National Catholic Reporter

Updated June 16, 2006

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FREE SCRIPTURE RESOURCE -- To celebrate its first anniversary, “Sunday BibleTalk” with Elizabeth-Anne Stewart is offering free year long subscriptions between June-August, 2006. E-mail: Web site:

PERSONS INTERESTED in forming an Eastern Orthodox/Catholic Liturgical prayer group in Southwest Houston, please e-mail Father Archpriest Clifton Ransom: Visit our website:


SALESIAN SPIRITUALITY RESOURCES -- or phone for a catalogue: 1-800-782-2270.


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


MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. Web site:

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SOME (So Others Might Eat) is a 35 year-old nonprofit organization serving the poor and homeless of the nation’s capital. The mission of SOME is to provide direct services, such as food, clothing and health care, but also to help break the cycle of poverty through affordable housing, job training and addiction treatment and mental health services. SOME seeks a Director of Development with a proven record to coordinate and support the development team’s work, including special events, community outreach, grant writing and communications. The Director will also implement fundraising activities to cultivate major gifts to support our affordable housing goals. Requires four year degree, at least five years of fundraising experience, including two years of supervisory/management experience as well as excellent leadership, oral, written and public speaking skills. Prefer experience in major gifts. Salary competitive. Excellent benefits. Resume and cover letter to: Or fax: (202) 265-3849. For more information on SOME:

Homilies -- Missions -- Retreats

PURELY MOTIVATED: Highly skilled, experienced, updated preaching; expenses only. (800) 483-1999. E-mail:


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:


SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE -- ”Dancing in the Darkness.” Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal on living with hope in “dark” times. August 3-6. Hilton Durham, NC. Presentations, prayer, community, resources. DeSales Resources and Ministries: 1-800-782-2270 or

Real Estate

SEVEN-PLUS ACRE Lot For Sale near Ave Maria University Naples, Florida Last 7.2 acre lot of vacant land available in Golden Gate Estates near the new Ave Maria Univ. Partially cleared, subdividable to three lots. Beautiful assortment of mature Palm and Pine trees. O SW 9th St.. $780,000 Call 312-643-1848 or e-mail: Buyers only, no agents.

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:

ENTERING INTO THE HEART OF ST. PAUL -- August. 1-8, 2006, Presented by Bishop Remi DeRoo and Pearl Gervais. Retreatants will focus on the spiritual itinerary of Paul, through his conversion experience and growth in identity with the Risen Lord. Travel with Paul on this journey and be renewed. To register: Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868, (714) 744-3175 ext. 4409. E-mail: Web site:

EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Acclaimed authors Robert Blair Kaiser and Margaret Starbird will each direct a weekend a small group retreat at Evensong in October 2006. See or call (800) 455-0247.

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

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.

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:

ECO-SPIRITUALITY SABBATICAL: Three month Inn-Terra program provides a contemplative time of reflection with earth’s story and our story. August 19-November 15, 2006. Come for the first month or all three months. Speakers include Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC and Marya Grathwohl, OSF. Enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. Pray with the Benedictine women’s community. Entire program: $5200. Monastery of St. Gertrude. 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, ID 83522. (208) 962-3224. E-mail: Web site:

SABBATICAL IN THE GARDEN OF IRELAND -- An Tairseach Dominican Farm & Ecology Centre, overlooking the Irish Sea in County Wicklow, is running a 10-week Sabbatical Programme entitled ‘Exploring Spirituality in the context of: An Expanding Universe, An Endangered Earth and The Christian Tradition’. September 10th - November 17th 2006 AND March 18th - May 25th 2007. The contents of the course will include theology and scripture, the wisdom of the mystics and of the Celtic tradition as well as of modern science and exposure to the natural world. Contact: Sr. Marian O’Sullivan. Phone: 353-404-61833. E-mail: 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:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. E-mail:

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:


WOMENWALKERS TRAVEL presents an amazing hiking/eco tour of Israel for women. An intimate group of 15 will hike, bike, travel by camel, sleep in Bedouin tents, enjoy Druze hospitality and visit the most incredible nature reserves, waterfalls, desert canyons on earth. For details: (888) 340-3867 E-mail: Web site:


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. 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. Web site:


Employment Opportunities


ADMINISTRATOR/DEVELOPMENT: St. Ignatius, Martyr seeks qualified person for Parish Business Administrator position. Position involves parish administration, finances, facilities, human resource management and development. Must be Catholic in good standing with an administrative background, understanding and appreciation of church organizational structure and ministry. BA or MA in business administration along with experience in administration, in managing complex organizations and institutional development required. Computer literacy, excellent communication skills, collaborative, human resources skills required. Bi-lingual is helpful. Position open until suitable candidate found. Send cover letters, resumes and references to Fr. Joe Tomei, CSC, 2309 Euclid Ave. Austin, TX 78704. E-mail:


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUALITY -- The Grand Rapids Dominicans are seeking an Associate Director of Spirituality. Candidate will coordinate and facilitate two-year spiritual direction practicum and related activities; develop and implement general spirituality programming schedule and services. We are looking for energetic team member who will work for both off site and on site spirituality programs. Start date of August 1, 2006. Send resume and salary requirements to: Richard L. Jones, PHR, Director of Human Resources, Grand Rapids Dominicans, Dominican Center at Marywood, 2025 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids MI 49503. E-mail:


UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CENTER at UCLA, of the LA Archdiocese, seeks Catholic full-time Campus Minister (Education and Faith Development). Minimum two years experience in university campus ministry or related field, ideally in multicultural interfaith sensitive environment. BA required, track to MA preferred. Responsibilities include plan/facilitate RCIA and confirmation programs, advise/staff coordinator for retreats and educational/formation programming, mentor student leadership, work as part of collegial campus ministry team. Send resumes to: HR, 3424 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010. Phone: (213) 637-7242. Fax: (213) 637-6242. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTERS -- Diocese of Richmond, Va., has several positions available for priests, religious or laypersons. Pastoral experience and CCMA certification (or a commitment to work toward it) required. For further information, position descriptions, applications contact: Diane M. Guy, SND, Diocesan Director, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. E-mail:

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MINISTER -- St. Thomas More University Parish serving the students, faculty and staff of Bowling Green State University is looking to fill a position in Campus Ministry. This full-time, 12-month position oversees the coordination and development of the Newman Club student leaders. The position also coordinates and empowers student leaders in initiatives of outreach to the university. Additionally the campus minister organizes faith formation and social justice opportunities for students at large. Requirements: Preferred MA in Theology or related field and some experience. Familiar with the US Bishop’s document Empowered By the Spirit and the necessary components of campus ministry. The candidate should be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. Compensation: Salary commensurate to education and experience. Health benefits included. On-site housing will be available with compensation package. Start date: August 1, 2006. Send resume and cover letter by June 30, 2006 to: Search Committee, c/o Fr. Michael Dandurand, St. Thomas More University Parish, 425 Thurstin Ave., Bowling Green, OH 43402-1901.


CATECHETICAL POSITION: St. Pius X, a mid-size parish in Aurora, CO (Denver suburb) seeks a Pastoral Assistant for Catechesis, a managerial position of responsibility for all catechesis and all sacramental preparation for all ages in both English and Spanish. Qualifications: fully bilingual in English and Spanish, able to work effectively with both cultures, have or be working towards a Master’s Degree in Theology/Catechesis or related field and be experienced in catechetical ministry. $45,000/yr. plus benefits. Contact: Father Stephen Adams, 303-364-7435,


COORDINATOR OF EVANGELIZATION for Young Adult and Youth Ministry. St. Mark Parish in Catonsville, Maryland has opened a search for this newly created position. The Coordinator will design and lead programs to address the faith formation needs of the young adults (ages 18-30) and youth (Grades 6-12), in order to welcome and engage young people fully and wholeheartedly into the life of the parish. Some of the specific responsibilities would include a new outreach to all the young adults of the parish, the recruitment and supervision of volunteers, the preparation process for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and the coordination of the parish catechetical programs for Grades 6, 7, 8. The ideal candidate should have a degree in Religious Studies, Theology, or Religious Education, and four to five years experience working in a parish. Send resume and salary requirements to: Rev. Christopher J. Whatley, Pastor, St. Mark Church, 30 Melvin Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. E-Mail: Web site:


DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR -- St. Louis King of France Catholic Parish and School. A full-time position to provide professional development leadership to a large Catholic parish and school. Candidate is committed to and supports the missions of both the church and school. Requirements are: Proven experience in public relations, marketing, stewardship, capital campaigns, grant writing, fundraising and plan giving; Successful organizing and implementing experience in relation to annual giving campaigns, special gifts programs, alumni and student recruitment; Superior oral and written communication skills; Strong qualities of initiative and organization; Effective relationship and motivational skills with regard to colleagues, volunteers and potential donors; Proven ability to oversee multiple projects with attention to detail. Interested candidates please contact: or by fax (512) 454-7252 and include resume, education, and references.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School seeks nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Executive Director. St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School, located in Thoreau, New Mexico, is a private, Catholic agency providing the people of the Eastern Navajo Reservation the opportunity to develop self-sufficiency through education, employment and outreach services that make available food, water and clothing, as well as other social services. The organization includes an accredited K-8 school that serves over 200 children and an Outreach program provides water, food, clothing, home visits and repairs. Our client desires to attract an experienced and dedicated Executive Director who will be responsible for the leadership and day-to-day operation of the Mission. The successful candidate will formulate and carry-out the policies and objectives formulated by the Board of Trustees, to which the position reports. The position demands a strong leader who is diplomatic and an excellent communicator. The successful candidate should be knowledgeable in both educational and social service environments and preferably have experience working in a faith-based organization and posses a Bachelor’s Degree in education and/or social services; a MBA would be a plus. The individual must be skilled in human relations matters, particularly in the training, development and retention of staff. Fundraising experience is also important. Resume and letter of interest should be submitted to: Lily Montesanti, Trinity Executive Partnership, “Your Catholic Connection”. Phone: (708) 531-0100. Fax: (708) 947-9075. E-mail:


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER -- The sisters of the Presentation with offices in San Francisco are seeking to hire a CFO. The position is full-time with responsibilities of administering the community assets, financial planning, investment management, property management, insurance and accounting. A candidate must have an MBA, CPA or equivalent, and a minimum of five years experience as a CFO. The deadline for applications is June 26, 2006 or when position is filled. Send as Word attachments: cover letter, resume and current salary to: Sister Virginia Espinal at:


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION for Adults-Our Lady of the Americas, 1,000-family bilingual parish. Full-time, available immediately. Responsibilities: designs, develops, directs and evaluates catechetical program for adults in English and Spanish. Provides leadership to assist parish community in building solid foundation for spirituality and Christian living. Qualifications: degree in theology, education or related field. Experience desired. Bilingual required. Inquiries or resumes to: Fr. Kevin Cameron, Our Lady of the Americas, 1271 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316. E-mail:

FAITH FORMATION COORDINATOR at Holy Redeemer, Marshall, MN. Full-time position with benefits. Responsibilities: Faith Formation K-8 including first Reconciliation and Eucharist, intergenerational faith formation, baptism preparation and RCIA. Qualifications: degree in theology, education or related field. Experience desired. Application deadline: June 23. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Church, c/o Leo, 503 W Lyon, Marshall, MN 56258. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS FORMATION for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. The responsibilities include overseeing the religion curriculum and instruction in the schools; providing professional development for all teachers and administrators; ensuring the certification of the religion teachers. The candidate should have the ability to communicate with diverse populations, to organize programs, to formulate and to monitor a budget. Experience: A master’s degree in religious education and at least three years working in a diocese or a Catholic School. Application deadline, Friday, June 30, 2006. Please send resume to Reverend James F. Hawker 1123 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203-4003. For a copy of the Job Description e-mail:

DIRECTOR OF ADULT FAITH FORMATION: St. Ignatius, Martyr seeks person to work in faith formation for adults of all ages. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting Renewal and RCIA; collaborate with the Pastoral Associate, DRE and Youth Minister and RCIA for Children coordinators; oversee Bible Study and Young Adult Ministry Formation. Be collaborative, organized, dynamic; good communication and leadership skills, bilingual, Catholic in good standing with BA or MA in Religious Studies, Theology or Pastoral Ministry. Experience in Adult Formation and sacramental preparation. Send cover letter, resume and references to Fr. Joe Tomei, CSC, 2309 Euclid Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. Phone: (512) 442-3602.

