National Catholic Reporter

Updated July 1, 2005

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POINTS OF GOLD: Poems for Leo Luke Marcello.” Featuring work by 22 poets. $10 postpaid. Contact: Stella Nesanovich, Department of Languages, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA 70609.

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


SLI ALUMNI: NYC Psychotherapy Group forming for September. Sensitive to the unique issues and confidentiality required of clergy and religious. Contact Jay Pinkerton, LCSW for initial interview: (212) 712-2784.

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:

DEGREE IN MINISTRY or Pastoral Counseling based on your current experience and graduation project. St. Mark Seminary/College Administration, 1318 Baxter Avenue, Superior WI 54880-1762. E-mail:

TURN PASTORAL EXPERIENCE Into Degree. Involved in parochial work and lacking a degree? We can assist through our ad eundem degree process. St. Mark Seminary/College Programs, 1318 Baxter Avenue, Superior WI 54880-1762. E-mail:

  Houses of Prayer

DESERT HOUSE OF PRAYER. Quietness in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, Ariz. Individuals desiring a closer walk with Jesus. Phone: 520-744-3825. Web site:

Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH: Adult language instruction includes vocabulary for ministry. Small classes, multicultural setting, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Parish Missions

MISSIONS/RETREATS -- Numerous topics offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and colleagues. DeSales Resources and Ministries, Fr. John Graden, director: (800) 782-2270. Web site:

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


PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND, Sept. 15-24, 2005. A contemplative journey centered in the beautiful, mystical Glendalough Valley, with space for silence and prayer; for secret hidden holy places as well as famous sites. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO, 64111. Phone (816) 561-6855. E-mail: Website:

Prayer Cards

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN -- (Never known to fail) A most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother, O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O show here you are my mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse for thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three consecutive days and after that the request will be granted. The prayer must be published. J.E.O.


ECO-SPIRITUALITY SABBATICAL: Inn-Terra provides a time of reflection with Earth’s story and our story. August 13, 2005 to November 16, 2005. Come for the first month, all three months or just for our major speakers. Presenters include Diarmuid O’Murchu M.S.C., “Christian Faith and the New Cosmology” (October 21-27) and Paula Gonzalez S.C. “Living in a Eucharistic Universe” (August 19-25). Enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. Pray with the Benedictine women’s community. Entire program: $4600. First month only: $1600. Monastery of St. Gertrude, HC3 Box 121, Cottonwood, Idaho, 83522. Phone: (208) 962-3224. 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:


CLERGY ABUSE SURVIVORS;discover healing at “The Farm” 1,300 acre center in Kentucky. Individual and group options available. Visit: or call (502) 241-5544 for details.

ANGELSPRING FARM Wellness Retreat -- Individual Retreats at The Granary: arts, Franciscan, solitude, nature-focused, heat and A/C. Contact Sister Char: Phone: (724) 938-2301. 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:

EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat & Spirituality Center, on Cape Cod. Open October 1 to April 30. See our renovations and 2005-2006 schedule at Individual Retreats, Guided Retreats, small private groups. (800) 455-0247.

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:

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

THE DWELLING PLACE -- A special retreat space for women. Located in a private home on the ocean. Space is very quiet and reflective. (401) 635-4696.

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:


CANTERBURY, ENGLAND -- spend sabbatical time in a Franciscan setting in the Garden of England. Join students from all over the world in spiritual reflection, renewal and stimulating insights into Scripture, spirituality and Franciscan studies. MA and PhD studies also offered. Close to London and links to Europe. Come for ten weeks or a whole academic year. For information see our web site or contact Sr. Margaret McGrath, Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7NA, United Kingdom. E-mail:

CENACLE SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER, Palm Beach County, FLA, October 19-November 16. Four-week art sabbatical for persons who seek to explore art as language of prayer and meditation, desire time/space to work on inner journeys and deepen creative spirits. Focus: Art as Language of Imagination in the Spiritual Journey. No need to be an artist. 10-person limit. Inspiring, quiet setting. Contact: Sr. Peg Lane, Director, (561) 582-2534. E-mail:

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.

Spanish Studies

SPANISH IMMERSION in Guatemala. Homestay and voluntary work.

