Experience in curriculum and material development for youth, Knowledge of Catholic Church organizational structures and Catholic Social Teaching, Fluency in Spanish and ability to travel domestically and internationally. Equal employment opportunity. To learn more about the specific duties and qualifications and to apply on-line, please visit our web site at In your cover letter, please include Requisition Number D 05 018, Source Code NCR and salary expectations.

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 July 1. Send resume to: CYM Search, St. Joseph Parish, Box 33, Buckeystown, MD 21717.

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