National Catholic Reporter

Updated April 22, 2005

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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:

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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:


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:


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:

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

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:

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.

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:

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:


FULL-TIME MARRIED OR SINGLE men and women under 65. Live, work, pray in community with Franciscan Friars in California and Arizona. Receive spiritual growth, room, board, medical insurance and living allowance. Requires adaptability, tolerance, good health and freedom from obligations. Contact: Franciscan Covenant Program, PO Box 970, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. Phone: (831) 623-1119. E-mail:


Employment Wanted

FEMALE CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN seeks Pastoral Care Position: Parish, hospice, hospital. four units CPE/Level II; four years Chaplain’s experience; 30-plus years Catholic Ministry. Call MaryAnn: (540) 649-0720.

Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- The Archdiocese of Detroit is seeking someone to work in collaboration with the Director of the Office for Faith Formation/Catechetics and other Associate Directors as a representative and consultant to the parishes and vicariates of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Qualifications and requirements include: Masters Degree in Religious studies, theology or catechetics, five years administrative experience in religious education preferred. Must be a practicing Catholic, knowledgeable of national trends in faith formation and catechetics. Strong relational skills, commitment to team model of ministry, high-level verbal and written communication skills and leadership ability are necessary. Deadline to reply is May 6, 2005. Qualified candidates who are interested can send a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources, Archdiocese of Detroit, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48226.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- The National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC), the professional organization of women and men committed to vocation awareness, invitation and discernment to consecrated life as brothers, sisters and priests, is seeking an Associate Director. Responsibilities include coordinating and supervising the planning, implementation and follow-up of workshops, programs and biennial convention; overseeing the production of NRVC resources; assisting the Executive Director in other administrative duties. Requirements include MA in Administration and/or related field; organizational, planning, budgeting, computer and writing skills; interpersonal and collaborative skills; knowledge of contemporary Catholic Church and consecrated life. Experience in vocation ministry is preferred. This position is an excellent opportunity to serve the Church in vocation ministry on a national level. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please send letter of interest, resume and references to Bro. Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, NRVC, 5420 S. Cornell Ave. #105, Chicago, IL 60615. Web site:


LAY CAMPUS MINISTER -- St. Catherine Newman Center Salt Lake City, Utah is seeking a self-motivate person to run the campus ministry program. This full-time position primarily involves planning and executing programs and activities related to St. Catherine’s campus ministry outreach. Please send resumes to: Fr. James Thompson, St. Catherine’s Newman Center, 170 S. University Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84102. For more information and a full job description go to


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. 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:


AREA DIRECTOR -- Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Northwest will hire two Area Directors to start in early July. The full-time position based in Portland, OR, is highly collaborative and involves significant travel. The Area Director supports and challenges 25-30 full-time volunteers living in small communities and working with people who are marginalized by society. The position requires experience in social activism, apostolic/pastoral ministry, Christian faith formation, intentional community, retreat planning and work with diverse publics. Organizational skills are important. Salary beginning in low twenties depending on experience. Application due May 6, 2005. To apply, contact Dan Petrillo, Program Coordinator: (503) 335-8202. For job description and application form e-mail:

DIRECTOR, GENOA CHRISTIAN CENTER -- The Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston seeks a full-time Director for the Genoa Christian Center located in Genoa, West Virginia. The Christian Center is an outreach center of the Department of Catholic Charities, providing emergency assistance to those persons who are in need of the resources to sustain their basic emotional spiritual and material needs. The Director is responsible for the overall management of personnel, facilities and services offered at the center. The Director will also assist the Pastoral Associate at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, in Wayne County in a collaborative ministry preparing parishioners to develop their ministry to the poor and helping in the Liturgical ministries of the Parish when needed. Persons should have a bachelor’s degree in social service field with appropriate experience. Prefer person with experience in religious education or pastoral ministry. Must be able to work will with others and have excellent motivational and people skills. Willingness to provide service to the poor is essential. The Diocese offers a competitive salary with excellent fringe benefits. Interested persons should send letter of inquiry and resume no later than Friday, May 6 to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Human Resources Office, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: (304) 233-0880, ext. 265. Fax: (304) 233-0890.


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

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- 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:


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:

DIRECTOR OF HISPANIC MINISTRY: Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska seeks Diocesan Director of Hispanic Ministry. Qualified applicants may contact Fr. Paul Colling for job description: PO Box 578, Lexington, NE 68550. Phone: (308) 324-4647. 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:


CATHOLIC WORKER community in Norfolk, Virginia looking for live-in volunteers. Valid drivers license important. Call Steve (757) 423-5420.


