National Catholic Reporter

Updated July 14, 2006

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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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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:

Photos Wanted

PHOTOS WANTED of Sisters at play and leisure for affectionate, gently humorous calendar Nuns Having Fun. Send photocopies of photos with full contact information to: Nuns Calendar, Photo Dept, Workman Publishing Co., 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-9555. We pay well for images that make it to publication. To see past calendars go to:


SPIRITUAL DIRECTION TRAINING PROGRAM begins Oct. 9-13, 2006. Consists of eight weekly sessions held quarterly over a two-year period (2006-2008). The program will be held at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center which is located on a beautiful 780-acre rural campus in Maple Mount, Kentucky. Participants receive intense training, practice and supervision. (270) 229-0200. E-mail: Visit:

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 retreat on our 2006-2007 schedule, Starbird in October, Kaiser in March. Phone: (800) 455-0247. Web site:

SACRED SCOTTISH ISLAND RETREATS: “Writing from Soul,” Sept. 25-Oct.2; “Soul Images: Inner and Outer Landscapes,” Oct 7-14. Inclusive retreat costs: $700-850. Oct 3-7, $50 per day. (877 ) 667-7682.

2006-2007 CATHOLIC WRITERS RETREATS, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona. The Soul Tells a Story ñ Oct. 27-30, 2006. This is a workshop for writers who seek a process that will release emotions, intuition, creativity and spiritual wisdom. Vinita Hampton Wright, presenter. Catholic Writers Session I ñ January 12-16, 2007; Catholic Writers Session II ñ Feb. 7-11, 2007. The seventh annual retreats provide unique opportunity for writers to share a common Catholic spiritual tradition, explore interests, concerns and challenges including the intricacies of the publishing process within the context of a Catholic community of writers. CATHOLIC POETS ñ Jan. 26-29, 2007. This retreat provides poets the opportunity to share many of the common struggles as well as an atmosphere that supports, honors and encourages the poetic muse. 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

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:

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: Website:

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: 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:


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


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, résumés and references to Fr. Joe Tomei, CSC, 2309 Euclid Ave. Austin, TX 78704. E-mail:


BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, in Orlando, FL is seeking candidates for their Support Services Manager (Parish Business Manager) position that becomes available July 1, 2006. The position involves parish administration, finance (bookkeeping), facilities, and human resource management. Candidates must be Catholic with an administrative background and have an understanding of and appreciation for Church organizational structure and ministry. A Bachelors degree in Business, Accounting, or related field is required along with 5 to 8 years of progressively responsible experience in managing complex non-profit organizations. Computer proficiency, excellent communications, and human relations skills are required. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Résumés and cover letters should be submitted as soon as possible to: Fr. Ron Gagne, M.S., Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 4545 Anderson Rd. Orlando, FL 32812. E-mail:


COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Are you called to Youth Ministry? Would you like to be part of a vibrant parish and work with a supportive team? Holy Family Parish in beautiful and historic Concord, MA seeks a confident and enthusiastic Coordinator of Youth Ministry who is ready to embrace this great opportunity. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the planning, implementation and evaluation of a parish program for youth in grades 6-12 that is consistent with the parish mission statement. The ideal candidate would be an active, mature Roman Catholic with a bachelor’s degree in a related field and experience working directly with youth. Computer skills and ability to work evenings and weekends required. Please forward your résumé to or CYM Search Committee, 55 Church Street, Concord, MA 01742. Phone: Mike Robichaud (978) 505-7056.

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:

THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON seeks an experienced Campus Minister to serve at Shepherd University located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Candidate will be an active practicing Catholic. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related field and CCMA certification or working toward it. This full time 12 month position oversees the development and coordination of a vibrant Catholic campus ministry program for students, faculty and staff at Shepherd University. The Diocese offers competitive salary and benefits package. Send résumé by July 21, 2006 to: Human Resources Office, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, 1300 Byron Street, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Fax: 304-233-4086. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTER -- Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal arts-based university serving people of all faiths. University Campus, Saint Leo, Florida, is currently recruiting a full-time team member with responsibilities in the following areas: mentor student chaplains, develop prayer and faith sharing experiences with students, train and coordinate liturgical ministries, (involvement in music ministry a plus), coordinate Spring Break Mission trips, etc. Experience: Master’s preferred in Pastoral Studies, Ministry or related area; BA with two-year ministry experience (JVC, Youth or Campus Ministry and/or internship). Submit letter of interest and résumé to Saint Leo University is and equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Visit: for more information.


