National Catholic Reporter

Updated April 30, 2004

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.

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SEARCHING FOR A FACILITY to lease for a contemplative community. The Franciscan Friars (OFM) need: six to nine bedrooms, common spaces and additional space for cottage industries in a setting conductive to prayer, solitude and silence. Contact: Brother Mark, Holy Trinity Church, 2536 S. US Highway 421, Harlan, KY 40831. Fax: (606) 574-0093.

Bed & Breakfast

QUIET COUNTRY LANE setting near Weston. Comfortable bed and breakfast/suite. Open May - October. Color brochure: (802) 259-2903. Leslie Place, Belmont, VT 05730. Website:

Books & Tapes

“FORTUNATE FAMILIES: Catholic Families With Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons” by Mary Ellen and Casey Lopata. Stories of parents who affirm the goodness of their lesbian or gay children and ask their church to do the same. For parents and pastoral ministers. $16.95. Contact Trafford Publishing. Phone: (800) 232-4444. Web site:

Clinical Pastoral Education

ST. MARY’S BAY AREA CPE Center, San Francisco, Calif., will have fifteen year-long (four-units) clinical pastoral education residency positions open beginning September1, 2004, through August 31, 2005. $25,000 annual stipend.; $400 tuition/CPE unit. Clinical assignments are available at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, providing a full range of medical services such as cardiology, spinal care, oncology, maternity and women’s services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, neuropsychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, a burn treatment unit, and emergency care. Visit our web site at The CPE program at St. Mary’s is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Interested persons should apply to: The Rev. Dr. Michele R. Merchant, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 450 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1079. Phone: (415) 750-5718. Fax: (415) 750-8126. E-mail:


ST. ELIAS SCHOOL of Orthodox Theology -- An accredited school offering correspondence graduate and postgraduate programs. Web site:


THE INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPLATIVE ETHICS -- A four-week residential program of study and practice on the contemplative dimensions of ethical decision-making. Through a study of the classical literature on prayer and moral thinking, insights of the great mystic thinkers and contemporary sources of wisdom, participants will wrestle with and reflect on some of the most pressing moral issues in our world today. Certificate of completion and/or CPUs offered through the Alphonsian Academy of Moral Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University (Rome). Begins Sept. 19. Contact: Redemptorist Renewal Center, PO Box 569, Cortaro, AZ 85652. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Fax: (520) 744-8021.

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

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


RENEWAL -- “Questing Your Spiritual Nature: Rockhaven’s Summer Renewal Program” runs from July 1-31. This unique program offers a blend of feminine spirituality, Jungian insights and the enchantment of the natural world. Engage in a process of integrating your body, mind and spirit through experiential classes, dreamwork and time for reflection in a beautiful rural Ozark setting. Program includes “Soul Sisters” weekend retreat with Edwina Gateley. For more information, contact Rockhaven. Phone: (636) 671-3623. E-mail: Web site:


LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Spiritual direction and counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation in Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 966-5933.

MONTH-LONG “PRAYER OF THE HEART” retreat in beautiful Oregon. Live in a monastic setting and enjoy break days to beaches and mountains. June 30-July 30, $2,295. Also, private retreats anytime. Contact: Dorothy Pulkka, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

VISITATION SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Monroe, Mich. Year-round retreats, spiritual direction, programs. Beautiful contemplative space on wooded grounds with nearly two miles of walkways. Retreat house, hermitages. Phone: (734) 242-5520. E-mail: Web site:


A SABBATICAL WITH A DIFFERENCE -- Mini-sabbaticals: a module tailor-made to suit your time frame. In our 17th consecutive year, we offer a blend of psychotherapy, community formation, dream work, reflexology, emotional bodywork, art therapy, dance and movement, spiritual direction and discernment, scriptural themes for healing and process, proprioceptive writing (a meditation practice to move deeply into psyche through a simple, but subtly rich writing technique), cranial sacral work, biosynthesis, bioenergetics, biodynamic massage, mythology, visualization, hypnosis and yoga. For more information contact Daniel McDonald, director, CPEB Therapies, Inc. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

RELAX, REST, RENEW -- A sabbatical that you design. Monastic setting in beautiful Oregon. Spiritual direction, daily Eucharist, classes and retreats. Outings to beaches and mountains. August-May or shorter periods. Men and women. Contact: Jo Morton, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. 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:

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:

Vacation Rentals

FLORIDA, OLDE NAPLES -- Two condos-2/2 and 3/2. Heated Pools. Monthly or Seasonal. Dr. Bob: (262) 786-9594. Cell: (262) 352-1095.