ORGANIST -- We, the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery of Eldridge, Iowa, are seeking a Sister or laywoman organist to accompany our liturgies, for a period of one, two, three or four months beginning June1. Benefits: A live-in Contemplative Experience, small community, lush rural setting, personal and communal prayer, spiritual direction, study, rich liturgies, simple work and small stipend. Call Sister Mary Jo or Sister Lynne: (563) 285-8387.

NATIONAL SHRINE and Parish of Cross in the Woods in Indian River, Michigan has an opening for a full-time Liturgical Music Director. Responsible for the over-all liturgical music program of the shrine and parish. Candidate should have at least an undergraduate degree in music with experience in Catholic liturgical music and tradition, music performance and music education. Candidate needs to be an accomplished keyboardist for both piano and organ. Send resume to: Fr. Paul Pare, National Shrine and Parish in Cross of the Woods, 7078 M-68, Indian River, MI 49749. For more information see web site:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- Epiphany Cathedral, Venice, FL. Full-time position with competitive salary/benefits. Responsibilities include: coordination/direction of choir, cantors, musicians; collaboration on parish and diocesan liturgical planning and execution; keyboard skills; maintenance/improvement of quality in all areas of our established music program. Qualifications: master’s in church music or equivalent and parish experience as director of music. We are a 4,000-family cathedral community with a cantor program, 50-plus choir, children’s choir, handbells, 36 rank Klug and Schumacher pipe organ, Yamaha grand piano with Midi enhancement. Principal organist/assistant director in place. Send letter of vision and intent, resume, and references by June 15 to: Search Committee, Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota St., Venice, FL 34285. Fax: (941)488-9333. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- St. Agnes Parish in Shepherdstown, West Virginia is seeking a collaborative, dynamic individual to serve as part-time Music Director for a growing, 320 family, Vatican II parish near Baltimore and Washington D.C. The Director is responsible for the overall music program of the parish. Keyboard skills for organ and the piano are required. For a detailed job description please contact Rev. T. Mathew Rowgh. Phone: (304) 876-6436. E-mail:

ARE YOU TIRED of harsh winters and traffic jams?? Consider coming to beautiful Richmond, Virginia. St. Bridget Catholic Church is seeking a qualified organist eager to collaborate with a team and willing to build a liturgical music program. Potential to form a youth choir, bell choir and an adult choir. Salary commensurate with education/experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume, no later than April 22, to: St. Bridget Catholic Church, Attention Search Committee, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23226 or 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.

LITURGICAL MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Part- to full-time for 1,200-plus family parish in Albany, OR. Recruit, train and support musicians for three weekend liturgies and funerals, weddings and other parish and liturgical celebrations. Should have sound understanding of Vatican II liturgical principles, proficient in voice, organ and piano, experienced in directing and training cantors, and adult and children’s choirs. Needs excellent communication skills and able to work collaboratively. MA in music preferred. Interested candidates send resume to: Father John Betts, 728 Ellsworth SW, Albany , OR 97321. Phone: (541) 926-1449.

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Suburban Atlanta parish of 4,000-plus families with a Vatican II vision of church is seeking energetic, spirit-filled person with experience and a good understanding of liturgical planning and pacing. We are musically diverse with pop, rock, gospel and Latin American styles as well as some traditional music. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music. Exceptional piano, vocal and directing skills. Familiarity with Flor y Canto and contemporary OCP & GIA repertoire. Ability to sing in Spanish as well as English preferred. Recording studio experience or extensive knowledge of electronic equipment a plus. Duties of liturgical ministry training and Spanish and English ensemble directing are shared collaboratively with a full-time Associate Director and part time Administrative Assistant. Salary and benefits are very competitive. Send resume and salary expectations to: Transfiguration Catholic Church, attention: Liturgy Search Committee, 1815 Blackwell Road NE, Marietta, GA 30066. Phone: (770) 977-1442. Fax: (770) 578-1415.


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.


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- The Nativity of Our Lord Parish, located in Wayne, WV is seeking a person dedicated to the service of the Catholic Church, to fill the position of Pastoral Associate. This person will be responsible for the overall management of personnel, facilities and services offered at the parish. The Pastoral Associate having primary responsibility for the pastoral care of the Nativity of Our Lord Parish will also assist the director of the Genoa Christian Center in a collaborative ministry to provide emergency assistance to the poor. Qualified persons should have a degree in Theology, Religious Education, Pastoral Ministry or related. Experience in Parish Ministry of Administration is preferred. This person must be well organized and have excellent interpersonal skills. It is essential that the individual work well with others building community. The person should be available to begin July 1, 2005. Interested persons need to respond with letter and resume’ by Friday, May 6, 2005. Please send resume’ or inquire about an application and completed job description to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: (304) 233-0880 Ext. 265. Fax: (304) 233-0890.

