National Catholic Reporter

Updated May 2, 2003

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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:

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:

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:


GREAT JESUIT RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES -- Individually directed retreats. Check out:

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 CAREERS AND SABBATICAL: Seriously desire Priesthood? Lay ministries? Discern/prepare in Spokane, WA. while earning university degree. Or enjoy inexpensive spiritual sabbatical. Toll-free: (800) 645-5347.

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

GUATEMALA -- Study Spanish, internship, volunteer work, tours to Tikal. Web site:

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

LEARN 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:

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

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH 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:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH LANGUAGE and Culture course, June 23-July 13, 2002, in Miami, Fla. Designed for religious, priests, seminarians and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 SW 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333.


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. Email: Web site:

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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 Opportunities


THE JESUIT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY at Berkeley is seeking a woman to fill a dual position for a total of 30 hours per week. This person will function as assistant director of sabbatical programs including planning and implementing a variety of activities such as workshops, support services and social events. Good people skills are necessary for interviewing, advising and generally being available to program participants. Good administrative skills are required. This person will also function as director of the Instituto Hispano, a continuing education program for Spanish-speaking ministers that runs during the month of July, including promotion the program, hiring faculty and registering participants. Must be fluent in Spanish. Deadline for applications is May 23, search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Position begins July 1. Send cover letter, references and resume to: Bruce Lescher, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1735 LeRoy Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709. E-mail:

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF Catholic Diocesan Lesbian/Gay Ministries (NACDLGM) seeks part-time office administrator for day-to-day operation of the Association to support a network of US Catholic gay and lesbian ministries. We are seeking someone pastorally sensitive, and knowledgeable of Catholic teaching. This person will need to occupy office space locally, and function independently while working with the resource director, president, and board of directors. The position, which is available immediately, begins at 20 hours p/week, increasing as the Association grows. Salary is negotiable. Please contact JoAnn Constantini at: (904) 565-1977. Or e-mail: For complete job description visit:


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR of the Institute of Spirituality -- Full-time position requires person with strong team, leadership, administrative and financial skills, who has three-five years experience at a retreat/spirituality center. Spiritual director with eight-10 years experience able to teach in the practicum, assist with training and supervision of individual supervision teams, coordinate and supervise the core team at Dominican Center and off-site spiritual formation programs in a variety of locations. Must be self-motivated, high energy, a risk taker, willing to travel, knowledgeable in adult learning, spiritual classics, discernment, spiritual and human development. Position begins mid-August. Send resume and salary requirements by May 30 to: Linda Reilly, Director of Human Resources, Grand Rapids Dominicans, Dominican Center at Marywood, 2025 East Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49503. E-mail: Web site:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT PROGRAMS -- The program of Faith, Learning and Vocation (FLV) at St. Norbert College seeks applicants for the position of assistant director of student programs. This part-time position requires living/ministering as a chaplain in an undergraduate residence hall, supervising and supporting the work of a group of student ministers who work in the campus residence halls, coordinating various co-curricular offerings of the program of FLV. The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and one-two years experience in ministry. The successful candidate may be eligible for a scholarship to support pursuit of the master of theological studies degree at St. Norbert College. St. Norbert College offers an outstanding benefits package including health and life insurance, tax-deferred retirement plan and tuition waiver. This position will receive room and limited board. Equal opportunity employer. Applications received by May 5 are ensured of receiving full consideration. Send a cover letter and resume to: Staffing Specialist, Human Resources, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St., De Pere, WI 54115.

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, N. M., is seeking a full-time 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, N.M. 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:


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, Nazareth, KY 40048.


SACRED HEART LEAGUE, a national Catholic fund-raising organization near the Memphis metropolitan area has an immediate opening for a planned giving manager. Responsible for generating current and future income by educating donors to the benefits of planned giving possibilities to support the charitable purposes of Sacred Heart League. Duties include solicitation, cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospective donors in the area of deferred gifts and planning and implementing activities to generate awareness of deferred giving opportunities through written publications and personal donor contacts. Must have a complete and thorough understanding of estate planning, have some knowledge of tax law as it relates to gifts of personal and real property, gifts in trusts, retained life estate gifts, wills and insurance gifts. Will work closely with donors, trust officers, attorneys and financial planners to assure maximum income tax and estate tax savings to donors. The successful candidate will participate in other creative fund-raising development activities of the organization, serve as a member of the executive management team and oversee department staff and activities. The incumbent will be an experienced professional who can build productive, collaborative relationships internally and externally. Organized hands on management style, team-oriented, self-directed and goal-oriented. Minimum qualifications: BS in business or related field, five years management experience in charitable fund-raising, willingness and ability to travel; ability to work effectively with donors, knowledge of relative financial analysis and business management principals; excellent interpersonal and written communications skills required. Prior Catholic fund raising and experience in direct mail desirable. We offer and excellent benefits package, including employer paid pension, tuition reimbursement, medical/dental/life insurance and generous paid time off. Competitive salary. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to: Human Resources Manager, PO Box 300, Walls, MS 38680-0300.

ST. FRANCIS CENTER, a small, community-based project of the Franciscans founded in 1972, provides practical and spiritual support services to low-income families, children, seniors and the homeless near downtown Los Angeles. It seeks an executive director who will provide excellence in fund-raising (including grant writing), staff supervision, program development, facilities oversight, financial accountability and board relations. The successful candidate will be an active Catholic. Some experience in social services, education or financial setting is preferred as is some proficiency in Spanish. Available immediately. Send resume/cover letter to: Search, 1835 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. E-mail:


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.


