National Catholic Reporter

Updated April 21, 2006

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HESYCHIA SCHOOL for Spiritual Directors. Weeks I & II: Sept. 17-22; Sept. 24-29; Weeks III & IV: Oct. 29-Nov. 4; Nov. 5-10, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Focusing on the ancient art of Christian spiritual direction, the four-week certificate program will be taught in the context of contemplative study and spiritual mentoring. It embraces a diversity of faiths. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Visit:

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

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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:


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including 30 day Ignatian, year-round in a prayerful home setting. Contact Joyce Diltz, PHJC: 219-398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS RETREAT May 5 - 7: Details at: Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual Private, Guided retreats. Reiki Training. (800) 455-0247.

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:

COME AND DRINK from the Well of God’s Grace (John 4:14) Retreat. Reverend Robert J. Vitillo, Special Advisor on HIV and AIDS for Caritas Internationalis. Aug. 20-25, 2006; Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. This retreat is for people living with or otherwise affected by HIV and AIDS and those who minister to them. For the caregivers, this is the time to assess their ministry and to identify skills and sensitivity that need to be. For HIV-positive people and their loved ones, a spiritual retreat can fulfill the need for a tranquil and safe place where they can reflect, clarify and assimilate the radically-altered circumstances of their lives and “drink from the well of God’s grace.” Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Visit:

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS RETREAT, Robert J. Allen, author of Text for Task, Aug. 27-31, 2006; Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. This retreat/seminar aims to provide women and men, who work for the Catholic Church in development, the opportunity to understand their work as a vocation and a ministry; Help Church workers to become aware of development, not as a job, department, or effort but rather as a way of life: development offers the opportunity for spiritual renewal, based on a theology of giving which is rooted in the Scripture. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Visit:

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:


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 contact Sr. Margaret McGrath, Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7NA, United Kingdom;. E-mail: or see our Web site:

MINI SABBATH -- Franciscan Spiritual Center, Ringwood, NJ, (July 8-July 22, 2006) Living with Balance: Life in Abundance-Michael Laratonda, FMS and Margaret Picha, SSND (previously WELLSPRINGS staff). Cost: $1100 ($200 deposit). Accepting registrations now. Limited Space. First come first served. Located in the beautiful northeastern corner of NJ surrounded by the Ramapo Mountains, between two state parks, approximately 90 acres of breath-taking views. All rooms are air-conditioned. Outdoor Olympic size swimming pool and picnic areas. One hour from Manhattan, NY. Phone: (973) 962-9778. E-mail: Web site:

BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER -- Design your own sabbatical time at Bethany, one hour from New York City, in a lovely little renovated cottage surrounded by beauty. Select from among a variety of retreats, guided reading courses, spiritual direction, special occasional programs, or simply take quiet time of your own. Ask for a descriptive brochure: (845) 460-3061. E-mail: Web site:

WINTER SABBATICAL: January 3 - February 3, 2007. SPRING SABBATICAL: May 8 - June 6, 2007. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. For more information contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406. E-mail: Web site:

FORMATION CONSULTATION SERVICES -- provides unique, flexible and holistic sabbatical programs within a nurturing small community atmosphere. Programs are tailored specifically to each participant’s needs. Program details are located on our web site: Our web site also offers a helpful selection of articles on formation for free downloading. Phone: (508) 234-6540.

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDY and Retreat Sabbatical. Winter Sabbatical: Oct. 29-Dec. 15, 2006; Spring Sabbatical: March 18-May 4, 2007. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Created for the spiritual renewal of the whole person, this residential program combines periods of silent prayer and rest with daily spiritual teachings. Topics include study of the mystics, desert spirituality, Passio Christi, creating your own mission statement, spirituality through art and freedom to “just be.” Limit 15. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Visit:

Spanish Studies

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

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

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


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

NOT JUST ANOTHER Independent Catholic Denomination! Seeking former religious brothers, sisters and priests. Website:

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


Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- A vibrant ecumenical labor-management membership organization, sponsored by the Boston Archdiocese, is seeking an ordained religious to join us as Associate Director with potential for advancement. The applicant will be working with the Jesuit Director, now in his 35th year, and a small staff to expand our programs. Now in its 60th year, The Labor Guild has its roots in the Catholic Labor School tradition, but through the years has expanded its programs to include professional conferences, publication of a guidebook on worker rights, oversight of labor elections, as well as mediation and counseling initiatives. Applicants should have basic knowledge of labor economics, business, social ethics, administration, and possess pastoral sensitivities, an outgoing personality, and enthusiasm for the challenges of social justice. Send resume to Rev. Edward F. Boyle, S.J., The Labor Guild, 85 Commercial St., Weymouth, MA 02188. Phone: (781) 340-7887. E-mail:


CAMPUS MINISTER -- Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, healthcare and service has two openings for Campus Ministers. Under general direction, provides pastoral counseling to students; plans and directs programs and activities; promotes the University's Jesuit and Catholic mission and identity. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in theology or another social science-related area; supplemented with one (1) year of related work experience in ministry or allied field. One position works with retreats. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience directing Ignatian style retreats. The other position is responsible for residence hall ministry. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience with catechesis training and small group community building. Both positions are full time, 10-month positions, August 1 - May 31. Work schedules involves evening hours some weekends and evenings, and some overnights. Attendance at the weekly Sunday, 10 p.m. Mass is also required. For more detailed descriptions and to apply:


COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -- The Communications Director will work from our new, U.S.-Ontario Province headquarters located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. This position provides leadership and coordination of the communication of mission, ministries and aspects of communal life to various publics, to the media, and as appropriate, to the Sisters of the province and to the congregation-at-large. Develops on-going relationships with the media and Catholic media. Coordinates development and maintenance of the U.S.-Ontario province web site. Composes and produces a variety of public relations materials, including province newsletter, press releases, and marketing brochures. Composes and generates a variety of written communications to Sisters on behalf of the leadership regarding events in the community. Coordinates with development departments to establish communication policies and public relations programs. Documents and coordinates events. Assists in developing materials for various programs. Requirements: Bachelor degree in a relevant field (communications, journalism, marketing or public relations). Minimum of five years related experience in PR, Communications or Development in a human service organization, or religious congregation, or comparable environment (vocation promotion or a development office of a religious congregation or human service organization). Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, and Outlook required. Prefer experience with desktop publishing programs. Demonstrated experience in developing print and electronic publications. Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills. Project Management experience and ability to successfully develop and manage relationships with internal and external contacts. Occasional travel required. To apply, send a cover letter including salary requirements, and resume to: Human Resources, Attention: Comm. Dir. Position, Sisters of the Holy Names, 2911 W. Fort Wright Dr. Spokane, WA 99224, or e-mail all materials to: Accepting applications through April 28th. Interviews in mid-May.


FAITH FORMATION/RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Diocesan Regional Coordinators (Office of Faith Formation). Charlotte Diocese seeks two persons with master’s degree in Religious Ed/allied field, five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Well-rounded in catechist formation skills. Collaborative. Sensitive to cultural minorities. Good written/oral communication skills. Spanish a plus. Office locations: one in Maggie Valley, NC and the other in Greensboro, NC. Application deadline April 30, 2006. Please send resume, salary requirements and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Cris V. Villapando 1123 S. Church St. Charlotte, NC 28203-4003 or E-mail: for copy of Job Description.

COORDINATOR, IONA IN MISSION, Iona College-Center for Campus Ministries. Iona College seeks to hire a Coordinator of the Iona in Mission program. This role will serve on a collaborative team of full-time and part-time professionals, as well as student ministers. The coordinator is responsible for developing off-campus alternative breaks which engage students in active service work and/or critical reflection on issues related to peacemaking, social justice and spirituality. As a member of the Campus Ministries staff, the coordinator of the Iona in Mission program assists in all aspects of Campus Ministry including outreach, hospitality and faith development. Qualifications: An earned master’s degree in theology, pastoral ministry or related field; at least two years in campus ministry on a college level (or relevant youth or young adult ministry); excellent skills in administration and program development communication (both written and oral). To apply please send a cover letter and resume to: Mr. Carl Procario-Foley, Director, Center for Campus Ministries, IONA COLLEGE, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY, 10801 or e-mail: Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2006. AA/EOE.