STUDY TOP-OF-THE-LINE PASTORAL SPANISH and the real Mexican cultural program, total immersion, one-on-one, customized, year-round, start anytime, go as long as you like tutorials. Special emphasis on pastoral care of Hispanics and on developing fluency in professionally oriented Spanish. Excellent faculty. Direct interaction with the Mexican church and the genuine Mexican culture reality. Contact: CIRIMEX, 205 Hill Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Phone: (641) 682-4264. Fax: (641) 684-4690. Guadalajara, Mexico, phone: 011-52-333-121-4878. Mexican fax: 011-52-333-121-7738. Worldwide e-mail:

LEARN SPANISH, ENJOY NATURE, La Escuela de Idiomas D’Amore Spanish Immersion Center. Immerse yourself in Spanish on the beaches of Costa Rica. Adjacent to 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:


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 Opportunities


Associate Director for Finance and Administration Conference of Major Superiors of Men Full-time position for a qualified person to serve as Associate Director for finance and administration in the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the canonical organization of more than 260 major superiors in the US. This person works closely with the Executive Director in managing the finances, meeting and assembly planning, and other administrative functions of the Conference. Start date at the end of July. Contact Ted Keating, SM, Executive Director, at CMSM, 8808 Cameron St., Silver Spring, MD, 20910; or Email:


CAMPUS MINISTER -- St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center seeks Campus Minister with graduate degree in theology/pastoral ministry or equivalent experience to minister (retreats, outreach, supervise student leaders, educational and social activities) on a team of four in a combined parish and student center. Eleven-month contract. Send resume and references to: Rev. Everett Hemann, 2210 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7184. Phone: (515) 292-3810.

CAMPUS MINISTRY -- St. Thomas More University Parish, Bowling Green State University, seeks a qualified campus minister. The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Send resume and three reference letters to: Search Committee, St. Thomas More University Parish, 425 Thurstin Ave., Bowling Green, OH 43402. E-mail information to: Sr. Mary Kuhlman: Check our parish web site under Employment Opportunities for job description and requirements:

CAMPUS MINISTER/PASTORAL ASSOCIATE: SS. Brendan & Jude a dynamic rural residential parish in Almond and Alfred, NY serving students at Alfred University and Alfred State College is searching for campus minister/pastoral associate. Mission includes: spiritual/pastoral care of students and entire parish. Qualifications: Master’s degree in theology/religious studies preferred, bachelor degree in related field with commitment to higher theological studies; values consistent life ethic and Church teaching; pastoral experience. Send letter of interest, resume and three references to: Rev. Eugene Ulrich, St. Jude Chapel, Lower College Dr., Alfred, NY 14802. Phone: (607) 587-9411. E-mail: Web site:


CHAPLAIN WANTED for full-time position at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Sacred Heart is part of the Ascension Health System and consists of 449-bed acute-care hospital. Must be board certified or in the process of certification. “NACC Board Certified preferred.” Benefits include competitive salary, paid time off and retirement package. Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. Please fax resume to: Employment Office (850) 416-6740.


DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS for the Diocese of Palm Beach, FL. Experienced spokesperson to interact with media, full- or part-time. More info at (Employment.)


DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP wanted St. Mary Catholic Church, Evansville, Indiana. Full-time position in a vibrant, active parish with 465 families. The choir is well developed, and the Assembly active in Vatican II expression of Liturgy. Experience and education in liturgical theology, proficiency in vocal directing, organ, and piano required. Primary responsibilities include pastoral presence to parish, planning all parish liturgies, including music selection and accompaniment, collaborative working style, ability to organize volunteer liturgical ministers. Send resume by July 15, 2005 to Search Committee, 613 Cherry Street, Evansville, IN 47713. E-mail: See web site:

DIRECTOR, Appalachian Office of Justice and Peace-Based in southwest Virginia, this office of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond applies the Church’s social teaching to issues involving low-income communities, rural life, ecology and economic justice. Looking for a leader who empowers others. Masters degree (or equivalent) in ministry or social science with study in the other area required. Five years professional experience in ministry or social justice work in rural/small town settings needed. Appalachian experience preferred. Must be a Catholic in good standing actively committed to the social mission of the Church. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package. Position Available: September 1. Send resume and request application by July 22 to: AOJP Search Committee, Office of Justice and Peace, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. Fax: (804) 358-9159. E-mail:

DIOCESAN DIRECTOR: African American Ministry-The Diocese of Beaumont announces the opening of this full-time position with benefits. Viable candidates will possess the following qualifications: active Catholic; B.A. or Master’s Degree in African-American Studies, Theology, or Religious Education or the substantial equivalent in professional training and experience; certification in African-American Ministry; five years experience in African-American ministry at parish/diocesan level; three years of pastoral, administrative and supervisory responsibilities; good administrative, organizational, supervisory, and financial management skills; computer word processing basics. Send or e-mail letter of interest, resume and salary requirements (or request full job description) by August 5 to: Fr. Michael A. Jamail, V.G., PO Box 3948, Beaumont, TX 77704-3948. E-mail:


COMMUNITY OF 3600 families in Houston, TX, is seeking full-time minister to coordinate all aspects of family life. Training in marriage preparation, working with seniors, families with small children and ability to inspire and work with parishioners and volunteers a must. Experience in Family Life Ministry and bilingual a plus. Very competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and references to: Parish Administrator, St. Cecilia Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, TX 77024-2602


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION at Church of the Holy Redeemer, Marshall, MN. Full time position in a 5,000-member parish. Responsibilities: coordination of Faith Formation K-8 including first reconciliation and first Eucharist; collaboration on established intergenerational faith formation program; overseeing baptism and marriage preparation; possible involvement in RCIA. Qualifications: degree in theology, education or related field. Experience desired. Application deadline: July 15. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Church, c/o Leo, 503 W Lyon, Marshall, MN 56258. E-mail:

PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR FAITH FORMATION -- Holy Family Parish, a vibrant Vatican II community of 2,000 households is seeking a fulltime Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation. The position includes the following elements: Development and gradual implementation of the principles of Whole Community Catechesis as well as continued responsibility for Catechesis for Adults and Children (preschool/Elementary), Sacramental Preparation, Liturgy of the Word for Children and VBS. Applicants should have three to five years experience working with adults and children. The person needs to support a climate of collaboration, be a self-starter and possess strong organization skills. Salary and benefits in accord with Archdiocesan guidelines. Send Resume to: Search Committee, Holy Family Church, 7355 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA. 98033.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS FORMATION -- St. Albert the Great Newman Parish in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has an immediate opening for a fulltime person to serve as the Director of Religious Formation. St. Albert’s is a vibrant and growing university parish that serves approximately 850 families as well as the student faith community of New Mexico State University. The Director of Religious Formation is responsible for directing religious education programs ranging from pre-school to OCIA including all sacramental preparation. As a member of the parish Pastoral team, the Director works with parishioners in developing religious education and faith sharing programs and also serves as a resource for the parish staff. An academic background, preferably a master’s degree in Theology, Religious Education or a related field is required. Applicant must be a Roman Catholic who is an active member of a parish. Prior parish experience, especially in youth (middle and high school) ministry is preferred. Send or e-mail resume ASAP to: Chuck Boehmer, St. Albert the Great Newman Parish, 2615 South Solano, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001. Phone: (505) 522-6202. E-mail: with questions.

DIRECTOR OF ADULT FAITH FORMATION and Ministry Development-St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a vibrant, multicultural parish of 2,700 families grounded in the spirit of Vatican II, seeks a director to foster adult faith formation programs. Responsibilities include overseeing volunteer development, coordinating adult sacramental programs and fostering other ministry teams. Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in theology or pastoral studies, parish life experience, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Spanish preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, and references to: Fr. Gerry Creedon, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- St. Theresa Church, Austin, TX, a vibrant community of 2,500 families, nestled in the hill country, is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation. Consider working with an animated stewardship parish deeply involved in adult faith formation, worship, social justice and outreach. Responsibilities include ongoing theological and spiritual formation of the adult community/young adults, parents, seniors, supervision and formation of catechists and volunteer coordinators of the RCIA, baptism preparation, and marriage preparation/enrichment ministries. Supervision of and collaboration with the Coordinators of Elementary, Middle School and High School Youth Ministries. Master’s degree preferred with experience working with adults of every age. Salary and benefits commensurate with education/experience. Send resume to: St. Theresa Catholic Church, Attention: Search Committee, 4311 Small Drive, Austin, TX 78731. Or e-mail:


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT PAUL and Minneapolis has numerous full-/part-time parish positions in music and liturgy. For information:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- Fulltime position: direct spirit-filled parish celebration liturgical music, foster unity among all parish musicians/choirs and develop parish music program. Parish has new Yamaha C-2 grand piano and Rogers electronic three manual organ. Position requires: music degree or its equivalent; liturgical music leadership; proficiency in choral direction; choir/instrumental recruitment and management experience; and ability to integrate music to the Liturgical Word. Submit resume and three references to: The Community of the Blessed Sacrament, Honora Norton, Parish Manager, 11300 N. 64th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Phone: (480) 948-8370, ext.223. E-mail:

MUSIC/LITURGY DIRECTOR -- Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News, VA., active 2,700 family parish with 550 student school, active RCIA programs, Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry and Hispanic community. Degree/Certification in Music necessary. Must be knowledgeable and experienced in Vatican II Catholic liturgy with strong spirituality and exceptional organizational and communication skills; experienced in recruiting and training music ministers as well as directing a variety of music groups (adult choirs, children’s choirs K-6, handbells, and high school choir); capable of working collegially with staff and volunteers. Our church has excellent acoustics, well-trained choirs, good pipe organ, 4 octaves handbells, Kawai grand, and a parish that sings! Great opportunity to build upon a program with a history of success. Organ/Keyboard ability strongly desired. Indicate if strengths lie in Liturgy and/or Music. Send resume c/o Search Committee by July 11. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601. Fax: (757) 599-9285. Web site:

LITURGIST -- Franciscan Sisters, Little Falls, MN, have an immediate opening for Liturgist. Position directs the worship life of the Franciscan Sisters religious community, including preparation for weekly and seasonal liturgies, planning of sacramental celebrations, and directing choir. A college degree in Liturgy or related field and three years liturgy experience in the Roman Catholic tradition required. Ability to play piano or pipe organ required. Competitive wage and benefit package. Send letter of interest and resume to: Amy Scholl, Human Resources, Franciscan Sisters, 116 8th Avenue SE, Little Falls, MN 56345. Web site:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- Full-time director of Music for a 3,000-Family Shrine Parish. Responsibilities: all Liturgical music (in coordination with Director of Liturgy), rehearse and direct choir(s), support bilingual choir, develop youth choir, train cantors, maintain music resources, primary keyboardist (excellent skills required) for weekend Masses, funerals, weddings. Degree preferred, diverse music repertoire and strong choral directing skills required. Excellent benefits, salary commensurate with experience. Send resume and references to: Fr. Tom Zotter, Shrine of St. Bernadette, 1800 Martha St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. E-mail:

COMMUNITY OF 3600 families in Houston, TX, is seeking full-time minister to coordinate all aspects of liturgy and music. Vocal and keyboard skills, knowledge of liturgy and music, degree in music, and ability to inspire and work with people a must. Experience and bilingual a plus. Very competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and references to: Parish Administrator, St. Cecilia Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, TX 77024-2602.

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND RCIA -- Large, vibrant parish serving Michigan State University is seeking a full-time Director of Liturgy and RCIA as Part of a campus ministry pastoral team starting July 1. MA preferred. Contact: Search Committee, St. John Student Parish, 327 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823. Phone: (517) 337-9778 for application.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY. St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, Hartford Connecticut seeks a full-time music director. St. Patrick-St. Anthony is a rapidly growing parish of 1,200 families with a strong urban ministry. Candidates must be able to develop a music repertoire that incorporates classical and contemporary music into our catholic liturgy, direct three choirs, supervise cantors, section leaders and an assistant organist, play organ at three Sunday masses and work collaboratively with the Director of Liturgy and Pastoral staff. Desired background includes MA, and/or equivalent experience, strong keyboard skills and experience with Roman Catholic liturgy. Send resume to: St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, c/o John Lemega, 285 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103-1196. Position available: September 1, 2005. Response deadline: July 8, 2005. For job description, visit

LITURGY/MUSIC MINISTRY -- St. Thomas More University Parish, Bowling Green State University, seeks a qualified liturgist/musician. The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Send resume and three reference letters to: Search Committee, St. Thomas More University Parish, 425 Thurstin Ave., Bowling Green, OH 43402. E-mail information to: Sr. Mary Kuhlman: Check our parish web site under Employment Opportunities for job description and requirements:


MARKETING DIRECTOR for Silver Burdett Ginn Religion. National exhibits, advertising, sales support tools, inventory and editorial liaison. Ministry, religious education experience preferred. Fax resumes to: (973) 739-8159 Attention: Ray Latour.