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


NATIONAL ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR -- National Catholic association seeks tenacious, entrepreneurial, self-starter with two to four years experience to design and implement ambitious national fundraising strategy. Requires excellent speaking/writing skills and extensive travel. Send résumé, cover letter and salary requirements by Sept. 1 to: CCMA, NAD Search Committee, 1118 Pendleton Street, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or

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 résumé, 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. E-mail:

HOLY NAME OF JESUS -- a Catholic, Franciscan, multicultural parish, is looking for a Director of Parish Administration. Responsibilities include overseeing management of finances, human resources and facilities. Qualified candidate will have a degree in business administration or equivalent, understanding of church organization, supervisory and computer skills, and administrative experience. Please send résumé and cover letter by July 30, 2006 to: Fr. Francis Gunn, OFM, Holy Name Parish, 207 West 96th Street, New York, NY 10025. Or e-mail to:

PROGRAM DIRECTOR -- Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, a sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, 25 miles north of NYC, seeks full-time director to oversee all program development, scheduling, evaluation and analysis for fall 2006. Ideal candidate is enthusiastic, attentive to detail, progressive, organized, a good networker who can think creatively into the future and works well in teams and with a wide variety of people. Must be computer literate and have at least a college degree with background in spirituality and experience in retreat center work or adult spiritual development programs. Position requires flexibility to accommodate needs of the center, Saturdays and evenings often necessary. Application deadline August 15. Send cover letter, résumé with three references to Administrator, Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, 299 N. Highland Ave., Ossining, NY 10562. Web site:


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT -- The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Monroe, MI seeks an Executive Assistant to facilitate the work of the President and other officers; supervise and coordinate the work of other support staff; serve as the Congregation’s General Secretary; take the official minutes; coordinate correspondence and records. Qualifications: 5 to 10 years successful experience as an Executive Assistant to officers of a religious congregation, institute or corporation; 3 to 5 years successful supervisory experience; Understanding/appreciation of Roman Catholicism, particularly the religious life of women; BA required, MA preferred; Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; Demonstrated ability to: function as a team member in a collaborative environment; plan, organize and complete complex work with multiple interruptions; recognize relationships between events, information, persons and committees; maintain a high level of confidentiality; and adjust work hours to include some evenings and weekends. Proficient user of Microsoft Office. Submit cover letter, résumé and compensation history to Human Resources, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, MI 48162.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- National Catholic association seeks entrepreneurial, pastorally-minded administrator with three to five years experience to initiate and facilitate mission and long-range plan. Requires excellent speaking/writing skills, non-profit management and travel. Send résumé, cover letter and salary requirements by Aug. 15 to: CCMA, ED Search Committee, 1118 Pendleton Street, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or


DIRECTOR OF ADULT EDUCATION FORMATION -- A vibrant 5,000 family parish on Long Island immediately seeks a dynamic and creative full time person to join and interface closely with our Pastoral Team. Responsibilities include coordination of the RCIA process, Adult Confirmation Program and all aspects of Adult Faith Formation. Interested applicants should mail their résumé and salary requirements to: Adult Faith Formation Search Committee, Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 2 Indian Head Road, Commack New York 11725 or e-mail:

DIRECTOR OF ADULT FAITH FORMATION needed at Our Lady of Soledad, a 5,000-family mostly Hispanic parish in Coachella, CA. (Palm Springs area). Responsibilities include oversight of adult formation workshops, small faith communities and adult RCIA. Requirements: Bilingual (English, Spanish); Bachelors or Masters degree in theology or related field, or at least 5 years pastoral experience; computer competency; strong leadership, collaborative and organizational skills. Full-time, 12-month position with benefits. Fax résumés to: Attention Fr. Bruce, (760) 398-1783.

SAINT LUKE PARISH -- a vibrant community in the Washington suburbs, is seeking a full-time coordinator for its faith formation programs and activities. Competitive salary and good benefits. For more information or to apply for position, please contact: Carol Mournighan at (703) 356 8419 or

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO seeks experienced full-time Faith Formation Director for whole community catechesis, religious education, adult formation, and training faith formation volunteers. Must be a practicing Catholic with an MA in Theology, well organized, collaborative, and dynamic with strong leadership skills. Send résumé to Leslie Hutchison, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

