National Catholic Reporter

Updated May 13, 2005

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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

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, Faculty in-service, retreats for religious. Web site:


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 Ex 240. E-mail:


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 SPIRITUALITY CENTER: 76 tranquil acres just one hour from NYC. Directed Retreats available throughout the year. Summer Conference/Guided Retreats: June 10-16, Rev. Michael Crosby, “God’s Living Spirit”; July 11-17, Bro. Michael Laratonda, “Passionate Love of God”; Summer Directed Retreats: June 19-25, June 29-July 7, July 21-29, August 1-7, August 9-15 (Call for Summer Directed Retreats flier). Seasonal boating and swimming; two hermitages on lake. Spanish retreats available, Daily Eucharist; brochure details, update. 202 Count Route 105, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 460-3061. 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:

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

SCHOOL OF LECTIO DIVINA six-day Retreat September 17-23, 2005 Benedict Inn, Beech Grove, Indiana Cost: $400. For information 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:

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:


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.

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:

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:

LEARN SPANISH, ENJOY NATURE, La Escuela de Idiomas D’Amore Spanish Immersion Center. Immerse yourself in Spanish on the beaches of Costa Rica. Adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park. Intensive Spanish immersion programs. Small, personal classes. Beach lodging or homestays available. Contact: La Escuela D’Amore, PO Box 67, Quepos, Costa Rica. USA phone/fax: (262) 367-8598. E-mail: Web site:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH: Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Adult learning in multicultural faith community. Small classes, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:


OLD CATHOLIC FRANCISCAN PRIEST seeks to be consecrated an Abbot by a legitimate independent Catholic Bishop with valid Apostolic Succession. A stipend will be awarded. Serious replies only. Write with phone to: Franciscan Order, PO Box 260018, Crestwood, MO 63126.


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


CAMPUS MINISTER -- Liturgy and Music. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, seeking full-time Director of Liturgy and Music for campus ministry team. St. Stephen is a faith community dedicated to prayerful liturgical celebrations. We seek a candidate with a background including: keyboard proficiency and vocal skills; experience in directing choirs and training cantors; strong spirituality; and willingness to work in a collaborative setting. Master of Theology or related field. Prior experience preferred. Begin July 2005, salary commensurate with experience/training. Job will remain open until position is filled. Send letter of interest, resume and names and addresses of three references to: Search Committee, St. Stephen the Witness, 1019 W. 23rd Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

CAMPUS MINISTER -- Cardinal Stritch University, Franciscan and Catholic, seeks a full time Campus Minister of Catholic or other tradition. Primary responsibilities: community building, student leadership development, providing pastoral care and program planning. Prefer master’s degree in Theology, pastoral ministry, seminary training or related area. Applications accepted until position is filled. To apply: Send a letter of interest and resume to: Sr. Adele Thibaudeau, OSF, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road #510, Milwaukee, WI 53217. Fax (414) 410-4329. E-mail:

RESIDENT CAMPUS MINISTER/Associate Campus Minister-Gannon University, a Catholic university located in Erie, Pennsylvania, invites applications for the full-time position of Resident Campus Minister/Associate Campus Minister. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the University Chaplain’s Office pastoral team, live in a freshman residence hall and serve as Campus Minister to the residents, and perform a variety of duties that pertain to the faith, spiritual welfare and apostolic formation of the University community. Benefits include housing, partial board, and GU connect fee. Requirements include: a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred; must be an active Catholic and have knowledge of a variety of mainstream Protestant faiths and of the principles of ministry; must have the ability to effectively educate and communicate on issues pertinent to Catholic values and traditions; must have 12 months’ experience in a campus, parish, or hospital-type environment; must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work a flexible schedule (evenings, weekends, and overnight events); and must be able to support and promote the University’s mission. Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Gannon University, Campus Ministry Search, 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541-0001. Fax: (814) 871-7514. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTER at major State University -- seeking dynamic individual to work with the ministerial team at a university parish of 1,000 families and several hundred university students. Duties include oversight of twice-yearly, student-organized retreats attended by nearly 200 students per semester, organizing service projects, offering opportunities for prayer and study. The campus minister must be able to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and spiritual interests within the Catholic tradition. Master’s in divinity or a similar degree required. Ministerial experience is a plus, but will consider a recent graduate. Paulist priests serve at the parish. Please send resume to: Search Committee, St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, 904 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. Fax to: (303) 443-8399. E-mail:


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. Resumes should also contain 3 letters of reference. Please send resumes 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:


DEVELOPMENT -- Christ the King Catholic High School, New Bern, NC is seeking a Director of Development to establish and advance the development program. CKCHS is a new, co-ed, college-prep, independent Catholic school established to serve the culturally and economically diverse community in rural Eastern NC. The school is modeled with the Cristo Rey philosophy. This position requires broad-based, hands-on experience in all phases of fund development, public relations, and marketing. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating, implementing, and managing a comprehensive fundraising plan, including developing major gifts, grant writing and planned giving. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree and a demonstrable track in building strong donor relationships and programs. One must have high ethical standards and a strong commitment to the mission of Catholic education. Position is available immediately as the school is slated to welcome students summer of 2006. Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and reference information by May 30, 2005 to: CKCHS Search Committee, PO Box 1465, New Bern, NC 28563.


BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER in Highland Mills, NY, is seeking a Director who will plan and coordinate all the activities of the Center, helping to lead it into a new phase of its development. Candidate will have an advanced degree in Theology, Spirituality or Ministry, training and experience in Ignatian Spirituality, experience with retreats and spiritual direction, organizational and administrative skills. For information on the Center see our website: Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications. Please send a letter discussing your qualifications and interest, along with your resume to Search Committee, Bethany Spirituality Center, 202 County Route 105, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Email:

DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL PLANNING -- To meet the needs of a growing diocese, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond has created the Office of Pastoral Planning. To lead this new office, the Diocese seeks a Director of Pastoral Planning to oversee long-range planning consistent with the mission and priorities of the Diocese. Specifically, this includes the planning processes for parish restructuring, formulating strategic Diocesan plans for ministry, and the effective utilization of priests, parishes, ministries, organizations and personnel. The selected candidate will regularly assess changes in the supply and utilization of resources, prepare and update annual strategic plans, develop and present recommended changes and facilitate group meetings at the local level to affect change. Qualifications include demonstrated project management skills, in-depth analytical abilities, strong communication and presentation skills, solid group process facilitation skills, pastoral sensitivity, an understanding of strategic planning principles and processes, and a preference for experience in diocesan restructuring or parish reorganizations. Knowledge of the organization and operation of a diocese and parishes, and a commitment to the Catholic Church and its mission are required. The selected candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to business administration, planning or organizational development with a Masters degree preferred, plus five or more years of related experience. Frequent travel required. Competitive salary and benefit package. Position closing date is May 20, 2005. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to: D.G. Mahanes, Director of Human Resources, Catholic Diocese of Richmond, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. E-mail:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project, a collaborative project sponsored by nine congregations of women religious in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles serving families in South LA is seeking an Executive Director. South Central LAMP provides parenting, ESL, family advocacy and children’s programs to 130 families. ED is needed to work with Board, and in areas of program management, fundraising, personnel, finances and administration. Spanish skills preferred. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to: Search Committee, 1216 Marengo Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030.


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


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:

MUSIC MINISTER. Church of the Holy Family, Virginia Beach, VA. Full-time position,1,100 families. Responsible for adult choir, teen choir, children’s choir program, three-octave handbell choir, instrumental ensemble, cantors, Wedding, funeral liturgies. Concert-size Baldwin piano, 3 octaves of handbells, three-manual Ahlborn-Galanti organ. Coordinate, train music ministers, resource person to staff personnel. Strong piano and organ skills desired, vocal skills a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Requires 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.

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. E-mail:

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 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.