INACTIVE CLERGY. The Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church is looking for good and dedicated married or single men to serve in the Byzantine Rite. Send resume and photo to: Metropolia Office, 1318 Baxter Avenue, Superior WI 54880-1762. You may also e-mail this to: but photo must be included.


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:

OVERSEAS MISSION: Interested in serving overseas on a lay mission team living and working with the poor? Looking for a solid program with good training and support? The Comboni Lay Mission Program is developing teams for Kenya, South Africa, and Latin America. Read about our vision, placements, and requirements at our website: Start the admission process now and be ready for training in Spring of 2006. Comboni Lay Missionaries, 1615 E. 31st St., La Grange Park, IL 60526. Phone: (708) 354-2050.


CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS), the overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic community of the United States is now recruiting for the U.S. Operations, Domestic Programs Unit. Operation Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program that generates more than $8-million to assist the poor and involves more than 15,000 parishes and schools across the U.S. in prayer and action. PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Operation Rice Bowl (Requisition Number D 05 044) Qualifications: Bachelors Degree, 1-plus years experience, advanced Microsoft Office knowledge and strong customer service skills. PROGRAM OFFICER I - Operation Rice Bowl (Requisition Number D 05 054) Qualifications: Bachelors Degree, 2-plus years experience, demonstrated quantitative analysis, strong writing/editing skills and Knowledge of the Catholic Church/Diocesan structure. CRS, an equal opportunity employer, offers competitive salary with excellent benefits. To learn more about these positions, and to apply directly on-line, please visit our website at and refer to the “ABOUT US”/Careers section. When entering information into the application resume builder, please select “Advertisement: NCR” as your source. In your cover letter, please indicate your salary requirement, title of position and requisition number.


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE desired for 1300 family parish with elementary school of 400 students. Responsibilities include coordinaton of RCIA, Facilitation of Adult Bible Study, Coordination of Marriage Preparation, Facilitation of Worship Commission, Funeral Ministry, Hospital Ministry, Assisting at School Liturgies, General Pastoral duties as necessary. Masters degree in Pastoral Ministry, Theology or related field preferred. Inquiries should be sent to Search Committee, St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2711 Mackinaw, Saginaw, MI 48602.


PRINCIPAL: St. Patrick’s School, a Pre K-8 parochial school in Portland, Maine, is seeking a strong, dynamic leader to take our 200-student school to the next level. Masters in educational administration, as well as a commitment to children and the social justice teachings of the church required. Please send resume to: Principal Search Committee, St. Patrick’s Parish, 1342 Congress Street, Portland, Me 04102. Phone: (207) 772-6325. E-mail: Web site:

PRINCIPAL -- Our Lady of Nazareth Academy, Wakefield, MA. Our Lady of Nazareth Academy seeks a chief administrator, spiritual and educational leader for a premier Catholic college preparatory high school for young women. Founded in 1947 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN), Kentucky, the school is grounded in Catholic teaching and focused on providing young women with the foundation for scholarship, leadership, and caring in a Christian community nestled on a 20-acre wooded hillside 10 miles northeast of Boston. Reporting to the school’s governing board, in concert with SCN’s mission and values, the Principal is responsible for a $2 million operation, staff of 25, curriculum and instruction, student body, marketing, institutional advancement, physical plant and grounds; and for articulating the school’s long-term vision, increasing enrollment, and instituting a comprehensive advancement program. The successful candidate will be a faith-centered, experienced executive officer, preferably of an educational institution or with strong academic credentials, and passionate about educating young women for lives of leadership and service. A strategic, results-oriented leader and proven relationship-builder with superior communications skills and the highest integrity. E-mail cover letter and resume to: Nicole Gakidis, or fax to (978) 887-6736. Web site:

PRINCIPAL -- The David School, David, Kentucky ( is seeking a Principal for the 2005/2006 school year. The David School is a small, co-ed, non-traditional private school founded on Catholic Social Teachings. The school provides a tuition free academic and vocational program to economically disadvantaged youth seeking a renewed opportunity for education. Applicants should be a practicing Christian with a commitment to serving the underprivileged youth. They must hold a master’s degree in education administration; have at least 3 years teaching and administration experience, leadership ability and collaborative skills. Candidates should send cover letter, resume and contact information of 3 professional references by June 30, 2005 to: Executive Director, The David School, PO Box 1, David, KY 41616.


