National Catholic Reporter

Updated April 25, 2003

Hundreds of jobs -- professional, administrative, clerical, ministerial and even some secular -- are filled through NCR Classifieds each year. The more popular titles include campus ministers, chaplains, counselors, executive directors, liturgy/music ministers, superintendents, principals, teachers and youth ministers. NCR Classifieds are also your best sources for up-to-date information on retreats, sabbaticals, Spanish studies, educational programs -- all the categories listed on the right column.

Because NCR is a nonprofit organization, our advertising rates are lower than most national publications, and because the NCR Classifieds serve the non-profit community as well as the commercial sector, our pages have become the one-stop source for information in the Catholic world. To inquire about our rates or how to advertise, e-mail us. Please include a phone number and/or mailing address. Or call the advertising department toll-free at (800) 444-8910 ext. 2217.

Books & Tapes




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) 696-3102.


TOP-RANK CHRISTIAN environmental company needs sales representatives/managers. Phone: (888) 289-7891.


STUDY AT HOME. Earn your degree in Theology:


THE ENNEAGRAM SHOP -- Show off your enneagram style. Apparel and gifts at the Enneagram Shop online:

Irish Prints

ENCHANTING IMAGES of Ireland-Note cards and matted prints:

Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas. An intensive program designed for individuals whose first language is other than English. Instruction allows participants to learn the English language and develop skills for ministry. Offered in three-week blocks all year. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:


UNIQUELY QUALIFIED to mediate church-related disputes, complaints, and conflicts: Mediation Center of Evansville (in Indiana), Clark Field, president. Phone: (812) 428-7996. E-mail:


SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY: Get beyond buses, bingo and brownies.

Parish Missions

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


PREPARATION FOR Hispanic pastoral ministry at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas: Discussion, lectures, field trips, border reality experiences, interactive dynamics and faith-sharing from the foundation of the adult learning process. “The Mini Pastoral” is an intensive, three-week, introductory course. The “Hispanic Pastoral Ministry” is a semester program allowing for an in-depth reflection and study. Both courses are offered in English and Spanish and carry initial certification by the USCC/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Real Estate

LAY MISSIONARY group of international religious order seeks purchase/rental/donation of unused convent/rectory for headquarters/formation that houses 12, plus office space. Location: East Coast, modest multicultural area, near parish. We offer some priest assistance, mission awareness, African connections and volunteer assistance. Phone: (301) 891-2037.

Renewal Programs

RENEWAL PROGRAMS: BERAKAH: “A Place of Blessing,” offers A Time of Blessing, four-month renewal programs for women religious and other women in ministry who are seeking to foster fidelity to self, God and world. Components: scriptural and theological input, personal and spiritual renewal, contemplative space, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal Session I:late August to mid-December; Session II: mid-January to mid-May. Choose one or both. Possibility of structuring half sessions. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail:


COME MEET THE WOMAN AT THE WELL, Journey Into Self Discovery, July 13-18, Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Retreat Centre, Pickering, Canada. The 15th consecutive year for this exclusive retreat/group therapy workshop for teachers, principals, chaplains, social workers, counsellors, those in ministry, professionals and elders. Introducing a dynamic healing initiative: proprioceptive writing/finding the authentic inner voice/meditation and reflection. Emotional bodywork, dream interpretation, myth and symbol, psychodrama and scripture stories in a warm, confidential, communal environment. For more information please contact: Daniel McDonald, Centre for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

SEXUALITY IN MINISTRY TODAY, Journey Into Self Discovery for Men in Ministry, August 3-8, Loretto Christian Life Centre, Niagara Falls, Canada. The 15th consecutive year for this therapeutic/spiritual retreat exclusively for ministers of all denominations. Introducing two dynamic healing initiatives: treating sexual addictive disorders/sexual trauma, sexual anorexia, cyber sex and relapse prevention, and proprioceptive writing/finding the authentic inner voice/medication and reflection. Dream interpretation, myths, scripture, discernment, emotional bodywork and personal therapy sessions in a friendly environment of confidentiality. For more information please contact: Daniel McDonald, Centre for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation near white sand beaches. Sarasota, Fla.: (941) 966-5933.

