National Catholic Reporter

Updated May 5, 2006

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HISPANIC MINISTRY CONFERENCE, May 8-11, 2006-Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House. For people responsible for Hispanic Ministry in the Church. The topics will be cultural awareness, immigration and pastoral strategies We hope that it will be an opportunity to train for the challenge of Hispanic Ministry that awaits us all. Box 1390, Lake Dallas, Texas 75065-1390. Phone: (940) 321 6020. Fax: (940) 321 6040. Web site:


COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY. Rev. Edward Lambro, PhD, CCMHC. Sensitive to the unique treatment issues and privacy needs of clergy, religious sisters and brothers. Northern New Jersey. Phone: (973) 345-8410.


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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

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:

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:


MORADA DE LAS ROSAS Spiritual Retreat in San Ysidro, New Mexico 87053. Special: religious only. Ten day private retreat $285. (505) 834-7437. E-mail:

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:

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:

ZEN SPIRIT CHRISTIAN SPIRIT -- St. Ignatius Retreat House, Manhasset, NY 11030. Two - Six-Day Retreats: June 16-22, August 4-10, 2006. Zen practice integrating Christian life, prayer and liturgy, Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., Roshi. Inquiries: (516) 621-8300 or (212) 831-5710. E-mail:


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

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.

SABBATICAL ON THE HUDSON -- Do you long to be renewed in body, mind, and spirit in order to respond to the challenges and invitations of your life? Consider a sabbatical at Mariandale, September 25 - November 6 or January 4 - February 15. Three weeks, $1350; six weeks, $2600. Fee includes room, board, two wellness services and spiritual direction. Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, Ossining, New York. Phone: (914) 941-4455. Web site:

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:

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


CHOOSE FROM THREE WORKSHOPS or retreats to foster healing/wholeness in your community: HEALING YOUR HURTS -- A New Look at Forgiving and Healthy Alternatives to Forgiving or “DON’T LEAVE ME!” Healing Our Primal Wound-Fear of Abandonment or WHEN THERE IS NO REPENTANCE -- Healing Institutional and Systemic Wounds. Led by Gary Egeberg, author, spiritual guide, and former prison chaplain. Egeberg’s work praised by Michael Leach, Virginia Froehle, Thomas Hart, Bridget Mary Meehan, Bill Huebsch and others. “See my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing” (Rabindranath Tagore). For more information or to schedule an event at your location, contact: Gary, (952) 888-2560. E-mail:


Employment Opportunities


THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA, a four year Catholic Benedictine College, invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Campus Ministry. The Coordinator provides leadership, vision, and direction for the overall development and implementation of all Campus Ministry programs. A Bachelor’s degree and experience in ministry is required. Master’s preferred. 10 month per year position with start date of August 15th. Apply on-line at AA/EOE

CAMPUS MINISTER -- University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Exciting opportunity to serve as on-campus leader to Catholic students on a beautiful university campus with a well-established campus ministry presence. 10-month/year position. Position organizes faith formation and liturgical/worship opportunities; coordinates pastoral plan for evangelization; develops Catholic educational programs, including lectures and retreats. Qualifications include: MA in Theology or equivalent; competence in nurturing a Catholic faith community; successful work experience with young adults; commitment to ecumenical relationships. Qualified layperson or priest encouraged to apply. Compensation includes benefits, housing, and utilities for 12 months, salary for 10 months. Send resume to John Hale at Diocese of Stockton, 1105 North Lincoln St., Stockton, CA 95203 or e-mail to

CAMPUS MINISTER -- Sacred Heart University seeks a Director of Campus Ministry to coordinate the work of the Campus Ministry team in building the University's commitment to a vibrant worship life, faith formation and responsiveness to social justice needs in light of Catholic social teaching. The director must be able to articulate the pastoral and prophetic mission of the University's Campus Ministry program to internal and external audiences. Requirements: Experience in ministry to young adults in a higher education setting, strong administrative skills, and at least 5 years supervisory experience required. Creativity, initiative, the ability to work collaboratively, and superior interpersonal and communications skills are a must. Experience in a Catholic college setting is preferred. A Ph.D. is desirable but not required. Sacred Heart University seeks an individual who understands, respects and can contribute to its mission. Successful candidates will value the University's Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and support its commitment to community service, strategic planning, interfaith understanding and the intellectual and ethical development of all students. Additional Information: For information on the University's history, mission and campus ministry program, visit the University website at: Applications must include a resume, names and phone numbers of three references, and a letter of interest indicating relevant qualifications, salary requirements, and a statement of how the candidate will contribute to the fulfillment of the University's mission. Please apply online at Sacred Heart University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

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:


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- Instituto Fe y Vida seeks an experienced professional to serve as chief development officer. Fe y Vida trains people to minister to Roman Catholic Hispanic youth and jovenes, and has published the only Catholic Bible in Spanish for youth and young adults. The Instituto seeks to diversify its advancement effort which has relied heavily upon grants for the past twelve years. Familiarity with ministry in and the structure of the Catholic Church is essential. Spanish language skills are desirable. The successful applicant will be assisted in relocating to the Stockton area. Applicants must submit a letter outlining their qualifications and the reasons for their interest in the position. Letters must be accompanied by a resume and a list of at least three professional references. All applications will be held in confidence. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin May 15. Send all materials to: Dr. Carmen Cervantes, Executive Director, Instituto Fe y Vida, 1737 W. Benjamin Holt, Stockton, CA 95207, or submit by e-mail to: Web site:


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.