UNIVERSITY MINISTER: Coordinator of Retreats and Social Justice Education. Function: The Coordinator of Retreats designs, organizes, recruits for and facilitates a variety of reflection experiences for students both on and off campus. This person also develops a retreat program that includes students, faculty, staff and alumni. As the Coordinator of Social justice Education, this person encourages an examination of social justice issues from a Catholic and Christian perspective and may moderate the Amnesty International group or other groups on campus as a way of promoting social justice awareness. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree highly preferred. Candidates need experience in organizing retreats and times of reflection and in training students to facilitate peer-led-retreats; a commitment to and the ability to organize students in their desire to respond to social justice concerns. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. Respond with cover letter and resume to: Lewis University, Office of Human Resources, One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446. Fax: (815) 836-5900. E-mail:


COORDINATOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center at Iowa State University seeks a college graduate to work with a team of volunteers in planning, executing, and evaluating development activities; and tracking gifts. Send resume and references to: Rev. Everett Hemann, 2210 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7184. (515) 292-3810.


DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT. Catholic Memorial School, a private Catholic school for young men grades 7-12 in Boston, MA, is seeking an experienced leader in fundraising and institutional development. Reporting to the President, the Director provides overall leadership and direction regarding the strategic plan in support of the school’s goals in fundraising, constituent relations and communications. Five to 10 years experience in development id desired, preferably in a Catholic or independent secondary school. Qualifications include: strong attention to detail; managing multi-segment fundraising and constituent relations programs; experience supervising and managing staff & volunteers; superb writing and speaking capabilities. Visit for more information about the school. A cover letter and resume should be sent to: Advancement Search Committee, c/o Catholic Memorial School, 235 Baker Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132. Applications can also be sent via e-mail to:

CHICAGO RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP ON LATIN AMERICA (CRLN), an interfaith information and action network that mobilizes religious leaders and congregations in Illinois to advance peace, justice and human rights in our hemisphere, invites applications for the position of Director. Responsibilities include: development, planning, fund-raising, networking with partner organizations, leading delegations to Washington, D.C. and the SOA vigil at Ft. Benning, GA, as well as the annual membership delegations to Latin America. Please e-mail or mail a cover letter together with resume, a brief writing sample, and three references to: Search Committee c/o Sharon Hunter-Smith: Chicago Religious Leadership on Latin America, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd #429, Chicago, IL 60640.

DIRECTOR OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE -- Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, LA. Application deadline June 1, 2006 or until position is filled. The ideal candidate will have a Masters Degree in Theology or equivalent (minimum BA degree and willing to work toward Masters in Theology); must have a distinguished background in ministry at diocesan or parish level, must work with young adult population, young married population, middle-aged and elderly populations; director is expected to work in collaboration with Christian Formation Secretariat offices; must be familiar with Church documents involving marriage, family life, respect life, natural family planning, and Catholic sexual morality; must be familiar with large scale program planning and administration; must be well versed in computer skills/technology, and supervision; self starter, hard worker, must balance multiple tasks, some evening/weekend work required, salary based on diocesan salary scale with excellent benefits. Interested applicants should send resume, references, and cover letter to: Mr. Charles Jumonville, Chair, Search Committee, PO Box 2028, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028. E-mail:

OUR LADY OF THE MOUNTAINS Catholic Church in Stanton, KY is seeking a full time Parish Life Director beginning July 1, 2006. Our Lady of the Mountains is a beautiful log church nestled in a rural community inside the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by the beauty of four seasons of the year. This warm and welcoming community consists of thirty-eight families with a diversity of cultures. Ministry includes all aspects of Parish Life, religious education, RCIA, liturgy, finance, office work, overseeing the property, outreach to the community at large, and great opportunities for evangelization. Candidates must have strong desire to collaborate with the Parish Priest who lives in a different county and serves two communities and with the Mission Diocese of Lexington. Applicants must have the following qualifications: Active, faithful membership in the Roman Catholic Church, a masters degree in theology or its equivalent, general good health, liturgically based spirituality centered on the prayer life of the Church, collaboration skills, willingness to become familiar with the area, people and culture, and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Please send application and three letters of recommendation by May 8, 2006, to: Very Rev. Mark Dreves, 1310 W. Main St., Lexington, KY 40508-2048.


Port Au Prince, Haiti: Seeking highly motivated and committed Executive Director for a ministry of hospitality in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Hospice Saint Joseph ( serves as a guesthouse, Primary Care clinic, short-term residence for sick from the countryside. Necessary skills: previous administrative/management experience, computer literate (word processing, database management), bilingual in Haitian Creole and English. Applicants must have ability to travel to the US (Visa or US Passport). Benefits: salaried position, medical insurance, cross cultural training. Interested persons send letter of intent and resume to: Medicines for Humanity-HSJ, 842 Lancaster Ave. Suite 2, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 or e-mail:


ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC NEWMAN CENTER, serving Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, is seeking a Marriage and Family Life Minister to coordinate all aspects of marriage preparation and enrichment for couples of all ages and stages within the community. The successful candidate will demonstrate a welcoming attitude, knowledge of Church teaching, and a dedication to quality marriage programming. Application deadline is April 28, 2006. Contact the Newman Center at: (480) 967-7823 for more information.


PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR FAITH FORMATION -- St. Francis of Assisi (Burien, WA-10 minutes from Seattle) seeks a fulltime person experienced in Adult and Family Ministry. St. Francis of Assisi has 1400 families and from the parish, one can see Puget Sound and Olympic mountain range and is minutes away from ski resorts, water skiing on Lake Washington and progressive Jesuit education at Seattle University. Position includes developing and implementing Whole Community Catechesis in collaboration with other staff and core team, development of adult faith formation & high school confirmation program. Candidate should be an active Catholic, have experience and training in catechetics, family ministry, and adult leadership development. The candidate must possess strong organization and coordinating skills, excellent communication and team building skills. Experience in WCC preferred. Experience in youth ministry a plus. Master’s degree preferred. Offering excellent salary/ benefits and collaborative work environment! Deadline for applications is May 12, 2006. Send resume and references to: John Eisen, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 15226 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 or e-mail to:


HEAD OF SCHOOL St. Anne School is seeking a Head of School for July 2006. A 14-year old, independent, Christian school in Laguna Niguel, California, St. Anne is Pre-School through Grade 8 with 847 students. Successful candidates will need to be able to embrace the philosophy and values of St. Anne, part of which states that it is “a Christian school teaching Judeo-Christian values in accordance with the Catholic tradition.” A practicing Catholic will be given preference, all else being equal in qualifications and experience. Additionally, those interested will demonstrate previous administrative experience in an educational setting, an advanced degree, and personal characteristics commensurate with the mission and vision of the school. Further information and details are available from Dr. Gary Gruber. E-mail Web site:


MINISTER OF MUSIC -- Church of the Epiphany, a vibrant Roman Catholic parish of 1,900 families, is seeking a full-time Minister of Music. A master’s degree in Music is required with formal training and/or experience in voice, organ, piano, choral directing and liturgy essential. This position should engage all ages in a parish-wide music program, be open to an eclectic repertoire and be flexible and pastoral in management style. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a competitive benefits package. Send cover letter, resume and three references to Church of the Epiphany, Attention: Music Minister Search Committee, 11000 Smoketree Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23236 or e-mail them to Deadline for submitting resumes is May 15th. For further details about this position and our parish, please visit our web site at

PASTORAL MINISTER of Music and Liturgy. The Paulist Center, Boston, MA. A progressive, active, inclusive intentional Roman Catholic Community in downtown Boston seeks full-time Minister of Music and Liturgy. Music responsibilities: coordinate active program for liturgies; provide direction for several music groups; instrumentalists and cantors. Liturgy responsibilities: coordinate liturgical ministries; planning liturgies with pastoral staff and lay ministers. Salary commensurate with experience. Available August, 2006. Please send letter, resume and references to Director, The Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108. Phone: (617) 742-4460. Fax: (617) 720-5756. E-mail:

LITURGY & MUSIC COORDINATOR at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Individual works with Worship Commission to develop policy and coordinate all aspects of parish liturgies, including training and scheduling of all ministers. STA is a vibrant faith community of 550 resident families and 1,200 college students. Required: Practicing Catholic with Master’s degree in appropriate area. Proficiency in vocal, keyboard or instrumental music. Send resume to: Rev. Everett Hemann, 2210 Lincoln Way, Ames IA 50014-7184; (515) 292-3810.


HOLY FAMILY Catholic Church in Saint Petersburg, FL is seeking candidates for their Support Services Manager (parish manager/administrator) position that will become available June 1, 2006. The position involves parish administration, finance, facilities, and human resource management. Candidates must be persons of Catholic faith with an administrative background and understanding of and appreciation for Church organizational structure and ministry. A Bachelors degree in business or related field is required along with 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in managing complex organizations. Computer literacy, excellent communications, and human relations skills are required. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted as soon as possible to Thomas P. Schroeder, LDCS (Leadership Dynamics in a Church Setting), PO Box 6023, Clearwater, FL 33766-6023.


