National Catholic Reporter

Updated May 6, 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.


WE NEED YOUR HELP: To assist poor destitute Hydrocephalic children in Haiti prepare for surgery. We provide means for brain scans and blood work. Please assist us in this work of mercy. Send your Donations to: Holy Angels Children’s Society, Inc., Attention: Fr. John Bellezza, PO Box 2142, Southampton, NJ 08088.


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

 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:

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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:


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. E-mail: Phone: (509) 868-1683

HOLY LAND? YES! With Fr. Stephen C. Doyle, OF, Author: Pilgrims’ New Guide (Liturgical Press) Nov 7-17, 2005, Jan 10-19, March 21-31. St. Paul in Greece and Turkey with cruise, Sept. 13-26. Phone: (617) 542 6440 Ext. 240.


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:


MEDITATION On Retreat with 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:

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:

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

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

Spanish Studies

SPANISH IMMERSION in Guatemala. Homestay and voluntary work. Web site:

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:


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


CHANCELLOR -- The Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston seeks a person dedicated to service the Diocesan Church in West Virginia as Chancellor. The Chancellor is appointed by the Diocesan Bishop to serve the church with specific responsibilities in accord with the Code of Canon Law. This person is the official Notary of the Bishop having specific accountability to ensure that the acts of Curia are complied and safeguarded in the archives of the Diocese. Qualified person must be a Roman Catholic in good standing and in unity with the doctrine, traditions and teachings of the church. The Diocese is looking for an individual with an advanced degree in theology, canon law, pastoral ministry, or masters of business administration. Prefer an individual with J.C.L. or Civil Law experience. Person must demonstrate appropriate years of experience in the area of administration. Excellent computer skills are essential. This person must be of high integrity, trust worthy and able to maintain strict confidentiality. The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits package, including a 403(b) retirement plan, medical, life and disability insurance. Interested persons should contact the Human Resources Office to obtain an application and complete job description. Résumés should also contain 3 letters of reference. Please send résumés by Friday, May 27, 2005 to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Michael A. Nau, Director, Human Resources Office, 1300 Byron Street, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003.


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:


PROGRAM DIRECTOR -- Residential Program for Juvenile Offenders-Program Director needed for non-profit social services agency based in Wilmington, DE. Incumbent will oversee residential program for five juvenile offenders. Requirements include program administration and supervisory experience; prior work with troubled youth; knowledge of the criminal justice system; and relevant college education. The Ministry of Caring Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please e-mail resume with salary requirements to: or fax to (302) 428-3655).

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR/ADMINISTRATOR -- Small retreat center located on 11 beautiful acres in rural west coast Florida near major city and beaches. Private residence on the grounds. Background in Theology and/or spirituality coupled with administrative skills. Work with a supportive team of another spiritual director, board members, volunteers, and staff. Must receive resumes by May 31st. Send to Walter Fohs at Mother of God House of Prayer, 17880 Cypress Creed Rd, Alva, Fl 33920-3306 or e-mail


GRANT WRITER -- Technical Grant Writer needed for non-profit social services agency based in Wilmington, DE. Incumbent will prepare proposals to secure government grants. Prior technical Grant Writing experience is required, along with proven success in obtaining funding. Job requires strong attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple projects while meeting submission deadlines. The Ministry of Caring Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please e-mail resume with salary requirements to Or fax to: (302) 428-3655.


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 June 1. 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.

MUSIC AND WORSHIP -- St. Thomas More Parish in Lynchburg, Virginia is seeking a full-time pastoral staff member whose vocation is to provide primary leadership for the music and worship in our multi-generational parish of 650 households. You should be a faith-filled teacher and trainer whose prayer and spiritual life is centered in the Roman Catholic Church. You should be an energetic and well-organized person with a comprehensive repertoire who is able to communicate well with all age groups. Collegial work habits with staff and parishioners are essential. Salary with benefits. Application deadline: June 15th. Send letter of introduction to:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY. Church of the Holy Family, Virginia Beach. VA. Full-time position for a 1,100-family parish. Responsible for adult choir, teen choir, and children’s choir program, three-octave handbell choir, instrumental ensemble and cantors, Wedding and funeral liturgies. Full concert-size Baldwin piano, three octaves of handbells, and three-manual Ahlborn-Galanti organ. Coordinate and train music ministers as well as serve as a resource person to staff personnel. Strong piano and organ skills desired, vocal skills a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Requires a BA with advanced degree or three years experience. Send resume to: Music Search Committee, Church of the Holy Family, 1279 North Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. VA 23454. Phone: (757) 481-5702.

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. Application deadline is May 15, 2005. 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:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- St. John Vianney Parish in Bettendorf, Iowa, a young, thriving, growing parish of 1,400-plus families on the banks of the Mississippi, is seeking a dynamic, collaborative individual for this full time position. SJV is listed as one of the top 100 Catholic parishes in the country. The Director is responsible for directing the overall music and liturgy programs of the parish and for working cooperatively with a large parish staff. Preference will be given to individuals with knowledge of composing and arranging music. For more information including a job description please send resume and references to St. John Vianney Parish, 4097 18th Street, Bettendorf, IA, 52722 or e-mail:

MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Full-time position in large suburban parish. Music at weekend parish Masses (5), direct a choir, weddings and funerals. Organ and keyboard proficiency needed. Send resume by June 1, 2005 to: Rev. William O’Shea, St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Drive, Naperville, IL 60540.