PASTORAL DIRECTOR -- St. Andrew the Apostle, a large well established suburban parish in Chandler, AZ is looking to fill immediately the key management position of Pastoral Director. The individual will work in close collaboration with the Pastor and staff to address the pastoral and administrative needs of the parish. Primary responsibilities will include overseeing the various parish ministries and administrative activities, program development, long and short range planning for both ministerial and financial/facilities needs, and staff supervision, training and related HR functions. Prospective applicants shall have a Masters Degree in Pastoral Administration or related disciplines, excellent communication and personnel management skills and a minimum of five years of supervisor experience in a parish or not for profit setting. Send letter of interest including salary requirements and resume to: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Faith Community, Search Committee, 3450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ, 85226 or E-mail:

THE FRANCISCAN CENTER for Social Concern (FCSC) at St. Bonaventure University is seeking a new Director. The Center seeks to encourage in all members of the University community a yearning for justice and peace, a greater respect for life and a deeper reverence for creation. The director’s primary responsibilities include promoting justice education and awareness, encouraging service learning and raising advocacy awareness on behalf of the poor, marginalized, and excluded in Church and society. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach Catholic Social Teaching as well as related justice education courses. Preference will be given to a candidate with a terminal degree in a related field and is familiar with the Franciscan intellectual-spiritual tradition. There is the possibility of a joint appointment to an appropriate department. The Director of the Center will be expected to work in close collaboration with faculty and staff, and in particular, the University Ministries staff and the Director of The Journey Project which promotes service learning and the theological exploration of vocation. The Director of the FCSC reports to the VP for the Franciscan Mission. The position is available July 1, 2006. The application deadline is May 31, 2006. EOE. Applications should be sent to David Blake, OFM, Franciscan Center for Social Concern, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York 14778 or by e-mail to:

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH -- Xavier Parish is seeking a Director for our Outreach Mission. The role of the Director is to coordinate and supervise all the various aspects of our Mission activities: the men’s shelter, the food pantry, EOP, the Adult Ed/ESL program, the Welcome Table. The Director will have experience in social service work, with familiarity of the New York networks that will assist him/her to minister with sensitivity to persons who are homeless, hungry or in financial difficulty. Donor management, fundraising, and financial planning with the help of the Parish Finance Committee are necessary components of the position. Supervisory skills and an ability at working collaboratively will aid in managing the many coordinators and volunteers who assist in the maintenance of these programs. As a member of the Pastoral Council, the Director is part of the parish leadership team. The successful candidate will have professional credentials at the Master’s level in ministry or social work, with the ability to work from a faith-based perspective in an ecumenical setting. Compensation is competitive and full benefits are included. Resumes may be sent by regular mail, fax, or e-mail. The Church of St. Francis Xavier, 55 W. 15th St., New York, NY 10011. Fax: (212) 675-6997. E-mail:


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:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Presentation Retreat & Conference Center in Los Gatos, CA seeks a leader with strong administrative skills and a keen sense of hospitality. This position is responsible for administrative and financial oversight, planning, and management of all aspects of the Center. Qualifications: BA/MA; 3-5 years experience in nonprofit, church or educational organizations; demonstrated administrative and planning skills; financial management, fundraising and board experience; strong interpersonal and communication skills. F/T, benefits, housing optional. Salary DOE. Send cover letter, resume and salary history by May 31st to: Sister Rosina Conrotto, PBVM, Presentation Center Search Committee, 281 Masonic Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118. E-mail: Web site:


PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR FAITH FORMATION -- St. Francis of Assisi (Burien, WA-10 minutes from Seattle) seeks a full-time 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


PASTORAL ASSISTANT for Liturgy and Music-All Saints Parish: Joyous large parish in Puyallup, Washington seeks a full-time Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy and Music. Skills desired: Working with volunteers, music and communication. Strong salary and benefits. Contact by May 31, Eric Paige, All Saints, 204 6th Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371. Fax: (253) 845-3105.


