National Catholic Reporter

Updated June 18, 2004

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HOUSESHARE AVAILABLE in Adirondacks. Very reasonable costs. Ideal for person desiring simple lifestyle. Contact Bill Haedrich: (518) 494-4526.

LIVE THE BEATITUDES – Discover Your Gifts Through Service to Others. L’Arche Harbor House, a L’Arche community in Jacksonville, Fla., invites you to assist in creating community with persons who are developmentally disabled. Requirements: dedicated person who wants to live the Gospel in community life, who desires to live with, learn from and relate with adults with disabilities. Responsibilities: help create a home based on the Beatitudes, develop relationships with us, assist with personal care and community living. Benefits: Americorps site, stipend, room, board, health insurance and formation in the spirituality and philosophy of the L’Arche communities founded by Jean Vanier and lived and written about by Henri Nouwen. To apply, contact: Patrick Mayhew, 700 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211. Phone: (904) 721-5992. E-mail: Web site:

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

BOOKS, VIDEOS, PROGRAMS on women’s spirituality. Phone: (703) 379-2487. Or visit: Or:

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SALESIAN SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE -- “Encounters” is the theme for the 22nd annual conference on the Spirituality of DeSales and DeChantal. Aug. 5-8, St. Louis Academy of the Visitation. Lodging at the Marriott. Presentations, prayer, discussions, Salesian resources. Contact: DeSales Resources and Ministries, Stella Niagara, NY 14144. Phone toll-free: (800) 782-2270. Web site:

Correction Notice

UPDATED RETREATS: The Lourdes Wellness Center ( display ad on page 11a in Summer Listings 2, May 7, included inaccurate information. The following dates and locations are correct: “Art-Journaling As a Way of Prayer,” June 21-23; “Wholistic Prayer,” July 18-24; “Human Wholeness Retreat,” Aug. 2-8; “Art and Spirit Festival,” Aug.13- 15; “Poetry Therapy,” as stated in Summer Listings 2; “Art-Journaling: Awakening to the Mystery Made Visual in our Lives,” Oct. 1-3, Center Within, Kentucky (not Linwood, Rhinebeck, N.Y.), correct phone number: (513) 751-3358; “You Are God’s Work of Art,” Oct. 15-17, Tampa, FL (not The Center Within, Kentucky), correct phone number: (813) 229-2695.


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:

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

MISSIONS/RETREATS -- Numerous topics offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and colleagues. DeSales Resources and Ministries, Fr. John Graden, director: (800) 782-2270. Web site:

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


12-DAY HOLY LAND pilgrimage with Franciscan Fr. Mario DiCicco, PhD (New Testament) with 28 years of Holy Land experience. September 18-29. For brochure, contact: 110 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60602. E-mail:

SOUTHWEST/CENTRAL France, Oct. 15-30. Behold sacred icons (Black Madonnas, Jesus), walk ancient paths, learn to “Discover, Live Your Divine Destiny.” Historic monastic accommodations, autumn vistas offer feast for soul and renewal for spirit. $1995 includes land transportation, housing, most meals, fees. Contact: Jackie Greedy, PhD (psychology, Jungian), MA (theology). Phone: (775) 883-0854. E-mail:

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:


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE -- One hour from New York City, Bethany has 84 beautiful acres and borders on a lake. Single rooms, two hermitages and a lakeside cottage available. Directed retreats: June 25-July 3 (Spanish), July 7-15, July 18-26, Aug. 1-6, Aug. 8-14. Private and individual retreats available throughout the year. Ask for a brochure with details of programs. 202 County Route 105, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930-1003. Phone: (845) 928-2213. Fax: (845) 928-9437.

