National Catholic Reporter

Updated May 7, 2004

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THE ARTISTS ALLIANCE AGAINST VIOLENCE, INC. -- A 501 (c3) corporation is compiling a national directory of Catholic dancers. For information contact: AAV Inc., PO Box 249, Boiceville, NY 12412. Or e-mail:

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. U.S. 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. Web site:

Books & Tapes


IS THE SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS really behind us as the U.S. bishops recently announced? Leading experts on sexual abuse disagree. “The Bishops Have Spoken: Is There Hope?” a recent two and a half-hour conference on this subject, is now available on videotape. Psychotherapist and author Richard Sipe, survivors’ attorneys and survivors themselves speak out. Ideal for personal reflection and group study. Copies are $18, including shipping and handling. Contact: Day Productions, 1745 E. Vista Way, Suite 4, Vista, CA 92084. Phone: (760) 630-7398 or (800) 326-3362. E-mail:

“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:


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


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

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

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY -- designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in pastoral supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone: (210) 341-1366. 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:


PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND -- Thomas E. Clarke, SJ, Sr. Catherine McIntyre, RJM and Sr. Norene Costa, RJM. Aug. 18-29, $2.295. For flyer and registration, contact: Bethany Retreat House, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 928-2213. E-mail:

A PILGRIMAGE “In the Footsteps of St. Paul” -- Turkey, Oct. 6-20. Join our pilgrimage following in the footsteps of St. Paul. Tour will be guided by experienced local guide and accompanied by a priest. We will tour Antioch, Tarsus, Cappadocia, Ephesus, St. Mary’s house in Smyrna, Pergamum, Troy, Istanbul and St. Sophia’s Basilica. There will be scripture readings and divine worship/Mass. This is where Sts. Paul, Barnabas, Luke and John all began their Christian journey. For additional information and price, call Daphne early to avoid disappointment. Phone: (514) 369-3300 or (800) 361-9421.

 Renewal Programs

BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, offers “A Time of Blessing,” a four- to eight-month renewal program as well as accommodations for shorter, personalized programs for women religious and all women who are seeking to foster deeper fidelity to self, God and world. Components: variety of prayer experiences, contemplative space, scriptural and theological input, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or growth counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal sessions: late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. Some programs could be designed during these months to meet individual needs. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail: Web site:


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.

VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE -- Private retreat at Home Place. Explore nearby landforms like the Holy Land’s. Contact: Paula Wellnitz, OLVM, PO Box 3, Orangeville, UT 84537. Phone: (435) 748-2230. E-mail:

QUIET MOUNTAIN RETREAT in New Mexico -- Redondo Retreat Center in the sacred Jemez Mountains, 80 minutes from Albuquerque, pine forest with hiking trails, access to natural hot springs and breathtaking views and a labyrinth. Options include sabbatical, guided retreats, privacy, reiki, massage, Native American-guided sweats and sitting meditations with the local Zen Mandala Center.. Other options include: ceremonies, shamanic journeying, drumming circle and day trips to Santa Fe, Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, Colo. For more information write, call or e-mail: Sharon Palma, 7 Oso Place, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: (505) 829-3185. E-mail:

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:

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:

A RETREAT FOR GAY MEN -- “Rediscovering Your Spirituality,” With a circle of our like brothers and within the context of a save, trusting and nonjudgmental environment, come and find some new direction and empowerment for the future. July 9-11. Located at ocean’s edge and within one hour of New York City. Daniel Pienciak, MDiv, Stella Maris Retreat Center, 981 Ocean Ave., Elberon, NJ 07740. Phone: (732) 229-0602.

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:


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:

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: 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.


