National Catholic Reporter

Updated February 25, 2005

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BACK IN PRINT by popular demand, “Where God Begins To Be” by Karen Karper is an absorbing account of a woman’s journey into solitude. Through vivid vignettes, readers experience contemporary hermit life lived amid the poverty and privation of a WV holler. Book Store ISBN 0-595-33321-4. E-mail: Web site:


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.


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 ministry supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone (210) 341-1366 Website:


STILL POINT INTERFAITH RETREAT CENTER is located in upstate NY just minutes from downtown Saratoga. Nestled on 30 acres of partially wooded land, Still Point offers five hermitage (rustic cabins) for those looking for silence and solitude. Prices vary. For more information see our web site: or e-mail us at or call us at (518) 587-4967.

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:


IRELAND PILGRIMAGE -- ”Exploring the Heart and Soul of Celtic Spirituality”. Scholars will make the Celtic traditions of Ireland come alive, adding rich meaning to your life. September 18 - October 1. Contact: Jane Comerford, CSJ, (509) 868-1683; 1305 N. Napa, Spokane, WA 99202. E-mail:

PILGRIMAGE Bethany Spirituality Center (Highland Mills, NY) pilgrimage to Italy. Bill Drobach, SA, Norene Costa, RJM; Catherine McIntyre, RJM. June 12-22. Rome, Montecassino, Subiaco, Assisi, LaVerna, Siena, Florence. Write, e-mail, call for special flier. lease register by March 1. Phone: (845) 460-3061. E-mail: Web site:

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGES, 2005/12-day: May 29-June 9 and September 17-28. 28 years of experience in Holy Land pilgrimages. Write for brochure: Fr. Mario DiCicco, O.F.M., Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. E-mail:

WOMEN OF BIBLE LANDS with author Martha Ann Kirk, May 20-June 1. (210) 829-3854.


ORIENTATIONS AND TRANSITIONS -- a five-day program-experience for priests, male and female religious ages fifty to seventy-five, June 30-July 4, 2005 in San Antonio, TX, campus of Oblate School of Theology. Designed to address the expressed needs of many communities and dioceses. Components include inter-active conferences on the conscious transitions of aging, retirement, and personal salvation history. A daily schedule encourages time and space for personal prayer, reading, leisure, and Eucharist. Write/call: Orientations & Transitions: 334 W. Kings Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78212. Or call: (210) 822-8761 E-mail: or

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:


CATHERINE SPALDING RETREAT CENTER, Nazareth, KY -- ”Journeying with Jesus in His Passion,” (Michael Jos. Stengel, OP), March 20-26; “Meditation Retreats,” April 29-May 1 and June 3-5; “Fire In Our Midst,” (Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN), May 19-26; “Annual South Central Reiki Retreat,” May 27-30; “Experience & Spirituality of Catherine Spalding,” (Mary Ellen Doyle, SCN), June 26-July 2; “Vincentian Charism Retreat,” (Mary Ann Daly, SC & Mary McCormick, SC), July 3-9; “The Priesthood of the Baptized” (Paul Philibert, OP) July 24-30; “Wonder Women of the Bible,” (Carol Perry, SU), Aug. 7-13; “Heart Themes in Matthew’s Gospel,” (Michael H. Crosby, OFMCap), Oct. 23-29. Private/Directed Retreats, Spiritual Direction, Reiki/Reiki Classes offered. Information: Phone: (502) 348-1597. E-mail: Web site:

INTENSIVE 12-DAY Residential Spiritual Direction Workshop - integrates academic with experiential; focus upon the dynamics of spiritualization process in traditions of classic spiritual masters and contemporary authors. Twenty-three years experience. June 13-24, 2005, in San Antonio, TX, campus of Oblate School of Theology. In past, good mixture of lay, priests, religious participants from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines & U.S. Serves beginners, as well as seasoned directors. Write/call: Direction Ministries, 334 W. Kings Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78212. Or call: (210) 822-8761 E-mail: or

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.

ENCOUNTER WITH SILENCE Manresa Retreat House, Michigan July 17-24, 2005. “Famous Retreat” Dorothy Day called “Bread of the Strong”. Silence, meditation, prayer. Private rooms, $295.00 Contact Michael Hugo,  phone: (847) 920-2537. E-mail:

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:


SPRING SABBATICAL: May 3 - June 2, 2005, participants reverence their journey of the mature years, reflect on Sabbath time and celebrate life’s wisdom. For information or to register, please contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext.4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: web site:

FORMATION CONSULTATION SERVICES -- provides unique, flexible and holistic sabbatical programs within a nurturing small community atmosphere. Programs are tailored specifically to each participant’s needs. Program details are located on our web site: Our web site also offers a helpful selection of articles on formation for free downloading. Phone: (508) 234-6540.