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:

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center, The Religious of the Sacred Heart, offers year-round retreats including 30-day retreats and self-directed sabbaticals near the ocean in a comfortable townhouse. Phone: (619) 224-9444. Fax: (619) 224-1082. E-mail: Web site:

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:

WINTER SABBATICAL - Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this Southern California garden oasis. For information or to register contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail:

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:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. E-mail:

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:


REFORMED CATHOLIC CHURCH, progressive and inclusive. Valid orders. Tutorial seminary. Personalized ministry. PO Box 725, Hampton Bays, NY 11946. Phone: (631) 728-2633

NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA -- Inclusive, affirming, valid orders. Distance-learning seminary. Holy orders without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status. Varied ministries. Phone: (518) 434-8861. Web site:

STUDY ONLINE FOR valid Holy Orders in Apostolic Succession:

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

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Employment Opportunities


THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF NAZARETH 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 health-care 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 June 21 to: Katie Garrett, PO Box 187, Nazareth, KY 40048. Web site:


THE DIOCESE OF ERIE, Pa., is seeking a regional associate director of religious education. Work in a collaborative department to meet the religious education needs of approximately 50 parishes in beautiful western Pennsylvania. Must be a self-starter, able to work at a distance from the central office; considerable travel in rural areas. Primary responsibilities: supporting parish leaders, fostering training and participating in religious education self-study process. Master’s preferred (college teaching possible). Start: August. Send resume by July 23 to: Joseph Streett, Diocese of Erie, PO Box 10397, Erie, PA 16514.


CHAPLAIN SOUGHT for Catholic student center serving Rice University and the schools of the Texas Medical Center. Catholic priest with permission of superior, knowledge of bioethics, campus ministry experience. Works in collaboration with the center director, a Dominican sister, in a broad-based campus ministry guided by the principles of “Empowered by the Spirit.” Resume to: Human Resources, Diocese of Galveston-Houston, PO Box 907, Houston, TX 77001.

CATHOLIC PRIEST CHAPLAIN. Mercy Medical Center, Centerville, Iowa, a 60-bed, rural hospital, has an immediate opening for a full-time Catholic priest chaplain. The successful candidate will contribute to the spiritual, emotional, sacramental and liturgical needs of the patients, families and staff. Seeking an individual who can articulate the role of pastoral care to an interdisciplinary team of professionals; possessing excellent communication, interpersonal and spiritual assessment skills; offering a compassionate pastoral presence and the ability to work well in a crisis. Qualifications include ecclestiacal endorsement and approval, minimum of one unit of clinical pastoral education and one year of hospital experience. Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits including a generous PTO package and excellent continuing education program. Centerville is a relaxed, progressive community located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Iowa, near 14,000-acre Lake Rathbun. Recreational opportunities include: sailing, boating, fishing and hunting. Interested candidates, please forward resume to: Mercy Medical Center, Human Resources Department, One St. Joseph’s Drive, Centerville, IA 52544. Phone: (641) 437-3435. Fax: (641) 437-3304. Web site:

CHAPLAIN -- QueensCare is seeking part time or full-time Catholic priest to join the pastoral care division of QueensCare. Chaplain would provide pastoral care for Catholic patients in the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, assist with noon Masses at the hospital and have some on-call responsibility. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Applications from retired priests are welcome. Compensation would include salary and could include some meals. QueensCare is a faith-based nonprofit that provides innovative health services in the multicultural communities of Los Angeles County. Send resume to: Rebecca O’Neill, Director of Human Resources, 1300 N. Vermont, No. 706, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Fax: (323) 953-9979. Or e-mail to: Please visit our Web site at:

CHAPLAIN/PRIEST -- St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, Conn. We are seeking a chaplain/priest to join our pastoral care team. SVMC is a value-driven, Catholic health-care facility that focuses on healing the sick and improving the health of the community. The selected candidate will participate in an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the spiritual and sacramental needs of our patients, families and staff. The duties will include anointing, celebrating Mass and responding to emergencies on a 24-hour basis several nights of the week. The candidate should have hospital experience and be NACC or APC certified or eligible. The candidate must have ecclesiastical endorsement. Excellent salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should send a resume via e-mail to Dennis McCann, Director of Pastoral Care: For further information phone: (203) 576-5117.


DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Edgewood College is a small, private, Catholic liberal arts college in Madison, Wis. Sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Edgewood College is based on the Dominican Catholic tradition of liberal and professional education. Edgewood College invites applications for the position of director of campus ministry. Responsibilities include: provide leadership, vision and supervision for all campus ministry programs and services through which all students from the Catholic and other faith traditions may further their spiritual development, deepen their understanding and work toward the achievement of an adult appropriation of their faith. Qualifications: master’s degree in pastoral ministry, theology or related field required. Certification by the Catholic Campus Ministry Association strongly preferred. Minimum three years experience in ministry with Catholic college students or young adults. Screening is being done immediately until position is filled. Equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including your philosophy regarding campus ministry, resume, salary expectations and three references to: Edgewood College, Human Resources Department - CAMMIN, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, WI 53711. Fax: (608) 663-3295. E-mail: Web site:

YALE’S CATHOLIC CHAPEL AND CENTER seeks a campus minister to share leadership in the life of this vibrant and expanding Catholic community. The campus minister will join the pastoral staff in ministering with and to the Catholic undergraduate, graduate and faculty/staff populations at Yale University and continue the center’s mission of promoting Catholic intellectual and spiritual formation. The position has a particular emphasis on working with undergraduates as well as social justice outreach and some ministry with graduate/professional students and faculty. Leadership and participation in sacramental preparation, liturgy and retreats is also required. The qualified candidate must be experienced in pastoral ministry with a master’s degree in theology or appropriate field. Vibrant spirituality, competence in pastoral counseling and ability to work collaboratively are necessary qualifications. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Start date: Aug. 1. Candidates are encouraged to apply with CV to: Rev. Robert Beloin, St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale, 268 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511. E-mail: Program information available:


SUBIACO ABBEY/ACADEMY, a Benedictine monastery, celebrating its 125th anniversary in the Arkansas River Valley, seeks fund-raising professional for development director. The abbey sponsors Subiaco Academy, a college prep high school with a solid reputation in excellence, for boys nine-12. Responsibilities include organization, direction, management of development, communications and institutional planning for Subiaco Abbey and Academy. Contact: Glenn Constantino, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco, AR 72865. Phone: (479) 934-1026. Fax: (479) 934-1198. E-mail: Web site:


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON is seeking candidates for director of curriculum and testing. Applicants must be familiar with Catholic school philosophy, possess a master’s degree in education, preferably in curriculum and instruction with a minimum of five years experience in Catholic schools and three years in school administration. Strong skills in human relations, verbal and written communication and leadership are essential. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, committed to the mission of Catholic schools. Interested candidates may send a resume, citing references, with a letter of interest to: Mrs. Nina Mayo, Catholic School Office, 2200 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124. E-mail:

DIRECTOR -- The Office of Catholic Social Action of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati seeks a director who manages the programs, personnel and finances in accord with archdiocesan policies and Catholic teaching. Programs are in social justice, peace and political action. The office works with parishes to implement social ministry programs and projects related to Catholic social teaching with the goal of creating a constituency for social justice. The director also serves as the archdiocesan director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services and Rural Life. Minimum requirements include: bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field; knowledge of and commitment to social justice and Catholic social teaching; excellent written and verbal skills, demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups; ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Full-time position with benefits and competitive salary. Send resume and references to: Personnel Office, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Phone:(513) 421-3131. Fax: (513) 421-6225.

DIRECTOR -- Good Shepherd Volunteers is seeking a director to provide vision, leadership and management to a faith-based program that recruits, places and supports 20 volunteers in domestic and international service each year. The director reports to the board of directors and is responsible for mission effectiveness, staff management, planning, fiscal oversight and fund raising. The director will also have primary responsibility for the international program of GSV. Qualifications: ability to identify with the mission of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, maturity, flexibility, strong organizational and communication skills. Position requires domestic and international travel; prior international experience. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Salary range in low 40s. Full benefits. Closing date is June 30. Please send cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, Good Shepherd Volunteers, 337 E. 17th St., New York, NY 10003.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/TEACHER -- Central American Ministries (Toledo, Ohio) needs full-time guide for trips to Guatemala. Clergy and religious encouraged to apply. Contact: BPELCIN@SJJTITANS.ORG


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:


ST PATRICK’S PARISH of Fremont, Neb., is searching for a full-time Hispanic minister. Concentration on religious formation and sacramental programs for the children, youth and adults is a substantial part of this job opening along with liturgical coordination. St. Patrick’s is a parish of 27,000 with approximately 3,000 Hispanics. Please send inquiries to: Rev. Owen W. Korte, 422 E. Fourth St., Fremont, NE 68025. Phone: (402) 721-6611. E-mail:


PASTORAL MINISTER serving as director of music ministries: Creighton University campus ministry/St. John’s Parish. An 11-month position, beginning Aug. 1. Primary responsibilities involve: coordination of music ministry for five campus and parish liturgies; recruiting and fostering student involvement, plus mentoring young liturgical musicians; working as member of the liturgy team to plan campus and parish liturgies. Keyboard and choral direction skills required; experience of Catholic liturgical tradition preferred. Applications accepted immediately; position considered open until suitable candidate is hired. Please send resume and three letters of reference to: Laura A. Weber, PhD, Director of Campus Ministry, St. John’s 203, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.

MUSIC MINISTER -- St. Brendan Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C. Parish located southeast corner of North Carolina, serving Brunswick beach communities, seeks full time music minister with knowledge and background in Catholic liturgy and planning rituals. Responsibilities will include liturgy and music planning, musician, direct choir, develop present music ministry in parish. Must have keyboard and vocal skills and broad knowledge of contemporary and traditional music. Also recruit, train and coordinate liturgical ministers and keep abreast with developments in liturgical life of the Catholic church and requirements of diocese. Work collaboratively with pastor and staff. Must have parish work experience. Salary commensurate with experience and training. Please send resume, references, and salary requirements to: Search Committee, c/o Rev. Patrick O’Connor, OSFS, 5101 Ocean Highway West, Shallotte, N.C. 28470. Or e-mail to:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY -- A full-time position will be available Aug. 1 in a 2,000-family parish in Washington, D.C., suburbs. Applicant should have an educational background and experience that includes the study of Catholic liturgical theology and training in music to include keyboard and vocal skills. Responsibilities include liturgy planning, coordinating our parish music program (traditional choir, five contemporary music groups, children’s choir and cantors), as well as training of lectors, eucharistic ministers and other liturgical ministries. Must work collaboratively with pastor, associate pastor and large parish staff, both professional and volunteer. Salary commensurate with experience and training. Send resume and references to: Rev. Francis G. Kazista, St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, 12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904. Or e-mail the information to:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Church of St. Pius X, Rochester, Minn. Full-time position for Catholic parish of 1,450 families. Responsibilities include coordinating music for five weekend Masses, directing two adult choirs and one children’s choir, overseeing preparation of all parish liturgies, recruiting and training liturgical ministers. Seeking candidate with strong keyboard skills and experience in Roman Catholic liturgy. Degree in liturgy/music preferred. Competitive salary plus benefits. Send resume to: Denise DeRienzo, Administrator for the Church of St. Pius X, 1315 12th Ave. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. Phone: (507) 288-8238.  

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES -- If you feel called to serve a small (550-family) parish in the picturesque Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania, whose people really care about each other and actively live the Gospel ... if you feel called to serve a community whose people value music as the heartbeat of prayer ... if you are open to praying in both contemporary and traditional styles of music (a faith-filled minister who happens to be a gifted musician), then perhaps the Lord is calling you to St. Rochus Parish in Johnstown, Pa. for more information please phone Fr. Charlie Amershek: (814) 539-1520.


WE ARE IN THE SEARCH PROCESS for a qualified candidate to fill the position of program manager. The center is founded upon the CSJ belief in a connectedness on the level of sacred and the desire to facilitate wholeness and unity among all. The programs, energy and services of the center arise from an intentional integration of the following areas: spirituality, personal wellness, ecological and global responsibility and expanding consciousness. The program manager develops programs relevant to the center and in keeping with the mission of the center. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Planning, scheduling, marketing, supervision experience needed. This is a full-time opportunity requiring a flexible schedule. Interested individuals are invited to sent a resume to: Kim Petonic, St. Joseph Center, 3430 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44111. Or via e-mail:


MARKETING MANAGER -- Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), one of the largest publishers of religious music and worship materials in America, has an immediate opening for a marketing manager. We seek an innovative, creative and energetic individual with excellent management and interpersonal skills as well as in-depth experience in the strategic development and implementation of marketing plans that help create new approaches to meet our needs and open new markets. Candidates must have a business degree with a minimum five years experience in a senior marketing position including experience managing marketing staff professionals. Qualified candidates will bring talent and enthusiasm, adding a creative spark in working with cross-functional teams and managing campaigns associated with product launches in both traditional and electronic media. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the church music market along with experience in trade shows, conferences, advertising, online marketing and promotions as well as managing a corporate Web presence. OCP provides an informal work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and opportunity for growth. Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Human Resources Manager, PO Box 18030, Portland, OR 97218-0030. E-mail:


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:

OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Join a dedicated team serving the poor in Peru, Kenya, Eritrea or South Africa. We provide great training and support. Application deadline for spring 2005 is Sept. 1.Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL. Phone: (708) 354-2050. Explore our Web site at:


THE DIOCESE OF MANCHESTER, N.H., has opened a search for three newly created diocesan leadership positions. These directors will work with the executive director for the Education and Formation of the Laity to assist the bishop, pastors and Catholic school principals in key aspects of parish and Catholic school life. THE DIRECTOR OF ADULT SPIRITUALITY AND EVANGELIZATION is responsible for the ongoing development and support of programs and services for adult spirituality and evangelization in parishes, Catholic schools and campus ministries. These programs will be oriented toward families and singles; especially young adults and seniors. Required: master’s degree or equivalent in theology or related field, plus four-seven years of related experience in adult spirituality and evangelization with program development experience. DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY is responsible for the ongoing development and support of programs and services for parish youth ministry and campus ministers in three diocesan Catholic high schools. Required: master’s degree in youth ministry, theology, pastoral studies or related field, minimum of three years experience as a full-time paid parish coordinator of youth ministry. THE DIRECTOR OF CATECHETICAL FORMATION is responsible for the ongoing development and support of programs and services for parish religious education, grades one-12 and the teaching of religion in the Catholic schools. Required: master’s degree or equivalent in theology (preference for sacramental), religious education or related field, plus four-seven years of related experience in catechetical formation. All positions require strong skills in communications, collaboration with pastors, catechetical leaders, youth ministers, Catholic school principals and others in pastoral ministry as well as the facilitation of cooperation among parishes in various parts of the diocese. Candidates should also be active participants in the life of their local parish and be willing to work a flexible schedule involving travel throughout the diocese. The National Association of Church Personnel Administration (NACPA) is coordinating the search. Qualified candidates should forward their resumes and salary requirements by July 1 to: National Association of Church Personnel Administrators, Executive Search Process,100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati OH 45202-2129. Fax: (513) 421-3085. Or e-mail:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Saint Patrick’s Church (, located in vibrant university community, seeks a full-time pastoral associate. Primary ministry: RCIA, sacramental formation, adult faith formation and pastoral outreach. MA in theology or equivalent preferred, but not required. Pastoral ministerial experience essential. Position available immediately. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume and references by June 21 to: PA Search Committee, St. Patrick Church, 228 E. Court St., Iowa City, IA 52240. Or e-mail:


PRIESTS WANTED TO PREACH PARISH MISSIONS -- Stipend, travel and accommodations provided. Isaiah Ministries, Inc., now in its 20th year. Contact Dr. Gerry Downs. Phone: (888) 472-4241. E-mail:


AVE MARIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL seeks a dedicated, capable principal with leadership qualities, an eye to the future in Catholic education in Douglas County, Colo., and a commitment to Catholic education. This position provides educational leadership for a school of 450 students serving grades K-eight. This person is responsible for complete operation of the school as well as implementation of diocesan and school advisory council policies. A master’s degree with 20-plus hours in educational administration is required. Candidate will have administrator’s license or complete the requirements within a three-year period; have a minimum of five years of teaching experience in a Catholic school; experience in Catholic school administration and be certifiable in Colorado. The successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic with leadership qualities, knowledge of and ability to apply school administrative and management skills. Application must accompany resume. Apply at: The Diocese of Colorado Springs, 228 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Or:

ST. ANASTASIA, a parochial school (close to 700 students, PK3-eight), located in Fort Pierce, Fla., seeks a principal for the 2004-2005 school year. Important qualifications include a deep commitment to the Catholic faith and to Catholic parochial education, strong academic credentials, success in previous administrative experience, strong skills in communication and a sense of vision to lead an excellent school into new frontiers. Candidates should have a master’s degree in administration or educational leadership, at least five years teaching experience and at least three years administrative experience, preferably in elementary and middle school education. Applicants should be practicing Catholics and should be eligible for Florida certification. Send resume and request application from: Office of Catholic Schools, Principal Search-St. Anastasia, Diocese of Palm Beach, PO Box 109650, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-9650. Phone: (561) 775-9547.E-mail:

PRINCIPAL -- Rev. George A. Brown Memorial School (Catholic elementary school), Sparta, N.J., has 515 students in K-eight with a growing enrollment. The school boasts a “Star School” designation, a solid curriculum, a fully certified teaching staff and, most importantly, proactive parents who are dedicated to a Catholic education. We are seeking an experienced individual with required qualifications including: New Jersey administrator certificate; superior interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with professional staff, students and parents; a practicing Catholic; elementary classroom experience preferred. Immediate start date. A copy of your transcripts of terminal degree will be required at interview. Materials should be sent (or faxed) to: Search Committee Chair, Our Lady of the Lake, 294 Sparta Ave., Sparta, NJ 07871-1104. Fax: (973) 729-7203.

PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL a private, Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school, in Burbank, Calif., sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, seeks a principal. A qualified candidate must be a practicing Catholic, hold at least a master’s degree in educational administration or the equivalent and have a minimum of five years of successful administrative experience as well as additional classroom experience. Applicants should submit their resumes to: The Law Offices of Vincent Stefano, Jr., Attn: Search Committee, 101 S. First St., Suite 402, Burbank, CA 91505.


SALES/SERVICE MANAGER - Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), one of the largest publishers of religious music and worship materials in America, has an immediate opening for a sales/service manager. We seek an innovative, creative and energetic individual with strong written and oral communication skills who can provide leadership to assure unparalleled service to all customers. This position is responsible for managing and motivating the customer service department, developing coordinated CRM/call center training, working with IT and marketing in profiling and program development as well as initiating creative programs to retain customers and improve customer relations. Candidates must have a BA/BS degree and a minimum of five years experience in customer service and sales as well as advanced management skills and experience. The successful candidate will have strong project management and financial analysis skills as well as familiarity with e-commerce sales. OCP provides an informal work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and opportunity for growth. Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Human Resources Manager, PO Box 18030, Portland, OR 97218-0030. E-mail:


SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS -- The Archdiocese of San Antonio is seeking a superintendent of schools. The superintendent is responsible for providing vision and leadership for the 48 Catholic schools of the archdiocese. The superintendent develops and administers archdiocesan policies working collaboratively with principals, pastors and archdiocesan staff. Requirements: A practicing Catholic in good standing with the church and knowledgeable in Catholic theology, a master’s degree in educational administration or the equivalent, at least five years experience in administration and management in a Catholic school, a background in financial management of schools, ability to work within a multicultural environment. Applications will be accepted until July 1 or until the position is filled. For an application, contact: Victoria Suniga, Human Resources Director, 2718 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio, TX 78228. Or e-mail: For additional information regarding Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, see:


THE GRECO INSTITUTE (, the agency of the Diocese of Shreveport, La., responsible for adult education, seeks candidates an ethicist/moral theologian. In addition to teaching each semester, the instructor of ethics and moral theology will serve as a theological advisor to the bishop of the Diocese of Shreveport and resource to the local medical community. The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree in theology with a strong background in ethics and moral theology. Demonstrated ability to work with adult learners required; experience working with medical and other professionals strongly preferred. Submit resume, salary requirements and cover letter to: Human Resources, Diocese of Shreveport, 3500 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104 Phone toll-free: (800) 256-1542. Or e-mail:


FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER to direct “Life Teen” program, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Latham, N.Y. St. Ambrose, dynamic 2,100-family parish named a “Life Teen” hub parish for the Northeast in 2002. “Life Teen” experience and catechetical or religious studies training required. More information: (518) 785-1351.

