National Catholic Reporter

Updated February 10, 2006

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WORTH, ILLINOIS -- Need Catholic Woman, pastoral heart, to read brief memorial service with spiritual will. Private Setting. E-mail:

WHITEHAWK SPIRIT COACHING -- Gavin W. Young, Jr., M.A., M.A.P.M. Seasoned Life Coach partnering with BabyBoom/GenX men in attaining enhanced lives by focusing on spiritual integration in all areas of life. Initial session is complimentary. Sessions are held by phone and last approx. 45 minutes. Contact: (541) 535-1558 (Pacific time) or for more info or to schedule an appointment.

ZEN MEDITATION GROUP. For beginner’s and seasoned meditators. In Evanston, IL. For information call (847) 477-6967 or e-mail:


SALESIAN SPIRITUALITY RESOURCES -- Phone for a catalogue: 1-800-782-2270 Web site:

A FUNNY THING Happened On The Way To The Altar-Comedy, Parables, Miracles & Angelic Encounters”-This book will make you laugh, cry, ponder and enjoy the blessings and moments of mercy. Fr. Bill wrote this book with the hope that you will “Laugh a little longer. Smile and chuckle at those hairpin curves of life. Take a deep breath frequently and say “Thank You” to those who have contributed to your health and well-being.” A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The Altar has 189 pages of stories that Fr. Bill has collected during his 22 years of providing retreats and conferences worldwide. This book is a must for clergy, religious and parish staff that enjoy using stories to compliment their homilies, presentations and reflections. This book will be a life-long contribution to your daily spiritual reading and meditations. Only $17.95 includes S&H. To order by phone, call: (719) 633-2302. We accept Visa and MasterCard by Phone. Mercy Center, Inc. E-mail: Web site:


COUNSELING/SERVICES -- Zen priest & psychologist offering counseling services for clergy of all denominations. Please call: (847) 477-6967 for information. E-mail:


GRADUATE INTERNSHIP -- Villanova University Villanova University offers a two-year graduate Campus Ministry Internship for those pursuing a graduate degree in the academic field of their choice. All applicants should be graduated from college by August 2005. One year of volunteer and/or general work experience is preferred. Faith filled applicants are a “must” and need to be willing to share their journey of faith in God with others. Interns work and live in freshmen residence halls modeling, building, and living Christian community. They offer students opportunities to develop personally and spiritually through liturgy, service projects, retreats and evenings of reflection. Interns receive room and board, tuition remission, and a stipend. Deadline: February 15, 2006. Additional information and application are available through our website Choose Graduate Internships. E-mail: or call: (610)519-5179.

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

PROCLAIMING ABUNDANT LOVE -- Parish Missions - Preaching teams of ordained, religious and lay. Website:

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


BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER Pilgrimage to Holy Land. June 12-21. Excellent guides. Ask for flier and brochure. (845) 460-3061. E-mail:


SABBATH SPACE: Mar. 27-Apr. 3. An opportunity for church ministers to rest and renew themselves before attending the “Religious Education Congress” in Anaheim. A light schedule complimentary to REC is arranged. Morning transportation to REC is provided Friday-Sunday. For information contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web:

SOURCE AT THE CENTER: Aug. 20-Sept. 2. A two-week intensive program for spiritual directors who have not completed formal training or trained spiritual directors seeking to renew themselves in the ministry. For information contact: Margaret Scharf OP, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 ext. 4415. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

Renewal Programs

BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, offers “A Time of Blessing,” a four- to eight-month renewal program as well as accommodations for shorter, personalized programs for women religious and all women who are seeking to foster deeper fidelity to self, God and world. Components: variety of prayer experiences, contemplative space, scriptural and theological input, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or growth counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal sessions: late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. Some programs could be designed during these months to meet individual needs. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail: Web site:


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:

ARC ECUMENICAL Retreat Community in central Minnesota’s pine woods seeks year-round residents to welcome retreatants and share simple, sustainable, spiritual lifestyle. Room, board, stipend, health insurance provided. Contact

BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER one hour from NYC; Margaret Silf: June 1-7, 9-11; Rev. Mike Crosby: July 2-8; Directed Retreats ask for brochure: (845)460-3061. 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. Web site:

SCHOOL OF LECTIO DIVINA -- seven-day Retreat, March 5-11, 2006, Benedict Inn, Beech Grove, IN. cost: $400. For information e-mail:

MONTH-LONG July retreat in Oregon; shorter retreats any time. Shalom Prayer Center: (503) 845-6773. 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:


MINI SABBATH -- Living with Balance: Life in Abundance, July 8-22, 2006; Presenters: Michael Laratonda, FMS, Margaret Picha, SSND (previously Wellsprings staff). Franciscan Spiritual Center, Ringwood, NJ. Cost: $1100 all inclusive ($200 deposit with registration). Accepting Registrations now. Limited space. First come first served. Phone: (973) 962-9778. E-mail: Web site:

SPRING SABBATICAL: May 9-June 7. Come to this ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. Contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web:

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.