SABBATICAL/RENEWAL TIME IN NEW ENGLAND - Genesis provides the perfect atmosphere for your Inner “Peacekeeping and Deepening of Contemplative Awareness.” Design your own sabbatical time according to your needs. Genesis retreats and workshops are available as desired. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. 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:


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


Employment Opportunities


CAMPUS MINISTER -- Cardinal Stritch University, Franciscan and Catholic, seeks a full time Campus Minister. Primary responsibilities: community building, student leadership development, providing pastoral care and program planning. Seeking a practicing Catholic with a master’s degree in Theology, pastoral ministry or related area. Applications accepted until March 15, 2005, interviews in early April. Application: Send a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Sr. Adele Thibaudeau, OSF, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road #510, Milwaukee, WI 53217. Fax (414) 410-4329. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTER -- The Campus Ministry Department of the Diocese of Raleigh seeks to hire a person for a full-time position to serve as Campus Minister at North Carolina Central University, Shaw University and St. Augustine College. Historically Black colleges and universities in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. the successful candidate will be a prayerful person who is familiar with and dedicated to the principles of “Empowered by the Spirit: A Pastoral Letter on Campus Ministry in the United States and What We Have Seen and Heard: A Pastoral Letter on Evangelization from the Black Bishops of the united States. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, administrative and computer skills, Prior Campus Ministry experienced is preferred but not required. Letters of Interest and Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit to: NCCU Campus Minister Search, c/o 218 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

CAMPUS MINISTER -- St. Monica-St. George Parish/Newman Center has a second full time campus minister position available. This person would be part of an eight-member Pastoral Team, ministering in a diverse, urban parish that is the Newman Center for the University of Cincinnati. Primary responsibilities include: organizing retreats, social and educational programs; out reach to the university, involvement with University personnel and programs. 10 or 12 month position. Salary based on diocesan guidelines. A Master’s degree in related area and experience preferred. Position available as of August 1, 2005. Apply by March 20. Send letter/resume to: Fr. Al Hirt, OFM, St. Monica - St. George, 328 W. McMillan St. Cincinnati, OH 45219


CHAPLAIN -- ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST. Saint Mary’s Hospital, Saginaw, MI - Member of Ascension Health and the Daughters of Charity - a 268 bed, acute-care, high acuity facility, is seeking a full-time, Roman Catholic Priest-Chaplain to join our pastoral care team. Responsibilities include: providing pastoral support to patients, families and staff; ethics consultations; and sacramental ministry, including liturgy. Position requires ecclesiastical endorsement, a minimum of two units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education), CPE certification preferred, with a year of hospital experience. Competitive wages and low cost benefits provided. Interested persons should fax their resume to the Saint Mary’s Human Resources Department: 989-776-7743 or feel free to call 989-776-8290. To learn more about Saint Mary’s, please visit our website:


DIOCESAN REGIONAL COORDINATOR (Office of Faith Formation) for three vicariates of the Central Region. Charlotte Diocese seeks person with a master’s degree in Religious Ed/allied field, five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Well-rounded in catechist formation skills. Collaborative. Sensitive to cultural minorities. Good written/oral communication skills. Spanish a plus. Application deadline March 18th.Please send resume, salary requirements and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Cris V. Villapando 1123 S. Church St. Charlotte, NC 28203 Tel (704)370-3246. For copy of job description, e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF INTERGENERATIONAL FAITH FORMATION -- The Team Parishes of Webster County, Iowa (Fort Dodge area) are searching for a Director of Intergenerational Faith Formation, effective, July 1, 2005. Qualifications: Catholic; preferably completed a Master of Arts in Religious Education or similar theological study; possesses commitment to further spiritual growth; exhibits leadership ability and excellent communication and organizational skills. Duties: Developing, organizing and implementing intergenerational Faith Festivals and sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Send resume and references by March 15, 2005 to: Fr. Ed Girres, PO Box 994, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Phone: (515) 573-3616. E-mail:

LARGE, GROWING CATHOLIC PARISH seeking Family Life Director. Ministries would include overseeing Children’s Religious Education Program (with a focus on family involvement) and developing programs to enrich family life and spirituality.