YOUTH MINISTER -- Catholic parish in suburban Atlanta with 1,400 families hailing from more than 50 countries seeks part-time youth minister for grades eight through 12. Send resume to: YM Search Committee, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 600 Mountain View Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

DIOCESE OF EL PASO, Texas, seeks director of youth and young adult ministry. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years experience in youth ministry. English and Spanish fluency required. Send resume and references as soon as possible to: Moderator of the Curia, 499 St. Matthews, El Paso, TX 79907.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH and young adult ministry -- St. Benedict Church in Shawnee, Okla. Full-time position in a Benedictine parish of 500 families; well-funded youth budget. For more information contact Anita Semtner: (405) 878-5295 (day); (405) 273-7280 (evenings). Fax: (405) 214-9181. See Web site for details:

LARGE TAMPA BAY CATHOLIC church seeks a full-time experienced director of youth ministry for a very active Life Teen program. Responsible for middle school, high school, young adult and two-year confirmation program. This church is designated as the Life Teen hub parish for the state of Florida. The director of youth ministry will serve a well-established and growing ministry and work closely with a large pastoral staff. Must be dedicated to serving today’s youth and have proven experience in the field along with knowledge and experience of “Life Teen” and with “Renewing the Vision” and “Sons and Daughters of the Light.” Minimum of BA in religious education or related field (MA a plus). Bilingual Spanish very helpful. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Full diocesan benefits. Please send inquiries, resumes with references to: Director of Youth Ministry Search (Attn: Pastor), Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511-5443. Fax: (813) 655-7948. Or e-mail at:

YOUTH DIRECTOR -- Full-time position to coordinate parish activities for youth through college. Degree in related field preferred. Experience with youth and English/Spanish helpful. Flexible hours; benefits. Sacred Heart Church (approximately 1,000-family parish) in Cullman, Ala. Rural community of 70,000. Contact: Rob Werner, 1115 Fourth St. S.W., Cullman, AL 35055. E-mail:

FULL-TIME, 11-MONTH POSITION -- Youth ministry coordinator (high school, junior high) needed to lead collaborative ministry for two parishes: St. Laurence (800 families), St. Paul’s Newman Center (400 families), Laramie, Wyo., in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Minister will work closely with a commission and leadership team as well as pastoral staffs. Preferred: experience in youth ministry, very familiar with “Renewing the Vision,” BA in youth ministry or related field. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Phone: (307) 745-5461. Send resume and references to:

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

A VIBRANT, NEW JERSEY Catholic community seeking innovative, creative, faith-filled, energetic, inspirational leader as a full time pastoral associate for youth ministry. This individual will serve a well-established youth ministry program for junior high and high school students in a dynamic, growing parish of approximately 3,000 households. Knowledge and experience with “Renewing the Vision” a comprehensive model of youth ministry, along with a BA in theology preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send resume to: Youth Ministry Search Committee, Catholic Community of St. Matthias, 168 JFK Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873. Or e-mail:

FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTRY position -- St. Michael’s Catholic Church, a “Life Teen” parish, a vibrant and rapidly growing community of 800 families, seeks a director of youth ministry using the “Life Teen” model. Duties include leading a committed, active and supportive core group of young adults who help plan and present “Life Nights,” middle school youth group and “Mission Treks.” We are looking for a dynamic and self-directed leader with good organizational and communication skills. Pastoral ministry degree, “Life Teen” training or equivalent is preferred. The ability to speak Spanish a plus. The parish is located just north of Seattle. Please send cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, 1512 Pine Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290. For more information phone: (360) 568-0821. Or e-mail:

DYNAMIC PARISH SEEKS APPLICANTS for full-time director of youth ministry position. Positions includes recruitment, training of adult volunteers and peer volunteers to provide comprehensive ministry to junior and senior high youth. Must be dedicated to serving today’s youth as outlined in “Renewing the Vision.” The successful candidate is an organized self-starter, skilled communicator with the following qualifications: BA in religious education or comparable; experience preferred and must be a practicing Catholic. Experience in “Life Teen” or a strong desire to learn. Salary based on education and experience; great retirement and health benefits. Send resume to: Search Team, 5049 Bell Shoals Road, Valrico, FL 33594.

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