National Catholic Reporter

Updated July 29, 2005

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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

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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:


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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:


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SABBATICAL /RENEWAL TIME IN NEW ENGLAND -- Genesis provides the perfect atmosphere for your Inner “Peacekeeping and Deepening of Contemplative Awareness.” Design your own sabbatical time according to your needs. Genesis retreats and workshops are available as desired. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. E-mail: Web site:

Spanish Studies

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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:


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RETIRED PRIEST looking for full-time parish work. In good standing and good health. Call Fr. Joe (623) 327-3488.

Employment Opportunities


LIVE PEACE, DO JUSTICE -- In L’Arche Washington, DC. People with and without developmental disabilities practice peacemaking by sharing daily life of work, prayer and holy leisure in interdenominational Christian community. Room, board, stipend, insurance, spiritual formation, professional trainings. Resume: L’Arche, PO Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009. E-mail


CAMPUS MINISTER -- University of Houston and Texas Southern University Catholic Campus Ministry. The campus minister works under the direction of the center director, a Dominican priest, with particular responsibility for evangelization, catechetical programs, and developing student leaders. The ministry is guided by the bishops’ pastorals “Empowered by the Spirit” and “Sons and Daughters of the Light.” A bachelor’s degree, experience in ministry, and the ability to work collaboratively are required. If not already attained, progress toward certification in campus ministry (CCMA) will be a part of this position. Job available August 1. To apply, send cover letter and resume to: CM Search, Human Resources, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, PO Box 907, Houston, TX, 77001-0907. E-mail:

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP in Campus Ministry-Gannon University, a diocesan, Catholic institution located in Erie, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a Graduate Assistantship in Campus Ministry to begin August 15, 2005. Campus Ministry serves the Christian faith community of Gannon. The graduate assistant will work with a dynamic ecumenical team of Christian professionals and live in residence on campus as a resident campus minister. Responsibilities include: instruction of candidates in the Roman Catholic tradition in the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults; participation in retreat and service trip leadership and planning, state conferences and diocesan programs; and performing other responsibilities as assigned. Must be able to support and promote the University’s mission. The assistantship covers tuition for the Graduate Program in Pastoral Studies or Community Counseling as well as room and board, and also includes a stipend. The successful candidate must meet both admission requirements for the Graduate Program in Pastoral Studies or the counseling program as well as the assistantship requirements of the Chaplain’s Office. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until the vacancy is filled. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity and invites women members of underrepresented groups to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Gannon University, Attention: Grad Assistant Search, 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541-0001. Fax: (814) 871-7514; or e-mail For more information about Gannon visit


OFFICE OF HEALTH MINISTRY -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston located in West Virginia seeks a person for the position of Director of the Office of Health Ministry. The Director of Health Ministry is responsible for stimulating, encouraging and supporting the formation of health and wellness ministries throughout the diocese. The Director will help clergy and parishioners to develop an understanding of health as a gift from God and each person as a steward of that gift incorporating whole person health principles in order to foster good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. The Director will review results of health assessments completed in various geographic areas of West Virginia and perform needs assessment in diocesan parishes to determine interest or need for development of various health ministries, including parish nursing, BeFrienders ministry, bereavement, ministry to the sick and homebound ministry to persons with disabilities, advocacy for social justice and health initiatives and the establishment of parish health committees. Looking for a person with master’s degree in theology, religious education or related field. Person must be a practicing Catholic with an understanding of Catholic Church traditions and teachings. Must possess skills in pastoral planning, communication and leadership development. The successful candidate should have at least three years experience in parish ministry. Please respond by August 12, with letter of interest and resume to: Michael A. Nau, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: (304) 233-0880, extension 265. E-mail:

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FRANCISCAN MISSION SERVICE of North America (FMS) seeks a Co-Director from the Franciscan family. FMS has prepared and commissioned lay Catholics for international and reverse U.S. mission service for fifteen years. This full time position requires international mission experience, a commitment to lay-religious partnerships, knowledge of Franciscan communities and charism, the implementation of training programs and fundraising. Applications should be received by October 1st, 2005. Send resumes and letters of interest to Franciscan Mission Service, C/O Board Secretary, PO Box 29034, Washington, DC 20017. For additional information call: (202)365-6179 or e-mail


FAITH FORMATION CONSULTANTS -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston located in West Virginia has openings for a Faith Formation Consultant in three areas of the Diocese. Openings exist in Charleston, Beckley and Clarksburg, West Virginia. When applying, please indicate desired location. The Faith Formation Consultant works in collaboration with the various ministry offices to provide an effective coordination of catechesis to parishes within the vicariate. This person will demonstrate knowledge of lifelong learning by articulating a vision of faith development including adults, youth and children. The Faith Formation consultant will provide consultation on catechetical matters to parishes through site visits. This individual will also research and propose catechetical modes that can be adapted to the needs of particular parishes and areas. Qualified individuals must have a master’s degree in theology, religious education or related field. The individual must possess strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and relationship building skills. Must be able to communicate and make presentations. This person must be a practicing Catholic with a commitment and understanding of the Catholic Church traditions and teachings. An understanding or willingness to learn the cultural context of rural Appalachian life is important. Please respond by August 12, with letter of interest and resume to: Michael A. Nau, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Human Resources Office, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: (304) 233-0880, extension 265. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS FORMATION -- Mary Queen of the Holy Parish, Lexington, KY, a parish of 1,800 families, has an immediate opening for a fulltime Director of Faith Formation. This person will be responsible for coordinating a total faith formation program for the parish encompassing all levels of religious education ranging from pre-school through adult seniors. Qualifications required include a master’s degree in Theology, Religious Education or Pastoral Studies, parish life experience, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Salary and benefits according to diocesan guidelines. Submit cover letter, resume and references to: Deacon Bill Greenwell, 601 Hill-n-Dale Road, Lexington, KY 40503. E-mail:


PASTORAL SERVICES LIAISON -- Clarksburg Vicariate. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston located in West Virginia seeks a person for the position of Pastoral Services Liaison, Clarksburg Vicariate. The Pastoral Services Liaison works with the Vicar Forane and Diocesan Services to accomplish Vicariate and Diocesan goals consistent with the needs of the Diocese, Vicariate and its parishes. This person will work with Diocesan Services to facilitate the formation and growth of parish ministry by initiating, developing and conducting programs within the Vicariate. The PSL must understand and form a composite profile of the Vicariate including culture and delivery needs, identification of key individual and support groups and agencies that may be resources to the Vicariate. Must be skilled in pastoral planning, leadership and communication with at least three years experience in parish ministry. Person should have a master’s degree in theology, religious education or related field. Must be a practicing Catholic with knowledge and understanding of Catholic Church teachings and traditions. Please respond by August 12, with letter of interest and resume to: Michael A. Nau, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Human Resources Office, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: (304) 233-0880, extension 265. E-mail:


COORDINATOR OF LITURGY and Liturgical Music-The College of St. Catherine is accepting applications for the positions Coordinator of Liturgy and Liturgical Music in its department of Campus Ministry. This full-time (40 hours/week, 12 months) position exists to support the vibrant liturgical life of the college and the Sunday worshipping community. The qualified candidate will play an integral role in expressing the Catholic Identity of the college through coordination of liturgical events. Responsibilities: Plan and develop liturgy and (liturgical) music for Sunday and college events. Conduct Sunday music ensemble (including chapel choir) and college celebration choir; develop liturgical services and evaluation tools to determine service success. Oversee Campus Ministry’s role in wedding services. Prepare annual budget for liturgy and music; oversee ritual and seasonal environment, the care and maintenance of the Chapel and its musical instruments and the purchase of liturgical supplies. Serve on college-wide committees and act as a resource for departments regarding liturgical/celebration/ritual planning. Integrate college choirs, orchestras and bands into the liturgical life of the college. Develop Campus Ministry as a liturgical “laboratory” where students develop the arts, skills an understandings of contemporary lay ministry in the Catholic Church. Qualifications: BA in Music or Music Education, MA in Liturgical or Pastoral Studies preferred. A minimum of three years related professional experience required. Ability to work in a collaborative manner with various program planners, participants and anticipated participants. The incumbent must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities. Application deadline: August 12, 2005. To apply send resume and cover letter stating the title of the position you wish to apply for to: Human Resources F-17, Req. # 05BT53, The College of St. Catherine, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Fax to: (651) 690-6871, or e-mail to:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES -- Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon, FL. Large (4600 family), dynamic parish in Tampa Bay area (Diocese of St. Petersburg), seeking full-time music director with excellent understanding of liturgy. Candidate should be a practicing Catholic. Requirements include: keyboard skills (piano and organ) in varied musical styles; choral directing experience; minimum BA in music; excellent organizational/interpersonal skills; collaboration with other pastoral staff. Duties include overall coordination of volunteer chorale, children’s choir, Family Mass group, LIFETEEN band, and Spanish choir. Competitive salary based on experience. Please send resume references to: Pastor, Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511. Phone: (813) 681-4608. Fax: (813) 653-9482.

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Vibrant parish of 1,700 families with a complete, collaborative staff seeking professional candidate for full time position. Education/experience in liturgy/music ministry required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Forward resume to Search Committee, St. Edward Parish, 1423 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702. Phone: (319) 233-8060. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGICAL MUSIC -- St. Hubert Parish, in NW suburban Hoffman Estates, IL, is a large, active and progressive Catholic parish, seeking a highly qualified pastoral musician for full-time Director of Liturgical Music. Responsibilities include selecting/preparing music for Sunday Eucharist, holydays, funerals, weddings and other worship celebrations, directing three choirs, training and scheduling cantors, coordinating parish instrumentalists, working collegially with the staff and the liturgy coordinator. Must have at least a bachelor of music degree, a solid knowledge of Catholic liturgy, conducting and strong interpersonal skills. Proficiency at the piano is desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience and Chicago Archdiocesan guidelines, including full benefits. Please send letter of interest, resume and references by July 31 to Yvonne Cassa, Liturgy Coordinator at St. Hubert Liturgy Office, 729 Grand Canyon Street, Hoffman Estates, IL, 60194-3226. Fax: (847) 885-4631. E-mail:

LARGE, VIBRANT CAMPUS PARISH serving Michigan State University is seeking a full-time director of Liturgy and RCIA as part of a campus ministry pastoral team. MA preferred. Contact: Search Committee, St. John Student Parish, 327 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823. For application packet call: (517) 337-9778.

DIRECTOR -- Seeking an individual to serve St. Mary’s Parish, providing vision and direction, in the areas of liturgical celebrations, Sacramental liturgies, worship music, and liturgy planning. To carry out the Parish Mission and the Mission of the Pastoral Team. This is a half-time position and therefore ineligible for benefits. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Bilingual is a plus, but not required. Appropriate education and/or experience requested . Please send resume, no later than August 30th, 2005, to: Liturgy Director Search Committee, St. Mary’s Church, 1115 Pearl Street, Anderson, IN 46016


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.