MULTIPLE POSITIONS -- The Shrine of St. Bernadette in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2,800 families is seeking: 1) DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION, religious education K through eight, First Reconciliation, first Eucharist, and coordination with the director of Confirmation, Youth Minister and adult education, Position requires a degree in religious education, theological studies or equivalent plus minimum of two years experience. 2) FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER for grades seven through 12, responsible for High School Confirmation Program; social, spiritual and apostolic ministry coordinating with Office of Christian Formation. Minimum two years experience. Degree in theology or related field. Both positions require background check. Send resume to: Fr. Tom Zotter, Shrine of St. Bernadette, 1800 Martha NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Fax: (505) 271-8099. See our 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/Director of Faith Formation and Liturgy: A fast growing parish (over 3000 families) seeking a Director of Faith Formation. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic with a Masters Degree in Theology or Religious Education. A Master of Divinity is preferred. This is a full-time position with responsibility for entire Faith Formation program in the parish and supervision of the Directors of Religious Education and Youth Ministry as well as working with the pastor to enhance the liturgical life of the parish. Send resume as well as references to: Search Committee: St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2575 West El Campo Grande Avenue; North Las Vegas, NV 89031. Phone: (702)-657-0200. 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 to collaborate with the pastoral team in the leadership of the parish. Responsibilities include involvement in parish ministries, with oversight of selected programs and activities; coordination with lay members of this dynamic parish community; active participation in staff meetings, Parish Pastoral Council and other parish forums. Master’s of Theology or equivalent required. Previous experience in parish ministry or liturgy ministry preferred. Good communication and organizational skills are essential. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus full health, retirement benefits, and four weeks paid vacation. Please send resume to

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.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Saginaw, MI. Vibrant, inclusive, Vatican II-rooted parish of approximately 850 families with collaborative pastoral team. Responsibilities include: RCIA, ministry to sick, preaching, Christina service and retreats. Salary and benefits commensurate with degree and experience. Send cover letter, resume and references by May 25 to: SS. Peter & Paul, Attention: Search committee, 4735 W. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48603.


PRESIDENT -- Christ the King Catholic High School, New Bern, North Carolina seeks an energetic and collaborative President as a visionary leader for its new, independent, co-ed, college prep Catholic school. CKCHS is modeled with the Cristo Rey philosophy and is slated to welcome students summer of 2006. The first President will be a practicing Catholic with a demonstrated commitment to Catholic education. Additionally, the candidate holds a master’s degree, has experience as a school administrator or comparable experience in another church-related ministry. Preferred start date is August 1, 2005. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration please submit materials by May 30, 2005. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and contact information of five references to: CKCHS President Search, PO Box 1465, New Bern, NC 28563.


PRINCIPAL -- Christ the King Catholic High School, New Bern, NC is accepting applications for the position of Principal. CKCHS is a new, co-ed, college-prep, independent Catholic school founded to serve the culturally and economically diverse community of Eastern NC. It is modeled with the Cristo Rey philosophy and is slated to welcome students summer of 2006. The first principal will start August 1, 2005 so as to be actively involved in the continued development and leadership of the school. Applicant should be a practicing Catholic with a commitment to Catholic education, hold a master’s degree in education, have experience in teaching and administration, leadership ability and collaborative skills. Interested candidate should send cover letter, resume and contact information of five references by May 30, 2005 to: CKCHS Search Committee, PO Box 1465, New Bern, NC 28563.

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.


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 -- opening for a full-time Director of Religious Education in a spirit-filled Catholic community of 4,000 families. Responsible for the supervision of the leadership of the following programs: Sunday School/Vacation Bible School, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Elementary Religious Education (first through fifth), Junior High Youth Ministry (sixth through eighth), High School Youth Ministry (ninth through twelfth) and Confirmation. Involves approximately 150 volunteer Catechists, 1,100 children and young people and 50 volunteer team leaders. Seeking a person with strong collaborative and administrative skills and pastoral or ministry training with skills in organization. Have a minimum of three (3) years of K-12 supervisory experience in religious education and some recent teaching experience. Knowledgeable of Catholic Church policy and position on various social and moral issues. Computer literate. Successful experience in developing adult volunteers. Additional information regarding the parish can be obtained from the parish web page: along with the DRE Job Description and Employment Application. Send request for application materials to: Mr. Alvin Sandrini, DRE Search Chairman, P. O. Box 11777, Bakersfield, CA, 93389, Phone: (661) 829-2776. Fax: (661) 829-2786. Send inquiries to:


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


SYSTEMATICS THEOLOGY PROFESSOR. Washington Theological Union, a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry, announces a full-time faculty position in the field of systematic theology beginning Fall 2006. Applicant should be someone well versed in the Roman Catholic tradition, possess a doctorate in systematic or historical theology and be able to teach graduate courses in foundational theology and Christian anthropology to graduate students preparing for ordained and lay ministry. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated excellence in teaching; rank and duration of appointment are open. Application deadline: September 15, 2005. Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to: Dean’s Office, Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel Street NW, Washington, DC 20012. Phone: (202) 541-5219; Web site:


REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT -- Wheaton Franciscan system, Inc., a Catholic health care and housing organization with more than 100 health and shelter service organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin is seeking qualified candidates for the following leadership position: “Regional Vice President, Mission Services, Glendale, WI. We are seeking an energetic, self-starter to provide strategic and operational leadership for the integration of the mission and values of Covenant Healthcare System into the strategic direction, operational management and daily life of the organization; the advancement of Covenant’s Catholic identity and the implementation of Ethical and Religious directives of the Catholic healthcare facilities and the Wheaton Franciscan System ethics policies and guidelines; ant eh implementation of the Wheaton Franciscan System Spiritual Services and Mission Integration policies. Requirements include a master’s degree in spirituality, divinity, pastoral studies, ethics, healthcare administration or organizational development; three to five years in Mission Services or Health ministry leadership, preferably within a healthcare system; and demonstrated knowledge of the history and development of the Catholic Church’s mission, ministry and social teachings. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Certification or units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) preferred but not required. Equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V. To learn more or apply for this position, please visit us online at


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:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- The parish of St. Matthew in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry. Responsibilities include coordinating and building on an established youth program, including high school religious education, confirmation, and middle and high school youth ministry. Applicants must be a practicing Catholic in good standing and should show organizational and personal relations skills. A college degree in theology/religious studies or related area as well as previous experience in youth ministry preferred. Submit letter of application and resume by June 1, 2005 to: Youth Ministry Search Committee, 2310 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

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.

COORDINATOR FOR YOUTH and Young Adult Ministries-Saint Pius X Catholic Church, Greensboro, NC. Vibrant parish in central North Carolina of 1,150 families seeks leader to work with middle school high school and young adults on a full-time basis. Greensboro is 45 minutes from Durham, an hour from Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and one and a half hours from Charlotte. Must be willing to work as a team member with pastoral staff and students into groups and activities. Degree in pastoral ministry or related field preferred. Experience and a mature faith are essential. Job includes good benefit package. Salary dependent on experience and degree. For consideration, send resume and references to: Saint Pius X Catholic Church, Youth minister Search Committee, 2210 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27408. Phone: (336) 272-4681.

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY sought for very active college-town parish. Successful candidate will have BA or MA with theological course work; experience in youth ministry, in lectionary-based catechesis, and in “Renewing the Vision”; strong leadership and communication skills. Parish is integrating stewardship into all programs, including Youth Ministry, and engaging itself in “Whole Community Catechesis”. DYM is directly responsible for continuing to create a prayerful and dynamic environment for youth in grades 9-12 by working with Faith Development team - Junior Youth Minister (grades 6-8), Adult Formation, staff, catechists, and parents. Should want to set the standard for such ministries. Competitive salary and benefits. Contact by June 3, for position available immediately, to: DYM Search Committee, St. Thomas More, 940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

COORDINATOR OF HIGH SCHOOL Youth Ministry -- The Parish Community of St. Joseph, an 1800-family parish in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, MN is seeking qualified candidates for the full time position of Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry. Responsibilities include Sunday night Life Teen program throughout the year, a two-year confirmation program, youth retreats, summer mission trips and a peer ministry team. We seek a candidate who shows enthusiasm, will challenge youth, is energetic, creative, and has good relational skills with youth and their families. The candidate must not only lead in developing personal and communal prayer, learning to express faith in Jesus Christ and in Christian service but also work with the many volunteers now in place. The Parish has 12 ministers and one Priest Pastor. Bachelors Degree in theology or religious studies (or related field). Experience and /or graduate degree is desirable. Competitive salary with full benefits. Position is open July 1. Application deadline is June 3, 2005. To request a job description and application or to send a resume please contact: John Olson, Parish Community of St. Joseph, 8701-36th Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55427. Phone: (763) 544-3352. For information about the parish go to

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