National Catholic Reporter

Updated February 22, 2008

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FRANCIS DE SALES: "Sage and Saint." Biography by André Ravier. Newly republished. DeSales Resources and Ministries. (800)782-2270 or


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.


COSMIC CATHOLIC FAITH-SHARING MANUAL. The Ecology/Economy/Eucharist Connection. Download free.

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:

Manual & Facilitator Guide

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Manual & Facilitator's Guide, "Harvesting Our Tears", $14; Spiritual Growth: "Christ the Cornerstone", $10; Catholic Humor: "Sex Over Seventy” (Hilarious!), $8. Web site: E-mail:

Note Cards and Journals

CONTEMPLATIVE note cards, journals, meditation DVDs. Spiritual direction and pastoral ministry. Web site: Phone: 1-888-707-6255.


FRANCISCAN Fr. Mario DiCicco, president/rector Franciscan School of Theology, is leading two Holy Land pilgrimages in 2008: May 24/June 4, Sept. 20/Oct.1. He has 32 years of guiding pilgrims to the Holy Land. Write for brochure: 1712 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. E-mail:

TWO PILGRIMAGES exploring the Celtic Tradition: Scotland: April 13-24,2008 or Ireland: June 26 - July 6, 2008. Contact: Jane Comerford, (509) 868-1683;

Renewal Programs

BERAKAH: A Place of Blessings, 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. Inquires: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone:(603)435-7271. Fax:(603) 435-6670. E-mail: Website:


RETREAT in Hidden Italy, Calabria. 30 April - 11 May 2008 (Pentecost) Join an English group on a retreat at the new Rosminian House near the beach at Capo Rizzuto, Province of Crotone. Retreat giver: Fr.David Tobin, Porta Latina, Rome Choose from various travel options. $2,300, excluding flight USA-Europe Web site: E-mail:

BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Highland Mills, NY, announces the following retreats: "Aging with Grace", with Barbara Metz, SND, and John Burchill, OP, April 20-25; "Justice Through the Window of God's Word", with Mark Hallinan, SJ, June 5-8; "Forgiving Love: In the Word, In the World", with Janice Farnham, RJM, and Rosemary Mangan, RJM, June 8-14; "Twelve Steps to Inner Freedom; Humility Revisited", with Carolyn Gorny-Kopkowski, OSB, June 16-22; Directed Retreat, July 1-9, 12-20, and 23-31; Retiro Predicado, August 3-10; Vipassana Retreat, with Kevin Culligan, OCD, and Mary Jo Meadows, OCDS, August 15-24. Please visit or call (845) 460-3061.

BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including Ignatian 30 days, year-round in a prayerful home setting. Contact Joyce Diltz, PHJC: (219) 398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

PARISH MISSION/RETREATS: Offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and Religious and Lay colleagues. Numerous themes. DeSales Resources and Ministries. (800) 782-2270 or

HOLY WEEK RETREAT -- Celebrate the Triduum Mar 19 - 23; Details at: Evensong Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Private, Directed Retreats, Group Retreat, Spiritual Direction. (508) 432-0027

Visit LIVINGSTONE GUESTHOUSE and find the sun in Sarasota, FL. Individual retreats, spiritual direction, and counseling. (941) 445-5252

CORAZON, at Villa St. Dominic, offers Sacred Time September through June - a time to pause, reflect, be refreshed within a community setting. The nurturing, healing gift of the earth is abundantly evident in this land. Also available Directed/Private Retreats and a variety of Workshops throughout the year. Contact: Katherine Gaffney, OP or Margaret Tiernan, OP. Villa St Dominic, PO Box 189 Glasco, NY 12432. (845)246-8941 or


SPRING SABBATICAL: May 7 - June 7, 2008. WINTER SABBATICAL: Jan. 5 - Feb. 5, 2009. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. For more information contact Julie Mussche, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406. 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.

Spanish Studies

LEARN SPANISH in Guatemalan Highlands, promote rural Maya education. $140 per week immersion experience provides professional one-on-one instruction, room, board, vocabulary for professionals, volunteer opportunities with non-profit collaborative. Phone: (518) 258-6923 Web site: E-mail:

CATHOLIC SPANISH IMMERSION and Hispanic Ministry Preparation School for youth ministry, pastoral ministry, foreign missions, and businesses. Six weeks Intensive Spanish in 3 levels, Hispanic culture classes, Ministry Outreach and Collaboration with the Local Church on the Pacific Coast of Chile. Become bilingual and fully immersed in Hispanic culture, and learn how to reach out to Latinos more effectively by truly understanding them and their spirituality by working actively with vibrant Chilean diocesan youth ministry and evangelization teams. All the teachers are leaders in diocesan and national ministries. So much more than a mission trip or just a Spanish school. Contact Escuela del Maestro, E-mail: or (443)590-1241 (VOIP direct line).