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Seeking an individual to serve St. Mary’s Parish by providing vision and direction for the religious, educational and spiritual formation of the parish. To create and implement ministries/programs rooted in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. To empower parish lay leadership. To carry out the Parish Mission and the Mission of the Pastoral Team. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Bilingual is a plus, but not required. Appropriate education and/or experience requested. Please send resume, no later than August 30th, 2005, to: Pastoral Associate Search Committee, St. Mary’s Church, 1115 Pearl Street, Anderson, IN 46016.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Thomas More Parish in South Kansas City, MO, is seeking a Pastoral Associate to coordinate the Justice and Care & Support ministries. This position is supervisory in nature, providing leadership and support to the volunteers who chair the various ministries. The ideal candidate will possess a Masters degree in theology, religious education, or pastoral ministry and will have significant experience in overseeing volunteers. St. Thomas More is a large, energetic parish with a strong family base, a strong school, a high level of generosity, and a desire to help more. Please send resume to: Joan Sandford, St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. Phone: (816) 942-2492 x202. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- St. Theresa Parish, an active parish of 1,250 families, seeks a full-time Director of Religious Education for its 130 student Wednesday evening Parish Religious Education Program. Sacramental preparation for these students, the students at our parish school and their parents. Coordinating the Children’s Liturgy of the Word and Vacation Bible School are among the responsibilities of the Director. A college degree in theology/religious studies, DRE certification or previous experience is preferred. Applicants must be practicing Catholics in good standing. Submit letter of application and resume by August 1, to: Search Committee, c/o Fr. Larry Hoffmann, St. Theresa’s Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50311. Phone: (515) 279-4654.

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. E-mail:


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. Send letter of application, vita and references By May 9 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.


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION for Children and Youth at Our Lady of the Americas Parish, a bi-lingual parish with over 1,000 families and a Religious Education Program of about 700 students. Full time position available August 1, 2005. Responsibilities: designs, develops, directs and evaluates a catechetical program in English and Spanish for children and youth, pre-kindergarten through college and provides leadership to assist a parish community in building a solid foundation for spirituality and Christian living. Qualifications: Degree in theology, education or related field. Experience desired. Bi-lingual skills required. Send inquiries or resumes to: Fr. Kevin S. Cameron, Our Lady of the Americas, 1271 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316. E-mail at

PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR YOUTH MINISTRY -- Mary Queen of Peace, Sammamish, WA seeks a full-time Youth Minister. Responsibilities: All youth ministry, grades 7-12, Sacramental Preparation for teens. Related degree and previous experience in program development and implementation highly desirable. Active member of a Catholic faith community strong in theology, adolescent ministry and adult leadership development. Salary in accord with Archdiocesan guidelines. Full benefits, EOE. Deadline: September 9. For application package contact: Mary Keyser, YM Search, 1121-228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA. 98075. Phone: (425) 391-1178.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Several full-time parish positions in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Competitive salaries and benefits. Training and continuing education opportunities. Openings in western Oregon include metropolitan, suburban, small town and rural parishes. Strong emphasis on coordinating the implementation of Renewing the Vision. Send cover letter and resume to: CYM Openings, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office, 2838 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, Bellingham WA seeks Middle and High School Youth Minister. Must be active member of Catholic Faith Community; have at least 4 yrs recent successful Youth Minister experience; BA in Catholic Theology/Pastoral Care or equivalent; demonstrated ability to recruit & train volunteers; ability to work nights and weekends. Competitive salary/excellent benefits. Position open until filled. Contact Donna Buechele for information & application: (360) 733-1380 ext 11.

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.

CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTER -- St. Paul Church in Silverton, Oregon is seeking a full-time experienced Youth Minister for junior high through young adult. Some duties include organizing volunteers, lead meetings and retreats, must be able to relate to and motivate young people!. Great salary and benefit package. Send resume to: Or fax: 503-873-0304 or call Fr. William: (503) 873-2044.

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 MINISTRY -- St. Patrick’s Church is looking for a full-time coordinator for our existing High School, Confirmation, and Young Adult ministries. St. Patrick’s is an active 2,000-family parish located on the Central Coast of California in the Monterey Diocese. The candidate is responsible for the administration and the development of the programs which include Catholic doctrine, service, socials and retreats. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a catechetical, educational, spiritual or related area of study and an ability to work with adolescents and young adults in a spirit-filled and compassionate way. Experience and a mature faith are essential. The position is available immediately. Please send resume and a list of references by August 5th, 2005 to: St. Patrick’s Church, Attn: Rev. Joseph Butters, PO Box 860, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, fax to (805) 489-1316, or e-mail to

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