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center 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:


MINISTRY TO MINISTERS SABBATICAL: Follow the sun to San Antonio, Texas. “Come aside” to rest, reflect, relax and be renewed with other men and women seeking renewal of mind, body and spirit. For information write: MTM Program, 109 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216-6311. Phone: (210) 349-9928. E-mail: Web site:

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:

SPEAK SPANISH IN MEXICO. Total immersion program in Cuernavaca Language School. E-mail: Web site: International Office: PO Box 4233, Windham, NH 03087-4133. Phone: (603)437-9714. Fax: (603) 437-6412.

LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH at the Maryknoll Language Institute in Cochabamba, Bolivia in the heart of Latin America. Basic, intermediate, advanced courses and a summer program (mid June to July 31). Small classes, and cultural orientation to Latin America. Contact us: Registrar, Instituto de Idiomas, Casilla 550, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Phone: (011) 591-4-4241521. Fax: (011) 591-4-4241187. E-mail:

CENTRO MAYA: Immersion Spanish in Guatemalan Highlands. Individual instruction, room, board, activities: $130 weekly. Visit: Or write:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas: Adult learning in a multicultural faith community; small classes, outstanding faculty. Beginner/intermediate offered year-round in three-week blocks. Immersion experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, for advanced students. Initial certifications by the USCC/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

MEXICO -- San David pastoral Spanish program. Web site:


HAVE YOU ever thought of becoming a priest? A dedicated layman? Would you like to reflect, be guided and live in an atmosphere conducive to such a process of discernment? Find out about The Eudists’ House of Discernment, San Diego, Calif. Call Fr. Andres Arrango, CJM, at: (619) 583-9181. E-mail: Web site:

SINGLE? EMPLOYED? Love the poor? Call Franciscan Sisters of Joy: (402) 551-8151.

VOCATIONS -- Phone: (212) 923-1901. Web site:


DIARMUID O’MURCHU, MSC: “Religious Life -- A Prophetic Vision,” July 11; “Reclaiming Spirituality,” July 12-13, at Holy Cross Center, 357 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH. Inquiries: BERAKAH, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail:


Employment Wanted

SALVATORIAN BROTHER in good standing. 30-plus years in Catholic school ministry as a teacher and administrator. Looking for ministry in adult formation, formation of lay ministers, RCIA and other ministries to young or older adults. Strong background in theology and spirituality. Has conducted workshops and courses for adults (scripture, sacraments, church history, discernment). References and curricular vitae upon request. Contact me at:

Employment Opportunities


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR PARISH MINISTRIES -- 35 hours per week. This position provides administrative and clerical support to the director of religious education, the leaders of Spanish speaking ministries, leaders of other parish ministries and office staff. Fluency in Spanish including the ability to translate, write and interpret is desired. Please send resume to: Search Committee, St. Leo Church, 601 W. Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- Charis Ministries is an apostolate of the Chicago Province of Jesuits, providing spiritual retreats and other activities for adults in their 20s and 30s. The associate director for Charis Ministries will work in Chicago providing programmatic, pastoral and administrative leadership for the organization. This is a full-time, permanent position with competitive salary and benefits. The position includes pastoral responsibilities for activities for young adults in collaboration with the Roman Catholic Archdioceses of Chicago and Cincinnati and with Jesuit alumni, the coordination of more than 75 committed volunteers and managerial responsibilities for the organization. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in Roman Catholic theology or related area and proven experience (three-five years) in direct ministry and organizing ministry programs. She/he will have been a successful supervisor to administrative and pastoral staff. She/he must be familiar and comfortable working with the Roman Catholic tradition, spiritualities (especially Ignatian spirituality) and rituals and with other Roman Catholic ordained and lay ministers. She/he must possess strong and demonstrated pastoral, organizational and communications skills, great enthusiasm and a flexible schedule for occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. Review of complete applications will begin April 25, with start date in June. To apply, send resume, cover letter, salary history and references to: Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, Charis Ministries, 1400 W. Devon Ave. Box 415, Chicago, IL 60660. Phone (773) 508-2840. E-mail:


CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY seeks 10-month, full-time person, responsible for ecumenical ministry, to serve on team with three Catholic ministers and serve as director of multicultural relations. Master’s in theology or related area or with view to completion. Begins August 1. Interviews: May 5-14. Letter of interest, resume to: Sr. Adele Thibaudeau, OSF, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217. E-mail:

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY, a Catholic, Jesuit university in Omaha, Neb., is seeking two full-time 10-month campus ministers beginning Aug. 1. For position descriptions and application information, please visit:

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- St. Albert the Great Newman Parish in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is seeking a fulltime person to serve as the director of campus ministry. St. Albert’s is vibrant and growing university parish that serves the student faith community of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. The director of campus ministry will be responsible for directing programs ranging from retreats, adult confirmation, social activities to social justice. As a member of the parish pastoral team, the director will work with the student campus ministers and a leadership team developing programs and will also serve as a resource for the parish. A master’s degree in pastoral ministry or a related field is required as well as a sensitivity to the specific needs of university students. Review of applications begins April 15. If interested, contact Chuck Boehmer, St Albert the Great Newman Parish, 2615 South Solano, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001. Phone (505) 522-6202. E-mail


LIVE THE BEATITUDES -- L’Arche is an international federation of communities that, in the spirit of the Beatitudes, creats homes that enable people with developmental disabilities to share their lives with people without developmental disabilities. L’Arche Irenicon in Haverhill, Mass., has an opening for a live-in assistant. Training, formation in the spirituality of L’Arche, room, board, health insurance and a generous stipend are provided. Phone: (978) 374-6928. Or e-mail:


VIBRANT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PARISH (150 families) in the Diocese of Belleville is soliciting applications for the position of parish life coordinator (Bishop’s appointment). Holy Spirit Parish has a nationally known youth ministry program, successful PSR program and more than 50 percent of the congregation is active in some form of church ministry. Applicants with a master of divinity or a master’s degree in religious studies/theology preferred (or willingness to work toward master’s). Excellent salary and benefits according to diocesan policy. Send resume by May 15 to: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, PO Box 93, Carterville, IL 62918. Phone: (618) 985-2900. E-mail:

INTERIM NATIONAL COORDINATOR -- NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, seeks interim national coordinator. Primary responsibility for 18-month position is organizational development. Requires someone steeped in Catholic social justice tradition, preferably woman religious or someone with understanding of religious life culture. Demonstrated leadership ability. Experience with organizational development, change management. Skilled in commitment to collaborative management style. Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism/oppression work and lived multicultural experience. Strong facilitation, interpersonal skills. Desired qualifications: familiarity with NETWORK, understanding of global/national political realities. Equal opportunity employer. Application deadline: May 19. Cover letter, resume, three references to: NETWORK Search, 801 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Suite 460, Washington, DC 20003, Fax: (202) 547-5510. E-mail: Web site:

ST. THERESA -- The Little Flower Parish, Reno, Nev. New pastor, city parish, more than 4,000 families, six Masses in English, three in Spanish, seeks a parish administrator. Candidate should have parish experience, administrative skills and people skills. Be a team player familiar with contemporary theology. Bilingual preferred. Send resume to: Fr. Robert E. Buchanan, 1138 Wright St., Reno, NV 89509. Phone: (775) 323-6894. Fax: (775) 323-6749. E-mail:


AREA DIRECTOR -- Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Northwest will hire one to two area directors to start work in July. This job is full-time, based in Portland, Ore., highly collaborative and involves travel. The area director supports and challenges 30 full-time volunteers working with marginalized persons in five locations in the northwest. Requires experience in social activism, apostolic/pastoral ministry, Christian faith formation, intentional community, retreat planning and general administration. Salary beginning in low 20s depending on experience. Application due May 9. To apply, contact: Dan Petrillo, Program Coordinator. Phone: (503) 335-8202. For job description and application form, e-mail:

THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF NAZARETH (SCN) seek a director for their sponsored ministries located within three states and including two schools, three retreat centers, an arts program, two housing facilities and a long-term healthcare facility. Responsibilities include administrative and supervisory functions for the sponsored ministries and reporting to the chair of SCN, Inc. or her designee. Qualified candidate must be a Roman Catholic, possess a master’s degree in administration/business or related field, be knowledgeable of SCN mission, have proven administrative experience of a mission-driven organization including financial/operational experience and the ability to work with community boards. Interested candidates should submit a letter of introduction and resume before May 15 to: Louise Smith, SCN, PO Box 187, Naz areth, KY 40048.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- The Corporation for Sponsored Ministries for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston is seeking an innovative and dedicated leader to serve with a collaborative style of leadership as chief executive officer of their board of directors, overseeing and acting as a resource for planning and formation for nine ministries. Requirements include, but not limited to: knowledge and commitment to the Catholic tradition and mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, master’s degree in administrative field, five years experience in budgeting, plant management, long-range planning, understanding of funding through grant writing, excellent communication skills, experience working with religious-sponsored institutions. Send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Office, Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135-2180. Fax: (617) 746-1618.


FULL-TIME DIRECTOR of diaconate formation and lay ministry to coordinate and oversee the permanent diaconate and lay ministry formation program for the Diocese of Reno, Nev. Master’s degree required in an applicable field. Experience preferred. Salary range: $36,000-$48,000. Application deadline: April 30. Request for application and further job description in care of: Br. Matthew Cunningham, FSR, Chancellor, 290 S. Arlington Ave., Suite 200, Reno, NV 89501. Phone: (775) 326-9249. Fax: (775) 348-8619.

DIRECTOR OF ADULT FAITH FORMATION -- A new full-time position open at St. Thomas the Apostle in Riverside, Calif. A parish of 1,500 families. This position will provide for the spiritual and educational development of our parishioners. Specific responsibilities of this position to include: Returning Catholics Program, RCIA, regular catechetical workshops for parishioners, organize annual weeklong parish retreat, training and mentoring of catechists and parent catechetical component for sacrament programs. Please provide resume with references to: Search Committee, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 3774 Jackson St., Riverside, CA 92503. Fax: (909) 354-7402.