CATHOLIC DOCTORS -- Urgent need for Catholic Doctors to serve at Mission hospitals and clinics in Africa and Latin America. Mission Doctors Association has supported the work of US Catholic doctors serving around the world since 1959. Are you being called to serve? (213) 368-1875. E-mail: Web site:

LAY MISSION IN KENYA: We are looking for: 1) a candidate with Business and Marketing skills to serve in the Women's Promotion Center in a slum area of Nairobi and 2) a candidate to work with AIDS ministry in the same Nairobi slum area. Our lay missioners are part of a pastoral team serving the area. For more information, visit our web site, and/or give us a call at: (708) 588-1602. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL

LAY MISSION IN PERU and Guatemala: We are looking for: 1) three or four candidates for a new lay mission team in the Peten region of Guatemala 2) and two candidates to join our lay mission team in Alto Trujillo, Peru. For more information, visit our web site, and/or give us a call at: (708) 588-1602. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL.


DIOCESE OF LANSING, Mich., has a growing number of parish openings for qualified directors of religious education, coordinators of youth ministry, directors of adult faith formation, and RCIA directors. Diocesan salary guidelines. Good benefits. Supportive diocesan staff. For application materials contact: Michael Andrews, 300 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI, 48933. (517) 342-2484. E-mail:


PRINCIPAL -- St. Ann Catholic School Pre-K-8 of Naples, FL is accepting applications for principal for the 2006-07 school year. Applicants must have experience and be practicing Catholics with a Master’s Degree in School Administration and/or Educational Leadership. Send letter of intent and resume by May 1 to Rosemary Bratton, Superintendent, Diocese of Venice, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285.

PRINCIPAL -- Saint Joseph Academy, a Catholic school serving students in grades 7-12, is searching for a dedicated and energetic Catholic academic leader to serve as Principal starting on July 1, 2006. Operated under the President and Principal model of administration, the Principal serves as the Chief Operating Officer under the supervision of the President who is the Chief Executive Officer. All applicants must be practicing Catholics with proven teaching and administrative experience at the Catholic middle school/high school level; proven leadership skills, particularly in curricular areas; a master’s degree in education or administration (state certification is preferred). Salary will be commensurate with experience. Application deadline is April 19, 2006. Interested persons should send cover letter along with a resume, statement of educational philosophy, transcripts, and three references to Principal Search Committee, c/o Brother Charles Imbergamo, FMS, Saint Joseph Academy, 101 Saint Joseph Drive, Brownsville, Texas 78520. Phone: (956) 542-3581, ext. 317. E-mail: Web site:

PRINCIPAL -- A nationally recognized school, The David School, David, Kentucky is seeking a Principal for the 2006/2007 school year. In January 2006, the school served as backdrop for the PBS Frontline Documentary, “Country Boys”. The David School, a Christian mission school founded on Catholic Social Teachings, is located in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Applicants should be a practicing Christian with a commitment to providing quality educational programs to underprivileged youth. They must hold a master’s degree in education administration; have at least 3 years teaching and administration experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply: please e-mail your cover letter and curriculum vitae along with three professional references to: or mail to: Search Committee, The David School, PO Box 1, David, KY 41616. Web site:


HOLY TRINITY PARISH of Cheyenne, Wyoming is currently seeking a Director of Religious Education. The successful candidate will coordinate summer based grade school curriculum supplemented with half-day activity sessions, a Children’s Liturgy of the Word program, a junior and senior high program and assist with adult formation. Includes preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. This is a full time position with benefits and requires, preferably, a Masters in Theology, Religious Education or Religious Studies, an equivalent degree in a related field or equivalent training and experience. Interested candidates should send a resume with references to Father Thomas E. Cronkleton, Jr., Church of the Holy Trinity, 1836 Hot Springs, Cheyenne, WY 82001 or e-mail

ST. EDWARD CONFESSOR PARISH, Syosset, L.I., New York seeks additional Director of Religious Education to develop alternative program for non-parochial children grades 1 - 8. May begin as part-time and expand to full-time. Faith-filled, dynamic, creative, highly organized person, Master’s in Theology preferred. Send Curriculum Vitae to: Sr. Jackie Walsh, Mail: St. Edward Confessor R.C. Parish, 205 Jackson Avenue, Syosset, L.I., NY 11791 E-mail: Web site: More info: (516) 921-8030, ext. 134.