ARE YOU A FAITH-FILLED Roman Catholic woman? Do you have a Bernardine Franciscan heart? Serve God’s people with more than 450 Bernardine Franciscan Sisters across the continental United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Liberia (West Africa). Join us as a vowed sister or lay associate. The Gospel, Francis and Clare permeate our formation programs for both sisters and lay associates! For more information contact: S. Shaun Kathleen, OSF, Office of Vocations, 460 St. Bernardine St., Reading, PA 19607-1737. Phone: (610) 777-2967. E-mail: Web site:

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

CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America -- Marital status and gender not an impediment to holy orders. Phone: (212) 923-1901. Web site:


FULL-TIME MARRIED OR SINGLE MEN and women under 65. Live, work, pray in community with Franciscan Friars in California and Arizona. Receive spiritual growth, room, board, medical insurance and living allowance. Requires adaptability, tolerance, good health and freedom from obligations. Contact: Franciscan Covenant Program, PO Box 970, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. Phone: (831) 623-1119. E-mail:

Web Sites

ONE EASY STOP for spirituality and justice. Web site:


Employment Wanted

SEEKING PRINCIPAL POSITION in Florida or Arizona. Priest in good standing. Ordained in 1984, valid postgraduate professional license (Virginia) with endorsement principal K-12, three years administrative experience, nine years teaching experience, excellent references. Please send inquiries, and information to: Fr. Anthony Morris, OSB, Assistant Campus Minister, Benedictine High School, 304 N Sheppard St., Richmond, VA 23221.

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.

Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR YOUTH and young adult ministry, Archdiocese of Cincinnati. We are looking for a dynamic person to support, resource and train parish adult and youth leaders in the Cincinnati region of the archdiocese. Besides youth and young adult ministry competencies, this position calls for well-developed communication and presentation skills as well as program design and administrative abilities. Join a seasoned, dedicated and fun team of youth ministry professionals in an archdiocese with a national reputation for outstanding youth ministry. Our mission is to develop and support leadership for comprehensive youth ministry and young adult ministry. Equipping and empowering leaders for ministry is our passion. This position calls for a college degree, a minimum five years of ministry experience, training in comprehensive youth ministry and background in young adult ministry. The person filling this position must be a self-starter capable of independent initiative and a team player capable of effective collaboration. This is a full-time position with benefits. Position to be filled on or after June 1. Send resume, salary expectations and references to: Personnel Office, Attn: Sean Reynolds, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Phone: (513) 421-3131. Fax: (513) 421-6225.


BUSINESS MANAGER -- Responsible for the overall management of programs, services, facilities and staff of Old Mission Santa Barbara, a 16-acre property including a renewal center. The position requires skills in the areas of communication, daily operations, human resources, financial analysis and development, strategic planning and a willingness to enter Franciscan visioning. Please send resume to: Search Committee, 2201 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105.


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:


DIOCESE OF DES MOINES seeks director of adult faith formation. Successful candidate will respond to the needs of parishes to promote and support adult faith formation. Requires working knowledge of “Catechism of the Catholic Church” in addition to “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us” and the “General Directory for Catechesis.” Effective skills in adult learning is also required. Active Roman Catholic with proven pastoral skills; experience coordinating programs; proven ability to recruit, train, resource adults and other volunteers. Flexible, computer literate, works well with others. MA, MDiv or equivalent plus three-five years experience required. Application deadline: May 12. Interviews held the week of May 17. Submit resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309. Or: Visit our Web site at:

DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF MINISTRY -- Diocese of Stockton, Calif., directs a bilingual, accredited school of ministry that provides ministerial, theological, sacramental and pastoral courses to a diverse population, including volunteers, lay employees and deaconate candidates. Also serves as the associate director for the English language track of the school, and supervises the associate director of the school of ministry for the Latino community. Successful candidate will be a registered member of a Catholic parish faith community and have at least master’s degree in education, religious education or related field and at least five years of successful teaching experience with an ability to use a variety of teaching methodologies. Must be able to design and evaluate specialized curriculum and to recruit, train, support and evaluate faculty. Starting yearly salary range: $40,694-$48,324. Excellent fringe benefit package. For application, phone: (209) 466-0636. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL MINISTRY -- An expansion of ministry within a large urban parish creates this exciting new position. The director will supervise and collaborate with the paid full-time heads of the departments: school K-eight, liturgy, parish life and religious education. An enthusiastic professional with a wide range of experience is required to lead this ministry. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic very familiar with the organizational structure of a parish. The director will serve as a member of the ecxecutive committee of the pastoral team. At a minimum, candidates must possess the academic qualifications and related degree (master’s/doctorate) of one of the disciplines listed above as they will be supervising like credentialed team members. Five-10 years of practical experience in a leadership position with demonstrated success is necessary. Must be willing to share the Good News at every opportunity, be positive, energetic and love being Catholic. Very competitive salary, full coverage of benefits. Please send your resume to: Search Committee, Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2532 Vermont N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110. Fax: (505) 298-0120.