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- St. Jude Parish has a position open for a full-time Director of Faith Formation. Responsibilities include adult faith formation, oversight of overall Religious Education program (Grades one-12), work with RCIA and Confirmation teams, sacramental preparation, catechist training and teaching. Position includes some supervision of staff and volunteers. Applicants must be a practicing Catholic. Requires MA with experience in adult formation, religious education and pastoral work. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to: Search Committee, St. Jude Catholic Church, 50 Edgewood Road N.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405. E-mail:


STONE RIDGE SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART Bethesda, Maryland Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls (JK-12), coeducational (JK-K), enrolling 742 students. Founded in 1923 by the Society of the Sacred Heart the school is a member of a worldwide network of Sacred Heart schools with more than 23 schools and affiliates in the U.S. and 200 schools and colleges around the world. Central to the School's mission is the value it places on the development of the total person: it commits itself to building an environment characterized by seriousness of purpose, love of learning, creativity, beauty, and loving relationships. These elements are the basis for the five Goals of Sacred Heart Schools: a personal and active faith in God; a deep respect for intellectual values; a social awareness which impels to action; the building of community as a Christian value; and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. Stone Ridge is located on a 35-acre estate with outstanding facilities, including an academic building for the Upper School constructed in 1996, a new 7,000 square foot gymnasium complementing two existing gymnasiums, and outdoor tennis courts, playing fields and an aquatic center, completed in 2001. In 2003, space was enhanced for middle school assemblies and performance arts. An art atelier was opened in 2005 to support the School's growing fine arts program. While the majority of the Stone Ridge community is Roman Catholic, many students and faculty belong to other religious traditions. There is also diversity in the race, nationality, and culture of the students. The Board seeks a leader of proven experience committed to the educational and religious mission of the School and able to build unity among its various constituencies. He/she must be Catholic. The new Head of School is to begin July 2007. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current résumé, statement of educational philosophy, and list of six references including addresses and phone numbers in Word format to: John A. Bird or Deirdre A. Ling, Search Consultants, Educators' Collaborative, or


DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- St. Columbkille’s Parish in Papillion, Nebraska, a suburban parish of 2,600 families, is seeking a Director of Liturgy and Music. The applicant must be a person of faith with specialized credentials in liturgy and music. The Director is an integral member of the parish staff with responsibility for coordinating the planning, execution and celebration of all parish liturgies. A full job description is available upon request. The position is full-time with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resumes to: Fr. Damian Zuerlein, St. Columbkille’s Parish, 200 East 6th Street, Papillion, NE 68046. Phone: 402-339-3285. E-mail:

COORDINATOR OF LITURGY AND SPIRITUALITY -- Iona College Center for Campus Ministries. Responsible for: religious education, liturgy, and spirituality programs sponsored by the department; responding to specific faith development needs of the faculty and staff community; running retreats for young adults; directing the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults; facilitating Bible studies and interfaith prayer; working with the priest/chaplain to foster liturgical planning and education for weekly worship, as well as special campus masses and interfaith services. Education: Master’s degree in theology, ministry or religious education. At least two years experience working with young people. Specialized skills: collaborative team ministry; commitment to integrate faith programming with a strong peace and social justice focus of the department. AA/EOE. Please submit a cover letter and resume by June 20th, 2006 to: Mr. Carl Procario-Foley, Director, Iona College Center for Campus Ministries, 715 North, New Rochelle, NY 10801. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES -- Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, OH (Staffed by the Conventual Franciscans). Full-time position for Director of Music Ministries for National Shrine and Parish of 900 families located between Toledo and Columbus, Ohio. Responsibilities include: Weekday/Weekend liturgies, Shrine services, funerals and right of first refusal for weddings. Other responsibilities include: Directing 2 adult choirs, a children’s choir and co-directing a 100 voice Christmas Ecumenical Choir. Instruments in Basilica include a Reuter Pipe Organ and a Yamaha C-7 grand piano. Knowledge of Catholic liturgy, proficiency in organ, piano and vocal skills required. Salary is competitive and Diocesan benefits are available. Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay Street, Carey, OH 43316. Phone: (419) 396-7107. Fax: (419) 396-3355.

LITURGIST/MUSICIAN/CAMPUS MINISTER -- St. Thomas More University Parish serving the students, faculty and staff of Bowling Green State University seeks a full-time liturgist/musician/campus minister. Applicant background should include education and experience in the implementation of the vision of Vatican II Constitution on Sacred Liturgy and experience with enhancing the congregation’s participation and appreciation for all styles of church music. Responsibilities include: recruitment and training of liturgical ministers, training and preparation for music ministry, i.e. choir, instrumentalists and cantors. This is a full time, 12 month position. Requirements: Preferred MA degree in related field and some experience. Skills in piano, vocal performance and conducting ability are necessary. The candidate should be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. Compensation: Salary commensurate to education and experience; health benefits included. There is possible on-site housing available with compensation package. Start date: August 1, 2006. Send resume and cover letter by June 30, 2006 to: Search Committee, c/o Fr. Michael Dandurand, St. Thomas More University Parish, 425 Thurstin Ave., Bowling Green, OH 43402-1901.