GENESIS: NEW BEGINNINGS. SABBATICAL in New England, perfect setting for inner peacekeeping, deepening of contemplative awareness. Design sabbatical time drawing from many programs offered. Contact Sr. Ann Horgan, SP, Sabbatical Coordinator. Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill St., Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. E-mail: Website:

SABBATICAL PROGRAM in Oregon; monastic setting. Shalom Prayer Center: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

Spanish Studies

LEARN SPANISH THROUGH IMMERSION at Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Well-trained professional teachers, small classes, pastoral Spanish. Links with social justice and volunteer organizations. Customized programs for groups. Start any Monday, choose the length of your stay.

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:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH LANGUAGE and culture courses, June 18 to July 6, 2006 in Miami. Designed for religious, priests, deacons, seminarians and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 S.W. 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333. E-mail:


DIOCESE OF CALIFORNIA -- American Catholic Church. Valid orders and apostolic succession. Inclusive/respect diversity. Inquire: (707) 554-2803 or

RECONCILIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH -- “A modern church for modern people.” Clergy wanted for an affirming Old Catholic Church opening new congregations. Telephone: (480) 649-0901. E-mail:

CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America - Inclusive, progressive, marital status and gender no impediment to holy orders. Phone: (845) 586-2201.


FULL-TIME VOLUNTEERS, married or single men and women under 65. Live, work and pray in community at Franciscan Retreat houses in California. Receive spiritual growth., room, board, medical insurance and living allowance. Requires adaptability, tolerance good health and freedom from obligations. Contact: Franciscan Covenant Program, (831) 623-1119. E-mail:


Employment Wanted

PRIEST AVAILABLE FOR SUPPLY/RETREAT -- Dynamic LaSalette priest in good standing for your parish or ministry while you vacation or need temporary extra hand. Includes 3-weekend period (2 full weeks) onsite plus Eco-Retreat package for $1500 ($1800 large parishes), transportation, room and board. Contact: Rev. Richard Landry MS, PO Box 420, Enfield, NH 03748 Phone: (603) 632-7087

ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, business coach, management consultant seeks post as executive director of a retreat organization. E-mail: for c.v. Or call 760-720-0016 for details.

Employment Opportunities


CAMPUS LITURGIES GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP at the University of Dayton, a Catholic and Marianist University. Journey with students in faith through work in Campus Ministry while pursuing a Masters in Theology or Pastoral Ministry. This new position is focused on coordinating and preparing campus liturgies and improving liturgical catechesis and student involvement. Other positions are also available in Residence Life Ministry. These serve undergraduates through spiritual and social programs, directing retreats, advising service clubs and faith/justice activities, and providing pastoral support. Tuition, stipend, and housing provided. Applications due March 1. Application at or contact Crystal Sullivan: (937) 229-2574.


PASTORAL COORDINATOR -- Glenmary seeks a pastoral coordinator for Holy Redeemer parish in Vanceburg, KY, to be appointed by the bishop to lead the church in Lewis County. A skillful pastoral minister is needed to guide evangelization, worship and work with other churches, social outreach and justice efforts and the care of a missionary Catholic church. The position involves collaborative work with the nearby Glenmary Farm volunteer program and several local outreach initiatives. Master’s in theology or pastoral ministry required, plus three years’ full-time general parish experience, preferably in an Appalachian area. Send resume to Jay Gilchrist, Glenmary Home Missioners, 1312 5th Ave. N, Nashville TN 37208. E-mail:

LARGE SUBURBAN PARISH seeking a Coordinator(s) of Marriage and Family Life. Responsible for marriage preparation and on-going marriage and family life development and enrichment. Must have a degree in Theology or equivalent ministry experience. Must be open to collaborative ministry and be computer literate. Salary in accordance with Diocesan guidelines. Send resumes to: Attention - Fr. Joseph Hennessy, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Faith Community, 3450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 or fax to (480) 917-8475 or e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- Pax Christi USA is seeking an experienced leader in fundraising and institutional development. Pax Christi USA is a national Catholic peace organization seeking to “explore, articulate and witness to the call of Christian nonviolence,” while building an antiracist, multicultural movement animated by the social teachings of the Catholic tradition. Responsibilities of the Development Director include: developing an annual fundraising plan; overseeing the annual Development budget; providing leadership in meeting annual financial goals with strong support from the Executive Director and Associate Development Director; overseeing the development and marketing of planned giving, sustaining and expanding memberships and special appeals; cultivating major donors through effective networking, planning and execution of fundraising programs; representing the organization to various groups through presentations and meetings; researching and pursuing grant opportunities; and participating as an active member of the organization’s leadership team in developing the organization’s chart of work and meeting agendas. For a complete list of qualifications, visit This is a full-time, salaried position responsible to the Executive Director. Travel required. Pax Christi USA offers an excellent benefits package, collegial working conditions and a competitive salary. Pax Christi USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and People of Color encouraged to apply. A cover letter, resume, and three professional references should be sent to: Pax Christi USA, Attn: Development Director Search, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20017. Applications can also be sent via e-mail to


DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S Religious Formation. Parish community of 2,800 households seeking a full-time director responsible for the preschool through junior high program. Administer grades 1-8 directly, supervise preschool/kindergarten section head and junior high confirmation/junior high youth ministry coordinator. Minimum of BA in religious education or equivalent, MA preferred. Experience in directing and supervising a religious formation program. Candidate must be a member of the Catholic community, organized and team oriented. Salary negotiable. Send resume and inquiries by Feb. 28 to Church of the Holy Family, Search Committee, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 48375. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF CASA CLARET and Associate Vocation Director. House of studies for young men considering roles in the Catholic Church seeks a Director to direct and coordinate. Also serves as a Vocation Director planning and promoting vocations with church. Knowledge of Catholic faith is required. Resume and salary requirements to: Human Resources Department, the Claretians, 205 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606. Fax: (312) 236-5761. E-mail:

PROGRAM DIRECTOR. Seaside retreat center in Connecticut seeks creative, curious, energetic, organized person to find innovative programs in spirituality, human development, and the arts. E-mail resume to


FAITH FORMATION TEAM MEMBER. Our Lady of Lourdes, Milwaukee, a welcoming and spirit-filled parish, seeks a full-time leader to work in partnership in the development and implementation of life-long faith formation with a focus on whole community catechesis. This person will work cooperatively to integrate catechesis, liturgy, justice and service, and community life, with a focus on adult and child ministries. A Master’s degree in a related field is desired, with parish experience in adult formation and sacramental preparation. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Please submit a cover letter and resume by March 1st to: Formation Search Committee, Our Lady of Lourdes, 3722 S. 58th St., Milwaukee, WI 53220 or


MUSIC DIRECTOR -- St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Roswell, Georgia. Full time Director of Music. Build on existing program that includes a traditional choir, two contemporary ensembles, Hispanic group, and seasonal children’s choir. Position requires excellent keyboard and vocal skills, experience in traditional choral conducting, contemporary ensemble leadership, a good working knowledge of Catholic liturgy. Ability to conduct chant, hymns, and polyphonic choral music is a must. A music degree is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to Paul Tate, 4900 Markim Forest Lane, Sugar Hill, GA 30518 or e-mail to:

MULTI-CULTURAL archdiocese seeks Director of Office of Worship and Christian Initiation to direct ongoing liturgical renewal in areas of music, ministries, E & A, RCIA and sacramental celebrations, under leadership of Archbishop. MA/MTS in liturgical studies and 5 years diocesan liturgical experience required. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) desirable. Full-time salary and benefits. Contact

DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP -- St. Mary Catholic Church, Evansville, IN. Full-time position in a vibrant, parish Assembly, active in Vatican II expression of Liturgy, and well developed choir. Experience and education in liturgical theology and pastoral ministry, proficiency in vocal directing, organ, and piano required. Primary responsibilities: pastoral presence to parish, planning all liturgies, including music selection and accompaniment, collaborative working style, ability to organize liturgical ministers. Send resume by April 15, 2006, to Search Committee, 613 Cherry Street, Evansville, IN 47713. E-mail: Web site:


OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Join a team of dedicated missioners serving the poor in Peru, Guatemala, Kenya, Eritrea, or South Africa. Looking for folks who value solidarity with the poor, teamwork, and community. Explore our website at and fill out the Preliminary Form. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL Phone: 708-588-1602