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, résumé 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 résumé to: Search Committee, St. Jude Catholic Church, 50 Edgewood Road N.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF ADULT FORMATION -- Vibrant parish community of 2400 families seeks a full time pastoral professional to direct adult formation ministries. The Director is responsible for a wide range of ministries including the Catechumenate, Marriage Preparation, Annulment Advocates, Baptism Preparation, Bible Study, and general adult formation offerings. The successful candidate will be self-directed, take initiative in responding to pastoral needs, and function respectfully and effectively in an inclusive manner. Qualifications: Knowledge of Vatican II Catholic theology; BA/BS in Theology or Pastoral Studies or equivalent education and experience. MA in Theology, Pastoral Studies preferred. Minimum of three years related professional experience. EOE, M/F/D/V. Please send cover letter including salary requirements and résumé to: Adult Formation Search, St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Rd., Independence, MO 64055. Fax: (816) 373-3816. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- St. James Parish, a 900-plus household suburban Milwaukee parish with no day school, seeks an experienced full-time Directory of Liturgy and Music. S/he will plan liturgical celebrations, direct choirs, oversee the liturgical ministries of the parish, and play for liturgies including funerals and weddings. S/he will also work closely with the appropriate committees and parish staff. Excellent keyboard and choral direction skills, as well as knowledge of Catholic theology and rites including the RCIA is essential. Bachelor’s degree in music and/or theology or related area required. Salary commensurate with experience. Position available now. Send résumé to Rev. Paul Stanosz, St. James, and 7219 S.27th Street, Franklin, WI 53132 or e-mail to:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Plymouth, MA. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a vibrant and welcoming South Shore community with excellent liturgy, seeks a part-time Director of Music. 20hr/wk position which includes playing 3 weekend Masses, 1 adult choir rehearsal, working with volunteer cantors, and playing all funerals, weddings and other liturgical celebrations. Instrument is a 5’10” Kawai grand piano. Candidate should possess excellent keyboard skills, intricate knowledge of Catholic liturgy, and some vocal ability is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and résumé to: Search Committee. HLP-6703, 126 South Meadow Road, Plymouth, MA 02360. Fax: (508) 747-0616. E-mail:

ST. PIUS PARISH has a position open for a full-time Director of Liturgy beginning July 1, 2006. St. Pius is a parish of 2,000 households with a long tradition of vibrant liturgical celebrations. We seek a candidate with formal education in Catholic theology, liturgy and music. Keyboard skills preferred. Candidates spirituality must be rooted in strong parish affiliation. Candidates will work with team of liturgical associates and musicians and must have a willingness to work in a collaborative setting. Prior experience preferred. Send letter of interest, résumé and credentials to Search Committee, St. Pius X Church, 4949 Council St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.


MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER -- Merrimack College is an independent, four-year college situated on a 220-acre campus in North Andover, MA. Founded in 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine, Merrimack promotes respect and tolerance for others, freedom of thought, religious autonomy, moral responsibility and the value of community. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the MGO will play a significant role in strengthening the major gifts program, including cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospects, engaging in prospect strategy and review, and working closely with administrative leaders, faculty and volunteers to actively fundraise for the College. The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and proven success in motivating donors and volunteers, securing major gifts, and working collaboratively with diverse groups. Bachelor’s degree with five+ years of solicitation/sales experience with high-net-worth individuals. Send cover letter and résumé to Nicole Gakidis at: or fax to: (978) 887-6736. 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

OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Do you value solidarity with the poor, teamwork, and community? We are forming teams of dedicated Catholic missioners to serve in Peru, Guatemala, and Kenya. We are a progressive and professional expression of the new lay mission movement in our Church. Explore our website at and fill out the Preliminary Form. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL. Phone: (708) 588-1602.


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE for Christian Formation to lead whole community catechetical ministry, including: the formation of adults, youth and children, RCIA/RCIC, and sacramental preparation with emphasis on parental involvement. Master’s degree in religious education/theology and experience facilitating adults preferred. Salary and benefits competitive in the area. Send letter and résumé to Rev. Larry W. Dorsch, St. Paul Church, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV 26062 or e-mail:

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 résumé to Jay Gilchrist, Glenmary Home Missioners, 1312 5th Ave. N, Nashville TN 37208. E-mail:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITIONS -- Newton, MA: A large, vibrant, Catholic parish of 2800 families outside of Boston seeks two additional individuals to join the current staff in serving the parish in a number of ministries. The role will develop according to individual strengths, gifts, and experience. Our needs include, but are not limited to: RCIA/RCIC, Justice and Peace Coordinator and Resource Liaison, Marriage/Marriage Preparation Coordinator, Liturgical Planning and Minister Coordinator, Coordinator of Outreach to the Sick and the Elderly, and regular pastoral involvement in funerals and weekend liturgies. Willingness to work in a collaborative spirit with an empowered laity is a must. A degree in Pastoral Ministry or a related field is required. Please e-mail résumé and cover letter no later than July 24th to: To see a profile of the parish go to:


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, have the ability to create reports, presentations, and correspondence, work some evenings and able to travel extensively by both road and air. Bachelor Degree required. If interested in joining our strong faith community in an excellent work environment, please e-mail, fax or mail your résumé to (Please include salary history and 2 letters of recommendation): RENEW International, Attn: Maria Cordova, 1232 George Street, Plainfield, NJ 07062. Fax: (908) 769-5660 or e-mail to Web site:


PRESIDENT -- St. Teresa’s Academy, a Catholic, private, not-for-profit, single-sex, college-prep secondary school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 500+ female students in Kansas City, Missouri is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of President. Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a minimum of five years of proven professional administrative experience in secondary education and be a practicing Catholic with a clear and deep appreciation for the mission and aspirations of Catholic education. Doctoral degree in a related educational field from an accredited school of higher education preferred. Interested parties are instructed to apply in confidence with a résumé and cover letter via e-mail. by no later then September 1, 2006, to: Dr. Robert Watkins at

PRESIDENT -- Jackson-Walnut Park Educational Collaborative in Newton, MA, seeks outstanding candidates for its first President, accountable to the Board, with a desired starting date of 1 September 2006. JWPEC is a newly created educational system, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston and composed of two Schools, each with a 40-year history of excellence (Walnut Park Montessori School and Jackson School) for 400 children from pre-school through grade 6. These Schools have strong educational programs and a vibrant learning community with a waiting list of potential students. The President serves as (1) the spiritual leader of the System responsible to ensure that the environment reflects the inclusive love of God, (2) the system leader responsible to lead and develop an integrated System, and (3) the chief advancement officer responsible to work with Board of Trustees to raise the revenue needed through significant fundraising to support both operations and future growth of the Collaborative. The Board anticipates that the President will spend at least 75% of her/his time on advancement. Candidates must be practicing Catholics committed to excellence in education. Advanced degree preferred, experience in an educational setting desirable, and impressive track record in advancement required. Strong leadership, decision-making, communication and management skills are essential. Please send your letter of interest and résumé by August 1, to:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Rapidly growing coastal parish seeks a full-time Director of Religious Education to lead pre-kindergarten through tenth-grade religious education program and oversee parish youth ministry. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in Catholic school or religious education programs and a master’s degree in religious studies, theology, pastoral ministry, education, or related field. Attractive starting salary and benefits. Starting date: August 15. Send résumé to: DRE Search Committee, Saint Gregory the Great Church, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29909. Call (843) 815-3100, ext. 228.


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:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Good Shepherd Parish (950 families) in the Diocese of Lexington Kentucky is seeking a Catholic youth minister to coordinate programs for middle and high school age youth. Candidate should be an actively practicing Catholic with good communication, leadership and organizational skills. Must be creative, energetic and work well within a collaborative environment. A bachelor’s degree and two years experience in youth ministry or a related field are preferred. Attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with education and experience. A detailed job description and salary information will be mailed upon receipt of résumé. Ideal start date September 1, 2006. Send résumé and three references by July 19, 2006 to: Miriam Picconi, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 310 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 or via e-mail to:

FULL-TIME POSITION available at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, Fl. Leadership for Jr. and Sr. youth program. Requires familiarity with Life Teen, references and BA in related field. Diocesan benefits and salary. Send application letter, résumé and references to: Director of Youth Ministry Search, 310 Sarasota St., Venice, FL 34285. Fax: (941) 488-9333.

DIOCESAN YOUTH MINISTER -- Las Cruces, NM. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Degree or equivalent experience in Youth Ministry or related field, plus administrative experience required. Must be able to work in a team setting. Must be able to minister effectively to youth and train adult youth ministers in the ten southern counties of New Mexico. Salary 32K and up DOE. Apply by July 31, to Personnel, 1280 Med Park Drive, Las Cruces NM 88005.

YOUTH MINISTER -- Our Lady of the Snows a 2,675 household, suburban, Roman Catholic Parish in Clarks Summit, PA is seeking a Youth Minister. Responsibilities include overseeing a vibrant, long-term Youth Ministry Program with strong involvement of young people in leadership roles. Also included in the position is the for the parish high school religious education program. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Please send résumé, salary requirements and three references to Search Committee, 301 S. State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 by July 15, 2006 or e-mail at:

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