PRIESTHOOD FOR MEN AND WOMEN -- National Catholic Church of America. Religious life, at-home study. Phone: (518) 434-8861. Web site:

Web Sites

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Employment Wanted

EXPERIENCED TEACHER -- Theology, German, English. MA theology, MA pastoral ministry, BA German. California state secondary competency, English. Seeking full-time position in a college preparatory, spiritually dynamic Roman Catholic high school. Excellent references. Mature faith life. Enthusiastic and committed. Able to relocate. Reply to: NCR Classifieds, Dept. GWYJ, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281.

INNOVATIVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATOR with MA seeks dynamic and collaborative environment that encourages new faith formation models for all ages. Significant experience in teacher training, alternative delivery systems including all electronic media and organizational development. Will consider staff or consulting opportunities. Send inquiries to: NCR Classifieds, Dept. MACL, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281

Employment Opportunities


THE COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND, the first Catholic women’s college to grant the baccalaureate degree, seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic director of campus ministry to develop and foster the campus faith community. Located in Baltimore, the college educates 3,000 ethnically and racially diverse undergraduate and graduate students. The director is responsible for working with students, faculty and staff in planning and implementing a comprehensive campus ministry program of liturgical celebrations in the newly renovated Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation, prayer services, spiritual development opportunities, community service, pastoral presence, sacramental preparation and interfaith activities. The director collaborates with the vice president for mission to offer programs and activities that foster understanding and commitment to the SSND charism and mission. To apply, contact: Selena Chokshi, Director of Human Resources, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210-2476.

CAMPUS MINISTER -- The University of Houston is a large urban (90 percent commuter) university of 33,000 culturally and nationally diverse students. The campus minister works under the direction of the center director, a Dominican priest, in a ministry of outreach to and collaboration with the university community. The ministry is guided by the bishops’ pastorals “Empowered by the Spirit” and “Sons and Daughters of the Light.” A bachelor’s degree, experience in ministry and the ability to work collaboratively are required. Experience working with college students or young adults, interest in the university environment and familiarity with church structure are pluses. If not already attained, progress toward certification in campus ministry (CCMA) will be a part of this position. Job available in July, application deadline: May 30. To apply, send cover letter and resume to: CM Search, Human Resources, Diocese of Galveston-Houston, PO Box 907, Houston, TX, 77001-0907. Phone: (713) 748-2529. E-mail:

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO -- Campus ministry positions. First-year chaplain will serve in the freshmen residences providing pastoral presence and ministry programming in coordination with residence life. Chaplain will develop and implement Christian Life Communities or other faith-based small communities, direct community service in the residence, direct graduate intern and peer ministers assigned to residences and develop and implement first-year retreat. Lakeshore chaplain, two chaplain positions provide pastoral service to the undergraduate students of the university’s lakeshore campus. Chaplains’ ministry emphasis will be on retreat development and implementation and faith formation. Chaplains will be responsible for other programming including RCIA, Hunger Week, School of America Watch and interfaith liaison. Requirements: Positions require master’s in pastoral studies or equivalent, two years experience in campus ministry, preference for candidates with experience in the formation and support of Christian Life Communities or retreat development and an understanding of the Jesuit mission in higher education. Please note job title in the subject line of your e-mail. Loyola University Chicago is an equal opportunity employer/educator. To apply for these positions, please e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary history to:

CAMPUS MINISTER/CHAPLAIN -- This is a new initiative to provide quality pastoral care and a professional, ethical Catholic-based framework in the areas of law, medicine, journalism, business and other health sciences through educational and formational programming. This person will help students anchor their Catholic identity as well as represent the principles of Catholic thought in a variety of situations. This position offers the challenge of developing a new program and building relationships with faculty, students and staff in multiple professional schools at a highly selective private university. He/she will seek opportunities to become part of the formation and education of these professionals, be able to facilitate multifaceted discussions in the areas of ethics and Catholic thought and maintain a pastoral presence to the schools. The campus minister will also build relationships for the purposes of financial development while working in conjunction with the overall program of the Sheil Catholic Center at the Evanston campus. The successful candidate will have experience in pastoral ministry and master’s-level training in theology, ethics or related field. The candidate will be a practicing Catholic and be able to work with independence and flexibility. Priests, religious and lay people are encouraged to apply. This is a 12-month position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits provided by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Start Date: July 31. Position is open until filled. Submit cover letter and vitae to: Fr. Ken Simpson, Chaplain and Director, Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. E-mail: Web site:


WAUSAU HOSPITAL, Wausau, Wis. Four chaplain residency positions available beginning July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, in a unique CPE program offering normative goals of CPE as well as intrapsychic and family systems theories integration. Wausau Hospital is a 321-bed community hospital and regional medical center committed to spiritual care. Wausau is a progressive community immersed in the beauty and solitude of nature. Recreational activities abound. $21,000 stipend plus fringe benefits. Apply to: Bill Tallevast, DMin, Department of Pastoral Care, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd., Wausau, WI 54401. Phone: (800) 283-2881, ext. 53053. Fax: (715) 847-2015. E-mail:

CHAPLAIN COORDINATOR -- Catholic chaplain to manage the pastoral care needs of 120 residents in a skilled care facility located in the northwest Florida panhandle. This facility is part of the Ascension Health System. Eligible for certification by NACC and at least two years experience required. Benefits include competitive salary, paid time off and retirement package. Please send information to: NCR Classifieds, Dept. SAHE.118, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281.


DIOCESE OF DES MOINES seeks director of adult faith formation. Successful candidate will respond to the needs of parishioners and staff, have a working knowledge of the U.S. Catholic bishops, “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us,” the general directory of catechesis and have the ability to apply effective adult learning techniques. Practicing Roman Catholic with proven pastoral skills; experience coordinating programs; proven ability to recruit, train, resource adults and other volunteers. Must be flexible, computer literate and able to work well with others. MA in theology, MDiv or equivalent and three-five years experience required. Application deadline: April 30, interviews will be held the week of May 17. Submit resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309. E-mail: Web site:

MARIANIST VOLUNTEER PROGRAM -- The Marianist Province of the United States seeks a director for the Marianist Volunteer Program, a national service program that integrates service to the poor and vulnerable with a supportive faith based community. Marianists have a long history of serving the poor and the marginalized with a focus on justice, collaboration and community. The director is responsible for program development, recruitment and support of volunteers; development of placement sites and representation to the Family of Mary and other national volunteer organizations. Qualifications: passionate commitment to the poor and oppressed, knowledge of and commitment to the Marianist charism; experience directing or participating in voluntary service programs desirable; committed to ongoing personal spiritual growth; available for travel; ability to organize, prioritize tasks; supervise and recruit staff and volunteers; excellent interpersonal skills including written, oral, and computer communication and a committed Catholic. Minimum education: bachelor’s degree. A competitive salary and benefit package is offered. Qualified applicants may send cover letter and resume to: Marianist Province of the United States, MVP Search Committee, 4425 W. Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. Phone: (859) 291-6197. E-mail:

EVANGELIZATION DIRECTOR -- St. John Fisher Parish, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., is seeking a dynamic, spiritual professional with experience and education in evangelization and religious studies to lead the spiritual renewal and “new evangelization” of our parish community. Specific responsibilities include outreach to distanced, alienated and returning Catholics; coordination of the parish renewal process; development and coordination of adult education activities; ministerial formation of parish volunteers and coordination of RCIA. An MA in theology, religious studies or religious education is preferred. Excellent communication and coordination abilities are prerequisites for working with vibrant community of active volunteers and professional pastoral staff. Please submit resume and references to: Gayle Plecha, St. John Fisher Church, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Phone: (310) 377-5571. Fax: (310) 377-6303. E-mail:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Education and Formation of the Laity, the Diocese of Manchester, N.H., has opened a search for a newly created position as executive director for education and formation of the laity, reporting to the cabinet secretary for education and formation. The director will be responsible for the development and ongoing evaluation of programs and services in support of the education and formation of the laity, including the finalization of an integrated diocesan program for lay formation. The director will also supervise and direct up to three other ministerial professionals who will be responsible for developing programs and services for adult spirituality and education, youth ministries in parishes and Catholic schools, as well as catechetical and sacramental formation for adults, young adults and children. This new position will offer exciting challenges for a person interested in contributing to diocesan ministry focused on building vibrant parishes and Catholic schools. Required: master’s degree in theology (preference for sacramental), religious education or related field of ministry; seven-nine years of related pastoral, academic or catechetical administration with a minimum of five years supervisory experience, active participation in the life of the Church and willingness to work a flexible schedule involving travel throughout the diocese. The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) is coordinating the search. Qualified candidates should forward their resumes and salary requirements by May 7, to: NACPA, Executive Search, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-2129. Fax: (513) 421-3085. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- Growing 2,000-family parish on outskirts of Twin Cities seeks qualified individual to direct catechetical efforts of parish in areas of pre-K-sixth grade religious education, sacramental prep for Eucharist, penance, CIC, CloW and adult formation. Must be able to work collaboratively with youth minister and other staff. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in a related field. Other qualifications include commitment to post-Vatican II theology and catechetical methods, good communication and computer skills. Three years of successful catechetical leadership experience is preferred. Eleven-month position, starting date negotiable. Send resume or inquiries to: Thomas Kaempffer, Church of St. Andrew, 566 Fourth St., Elk River, MN 55330. Fax: (763) 441-1485. E-mail:


JUDGE POSITION OPENING -- The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo., marriage tribunal seeks a full-time judge. Minimum qualifications include a licentiate in canon law. The position is open to clerics, religious or laity. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable but not necessary. Salary, excellent health benefits and retirement based on diocesan guidelines. Application deadline: May 25. Send cover letter and resume to: Fr. Thomas E. Reidy, Judicial Vicar, Catholic Center, 601 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806-3143. Phone: (417) 866-0841.


MINISTER OF WORSHIP: St. Ann Catholic Church in Colonial Heights, Va., is seeking a full-time minister of worship. This position will provide oversight for all aspects of liturgical and musical programs to ensure quality liturgical celebrations. Applicant must be practicing Catholic. Prefer degree in liturgical field or related experience in a parish setting. Knowledge of liturgical music very desirable. Send resume to: Pastor, St. Ann Catholic Church, 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. E-mail:

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR -- An active, involved parish of 800 households seeks a pastorally sensitive person with knowledge and love for Roman Catholic/Vatican II liturgy. Competency in voice and an instrument, choral directions and cantor training is expected. Must possess good communication skills and be able to coordinate and form liturgical ministries. An appreciation for traditional and contemporary styles of music is required. Advanced level training in music and liturgy are required along with computer literacy. Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send resume, letters of recommendation and three references to: Fr. J. Patrick Reynolds, Pastor, St. Thomas More Church, 5645 Blandville Road, Paducah, KY 42001. Phone: (270) 534-9000. Or contact the office of music, Diocese of Owensboro, Ky. Phone: (270) 683-1545.


ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY MINISTER -- The University of San Diego (USD) is seeking an associate university minister to perform professional and administrative work that offers pastoral care to the students and employees of USD. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a MA in theology, ministry, religious education or related field. Two years of ministry experience. Please submit a cover letter, resume, USD application and two professional references by May 14, to: USD, Human Resources, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. Web site:


CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- Most Precious Blood of southeast Denver seeks a candidate who is an active Catholic to continue our academic excellence and provide leadership in fulfilling the mission and vision of our parish school (K-eighth grade). Good communication and administrative skills and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with children, faculty, parents, staff and clergy within this active stewardship community are crucial. The candidate must be a strong spiritual and academic leader, having a solid understanding of curriculum development and teaching methodology as well as finances, fund raising, budget administration, marketing and development. Requirements for principal positions: practicing Catholic in good standing with the church, master’s degree, five years experience and a principal or administrator license. For application or information contact Mary Catherine Keating, Associate Superintendent, Archdiocese of Denver. Phone: (303) 715-3132. E-mail: Web site:

FULL-TIME PRINCIPAL POSITION, beginning July 1, to serve as principal of a parish Catholic school with an enrollment of approximately 400 students, nursery through eighth grade. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing, who is able to articulate the school’s mission and vision for the future. Master’s degree in education or administration and Virginia license required. Successful candidates must possess strong leadership, administration, budget preparation and personnel skills. Minimum five years teaching and administration experience required. Salary based on diocesan scale, commensurate with education and experience. Final application materials must be postmarked by May 1. Qualified candidates should forward resume and diocesan application (located on our Web site) to: Search Committee, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23229-5319. E-mail: Web site:

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL POSITION -- St. Theresa’s School of Austin, Texas seeks candidate who is an active Catholic to continue our academic excellence and provide leadership in fulfilling the mission of our parish school. Established in 1986, our school is accredited and has 357 students in grades pre-K-seven. Eighth grade will open in August. Applicants must have master’s degree including 18 hours in administration and supervision. Prior teaching and administrative experience required. To review job description and obtain an application, visit our Web site. Send letter of interest and resume by April 20 to: Search Committee, c/o Dolores Hunkler, PO Box 28644, Austin, TX 78755. Web site:


CATHOLIC PRIEST CHAPLAIN -- Good Samaritan Hospital, an Episcopal church-affiliated, 408-bed, major medical center in downtown Los Angeles is seeking a full-time Catholic chaplain with an ecclesiastical endorsement. Qualifications: four or more units of CPE, certification with APC, NACC or CPSP or open to being certified; ability to speak Spanish and English fluently; a compassionate presence; a team approach to ministry and an openness to religious, cultural and lifestyle diversity. Apply to: Jerry R. Anderson, Director of Pastoral Care, 1225 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017. Phone: (213) 482-2739. Fax: (213) 202-7018. E-mail:


RECRUITER FOR OVERSEAS MISSION -- Maryknoll Lay Missioners, a Catholic overseas mission program seeks a western regional recruiter to be based in San Francisco Bay area. Responsible for increasing pool of qualified applicants for service in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Full-time mission experience, preferably overseas; excellent communication skills; comfort with addressing groups; willingness to work out of home. Send resumes to: Susan Marble Cuthbert, PO Box 902, Marlboro, MA 01752. Phone: (888) 828-6623. Fax: (775) 201-5329. E-mail: Web site:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Holy Trinity, Springfield, Mo., is seeking a director of religious education for grades K-12 in a 750-family parish. Duties will also include assisting in the leadership of the parish RCIA program. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic with experience and a degree in religious education or a similar field. Send resume to: Fr. Thomas E. Reidy, 2818 E. Bennett St., Springfield, MO 65804.


CATHOLIC RELIGION TUTOR -- Tutor wanted for our family of five home-schooled children, ages four, seven, eight, nine and 15. We are looking to give to our children a thorough understanding of traditional Catholic doctrine to help meet the challenges of both secular humanism and materialism. We believe the thousand years following Christ were the high point for man’s soul. Very important is a thorough understanding of logic, dialectic and rhetoric. This deeply conservative teacher will join two other tutors presently teaching our children, one the three Rs and the other Greek and Latin. Excellent salary. Please send resume to: Dexter Ball, PO Box 2530, Aptos, CA 95001-2530.


FULL-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE -- Youth minister (high school and middle school ministry), 1,400-family suburban parish. Send resumes and references to: YM Search Committee, Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 8200 Woodman Road, Richmond, VA 23228.

ST. CECILIA CATHOLIC COMMUNITY, a large, well-established parish in west Houston is searching for a youth minister for junior high and high school grades. Requirements: degree, two years experience, ability to collaborate, computer skills, English/Spanish, musical skills a plus. Send resume by April 30 to: Eric Blythe, St. Cecilia, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, TX 77024. Fax: (713) 465-1305. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Large, active parish seeks a full-time pastoral staff member to serve a growing ministry to teens. Responsibilities include religious formation for high school students, confirmation preparation, service projects and a youth liturgy. Minimum BA in theology or related field (MA preferable). Music skills a big plus. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to: Youth Ministry Search, St. Mary Parish, 20 Summer St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Phone: (508) 842-0899. Fax: (508) 842-9132. E-mail:

FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTRY POSITION -- St. Philips’s Catholic Church, a vibrant and rapidly growing community of 1,500 families, seeks a director of youth ministry using the Life Teen model. Duties include leading core group of young adults who help plan and present “Life Nights” middle school youth group and planning trips. We are looking for a dynamic and self-directed leader with good organizational and communication skills. Pastoral ministry degree or equivalent and a working knowledge of the “Renew the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry” is preferred. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The parish is located in beautiful lakes and woods country of northern Minnesota. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 7. Please send letter of application and resume to: Msgr. Michael Patnode, 702 Beltrami Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601.

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