HISPANIC MINISTRY/SOCIAL CONCERNS -- Holy Redeemer parish seeks full-time, bilingual (Spanish/English) director of Hispanic ministry/social concerns. Experience and related degree required. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Church, Leo Langer, 503 W. Lyon, Marshall, MN 56358. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- Full-time parish/school position in vibrant, desirable Bellingham, Wash., 1,500-household multicultural community. Parish has established musically diverse program with choirs/cantors at five weekend liturgies, including Spanish and Life Teen Masses; K-eight choral/band; new three manual Prestige in recently renovated church music ministry area, 1920 two manual Austin in loft, Samick grand piano, keyboard and diverse percussion. The successful candidate will possess proven skills in organ, piano, voice, choral direction, cantor training, composing/arranging for voice/instruments, knowledge of Catholic liturgy and bachelor of music (master’s preferred). Bilingual a plus. Pastoral team player. Church hosts concerts and interfaith choir festival. Salary $41,000, plus benefits, or commensurate with experience, plus stipends for weddings, funerals, and so forth. Send resume to: Search Committee, Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Phone: (360) 733-1380 ext. 25. Fax: (360) 733-5644. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- Progressive parish in Virginia Beach, Va., is looking for a full-time director in keeping with the spirit of Vatican II. Responsibilities: directing choirs, planning music for all liturgies. Qualifications: proficient in piano, voice, organ and choral directing skills; thorough knowledge of liturgical music and Catholic liturgy; music degree preferred and effective communication skills. Experience required. Salary $26,000 to $30,000 depending on experience. Send resume, cover letter, current position and references by May 30 to: Search Committee, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1396 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23453. Position description available at:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, a large urban parish, seeks candidates who are highly motivated, energetic and people-oriented to serve the needs of our faith community of 1,500 families and a Catholic school (K-eight). Must be solidly Catholic with a strong desire to encourage parishioners to participate and sing as a means of praising God. Our parish is ready to take the next step to achieve this goal. Are you ready to join a vibrant pastoral team and help lead this growth? We offer a very competitive salary and benefit package including ongoing formation support and an employer-contributed retirement plan. We are looking for someone with a master’s degree in liturgy and/or music with a strong Roman Catholic praxis, must be able to play electronic keyboard and develop parish choir. Candidates should have a minimum of five years experience in a parish or diocese setting. Creative, hands-on candidates are invited to please send your resume and letters of reference to: Search Committee, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 811 Guaymas Place N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87108-2398.

MUSIC DIRECTOR (20 hours/week) for 1,200-family parish. St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic parish in Rhode Island and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Proficiency in organ and a strong emphasis on assembly participation. MM preferred. Responsibilities include: adult choir, cantor training, staff collaboration and oversight or direction of youth choir. Three manual Casavant organ (op. 326, 1956)/five-octave Shulmerich hand bells. Salary commensurate with education and experience (AGO guidelines), $20,000-$30,000. Please send resume and the names of three references by June 1 to: Search Committee, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, PO Box 547, Newport, RI 02840. Fax: (401) 845-9497.

LITURGY AND ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR, pianist. Progressive, musically diverse (pop, rock, gospel, Latin American styles and so forth) suburban Atlanta parish of 4,000-plus families seeking energetic, versatile, spirit-filled person with a good understanding of liturgical planning and pacing. Because we have seven Masses (one Spanish Mass), duties of liturgical ministry training and ensemble directing are shared collaboratively with another person. Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in music, exceptional piano and vocal skills, experience in arranging for voice and instruments. Salary and benefits are very competitive plus stipends for special events. Send resume: Attn. Liturgy Search Committee, Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road N.E., Marietta, GA 30066. Phone: (770) 977-1442. Fax: (770) 578-1415.


LEAD ORGANIZER FOR UNITED ACTION -- Exciting statewide faith-based power organization on the move with strong Catholic leadership. Seeks strong individual to identify, train and organize community leaders to address local/regional issues in different parts of state (for example, housing, education and others). Must be strategic thinker, willing to take risks, self-motivated and have a desire to work for justice. Bilingual a plus. Salary $35,000 - $45,000. Benefits, development opportunities. E-mail resume/letter to:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE - The Catholic Community of St. Bridget, in Manchester, Conn., is accepting applications for the position of pastoral associate with particular responsibility for social ministry, both direct service and advocacy for justice. Application deadline: May 1. For job description please visit our Web site:

PASTORAL ASSISTANT, parish life and worship. Growing parish in Swedesboro, N.J. Our staff is made up of pastoral assistants collaborating with the pastor. Position coordinates homebound, marginalized, social justice and worship. Experience and degrees are pluses. Part-time, open to future full-time. Deadline: May 1. Send resume: Saint Joseph Church, 140 Broad St., Swedesboro, NJ 08085. E-mail:

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE needed for St. Joseph Church, a small rural church near Charleston, W. Va. The pastoral associate works in collaboration with the non-resident pastor in preparing and providing for liturgies, sacramental preparation, RCIA and adult/children religious instruction. Visiting the sick and housebound and providing a Catholic presence in the larger community is an essential aspect of the ministry. The position includes working with an already established food pantry/outreach program and handling administrative church and outreach procedures. Position is open as of July 1. If interested please send resume or contact: Fr. James O’Connor, 51 Madison Ave., PO Box 467, Madison, WV 25130. Phone: (304) 369-4538.


ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, originally founded 111 years ago as St. Joseph Academy by the Sisters of St. Joseph, located in downtown Orlando, Fla., offers a Montessori preschool program and a traditional high-quality Catholic education in grades K-eight. The school serves 478 coed students and is dedicated to upholding the pledge that the Sisters of St. Joseph made in 1889: “To provide, within a Christian atmosphere, the opportunity for each student to develop as whole person by helping him grow to meet his/her potential spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically.” St. James Cathedral School is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and is constantly striving to improve its educational program. Applications for a faith-filled, energetic, dynamic educator to serve as principal beginning in July are currently being accepted. Candidates must be practicing Catholics committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership with at least five years experience in school administration. The candidate must be eligible for Florida certification. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, please forward a resume, as soon as possible, to: Dr. Harry Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800.

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL, founded in 1953 and located in Melbourne, Fla., offers Christ-centered education based on academic excellence. Our Lady of Lourdes School fosters spiritually active, academically prepared, physically and emotionally healthy individuals. The school serves 219 coed students in grades pre-K through eighth. Our Lady of Lourdes School has been fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference since 1972 and is continually striving to provide excellence in education. Applications for a faith-filled, energetic, dynamic educator to serve as principal beginning July are currently being accepted. Candidates must be practicing Catholics committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership with some experience in school administration. The candidate must be eligible for Florida certification. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, please forward a resume, as soon as possible, to: Dr. Harry Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800.

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Tampa, Fla., accepting applications for position of principal. Anticipated enrollment of 250 students grades EC-3 through eight. Candidate should be practicing Catholic with master’s degree in educational leadership or related field. Must have five years teaching and administrative experience preferably in Catholic school. Contact: Superintendent of Catholic Schools, PO Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200.

PRINCIPAL -- San Miguel School, a faith-based, mission-driven sponsored by DeLaSalle Christian Brothers, seeking visionary experienced principal as educational and faith leader of campus in Spanish-speaking neighborhood. Contact: Edmund Siderewicz, FSC, President, San Miguel Schools, 1949 W 48th St., Chicago, IL 60609. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (K-EIGHT) -- Coordinator of RCIA and other parish programs, 30 hours per week. The director of religious education is responsible for all educational parish programs for kindergarten through eighth grade and for coordinating the RCIA, small church communities and scripture program. Fluency in Spanish helpful. Please send resume to: Search Committee, St. Leo Church, 601 W. Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476.


UNIQUE TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES in a Catholic High School, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Information at:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Full-time director of youth ministry needed for well-established program in a 2,700-family parish in Chicago’s North Shore. A self-directed leader, experienced in working with high school students and adult volunteers for advisory board and activities, will provide growth opportunities including, retreats (Kairos background helpful), catechesis, service and more. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits. Please send resume to: Fr. Gustafson, 175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Fax: (847) 234-9860. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Resurrection Parish, located in New Castle County, Del., is seeking a director of youth ministry to continue and expand a comprehensive parish youth ministry. This is a high energy Catholic community (without a parish school). Founded in the spirit of Vatican II, this parish has a strong commitment to social justice and liturgy. The youth minister must be a good communicator and must be willing to work collaboratively with a pastoral staff and lay leaders. Responsibilities include faith formation for junior and senior high school, confirmation preparation and young adult ministry. An MA in theology, religious education or related field preferred. Certification in youth ministry and a minimum of two years experience in youth service also preferred. Starting salary dependent on education and experience. Send resume and references to: Search Committee, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808. Phone: (302) 366-1596. Fax: (302) 368-3536. For more information about Resurrection Parish and job description visit:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Grades six-young adult. St. Ann’s parish in Lexington, Neb., is accepting resumes to fill this position by July 1. Looking for Catholic role model who enjoys teaching and working with youth/young adults. Applicant needs good organizational and motivational skills; must be able to work with others; be bilingual. Please send resume and letters of recommendation to: Fr. Donald A. Buhrman, St. Ann’s Church, PO Box 578, Lexington, NE, 68850-0578. Phone: (308) 324-4647. E-mail:

YOU’VE GOT TO BE A LITTLE NUTS to work in youth ministry. If you are and if you love being Catholic and working with teens, we want you. We are an exciting Catholic community located in central New Jersey (hour from New York City, hour from Philadelphia) seeking a dynamic, faith-filled and passionate practicing Catholic to minister to the high school students of our community. The lucky candidate will work in a collaborative setting at our spirited Vatican II parish of 1,800 families as part of a youth ministry staff and parish pastoral team. The candidate will be expected to enthusiastically support our existing youth ministries and to enhance them via the development of new ministries. Our existing program is a vibrant and comprehensive high school youth ministry with strengths in service/justice ministries and small faith communities. The ideal applicant will be fun loving, creative and committed to comprehensive Catholic youth ministry “Renewing the Vision.” Bachelors degree required, theological training and experience a plus. Deadline for all inquiries is May 15. If you’ve got what it takes to change lives (and we all do), e-mail your resume and letter of intent (why do you want to do youth ministry?) to:

YOUTH MINISTRY/DRE for two mountain parishes in Colorado ski country. For information e-mail:

FULL-TIME, CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTER -- Our rapidly growing, vibrant parish of 1,200 families in beautiful northern Virginia (45 minutes west of Washington, D.C.) is searching for a youth minister who has passion for and experience with teen ministry. Individual will be responsible for enhancing our current teen program by implementing spiritual, social, and educational components. Degree in religious studies, theology or related field preferred. Experience working with teens required. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with references to: Search Committee, St. Francis de Sales Parish, 37730 St. Francis Court, Purcellville, VA 20132. Phone: (540) 338-6381, ext. 115. Or e-mail resume to:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Leo the Great Catholic Church located in beautiful Winston-Salem, N.C., is searching for a youth minister to continue and established Life Teen program. We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate, faith-filled individual to direct young people toward a meaningful, life-affirming journey with Christ. If you are a Catholic with a college degree, have a strong spiritual, faith-based background, are passionate about working with youth and have at least two years or more of practical experience as a youth minister, please consider this opportunity. St. Leo parish has an established Life Teen program centered on the Eucharist. The Life Teen Mass is held every Sunday at 5 p.m., during the school year. Our awesome Life Teen band leads praise and worship songs, many original. We have a dedicated core team made up of singles and couples and a committed group of parent volunteers. Most important however are the 150 and growing number of young people that participate in our spirit night (junior youth), life night (senior youth), other activities and retreats. Also, St. Leo’s recent additions to its family life center features a room dedicated to its youth, has a youth minister’s office, kitchenette and entertainment center. The position starting salary is competitive and negotiable depending on education and/or experience. We also offer an attractive benefit package. If interested, please contact: Jerry Felten, Director of Parish Operations, St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 335 Springdale Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Phone: (336) 724-0561. Fax: (336) 724-7036.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Mary’s Catholic Community in Boise, Idaho, seeks a coordinator of youth ministry. Must be collaborative, communicate well and be capable of training volunteers. Previous experience, a degree in theology or religious education and bilingual are preferred, but will consider all candidates. Salary depends on experience. Application deadline: May 9. Send letter, resume and references to: CYM Search Committee, St. Mary’s Parish, 2612 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702. Phone: (208) 342-7611. E-mail:

Return to: Top of Page