ST. AGNES CATHEDRAL, an enthusiastic parish of 1300 families in the beautiful foothills of the Ozarks, is seeking full-time Director of Religious Education to oversee a well-established program with trained and dedicated catechists. Responsible for overseeing catechumenate, adult and children’s faith formation programs including Parish School of Religion, and sacrament preparation. Applicant must be practicing Roman Catholic in good standing, able to do adult education and to communicate through public speaking and writing, have strong organizational and managerial skills, and work with the parish staff. The position requires a Master’s degree in Religious Education, Theology or related field, and experience in catechetics. For further information or to request an application packet, please contact Fr. Mike McDevitt, Pastor, St. Agnes Cathedral, 533 S Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806. Phone: (417) 831-3565.

DRE -- Our Lady of Good Counsel, a parish of 3300 families in Northern Virginia, pastored by the Oblates of Francis DeSales, is accepting applications for a full time Director of Religious Education. 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. 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. Email:

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- St. Thomas More University Parish, Bowling Green State University is seeking a full-time director of Religious Education. Must be able to empower university students in teaching classes for elementary students. The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Send resume and three reference letters to: Search Committee, St. Thomas More University Parish, 425 Thurstin Ave., Bowling Green, OH 43402. E-mail information to: Sr. Mary Kuhlman: Check our parish web site under Employment Opportunities for job description and requirements:


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. 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 or e-mail: No phone calls please.

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 or e-mail: No phone calls please.


ADULT LITERACY-GED TEACHER, Okolona, MS-EXCEL, Inc. (a Community Based Non-Profit agency) is seeking a full time teacher for ABE/GED. Participants include adults and high school age students. Teacher certification required. Send resume to: S. Liz Brown, CSJ, 230 W. Main Street Okolona, MS 38860. E-mail:

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TEACHER -- St. John’s Preparatory School, a leading Xaverian Brothers sponsored secondary school for young men, seeks a full-time Religious Studies teacher for fall 2005. Send letter and resume to: Theresa Phillips, St. John’s Preparatory School, 72 Spring St., Danvers, MA 01923. E-mail: To learn more about St. John’s Prep, please visit

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:


BLESSED SACRAMENT WALPOLE is seeking a full-time person to coordinate youth in a comprehensive youth ministry program. Duties include coordination of Confirmation program, supervise and train volunteers, and organize youth activities. We seek a practicing Roman Catholic, a person of vision, one who is enthusiastic, collaborative, and committed to community building. Must be computer literate and organizationally self-sufficient. The applicant must have the ability to work with a range of volunteers and professionals, understand and communicate about adolescent development, and be able to attract, engage and mentor with teens. Resume and 3 letters of recommendation should be sent to Youth Minister Search, 10 Diamond St., Walpole, MA 02081.

YOUTH MINISTER. Church of the Epiphany, a progressive suburban parish in Richmond, VA, is seeking a dynamic, creative full-time Youth Minister, who is a team player, to work with youth grades 6-12. Experience with teens required. College degree preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package. Send resume and references to Youth Minister Search Committee, Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Drive, Richmond, VA 23236 or e-mail your resume and references to Susan Crudup, Director of Administration, at Deadline for resumes is July 31, 2005.

YOUTH MINISTER position at Church of the Holy Redeemer, Marshall, MN. Full time position in a 5,000 member parish. The Youth Minister will work with high school students and young adults on confirmation, trips, retreats, faith sharing groups, and other youth activities. Qualifications: degree in youth ministry or related field. Experience desired. Application deadline: July 15. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Church, c/o Leo, 503 W Lyon, Marshall, MN 56258. E-mail:

FULL-TIME COORDINATOR of Total Youth Ministry for dynamic parish in Highlands Ranch, CO. Related education and 3 years experience needed. Resumes by July 31 to: See job detail at

JOIN A SUPPORTIVE DYNAMIC parish staff as director of junior high and high school youth ministry, sacramental preparation and faith formation. We are a mixed Anglo-Hispanic parish of 1100 households closely linked with our neighboring parish. Small city, but home to three colleges. This is a full-time position with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Contact: Rich Bayes, St. Mary’s Church, 305 Division St., Adrian, MI 49221. Phone: (517) 263-4681.

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