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:


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. Phone: (517) 342-2484. E-mail:


CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MINISTRY seeks a pastoral minister to join our staff beginning in August, 2006. Creighton is a Catholic Jesuit University in Omaha, Nebraska, serving approximately 6,700 students. The ideal candidate will be energetic, dynamic, and familiar with Catholic, Jesuit educational settings and Ignatian spirituality. The candidate should have ministry experience and enjoy working with young adults in their faith formation. Send a current resume and letter of interest to Laura A. Weber, Ph.D., Director, Campus Ministry, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE for Community Outreach-St. Joseph, a 1200 family Jesuit parish and school in Seattle seeks to develop its parishioners faith through service to the parish and our community. The successful candidate will collaborate well, and must have a college degree, experience in parish ministry energizing the faithful, and be an active member of a Catholic faith community. Candidates should be familiar with Jesuit spirituality, needs of seniors and the homebound, understand spiritual gifts, and enjoy celebrations. Request application materials from Greg McNabb at or by calling: (206) 324-2522 x108. Position open until filled.


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:

PRINCIPAL POSITION -- Basilica School of St. Paul, Daytona Beach. The newly-designated Basilica School of St. Paul, founded in l925 and located in Daytona Beach, Florida, challenges students to be creative and critical thinkers within an academic environment of excellence in which each student is called to recognize his/her responsibilities to God, to himself/herself and to his/her fellow human beings. The school serves 192 students in grades Pre-K to eight and is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. Applications for a faith-filled, energetic, dynamic educator to serve as Principal beginning July 2006 are currently being accepted. Candidates must be practicing Catholics committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership and preferably have three to five years of experience in Catholic school administration. The candidate must be eligible to receive Florida teaching certification. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, please forward a resume to: Dr. Harry V. Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800 as soon as possible.

PRINCIPAL POSITION -- St. Joseph Parish School, located in beautiful Lakeland, Florida, challenges each student to achieve academic excellence, to embrace the Gospel message and to make a difference in the school, the community and the world. The school serves 244 students in Pre-K to eighth grade and is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. Applications for a faith-filled, dedicated educator to serve as Principal beginning July 2006 are currently being accepted. Candidates must be practicing Catholics committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership and preferably have three to five years of experience in Catholic school administration. The candidate must be eligible to receive Florida certification. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, please forward a resume to: Dr. Harry V. Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800 as soon as possible.


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:


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 possess 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

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- St. Joseph, a 1200 family Jesuit parish and school in Seattle, seeks an experienced person to develop and direct creative faith formation programs for families in collaboration with the pastoral team. The successful candidate must have a degree in Theology or Religious Education, and be an active member of a Roman Catholic faith community. Candidates should have five years experience in parish ministry energizing our faith, and be familiar with Whole Family Catechesis and Jesuit spirituality. Request application materials from Greg McNabb at or by calling: (206) 324-2522 x108. Position open until filled.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- The Church of St. John the Beloved, a 1,400-family parish located outside of Charleston, SC, is seeking a full-time Director of Religious Education. As a member of the pastoral staff, this position includes faith formation for Pre-K to grade five, sacramental preparation for Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Adult formation, Catechist formation and collaboration with the administration and teaching staff of the parish school. Master’s degree and experience preferred. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Please send resume to: DRE Search Committee, 28 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483. Fax: (843) 873-1431.


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT for Instructional Services. The Catholic Diocese in Richmond Virginia seeks an exceptional educational leader in the area of curriculum design, research based instruction, professional development and accreditation. The successful candidate must have a current research knowledge and a working understanding in all areas of responsibility. In addition he/she must possess an understanding of Catholic school leadership, have exemplary communication and relational skills, and possess a minimum of a masters degree in education, curriculum or education administration. Prior Catholic school leadership experience is preferred. Candidates must be Catholics in good standing. Salary is commensurate with experience. To receive an application, send a letter of inquiry and resume to Dot Mahanes, Director of Human Resources, Catholic Diocese of Richmond 811 Cathedral Place Richmond, Va. 23112. Application deadline: May 30, 2006.


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTER -- Christ Our King Catholic Church located in Mt Pleasant, near Charleston, South Carolina, is seeking a full-time High School Youth Minister. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic who is able to continue to implement “Renewing the Vision of Youth Ministry” within our community of 2500 families. The candidate must have a minimum of three years experience in Youth Ministry. A degree in a related field is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and degree. Position is available July 1, 2006. Your resume with references to be submitted, by Friday, May 12, 2006 to: Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1149 Russell Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, or by e-mail to:

POSITION AVAILABLE for a Director of Youth Ministry and Middle School/Confirmation Religious Education Programs, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Newton, MA. Applicants should possess a bachelors degree in a discipline related to youth ministry and/or Catholic religious education with certification in a recognized youth ministry formation program. Preference given to applicants with at least 3-5 years previous experience in religious education and youth ministry. Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Attention: Youth Minister Search Committee, 573 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458.

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; must be a practicing Catholic in good standing; 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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