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. Website:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH Language and Culture Course June 1st through 19th 2008 in Miami, Florida. Designed for religious, priest, deacons, seminarians, and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic Ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 SW 56th St. Miami, FL. 33155. E-mail: Phone: (305) 279-2333.


"BIBLICAL WOMEN" (Holy Land) May 20 - 28. "EARLY CHRISTIAN WOMEN" (Rome/Italy) May 28 - June 5. Join Drs. Lyn Osiek, RSCJ and Janet Tulloch on two journeys of discovery. Contact information: (646) 736-7964 Web site: E-mail:


IRELAND -- West Kerry - Atlantic coast overlooking Blasket Islands. Outstanding scenery, rich Irish culture and history. Modern, well-equipped cottage, traditional style. Sleeps 3. To rent weekly: Michael Cashman, The Bothy, Mentmore, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 0QG England. Tel: 01144 1296 668565.


Are you renting? Employed? Desire religious life? Love the Poor? Formation in your area. Call Franciscan Sisters of Joy (402) 551-0347.

ARC RETREAT CENTER, north of Minneapolis invites applicants for our resident community, from one week to a year or more. Room and board provided; stipend and health insurance available for minimum three month commitment. Tasks: cooking, cleaning, laundry and property maintenance; residents also welcome retreatants and attend daily community worship and meals. Call or e-mail Jan Wiersma, Director, at (763) 689-3540 or

DESIRE PRIESTHOOD? Religious life? Lay Ministries? Enriching sabbatical? Vocation discernment Retreat? (907)339-2486.

THE FRANCISCAN COVENANT PROGRAM seeks Catholic Men and Women, married or single, under 67, free of financial and family obligations to LIVE, WORK and PRAY with the Friars in Retreat and other ministries in California. Need mature, spiritually motivated, adaptable candidates for minimum 1 year commitment. Call Dan or Linda at 760 757 3651 or

World Teas

WORLD TEAS Featuring Hildegard Bingen Recipes. (805)804-6637.


Employment Opportunities


POPE JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL, a new Catholic High School serving the South Puget Sound region of Washington, is planning to open for its first class in September, 2009. The Board is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader who will assume the roles and responsibilities of Principal/Chief Administrator, to be employed by July 1, 2008. Interested candidates should forward their letter of interest and application found on the Catholic schools website and a full job description: follow the Catholic Schools track. Salary and benefits compensatory with experience and education will be offered. Visit the website Deadline for applications: March 7, 2008. All candidates seeking principal positions within the Archdiocese of Seattle will have a preliminary interview with the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, before application is given final approval. Archdiocese of Seattle at 710 Ninth Ave, Seattle WA 98104-2017 or at


ST. JOHN'S PREP seeks interested candidates for the position of Assistant Principal for Academics. The primary instructional leader in the school community, the Assistant Principal seeks to ensure all students have the opportunity for success and seeks to create opportunities to enhance the overall academic program on an ongoing basis. In addition to managing the logistics of academic life, the Assistant Principal for Academics ensures the curriculum is congruent with the Mission of the school. Founded in 1907, St. John's Prep is a Xaverian Brothers sponsored secondary school for young men. Located on a 175 acre campus in Danvers, Massachusetts, St. John's enrolls 1,250 students from 90 communities. Candidates are asked to visit for a detailed job description. Cover letters and résumés may be sent to Theresa Phillips at


INSTITUTO FE Y VIDA, a national Catholic formation institute for Hispanic youth and young adult ministry, seeks a full-time Associate Director of Research and Publications. This position entails developing bilingual resources in print, web, and video for ministry with Catholic Latino/teens and their parents, and producing research reports in English. Some travel will be required for focus group discussions and pilot testing of the materials across the country. The ideal candidate will be bilingual/bicultural and have: a Master's degree or equivalent in Theology, Religious Education, or Pastoral Ministry; at least two years of experience in youth ministry, campus ministry, religious education, or pastoral juvenil; a solid understanding of the vision for Catholic youth ministry; and excellent writing skills in Spanish and/or English. Salary and benefits are commensurable with professional experience. For further information about this position, please contact Ken Johnson-Mondragon at:(209)951-3483 or before March 1, 2008.