DIRECTOR, YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY -- Eight Boise, Idaho area parishes seek a highly self-motivated, organized and energetic individual to create, direct and maintain regional outreach to Catholic young adults. Deadline to apply: April 11, 2005. For information on how to apply, see:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/DIGNITY USA -- DignityUSA, the national association for GLBT Catholics and allies, seeks a full-time, results-oriented Executive Director to manage small D.C. office. Seeking fundraising, public and member relations, staff and volunteer management expertise. Prefer three to five years in general management of a membership organization. Competitive salary and benefits. Equal opportunity employer. See for information and to apply; or send resume by March 4, to:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Voice of the Faithful, National Office, Newton, MA. Voice of the Faithful, Inc., a grassroots Catholic lay movement with 30,000 members in 200 plus affiliates worldwide, is seeking an individual with strong administrative and leadership abilities for the position of Executive Director over VOTF national office. Reporting to the nationally elected President, the Executive Director is responsible for the management of financial resources, volunteer/paid staff support functions, and technical systems, to assure their alignment with the national goals and priorities established by the elected leadership of Voice of the Faithful. He/she will do so working with the Board of Trustees, officers, and other leadership. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to provide effective leadership during Voice of the Faithful’s evolution. He/she must have an understanding of the organization’s mission and goals, a track record of successful leadership in a major regional or national organization, preferably non-profit, a financial and budgetary background, development experience, a collaborative management style. It is expected that the candidate will be a practicing Catholic committed to the goals of VOTF. for more information. Applicants should send a summary of their job history and qualifications, along with salary history and job references to Pat Myers at or mail their information to Future Management systems, Inc. 900 Cummings Center, Suite 214-U Beverly, MA 01915. Potential applicants should visit


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION: A relatively young and growing southern New England parish of 1,300 families is seeking an experienced director of faith formation programs for children, youth and adults. Our priority is religious formation based on participation in the Eucharist and active involvement of all participants in the planning, development and conducting of programs. Requirements: BA, several years of experience in directing faith formation programs, good oral and written communication skills, computer literate with the ability to involve, lead and motivate volunteers. Please send resume to: Fax 860-669-9052 or e-mail:


TEAM MEMBERS, Hospice St. Joseph, Port-au-Prince, Haiti-Two team members sought for three-year commitment working collaboratively in a ministry of hospitality, service and presence to the poor of Haiti. Hospice functions as a guesthouse, clinic, short-term residence for sick from the countryside. Opportunities for service in a variety of areas: clinic, programming for women and children, coordinating guesthouse, grant writing, finances, all facets of running facility. Computer knowledge (WORD, EXCEL), ability to learn Haitian Creole, ability to work within a team model and sense of humor “important.” Benefits: cross cultural training (Maryknoll or similar program), room and board, medical insurance coverage, and monthly stipend. Interested persons send letter of intent, two letters of recommendation- one from most recent employment, resume to: Geri O’Hare 633 Cedar Lane Morton, PA 19070. Phone: (215) 590-6125. E-mail: Web site:


CARITAS VEHICLE SERVICES is seeking two very unique individuals as our liaisons in the New England /southeastern NY and mid-western (Chicago/Milwaukee) areas. As a current religious or lay associate, you understand the nuances that uniquely exist among leadership of religious. Computer and administrative skills are a must; a strong communicator who can work independently; is sincere and evokes trust from the people they call upon. Requires travel in the area. Experience in overseeing the cars in your congregation would be helpful but not a must; industry training will be provided. Reply to: Sister Nadine Heimann, OSF, or call Tammy Cheever at 888-227-4827 ext 103


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/LITURGY -- St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Rochester, Minnesota. Full-time position at Vatican II parish of 1,350 families. Experience and education in liturgical theology and proficiency in organ, keyboard and vocal directing required. Primary responsibilities include planning of all parish liturgies including music selection and accompaniment. Mail, fax, or e-mail cover letter and resume to Margaret Kelsey, Parish Administrator, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 11 4th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Fax: (507) 288-7373. E-mail:

ST. PATRICK’S PARISH in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, is seeking a collaborative, dynamic individual with strong leadership skills to serve as the full time Director of Liturgical Music. Working with and responsible to the Pastor, The Director of Liturgical Music is responsible for the overall liturgical music program of the parish. Deadline for resumes is March 31. Start date is July 1 or earlier. For a detailed job description please contact Rev. Michael Broderick at or fax your resume to (508) 234-6845. No phone calls, please.