MARKETING/DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR. Seaside retreat center in Connecticut seeks individual to coordinate marketing, public relations and development. E-mail resume to


PRESIDENT -- Academy of Mount Saint Ursula, Bronx, NY. The Academy of Mount St. Ursula, a Catholic, college preparatory secondary school conducted in the Ursuline tradition, serves young women of diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. As the oldest Catholic Girls’ High School in New York State and a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, Mount St. Ursula is recognized for its long history of academic excellence. Committed to fostering the holistic development of each student, Mount St. Ursula strives to empower young women for leadership and service in Church and society. The President is a newly created position. As chief administrator of the school, the President will have the primary responsibility for communicating the mission, history and strengths of the school to all constituencies. The President will oversee the operational well being of the institution, and supervise staff responsible for finances, development, and alumnae relations. The President will collaborate with the school community to develop effective strategies for enrollment, planning, and public relations. The successful candidate will demonstrate: commitment to the mission of Catholic education and to the Ursuline tradition; the ability to lead, delegate and work collaboratively with trustees, administration, faculty, staff, parents, students, church and civic leaders in an urban, multicultural setting; and excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The successful candidate will also exhibit all or some of the following desirable qualifications: values and lifestyle compatible with the position of leader in a Catholic school; Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; experience in development, administration, public relations, finances, strategic planning; experience in primary, secondary or post-secondary education; and familiarity with current issues in Catholic education. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young urban women and to lead a premier educational institution with a proud 150-year tradition of excellence. The anticipated starting date for this position is no later than September 1, 2006. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, resume and three references should be sent to: Jean Moran, Chair, Board of Trustees, at Visit our website: and


PRINCIPAL -- SANTA FE Catholic High School (founded in 1960) is located on a 40-acre campus in Lakeland, Florida. The school serves 231 young men and women in grades nine through twelve. Santa Fe Catholic High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a program of college preparatory studies encompassing values grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Candidates should possess the following characteristics: must be a practicing Catholic; possess an advanced academic degree or be working toward a degree in educational leadership; have at least five years of experience in educational administration, three of which must be in a Catholic high school or Catholic elementary school; must be eligible for Florida certification; and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Go to to find application forms and instructions. Closing date for applications is February 17, 2006.

ST. MEL PARISH IN WOODLAND HILLS, California, is seeking a Principal for its 550 student, K-8 school. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic with an understanding of Catholic education. Strong communication, management and demonstrated leadership skills are essential. California teaching credential, minimum 5 years teaching and administrative experience. Masters degree in Administration or Education and/or an Administrative Services Credential are desirable. Position available July 1, 2006. Please send resume: Chairperson, Principal Search Committee, St. Mel Parish, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364 or


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Young 1,000-family parish in a University town is seeking a Director of Religious Education to run its K-5 catechetical program and its 6-12 Total Youth Ministry (TYM) program. Responsibilities include developing and coordinating dynamic religious education and youth ministry programs and training and empowering a cadre of volunteer catechists. Should be an experienced catechist who thinks creatively, works independently and has effective communication skills. Must be a practicing Catholic with solid command of Catholic theology. Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in religious education, pastoral ministry or comparable field required. Pay commensurate with experience. Mail applications to DRE Search; Good Shepherd Church; P. O. Box 8186; State College, PA 16803 or fax to (814) 238-3484


CONFERENCE SALES (part-time). Seaside retreat center in Connecticut seeks energetic person to sell conference space. E-mail resume to


SPIRITUAL CARE COUNSELOR -- Catholic Priest - Nathan Adelson Hospice, an innovative national leader in Hospice and Palliative Care and southern Nevada’s only non-profit hospice has a position for an Ordained Catholic Priest, currently possessing or eligible to receive faculties in the Diocese of Las Vegas, to serve as an agency Chaplain, providing spiritual support/counseling services to patients and families in Home Care and Inpatient settings. Candidates must have prior experience providing pastoral counseling services with a strong foundation in spiritual support and intervention regarding dying, death, grief and loss. Requires the ability to develop patient/family goals and interventions and to assess outcomes. Must be able to plan and conduct sacraments, ceremonies/rituals, graveside/memorial services. Please send resume to : Human Resources, Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Fax: (702)796-3163 or e-mail:


GROUNDSKEEPER/CARETAKER. Seaside retreat center in Connecticut seeks person committed to ecology to care for grounds and gardens. E-mail resume to