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 MISSIONARIES -- Interested in serving overseas as a lay missionary for 3 years in the areas of education, nursing, administration, accounting, computers, technical trades, etc.? Lay Mission-Helpers Association provides training and support. Check out our website at

LAY MISSION IN KENYA: We are looking for: two candidates to serve in a slum area of Nairobi at a Women Promotion Project and with AIDS ministry. For more information, visit our website, 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: three or four candidates for a new lay mission team in the Peten region of Guatemala and two candidates to join our lay mission team in Alto Trujillo, Peru. For more information, visit our website, and/or give us a call at: (708) 588-1602. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL.


CATHOLIC DIOCESE of Beaumont, Texas openings: DIRECTOR OF HISPANIC MINISTRY, open Aug. 1, 2006; Letter of interest and resume due by June 30, 2006. DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP, open March, 2007. Letter of interest and resume due by Dec. 30, 2006. Refer to diocesan website: for more information.


DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL CARE -- Mercy Hospital Iowa City is seeking an experienced Director of Pastoral care to establish and maintains an effective relationship between Mercy Hospital and the ministerial community. Qualifications for this position include a graduate degree in education, theology, ethics, or related area preferred. Formal current preparation in theology, Christian ethics, Catholic social teachings and adult education. Clinical Pastoral Certification and NACC membership is desired. Minimum of five years demonstrated leadership in a mission related position. Experience in health care and knowledge of health care trends. Broad understanding of Catholic health care and the history and charisms of the sponsoring groups. Mercy offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including a cafeteria style benefits plan, matching 401(k) plan in addition to our defined pension program, vacation and sick pay, tuition reimbursement, free parking, and more. Equal Opportunity Employer. For immediate consideration or additional information on this position, please contact: Sarah Blomme, HR Recruiting Coordinator, Mercy Hospital, 500 E. Market St., Iowa City, IA 52245. Local calls: 339-3959; Toll Free calls: (888) 251-1674. E-mail: View this position or other Mercy career opportunities online at


BILINGUAL PASTORAL COORDINATOR -- Glenmary seeks a pastoral coordinator for Holy Family parish in Metter, GA to be appointed by the bishop to lead a small English speaking and a larger Spanish speaking community. The ministry includes ecumenical involvement, evangelization, justice and nurture of a missionary Catholic church. A master’s in theology or pastoral ministry is required, plus fluency in both Spanish and English and three years’ full-time experience in intercultural parish ministry, preferably in a rural Southern area. Send resume to Jay Gilchrist, Glenmary Home Missioners, 1312 5th Ave. N, Nashville TN 37208. E-mail:

PASTORAL TEAM MEMBER -- MACC, A National Catholic Institute for Pastoral Leadership and Language Studies in San Antonio, TX seeks a pastoral team member who can promote MACC’s mission of educating and empowering leaders for service in a multicultural Church and Society. The candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing. Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish and experience in multicultural pastoral ministry is required. An MA in Theology or its equivalent is preferred. Send resume: Mexican American Cultural Center, Attention: Human Resources Director, 3115 W. Ashby, San Antonio, TX 78228. Fax: (210) 732-9072 or


PARISH MINISTRY Position Available-Roncalli Newman Center serves the UW La Crosse students and staff, and 475 households, nurturing faith in a learning environment. We are accepting applications for a full time position, half time campus ministry and half time Youth Ministry. We seek a practicing Catholic with a B.A. in ministry or related field, young in spirit and able to relate to youth and young adults, with skills that include student-led program facilitation; group leadership; community building; and data base management. Position open until filled; interviews beginning mid-June. Share your faith and grow in your career in ministry. Send letter of intent, your resume and contact information for three references to Search Committee, Roncalli Newman Center, 1732 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.