FRANCISCAN SISTERS, Little Falls, MN, have immediate opening for Liturgist. Directs worship life of Franciscan Sisters religious community, including weekly and seasonal liturgies, sacramental celebrations, direct choir. College degree with three years liturgy experience in Roman Catholic tradition. Ability to play piano or organ required. Cover letter and resume to Amy Scholl, Human Resources, Franciscan Sisters, 116 8 Ave SE, Little Falls, MN 56345.

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR wanted for active 1,600 family Parish with 400 student school, active Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, RCIA programs, large Hispanic community. Degree / Certification in Liturgy necessary. Must be: [1] experienced in Vatican II Catholic liturgy with strong spirituality and with strong organizational and communication skills capable of working collegially with staff and volunteers; and [2] experienced in recruiting and training liturgical ministers as well as directing a variety of music groups as part of new and existing groups.. Ability to play guitar, keyboard, or organ required. Send resume by April 15, 2005, to Fr. Martin Haggins, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 2450 Northeast 27th Street, Bend, Oregon 97701.

MUSIC DIRECTOR/KEYBOARD PLAYER -- Must be talented and friendly and have a strong singing voice. A good working knowledge of Catholic Liturgy, good leadership and people skills and an accomplished keyboard player is a must. Duties include training cantors and choir, playing the keyboard at four weekly liturgies and special events of the parish. Salary is based on experience. Please submit cover letter, resume, and CD if available, to St. Maximilian Kolbe, 1441 Spear St., Port Charlotte Florida 33948 Attn; Linda or e-mail to

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- St. Mary Catholic Parish in Menomonee Falls, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee, is seeking a full time person for this position. St. Mary’s is a dynamic, 1600+ family faith community with a strong tradition dedicated to prayerful liturgical celebrations. As we approach our 100th anniversary and look forward to the renovation of our worship facilities, we seek a candidate with background including: organ & keyboard proficiency and vocal skills; experience in directing choirs and training cantors; organizational skills; strong spirituality; and willingness to work in a collaborative setting with our Prayer & Worship Ministry Team, parish staff and liturgy committee. A degree (Masters preferred) in Liturgy and/or Music is required. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Send resume to: Gayle Rzany, Dir. of Adm. Services, St. Mary Parish, N89W16297 Cleveland Av., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church. Full-time position in large vibrant parish with 2,500 families. Applicant should have education and experience in Catholic liturgical theology and music which include keyboard and vocal skills. Responsibilities are to encourage full an active participation of congregation and on-going formation for all liturgical ministers. Must work collaboratively with the pastor and parish core staff. Salary commensurate with experience/training. Send resume and references to: Search Committee, c/o Rev. William J. Kubacki, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614-3099.


ECUMENICAL WORKER -- The Glenmary Home Missioners are seeking an Ecumenical Worker to foster reconciliation between Catholics and Evangelicals, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Must be committed Catholic (lay, ordained, or religious); well trained in Catholic history and theology; at least a Master’s Degree in theological studies; experienced in ecumenism; and at lest two years professional ministry experience. Office in Nashville, TN. Extensive traveling required. Professional salary and benefits. Send resumes to: Ecumenical Worker Search Committee, 1312 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208.


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:


BI-LINGUAL NURSE needed to provide home health nursing, education and awareness to Hispanic families in Cole and Moniteau counties, MO. Position available January, 2005. Flexible, full time. Compensation package includes a competitive salary, health care benefits, vacation and sick leave, and mileage reimbursement. Send resume to: El Puente, 1106 Swifts Hwy., Jefferson City, MO 65109.


DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL MINISTRY -- Effective July 1, 2005. The Director of Pastoral Ministry is responsible for the spiritual formation of the St. Ignatius College Prep Community by providing leadership in and opportunities for prayer, liturgies, retreats and sacraments. Candidates for this position must demonstrate Knowledge of and experience in Church teaching and current theology, ability to work in collaboration with a variety of groups of adults and students, experience in retreat design and leadership, ability to do program planning and implementation, experience in liturgy planning, particularly as it relates to a high school community, excellent listening skills, flexibility and knowledge of Ignatian spirituality. Qualifications: MA or equivalent in theology or pastoral studies, a minimum of three years experience in a similar position. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references by March 15 to: Dr. Catherine A. Karl, Principal, St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois 60608. Phone: (312) 432-8308.