DIRECTOR -- TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) national office seeking full-time director of spiritual formation and training. Qualifications: MA pastoral ministry, religious education or equivalent experience in youth ministry; minimum five years experience in training and spiritual formation; mature person capable of team ministry; relates well to variety of people/volunteers; strong written and oral communication skills and one who lives from deep appreciation of Catholic faith. TEC experience desired. Send resume by June 1 to: TEC Conference Search Process, 618 E. 18th St., Des Moines, IA 50316-3625. Phone: (515) 266-3893. E-mail:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters seek a full-time executive director for Bernardine Center, an outreach ministry to low-income residents of Chester, Pa. The director will be responsible for programs, staff supervision, facility, budget, grant writing, fund raising and public relations. Qualifications: commitment to the economically poor, successful experience in administration, grant writing, good communication and computer skills. Send resume to: Search Committee, c/o Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, 460 St. Bernardine St., Reading, PA 19607. E-mail:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the River Raisin Institute (RRI) is being sought by the IHM Sisters of Monroe, Mich., for this non-profit organization that sponsors educational work as a means of creating sustainable community for the 21st century and beyond. Duties include ensuring creative approaches to RRI goals, effective administration, developing and managing the annual budget, marketing, developing relevant educational programs, and so forth. Qualifications include a master’s degree or equivalent experience in related field (environmental studies, business administration, education or political science) with proven management, administration, fund-raising, fiscal management and public relations experience. Working knowledge of sustainability, spirituality and Catholic social teaching required. Application deadline: May 30. For information, or to apply, contact: Beverly Case, Human Resources Manager, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162. Phone: (734) 240-9718.

EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Retreat and conference center director available. Five years experience in development of programs, organizational management, financial stewardship and overall management of retreat/conference facility. Master’s degree, 23 years background in formal education, principal and classroom teacher, pastoral ministry experience and a member of a religious congregation. Excellent recommendations and willingness to relocate. Please contact: NCR Classifieds, Dept. SRKA, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281.


DIRECTOR OF ADULT FAITH FORMATION SOUGHT -- Catholic faith community with 2,500 families seek a full-time director of adult faith formation to build existing programs of RCIA, scripture study, returning Catholics and create new opportunities for faith enrichment. Candidate must be comfortable working in a multicultural environment while embracing the spirit of the USCCB “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us.” The candidate will recruit and develop a team of volunteers to partner with in ministry and will also work side by side as a member of a pastoral team, especially with those who foster the faith formation of children, youth and families. Requirements: bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, several years of experience in religious education and faith formation, practicing Catholic, good oral and written communications skills and computer literate. The position offers a competitive salary and full benefits package. Please send a cover letter, resume and three written references by June 1 to: Director of Adult Faith Formation Search Committee, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309.

HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC COMMUNITY in the Outer Banks of North Carolina is seeking an energetic, motivated, spiritual individual to be part of a collaborative pastoral team. Responsibilities will include working to enhance existing adult formation opportunities including the development of small Christian communities and working toward whole community catechesis. Candidate should be a practicing Catholic with a combination of training and/or experience in adult formation. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, Attn: Faith Formation Search Committee, PO Box 510, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. E-mail:

MULTIPLE EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE -- Church of St. Mary, Willmar, Minn., seek individuals to serve. OFFICE OF FAITH FORMATION, bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred or comparable experience in faith formation, practicing Catholic starting August. OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION, experience in management, finance and administration, starting July. OFFICE OF SACRAMENTAL LIFE and worship with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in music, to play organ and piano, 12-month position, start date negotiable. Applicants must be able to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers. Send resume and inquiries to: Fr. Joseph Steinbesser, Church of St. Mary, 713 S.W. 12th St., Willmar, MN 56201. Fax: (320) 235-0153. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF ADULT FAITH FORMATION -- St. Mary of Gostyn Parish, Downers Grove, Ill., seeks qualified individual to continue and further develop educational programs for adults in the parish. Position includes responsibility for RCIA, small Christian communities, “Christ Renews His Parish,” Bible studies, parish missions, grief ministry and adult parish library. Position begins Aug.16 and is a 10-month per year contract. Send resume or inquiries to: Fr. Thomas Paul. Fax: (630) 969-1259. E-mail:


MINISTRY OF LITURGY AND MUSIC needed for full time position with benefits. Responsible for preparation and coordination of worship for 800-family community ( and continuing formation for liturgical ministers. Desired background includes strong knowledge of Vatican II and post-conciliar liturgical documents with competence in music ministry. Submit resumes to:

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:

MUSIC MINISTER -- Active parish in San Francisco Bay Area seeks competent, collaborative musician, pastoral minister as member of pastoral team. 5,000-family parish, more than 300 students in parish school; adult and children’s choirs; seven weekend Masses; pipe organ; Masses celebrated in English; vibrant ethnic mix in parish; cultural understanding essential; chant, traditional and contemporary repertoire; organ skills, knowledge of liturgy; experienced preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, CPPS. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC-Full-or part-time director of music position available. Applicant needs to be proficient in playing piano and organ. Familiarity with sacramental life of the church and willingness to also work with children important. Contact: St. Michael Parish Search Committee, 345 Edwards St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837. Fax: (517) 627-1289. E-mail:

LITURGIST/MUSICIAN for 1,800-family parish. Prefer experience. Send resume to: St. Patrick Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI 54016. Phone: (715) 381-5120.

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.


BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE helps children who are hurt and at-risk, yet academically capable, to realize their potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes and quality education through college. We seek committed and mature individuals for our live-in residential counselor positions. Our residential counselors work as a member of a team, serving as “surrogate parents” to the six to eight scholars per home. Competitive salary, room, board and benefits provided. College degree and one to three years experience required. Boys Hope Girls Hope is located in 16 U.S. cities. For current openings please visit our Web site. To apply for a position, send resume to Stephanie Welberg, Employment Manager. Fax: (314) 298-1251. E-mail: Web site:


LAY MISSIONARIES -- Lay Mission-Helpers Association seeking teachers, nurses, administrators, computer techs, and so forth. To serve overseas missions for three years. Airfare, monthly stipend, medical insurance provided. E-mail: Apply online at Web site:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Thomas More, a progressive parish of 750 families in a university community seeks pastoral associate. Primary areas include coordination of liturgy, adult formation and youth ministry as well as liaison with other parish ministries. Spiritual depth, collegial sensitivity, flexibility and good communication skills needed. Graduate work in theology-related discipline and five or more years experience in pastoral ministry valued. Full-time position, $36,400 salary with benefits. Position will remain open until filled. Job description posted on parish Web site. Submit letter and resume to: Search Committee, St. Thomas More Parish, 108 McLean St., Iowa City, IA 52246. E-mail: Web site:


JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- Monroe Catholic Junior-Senior High School located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Monroe Catholic Junior-Senior High School has an enrollment of 250 students, grades seven through 12. The principal supervises a staff of 25 employees and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school, including the supervision of curriculum, teachers’ schedules, class evaluation periods and extracurricular activities. The principal works collaboratively with the director of schools and the Immaculate Conception grade school principal. Minimum of four-year degree. Master’s in education preferred. Five years teaching and/or administrative experience. Must hold or be willing to work toward an Alaska Type B administrative certificate. Applicants must be active in the Catholic church and committed to maintaining the school as a faith-centered learning environment. In addition, the selected individual must demonstrate exceptional leadership, excellent verbal and communication skills and an enthusiasm at being with junior high and high school students. The position will begin July 1. Submit letter of interest with a resume and official credentials to: Catholic Schools of Fairbanks, Attn: RoseAnne Sample, PO Box 71620, Fairbanks, AK 99707. E-mail: Web site:

ELEMENTARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- Divine Redeemer Catholic School in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo. is a parish school with more than 47 years of excellence in Catholic education that seeks an exceptional principal to direct more than 350 pre-K-eighth grade students, faculty and staff. Position to be effective July 1. Candidate must be a practicing member in full communion with the Roman Catholic church and dedicated to a quality Catholic school education. Must possess a master’s degree either in school administration or related field with a minimum of 20 graduate hours in supervision, curriculum, instruction and other educational administrational courses as well as coursework in theology or religious education. Must hold a current, valid administrator certificate for Colorado. Five years of teaching experience in the Catholic school system and three to five years in Catholic school administration is preferred. Salary will be negotiable with consideration given to degrees and experience. Direct request for application and inquiries to: The Diocese of Colorado Springs, Office of Total Catholic Education, 228 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. E-mail:

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:


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.


DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL CONCERNS -- A full-time position will be available July 1 in a 2,000-family parish in Washington, D.C., suburbs. Required is a degree in social work and/or Catholic theology, to include a thorough knowledge of Catholic social justice theology. Responsibilities include leadership development in parish social justice ministry, establishing relationships and working with archdiocesan organizations, local social service agencies and interfaith organizations. The parish has a social justice tradition that includes St. Vincent de Paul Society, sister parish in Haiti and a wide variety of programs. Applicant must work collaboratively with pastor, associate pastor and a large parish staff, both professional and volunteer. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume and references to: Social Justice Search Committee, St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, 12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904. E-mail: Web site:


BOSTON COLLEGE’S Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (IREPM) seeks to fill a tenure-track position of junior or senior rank in practical/pastoral theology. Responsibilities include teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising and mentoring masters and doctoral students and participating in academic and administrative committees at the IREPM and in the theology department. Candidates must possess a proven record or promise in scholarly publishing, familiarity with Catholic tradition, and a PhD or an equivalent degree by the time of hiring. Those with expertise in the methodology of practical/pastoral theology and the interface of faith and culture are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. If the right candidate is found, the position can begin this fall. Applications are welcomed immediately and until the position is filled. Boston College is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit applications to: Dr. Jennifer L.S. Bader, Chair, Search Committee, 31 Lawrence Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. More information about the IREPM is available at:

WASHINGTON THEOLOGICAL UNION, a Roman Catholic school of theology and ministry announces a full-time position as chairman of pastoral studies department, acting as an administrative officer and ordinary faculty, starting this fall. Teaching responsibilities include required and elective courses in pastoral studies, administrative responsibilities include oversight, promotion and development of pastoral studies programs and all aspects of the supervised ministry components of the MDiv and MAPS degrees. Applicants should possess an earned doctorate to teach courses in ministry, pastoral theology and/or pastoral care, possess pastoral experience, demonstrated excellence in training, commitment to teaching graduate students for ministry and competence in addressing crosscultural issues. First review of applicants is June 16. Send letter of application immediately with statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation to: Office of the Dean, Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel St., N.W., Washington, DC 20012.


CATHOLIC FAITH COMMUNITY with 1,800 families seeks a full-time youth minister to guide its youth ministry program for junior and high school-aged youth. The program includes elements of faith formation, community building and social justice. The candidate will recruit and develop a team of youth and adults to partner with in ministry. Requirements: bachelor’s degree, several years experience in youth ministry, familiarity with the USCCB’s “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry,” practicing Catholic, good oral and written communication skills, computer literate and have a passion for enriching the faith lives of the parish’s young people. Position offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package. Deadline for applications is May 30. Please send cover letter, resume and two written references to: Director of Christian Formation, St. John the Apostle Church, 101 Oakcrest Manor Drive, N.E., Leesburg, VA 20176. E-mail:

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.

YOUTH DIRECTOR -- Medium-sized dynamic Catholic mountain parish near Vail, Colo., ski resort. Housing available and discounted ski pass. 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:

PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Nicholas parish, in beautiful Gig Harbor, Wash., seeks a full-time, experienced pastoral assistant for youth ministry. Work collaboratively with a pastoral team in maintaining and developing comprehensive youth ministry in the spirit of “Renewing the Vision.” Responsible for coordinating service and social activities, catechesis, spirituality and worship for middle school and high school youth. Must be a practicing Catholic with a passion for enriching the faith lives of youth of the parish. The candidate must possess strong communication skills and be able to relate well to young people and adults. Bachelor’s degree and/or completed a youth ministry certificate program along with experience in youth ministry are preferred. To request an application packet please contact: St. Nicholas, 3510 Rosedale St., Gig Harbor, WA 98335. Phone: (253) 851-8850. E-mail:

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