PRESIDENT -- Holy Cross HS, Waterbury, CT. Chief administrator-spiritual leader of the school has primary responsibility for communicating the mission, history and strengths of the school to all constituencies; oversees organizational and operational well being of institution. Executive secretary to Board, without vote. When required, directs selection of the principal with Board ratification. Works closely with principal in a variety of administrative responsibilities. Responsible for the recruitment, hiring and evaluation of the advancement office personnel. Gives final approval to principal’s contracting of school personnel; signs all contractual agreements for the school, or delegates such authority to principal. 800 student, co-ed school; faculty of 90. Start: July 1, 2007. Requirements: Master’s Degree; five years experience in Catholic secondary administration; practicing Roman Catholic. Application process: Letter of interest with curriculum vitae by July 15, 2006 to: Thomas Dziekan, CSC, Brothers of Holy Cross, 85 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804.


ST. MARY’S, Breckenridge, Colorado seeks DRE, to lead community-based education. Responsibilities: adult and youth education, Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation formation. 3-plus years catechetical experience, related degree (Master’s preferred), desire to become active parish member. Bi-lingual preferred. Salary/benefits commensurate with qualifications; relocation assistance available. Contact: St. Mary’s, PO Box 2670, Frisco, CO 80443.

COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Vibrant community of 3,600-plus families, staffed by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, seeks Coordinator of Religious Education PreK-8. Master’s Degree in Religious Education or related field preferred. Some experience in faith formation and administration. Ability to coordinate and support numerous volunteers. Competitive salary and benefits. Anticipated starting date July 1, 2006. Send resume to: Sister Ann Lyons, fssj, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston,VA 20191 or e-mail:


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- Catholic Charities Diocesan Social Action Office, currently seeks a part-time (35 hours per week) Associate Director for our Summit County office, to direct the parish outreach and leadership training component of the Commission. Will Research, identify and analyze social justice issues within the context of Catholic Social Teaching to determine the impact of issues and formulate effective response. Requirements are: BA in social Work or related field and three to five years professional experience, fundraising experience (planning administrating, managing, budgeting), solid background in Roman Catholic Social Teaching and Roman Catholic Doctrine and commitment to consistent ethic of life and social mission of the Roman Catholic Church, excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills including comfort in conducting public speaking and good organizational skills with an attention to detail. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. For confidential consideration please send resume to: Attention: 89AD, Catholic Charities, 7911 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102. Fax: (216) 334-2914. E-mail: EOE/M/F/V/D.


YOUTH MINISTER -- Very progressive, inner city Catholic parish in Syracuse, NY seeks a Youth Minister. Call: (315) 475-7273 or e-mail:

AVE MARIA CATHOLIC CHURCH in Parker Colorado is seeking a Director of Young Adult/Youth Ministry. The general purpose of this position is to coordinate and oversee Young Adult/Youth Ministry programs from 6th through 12th grade levels and for young adults who have graduated from high school. The position will also require the coordination of the sacramental process of Confirmation. Education: Bachelors or Masters Degree in pastoral ministry, youth ministry, religious education, theology. This position will close August 1, 2006. A complete job description and application can be obtained in the parish office Monday-Thursday during business hours, or by e-mailing:

CATECHETICAL ASSOCIATE for Youth/Young Adult Ministry and Formation. Resources parish staffs in youth and young adult ministry and catechist formation and services. Masters degree preferred. Training and experience related to ministry area. Two years of diocesan or three years of parish experience required. Communication and presentation skills important. Knowledge and experience in technology, website management a plus. Must be a practicing Catholic. This is an Exempt full-time, position with excellent benefits. Hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some weekend and overtime required as needed. For Questions, Contact: Michael A. Svach, St. Charles Center, 402 S. Independence Blvd., Romeoville, IL 60446. Phone; (815) 834-4077. E-mail: Job description and application at

COORDINATOR OF HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY -- The Parish Community of St. Joseph, an 1800-family parish in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, MN is seeking qualified candidates for the full time position of Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry. Responsibilities include: Sunday night Life Teen program throughout the year; a confirmation program; youth retreats; summer mission trips and a peer ministry team. We seek a candidate who shows enthusiasm, will challenge youth, is energetic, creative, and has good relational skills with youth and their families. The candidate must not only lead in developing personal and communal prayer, learning to express faith in Jesus Christ and in Christian service but also work with the many volunteers now in place. The Parish has 12 ministers and one Priest/Pastor. Bachelors Degree in theology or religious studies (or related field) is required. Experience and /or graduate degree is desirable. Competitive salary with full benefits. Position is open August 1. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2006. To request a job description and application or to send a resume please contact: John Olson, Parish Community of St. Joseph, 8701-36th Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55427. Phone: (763) 544-3352. E-mail: For information about the parish go to:

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