PRINCIPAL POSITION -- Holy Redeemer Catholic School, founded in 1994 and located in Kissimmee, Florida, offers high quality education with traditional Catholic values for 335 students in grades Pre-K4 through 8. Located in fast-growing Osceola County, to the south of Orlando, Holy Redeemer School is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of each student. The school is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and is continually striving to provide excellence in education. Applications for a faith-filled, energetic, dynamic educator to serve as Principal beginning in July 2005 are currently being accepted. Candidates must be practicing Catholics committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership and preferably have three to five years of experience in Catholic school administration. The candidate must be eligible for Florida certification. A bilingual (English/Spanish) candidate would be desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline for all applications is March 11, 2005. To apply, please forward a resume to: Dr. Harry Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, Post Office Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800.

ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, seeks an experienced, visionary team leader as Principal, starting July 15, 2005. Please refer to the NCEA website ( for details.

EPIPHANY SCHOOL is accepting applications for principal for the 2005-2006 school year. The school is located in Venice, Florida with 300 students PreK-8. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic with a master’s degree in school administration and/or educational leadership, and with teaching and administrative skills on elementary and middle school levels. Candidates should possess strong skills in communication, curriculum development, leadership, and public relations. Send letter of intent and resume by March 15 to Rev. George Ratzmann 310 Sarasota St. Venice, FL 34285.

PRINCIPAL -- CARDINAL NEWMAN SCHOOL, Columbia, South Carolina. The Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina invites candidates who are practicing Roman Catholics to apply for the position of Principal. The school, founded in 1858 serves a co-ed population of approximately 425 students from 7th to 12th grade. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the South Carolina Independent School Association accredit the school. The principal is responsible for the daily operations of the school, and for the implementation of the strategic plan. The principal reports to the Superintendent of Schools and is advised by a board of interested parents, alumni, faculty, and Catholic school leaders. Successful candidates will possess the following characteristics: Collaborative leadership style, superior verbal and written skills, educational administration and/or teaching experience. An advanced degree is required in addition to five years of administrative experience in a Catholic school. Address all inquiries, letters of intent, and requests for application to: Cardinal Newman Principal Search, Robert F. Shea, President, Shea Consulting Services, LLC, 7601 Churchill Way, Suite 1116, Dallas, TX 75251. Phone: (972) 458-7755. E-mail:

ST. MONICA PARISH HIGH SCHOOL Santa Monica, California, is seeking applicants for principal for the 2005-2006 school year. Coeducational, diverse student body with enrollment of 560 students; 55 faculty and staff, within a vibrant parish community. Seeking practicing Catholic with Master’s Degree in Education/Administration and collaborative leadership skills in curriculum, staff, and resource development, public relations, and school finances. Send confidential resume, including salary history, by March 11, 2005, to Principal Search Committee, c/o Mike Mottola, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403. E-mail:


PARISH DREs/CREs and youth ministers needed. Applicants are being sought for parish DRE, CRE and youth ministry positions in the Diocese of Madison, Wisc., Active DRE organization, Supportive diocesan staff. For application materials, contact: Office of Religious Education, 702 S. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53719. Or E-mail:

DRE/YOUTH MINISTER. Parish seeks a person to continue vibrant total youth ministry program in a progressive area with a fast growing parish. Responsible for religious education preschool through grade 11, sacramental programs, jr. high and sr. high total youth ministry. Some knowledge of “Life Teen.” Work closely with pastor in coordinating RCIA and adult catechesis. Be assured that this is an excellent position with tremendous support from students and adults. Prefer at least 5 years experience, bachelor degree in theology/religious education and youth certification. Competitive salary and health benefit package. Interview required. Send resume: Search Committee, St. Rose of Lima, 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129.