ALL SAINTS Catholic Newman Center, servicing Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, is seeking a Director of Religious Education to coordinate all religious education and sacramental preparation of youth. The successful candidate will demonstrate a welcoming attitude, knowledge to church teaching and a dedication to quality religious programming. Application deadline is 4/28/06. For more information, contact Kim Levenda at (480) 967-7823.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Large, dynamic Catholic parish in Pittsburg, California seeks Director of Religious Education. The Director will be responsible for a comprehensive religious education program and ensure the total faith formation of the parish for children, teens and adults and will plan, implement and staff all religious education programs, Sunday Children’s Liturgy of the Word and summer religious education programs as well as provide catechist training and parent sacramental meetings. Duties include the supervision of other Religious Education personnel; managing the Religious Education office, including budgeting and fund raising, recruitment and training of volunteers; planning programs, evaluating curricula and acting as a parish resource person in methods and some areas of theology. Qualified candidate will posses an MDiv/MA in Religious Studies or related field and three to five years of experience in the field as well as strong leadership and organization skills and a collaborative attitude. This is a twelve month position with a full benefits package. All applications and resumes must be returned by June 30, 2006. Selected applicant would need to be available to begin work on August, 15, 2006. For an application, please contact Yvette at: (925) 432-6404 ext 12 or


WORKSHOP AND RETREAT PRESENTER -- RENEW International, a non-profit Roman Catholic organization that fosters spiritual renewal, evangelization, and the transformation of the world through parish-based small Christian communities is currently searching for a full time Experienced Workshop and Retreat Presenter in their Plainfield, NJ office. Main responsibility will be to present the various workshops and retreats associated with the implementation of RENEW’s latest initiative, Why Catholic?, and to provide pastoring and consultation to parish and diocesan representatives in an effort to assure the overall success of the program and to establish long term relationships. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a solid knowledge and understanding of Catholic theology and faith, as well as possess extremely strong interpersonal and presentation skills with ability to work independently and under general supervision to achieve assigned objectives. Must present and communicate with enthusiasm and energy and have the ability to create reports, presentations, and correspondence. Ability to travel extensively (up to 50%) by both road and air including weekend travel and working evenings. Must possess strong computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and experience with databases. Bachelor Degree required. Master Degree preferred. If interested in joining our strong faith community in an excellent work environment, please e-mail, fax or mail your resume to (Please include salary history and 2 letters of recommendation): RENEW International, Attention: Maria Cordova, 1232 George Street, Plainfield, NJ 07062. Fax: (908)769-5660 or e-mail to Web site:


CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL seeks a Religion teacher for the 2006-2007 school year. Must have a BA or Masters degree in Theology/Religious Studies and experience in liturgy planning. Send resumes with references to: Margaret Mauro, Cathedral Catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130 or fax : (858) 523-4093. No phone calls please.


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, rural, coastal and southern 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.

HAVE YOU DREAMED of bringing together your passion for ministry with young people and a love for the beach? If so, here’s a great opportunity for you! Two parishes along the Delaware coast, St. Ann in Bethany Beach and St. Edmond in Rehoboth, wish to hire a full-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry to work in both parishes. The communities are seeking a dynamic, experienced leader who will help both communities better minister to the needs of young people in the beach region. The scope of ministry includes coordination of parish services for junior high and high school members and includes both gathered and non-gathered activities for youth in parish, social, community, family, and educational settings. This is an exciting opportunity for someone seeking a challenge (and life at the beach!) Candidate should be a practicing Catholic in good standing committed to the principles of the USCCB’s statement Renewing the Vision, have completed or be nearing completion of a master’s degree in religious education or theology and/or national Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from the Center for Ministry Development or its equivalent. Experience with multi-parish ministry a plus. Salary and benefits commensurate with diocesan scale. Send resume by May 15, 2006 to Catholic Youth Ministry, Diocese of Wilmington, 1626 N. Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 or e-mail your resume to:

PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST Catholic Church with 900 families and a new Parish Life Center in Pawleys Island, SC is seeking a Youth Minister to sponsor and plan activities that promote the full and active participation of youth and young adults in the life and mission of the Catholic Christian community. The successful candidate has a bachelors degree with experience; Masters degree preferred; excellent communication/organization skills to work with youth, parents, volunteers, parish committees and staff. Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time position with benefits is available July 1, 2006. Send resume with cover letter including salary requirements to Youth Minister, Precious Blood of Christ, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or e-mail to: Subject: youth minister position.

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