HIGHLY ACTIVE, DYNAMIC, and faith-filled parish, St. Basil the Great; Brecksville (Cleveland), Ohio, seeks to employ and minister with a full-time music director. We are a large suburban parish of 3,000 families that believes joyful, prayerful worship is at the core of our identity and community. We are a parish family whose mission is clearly in line with the Second Vatican Council. Although we tend to be more contemporary in spirit, we understand and value traditional forms of music. We are open to discussing the final job description and understanding of a parish music director; however, we do expect the following in an applicant: a college degree in music (MA preferred), strong vocal skills, exceptional skills on the keyboard, minimum five years experience as a music director, collaborative leadership, liturgical planning experience and one who can develop existing choir and cantor programs. Salary range: $40,000-plus, appropriate benefits, and customary funeral and wedding stipends. To apply, send a formal letter of interest, a resume and a list of references to: Fr. Bill Dickinson, 8700 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141.

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:

LITURGIST -- This is a full-time position at a growing (1,600 families) Roman Catholic parish in north suburban Kansas City, Mo. The candidate must have competence and experience in Catholic worship, organ/piano skills preferred, ability to meet and deal with people. Responsible for training all liturgical ministers, supervision of fulltime choir director, art and environment. Large volunteer corps and other musicians available. Fourteen rank pipe organ and grand piano. Administrative skills helpful. Must be Catholic. Salary range: $29,000-$32,000-plus and benefits, depending upon experience and diocesan guidelines. Serious candidates will receive information about the parish. Begins July 1. Apply to: Fr. James Urbanic, St. James Church, 309 S. Stewart Road, Liberty, MO 64068. Phone: (816) 781-4343. E-mail:

CHOIR DIRECTOR -- This is a full-time position at a growing (1,600 families) Roman Catholic parish in north suburban Kansas City, Mo. The candidate must have vocal and choir skills (choirs: adult, two children’s, funeral, handbell, folk). Candidate must also have a BA in music and/or music education as the position is also teaching music in the grade school two days a week and some organ/piano and cantor skills. Practicing Catholic preferred. Ability to meet and deal with children, adults and full-time liturgist. Administrative skills helpful. Salary range: $25,000-plus and benefits, depending upon experience and diocesan guidelines. Serious candidates will receive information about the parish and school. Begins Aug. 1. Apply to: Fr. James Urbanic, St. James Church, 309 S. Stewart Road, Liberty, MO 64068. Phone: (816) 781-4343. E-mail:

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.


PRESIDENT, FRANCISCAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, owned and operated by the Order of Friars Minor, province of St. Barbara, member school of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif. The Franciscan School of Theology seeks an experienced administrator with a proven record of institutional advancement with a PhD or its equivalent in theology or a related field. Applicants must be members of the Franciscan family, ordained or lay, who support the Franciscan theological tradition and educational mission, and the ecumenical mission of the Graduate Theological Union. Application deadline: July 1. Apply to: Presidential Search Committee, Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709.

PRESIDENT, ALL HALLOWS HIGH SCHOOL -- Oldest Christian Brothers School in United States, 500 all-male student body, located in the Bronx, N.Y. Inner-city school with exceptional track record of success. Candidate must be practicing Catholic with master’s degree in education or related field. Ten years of teaching or administration experience, excellent communication skills, fiscal management expertise and fund-raising savvy. Respond by May 23. Send resume to: All Hallows Search Committee, 33 Pryer Terrace, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Fax: (914) 636-0021. E-mail:


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:


ACTIVIST -- Work for economic and environmental justice in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut and New York. Grassroots Coalition, PO Box 369, Libertytown, MD 21762. Phone: (301) 898-0891.


SOCIAL MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY -- L’Arche Tahoma Hope, faith-based ecumenical community, Tacoma, Wash., recruiting live-in positions. Monthly stipend, room, board, medical benefits. Affiliated with International Federation of L’Arche communities. We create homes for persons with developmental disabilities. At the heart of our community are relationships between people with developmental disabilities and those who share life with them. Kevin Going, Director: (253) 535-3178.


SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS -- Diocese of Galveston-Houston. The superintendent is the educational leader and chief administrator of Catholic schools in the diocese. Applicant requirements include an advanced degree in educational administration, educational leadership or another appropriate discipline, preferably an earned doctorate in one of these areas. Candidate should also have a minimum of five years involvement in Catholic schools as administrator and must be a practicing Catholic. Diocesan office experience desirable; knowledge of the Spanish language a plus. Resumes may be sent to: Superintendent Search, Diocese of Galveston-Houston, Personnel Office, PO Box 907, Houston, TX 77001-0907. E-mail:


DIOCESAN DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- The diocese of Jefferson City, Mo., is seeking applicants for the position of director of youth ministry. The director is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive diocesan program for youth ministry. Applicants must be Roman Catholics in good standing with at least three years experience as a paid parish or diocesan youth minister, college level education, preferably a degree in theology or ministry and youth ministry training. Salary is in accord with experience and education including full benefits package. Send resumes with references to: Mr. Jim Kemna, PO Box 417, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Phone: (573) 635-9127 x228. E-mail:

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:

YOUTH MINISTER for large suburban Maryland parish. Responsibilities for faith formation for junior and senor high school, including confirmation program, religious education classes, retreats and community service experiences. Must be able to work collaboratively with pastor, associate pastor and large parish staff, both volunteer and professional. Bachelor’s degree in religious education or a related field required. Graduate degree preferred. Experience preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume and references to: Youth Ministry Search Committee, St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, 12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904. Fax: (301) 625-9266. E-mail:

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.

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