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:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Thomas More Parish in Lynchburg, Virginia is seeking a full-time pastoral staff member whose vocation is to provide primary leadership for the Generations of Faith paradigm in our multi-generational parish of 650 households. You should be a focused, well-disciplined self- starter who thinks outside the box and a storyteller with a desire to share faith through evangelization. You will manage diverse volunteers, seeking to involve and engage others in a committed, dynamic worshiping and ministering environment. Salary with benefits. Application deadline: June 15th. Send letter of introduction to:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Our large suburban parish near Portland OR seeks an experienced parish minister to direct the RCIA program, coordinate the scheduling and training of liturgical ministers, coordinate our parish ministry to the sick and shut-ins, and assist parish clergy with marriage preparation and adult education. This candidate must be able to lead, inspire, and communicate effectively with volunteers, and work cooperatively with our large parish staff. A Theology degree is preferred; related degrees and comparable experience will be considered. Interested candidates are invited to send letter and professional resume to: Staff Search, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 650 A Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Fax: (503) 636-9415. E-mail:

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 -- Saint Brigid Parish in Midland, MI seeks a Pastoral Associate to join our existing pastoral team. Will minister to the spiritual life of the 1,100 household community through planning, presiding and preaching; coordinate the RCIA process; supervise the Christian Service Commission; assist families at times of transition. Master’s Degree in Theology and three to five years of parish experience preferred. Salary and benefits commensurate with degree and experience. Application deadline is May 27, 2005. Send resume and cover letter to Saint Brigid Parish, PA Search Committee, 207 Ashman Street, Midland MI 48640.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Christian Service, Ministry to the Sick, RCIA as part of a team. To apply, please send resume to: Search Committee, St. James Parish, 710 Columbus Ave., Bay City, MI 48708.

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.


JOHN CARROLL Catholic High School in Ft. Pierce, Florida is accepting applications for the position of Principal of the School. Requirements: A Master’s in Educational Leadership and a minimum of three years high school experience. Applicants must be of the Catholic Faith. Please forward your Resume/Curriculum Vitae and salary requirements to: Sr. Joan Dawson, Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools, The Diocese of Palm Beach, PO Box 109650, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-9650.

PRINCIPAL OPENINGS, Diocese of Rochester, NY -- City, suburban and rural pre-K - 6 or pre-K-8 school openings. Salary negotiable by degree and experience. Submit resume and 3 letters of reference plus letter from pastor verifying status as practicing Catholic. Qualifications: practicing Catholic, Master’s degree and Certification in Educational Administration (N.Y.S. Certification preferred). Preferred experience in Catholic school as teacher or administrator. Applications accepted immediately. Position start date of 7/15/05. Contact Sr. Elaine Englert, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 or call (P) 1-585-328-3210, (fax) 1-585-328-3149 or e-mail: Openings at this time: Southern Tier, Holy Family Primary, Elmira, NY (pre K-3); Finger Lakes-St. John Bosco, Seneca Falls, NY (pre K-8); Holy Family - Dansville (pre K-5). Profiles available. Please call or e-mail.

PRINCIPAL -- Marylawn of the Oranges, South Orange, NJ Catholic HS, girls, sponsored by Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, position starts July 1, 2005. Candidate should be practicing Catholic, experienced in education/administration, committed to Catholic education, MA in Administration / certification or equivalent, experience with Board of Trustees and public relations preferred. Send resume by May 13, 2005 to: S. Maureen Sullivan, Chair, Box 476, Convent Station, NJ 07961 or e-mail:


FULL-TIME POSITION: Coordinator of Religious Education - Member of Pastoral Team Church of the Presentation is a large, spirit-filled, vibrant parish located in northern New Jersey. Programs include: A winter religious education program of approximately 1,000 children in grades one through six and 150 volunteer catechists; a summer religious education program of approximately 325 students in grades one through eight and 30 catechists. Responsibilities: Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer catechists. Coordinate registration and maintain database on religious ed. families. Oversee budget. Qualifications: Strong interpersonal, collaborative and administrative skills combined with pastoral or ministerial training. Degree(s) in Education, Religious Education and/or Theology is preferred but not required. Computer literacy and excellent organizational skills required. Salary with benefits is commensurate with experience. Training will be provided. Application deadline: May 27. Resume, two reference letters and a statement of your philosophy of religious education should be mailed to: Dennis M. Corcoran, Director of Parish Operations, Church of the Presentation, 271 W. Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 or by e-mail to:

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:

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:


SOCIAL JUSTICE POSITIONS -- Rural and Migrant Ministry, a multi-faith organization working in rural communities of NY, seeking Western NY Director and Education Coordinator. Details at


JOHN CARROLL Catholic High School in Ft. Pierce, FL is accepting applications for the position of Music Director/Teacher. The requirements include: a Bachelor’s in Music, a minimum of two years of teaching experience, and a willingness to seek State Certification. The Director will also be responsible for music at school liturgies. Please forward your resume to: Mrs. Linda Easom, Assistant Principal, John Carroll High School, 3402 Delaware Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL. 34947.


DIRECTOR of Youth/Young Adult Ministry: Vibrant Vatican II bilingual (English/Spanish) parish of 2800 families seeks a dynamic full time director of youth/young adult ministry who will implement the processes and strive after the goals of “Renewing the Vision”. Requirements are: a BA in theology or a related field; commitment to one’s own Catholic faith growth and that of others; a love for youth/young adult ministry and the ability to work effectively with these age groups; good relational leadership and organizational skills; the ability to empower, train and supervise ministry teams; and (preferred) fluency in English and Spanish. Deadline is May 20, 2005. For an application packet contact: Sister Evangeline Salazar at our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community, 5415 Fortuna Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Phone: (505) 836-5011, ext. 39. 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.

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