STONEHILL COLLEGE -- Planned Giving/Major Gifts Officer, Easton, MA, Founded in 1948 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Stonehill College seeks to provide education of the highest caliber, grounded in the liberal arts, comprehensive in nature, nurtured by Catholic intellectual and moral ideals and committed to the creation of a just and compassionate world. The Planned Giving/Major Gifts Officer will develop, design, market and expand the College’s Planned Giving Program, and maintain a prospect pool to cultivate, solicit, secure and steward planned and outright gifts in support of a comprehensive $55-million fundraising campaign. Qualifications: Entrepreneurial self-starter with track record of success in securing major and planned gifts, knowledge of the full range of planned giving vehicles, and proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, integrity, a passion for the mission; Bachelor’s degree and minimum three years’ development experience, preferably in higher education. E-mail letter of introduction and resume to Nicole Gakidis at or fax to: (978) 887-6736. Web site:


SUPERINTENDENT of Eastern Montana Catholic Schools. The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings is inviting applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools. There are 12 elementary schools and 3 high schools in the diocese. The applicant must be a practicing Roman Catholic and must have a Master’s Degree and experience in Catholic school administration. The applicant must possess sufficient theological depth and experience to provide leadership and vision in the areas of Catholic Identity, religion curriculum and staff formation. Candidates must demonstrate organization, management and interpersonal skills required to develop and sustain a high quality educational system. Closing date for applications is February 20, 2006. For a complete job description, go to under NEWS and/or SCHOOLS, or call (406) 727 6683, ext.10. Submit applications to Amy, PO Box 1399, Great Falls, MT 59403-1399 or


EDUCATIONAL LEADER FOR Faith Development-Do you like to teach? Do you like to work with student and adults? Do you desire good liturgical services which nurture faith life? Would you like to live near a reservation and work with Native American students, teachers and families? If you answered YES to all of the above, the position of Education Leader for Faith Development may be of interest to you! St. Labre Indian School is a K-12 Catholic school serving Native American Northern Cheyenne and Crow students located in Ashland, Montana. The Education Leader for Faith Development must be Catholic in order to teach and lead students and staff in the development and practice of the Catholic faith. Contact: Sr. Bernadette Helfert, St. Labre Indian Catholic School, Mission Road, Ashland, MT 59003. Phone (406) 784-4558. E-mail:


ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT of University Ministries. The University of Scranton is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President of University Ministries. Reporting to the Vice President for Mission and Identity, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership for the community’s pastoral needs by overseeing a wide variety of Roman Catholic sacramental programs and services; maintaining and evaluating a comprehensive array of retreat programs and opportunities for undergraduate students; facilitating ecumenical and interfaith outreach; serving as a visible role model of the Society of Jesus’ commitment to faith and justice; providing vision for an extensive local, domestic and international service program, and managing operations and programs by overseeing the staff selection process, developing staff formation and managing the division budget. The University of Scranton is a broadly regional institution of 5,100 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and preprofessional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. The minimum of qualifications for this position includes a Master’s degree in a related field and three years of collaborative pastoral experience. In addition, the successful candidate must have knowledge of and a commitment to the Ignatian educational tradition and experience in developing, coordinating and directing faith development and supervising staff. The University of Scranton is an AA/EO Employer/Educator. Minority persons, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Employment Manager, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510.


IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY PARISH in Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking a full-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry responsible for middle school through high school age youth. The successful candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic, mature and enthusiastic in their faith, strong relational and organizational skills and able to work collaboratively with pastoral staff and advisory committees. S/he should possess a bachelor’s degree in theology, religious studies, youth ministry or related field, three years experience of youth ministry, and/or certification by a recognized program in youth ministry. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: program development with opportunities for service, spiritual formation and fellowship, recruitment and training of volunteer youth leaders, advocacy for youth with pastoral staff and parish community at large. Application deadline is March 31, 2006. To apply, please send letter of application, resume, and list of references to: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Attn: Fr. Donn Tufts, 1935 Plymouth Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Phone: (616) 241-4477. E-mail:

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Active Life Teen parish seeks energetic, mature youth minister who has a minimum of 5 years experience. This person will become a part of a thriving community of 1,500 families that has been committed to youth ministry since 1980. Located across from NASA, St. Paul was the first church established to serve the growing needs of the space industry. We are seeking a person who has a proven track record that demonstrates the ability to recruit, train and inspire. You must be highly motivated, organized and a self starter. Salary will commensurate with experience. Resumes should be sent to Search Committee, St. Paul Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Dr., Houston, TX 77058 or can be e-mailed to Luis Lopez at

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