ST. ALBERT THE GREAT Church, a dynamic and stable Roman Catholic Parish in Reno, Nevada is looking to replace our retiring Pastoral Associate. Duties include, but are not limited to, working directly with the parish Priest(s), administrative and financial supervision of the Parish, Child Development Center, and School (grades K-8). Position is open on July 1, 2005. References Required. Salary is depending on experience. Please call for an information packet: (775) 747-0722.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Joseph Parish, Dexter, MI seeks Pastoral Associate to coordinate RCIA, Adult Formation, Social Ministry Commission. Growing, active 1300 family parish; pastoral staff of six. Currently finalizing plans for new worship space. Degree or certification in Theology or experience in Pastoral Ministry preferred. Salary and benefits commensurate with degree and experience. Position begins July 1, 2005. Send resume by May 30 to: Fr. Brendan Walsh, 3430 Dover, Dexter, MI 48130. Phone: (734) 426-8483.


PRINCIPAL -- St. Bernadette Catholic School (, K-8 in Lakewood, CO is seeking applications for the position of Principal. Position starts July 1, 2005, with some flexibility allowed. Qualifications include a practicing Catholic, experience in education/administration, a Master’s Degree and 20 hours in administration. For an application contact the Office of Catholic Schools, 1300 S. Steele St, Denver, CO 80210. Phone 303-715-3132. E-mail: or Bill Gilbert, Search Committee Chair at

PRINCIPAL -- St. Joseph Parish Catholic Parish Catholic School is a K through 8th.grade school located in the city of Pinole in Alameda County serving the cities of Pinole, Hercules, Rodeo, El Sobrante, Richmond and San Pablo. St. Joseph Parish Catholic School enrolls 318 students with a professional staff of 36 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, 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 -- Our Lady of Good Counsel, a parish of 3,300 families in Northern Virginia pastored by the Oblates of Francis DeSales, is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Religious Education to start on July 1. Our parish community, guided by the spirit of Francis De Sales, is grounded in the spirit of Vatican II. Qualifications include: a master’s degree in Catechetics or in another related discipline with a minor or concentration in religious education or catechetics, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, a solid knowledge of liturgical rites, a minimum of three years administrative experience. Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with experience. Deadline May 9, 2005. Send resume, two letters of recommendation and your philosophy of religious education to: DRE Search Committee, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, PO Box 97, Vienna, VA 22183-0097. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Ss. Faith, Hope and Charity Parish, a 1,900 family Catholic community in north suburban Chicago, is seeking a full-time Director of Religious Education (DRE). This is a twelve-month appointment. We desire an enthusiastic, experienced person to lead an 800-student program for children aged three to eighth grade. Key responsibilities include recruiting teachers and volunteers, providing training programs for the catechists, and managing the full-time Assistant Director and Office Administrator. Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s in appropriate field desired. Experience as a DRE is strongly preferred. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and must comply with Archdiocesan guidelines. Please mail, fax, or e-mail resume and letter of application by May 6 to: DRE Search, Ss. Faith, Hope and Charity Parish, 191 Linden Street, Winnetka, Il 60093. Fax: (847) 446-7630. E-mail:

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.


MINISTER OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY -- Catholic Community of Epiphany offers a unique and challenging opportunity for a full time Minister of Social Responsibility. This person will join a ten member pastoral staff and work in a progressive parish of 1400 families. Education and engagement with parish community in well-established programs include: Local Outreach, Hunger, Third World Advocacy, Spirituality, Women’s Issues, Environmental Concerns, and Hispanic Ministry. The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to social justice based upon Catholic social teaching and gospel values. And should have strong organizational, pastoral and conflict resolution skills. Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Extensive benefits package. Screening will begin May 15, 2005. Send resume with three references to: Church of the Epiphany, Attn: Social Responsibility Minister Search Committee, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., Louisville, KY 40223.


ST. PHILIP’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, a vibrant and rapidly growing community of 1500 families, seeks Director of Youth Ministry using the Life Teen model. Duties include recruiting, training and maintaining a Core group of young adults who help plan and present “Life Nights,” Middle School Youth Group and planning trips. Responsibilities also include involving youth in prayer, leadership and service. We are looking for a dynamic and self-directed leader with good organizational and communication skills. Pastoral Ministry Degree or equivalent and a working knowledge of “Renewing the Vision: A Framework For Catholic Youth Ministry” is preferred. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Parish located in beautiful lakes and woods country of northern Minnesota. Deadline for application is Monday, May 9, 2005. Please send letter of application and resume to: Msgr. Michael Patnode 702 Beltrami Ave NW Bemidji, MN 56601. E-mail:

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