RETREAT MINISTRY -- Needing an opportunity to use a variety of skills in a retreat center environment? Christ the King Retreat Center, lakeside, near the Twin Cities is seeking a dynamic woman religious to serve on the retreat team. Responsibilities: preaching conferences, liturgy and music, spiritual direction. An opportunity to be a key part of supportive team. Required: Masters in Theology or Spirituality, ability to accompany music, skills for spiritual direction. Starting date by July 1. Inquiries and resumes to Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI, 621 First Ave. S, Buffalo, MN 55313 by March 15, see


TEACHERS -- Cardinal Newman High School, West Palm Beach, Fla., is accepting applications for teachers in all academic areas for the 2005-2006 school year. CNHS is a well-established diocesan school whose mission is to educate the whole person -- mind, body and spirit -- in the image of Jesus Christ. The I.B. (International Baccalaureate) Diploma program (anticipated to begin August 2005) will complement a rigorous college-prep curriculum. Highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits and great kids await you! Fax cover letter and resume to: John F. Clarke, Principal, (561) 683-7307; or e-mail to: Web site:


SR. VICE PRESIDENT FOR SOCIAL POLICY. Catholic Charities USA is seeking a Sr. Vice President for Social Policy. Catholic Charities USA is the National Member Service Center for the agencies and staff of Catholic Charities nationwide. By providing our member agencies with valued services and by representing the concerns, needs, and interests of members and people they serve, the National Member Service Center helps ensure that Catholic Charities agencies across the nation continue to be successful in their mission to serve people in need. This position will be directing and coordinating activities of one or more departments of the organization and aiding the President in formulating and administering organization policies, goals and objectives. Directing and managing the organization’s social policy efforts in shaping legislative and advocacy strategies; reports directly to President. Designs and implements national legislative agenda; directs policy development process; supervises policy development and advocacy of staff, fellows and loaned executives; represents organization in meetings with members of Congress and their staffs; presents organization’s view to the President, cabinet secretaries, senior administration officials; testifies at Congressional hearings; represents organization in national coalitions; writes, edits and approves correspondence and testimony to Congress and the administration; serves as spokesperson on social policy to media; monitors division budget. Serves as a member of Executive Team. The ideal candidate must have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Masters degree or equivalent, plus six to ten years of related experience in planning, implementing and directing programs in non-profit organizations or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Skilled in legislative analysis, coalition building, media relations, community organizing, grass roots efforts, and mobilization. Knowledge of Catholic social and moral teaching and the role of the Church, Federal legislative process, existing government programs is a must. Some travel required. Salary Requirements must be included. Catholic Charities USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Catholic Charities USA, 1731 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Fax: (703) 549-4198 or e-mail: No phone calls please.


YOUTH MINISTER -- Seeking a energetic Youth Minister for large suburban Vatican II parish, located in a northwest suburb of Minneapolis, committed to youth; will build upon a strong basis of youth ministry structured around Renewing the Vision; will work with another full time youth minister in serving grades 6-12. Applicants should be committed to empowering volunteers, able to relate well with both teens/adults; part of Faith Formation team of five members; BA in theology or related field. Experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Start date by June 1, 2005. Resumes will be accepted through March 31, 2005. Send resume to Dick West, Administrator, Church of St. Stephen, 525 Jackson Street, Anoka, MN 55303, Or e-mail resume to

COORDINATOR OF CONFIRMATION and Youth Catechesis-St. John Fisher Parish, a suburban parish 20 miles south of Los Angeles, is seeking a dynamic, spiritual professional with experience and education in adolescent catechesis and comprehensive youth ministry to coordinate catechesis for grades 7and 8 and Confirmation (high school). As part of the Youth Ministry Team, he/she will work closely with the Youth Ministry Coordinator to reach parish youth in grades 7-12. M.A. in religious studies or related field desired; catechist and youth ministry certification 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 (e-mail okay) to Gayle Plecha,, St. John Fisher Church, 5448 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Phone: (310) 377-5571. Fax: (310) 377-6303.

COORDINATOR of Youth Ministry and Assistant Youth Minister-St. Mary Parish, Chelmsford, Ma., seeks full-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Assistant Youth Minister to work as a team to promote the total personal and spiritual formation of younger and older adolescents by innovation of new and development of established programs, in accord with “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry.” Duties include religious education and sacramental preparation for grade seven through confirmation. This 4,500 family parish awaits a faith filled and experienced Coordinator capable of overseeing volunteers and serving in an environment of collaborative ministry with an Assistant Youth Minister and pastoral staff. Benefits. Send resume, Cover letter and three references to: YM Search Committee, St. Mary Parish, 25 North Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Fax: (978) 256-0122.

FULL-TIME, eleven-month position - Youth ministry coordinator (high school and junior high) needed to lead a collaborative ministry for two parishes: St. Laurence (800 families) and St. Paul’s Newman Center (500 families) in Laramie, Wyoming in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  This 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 is commensurate with education and experience.  Reply with resume and references, before March 9, to or call (307) 745-5461.

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