CAMPUS MINISTER -- University Catholic Center /UCLA seeking full-time Campus Minister with focus on Music and Liturgy. Min. Requirements: BA and commitment to completing courses leading to a Master's Degree in a supervised field relevant to religious pastoral ministry, two yrs leadership experience in campus ministry or other related ministry field, commitment to Vatican II principles. To build community and providing pastoral care for Catholic students at UCLA, direct comprehensive music program, act as an advisor for various student run committees. For a complete job description, visit and click on Job Posting. Contact Archdiocese of Los Angeles, 3424 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010. E-mail: Fax: (213) 637-6116.

CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY, Franciscan and Catholic, seeks a full time Catholic Campus Minister. Request description. Prefer a master’s degree in theology, or related area. Apply with letter of interest and résumé. Send to Sr. Adele Thibaudeau, OSF, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road #510, Milwaukee WI 53217. E-mail: Fax:(414)410-4239. Applications accepted until position is filled.

CAMPUS MINISTER. Niagara University, a Catholic and Vincentian University of 3,000 students, seeks a campus minister to join a team that is committed to walking the journey with young adults as they live out their faith as students engaged in Higher Education, and find opportunities to serve those less fortunate, in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, founder of the Congregation that has been serving here at Niagara for 150 years, the Vincentian Priests and Brothers. There is nothing more exciting than to be with young adults as they respond to that deep down desire to make the world a better place! That's our privilege as Campus Ministers! The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic, have a bachelor's degree, three years' experience in college level campus ministry or related work with young adults (post High School age), and a valid driver's license that meets insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria. A Master's Degree in Theology, divinity, or related field, and CCMA certification is preferred. Primary responsibilities include Spiritual Formation Programs and Retreats, Bible Study, Faith Sharing Groups, participation in alternative winter and spring break service programs, and evangelization. Computer skills and organizational skills are required. Extensive evening and weekend work required. This is a full time, 10 month position, beginning August 15, 2008. Visit for complete position description + requirements. Interested? Send cover letter and résumé to: Human Resources Director, PO Box 1911, Niagara University, New York 14109-1911. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

ST. JOHN'S PREP seeks interested candidates for the position of Campus Minister. The Campus Ministry team serves as the pastoral staff for the school community and is given the mandate of developing a vibrant and worshipping faith community that meets the faith development needs of adolescent boys. The team offers Sacramental worship, retreat, and service immersion programs, and provides an active ministry presence in all areas of school life. Campus Ministers are currently expected to teach one course. Founded in 1907, St. John's Prep is a Xaverian Brothers sponsored secondary school for young men. Located on a 175 acre campus in Danvers, Massachusetts, St. John's enrolls 1,250 young men from 90 communities. Visit for a detailed job description. Cover letters and résumés may be sent to Theresa Phillips at

CAMPUS MINISTRY POSITION, University of Wyoming Catholic Parish in beautiful Rocky Mountain. Active, faith-filled, forward thinking Community serving university students and 400 resident families looking for an individual to work in an enthusiastic, collaborative ministry. Campus Minister is responsible for fostering/nurturing faith-life of students, faculty/staff through retreats, prayer, education, service/social justice, community building. Masters (or equivalent) preferred in Pastoral Ministry, Religious or Pastoral Studies, Theology or related field. Full-time beginning July, 2008. Competitive salary/benefits. For more information or to send résumé, contact, by February 28, 2008: Fr. Carl Gallinger, Pastor, St. Paul's Newman Center Community, 1800 East Grand Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming, 82070-4316.(307)745-5461. Fax:(307)742-0521. E-mail:


NEEDED: Priest chaplain for monastery of 60+ Benedictine Sisters; also for small Catholic hospital. Beautiful rural north-central Idaho location. Ideal opportunity for ministry, sabbatical, quality solitude time, writing. Requirements: good liturgist, homilist, pastoral care, including with elderly. Web site: Position available after 07/01/2008. Interviews ongoing after 02/01/08. For further information, contact: Sr. Judith Brower, Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Rd., Cottonwood, ID 83522. Phone: (208) 962-3224. Fax:(208)962-7212. E-mail:


HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH, Mustang, Oklahoma, a friendly, growing parish seeks a full time, mature, experienced, practicing Catholic to be Youth Coordinator for all youth, DRE for grades 9-12, Coordinator of Confirmation program, and Whole Community Catechesis team member. Bachelor's degree in theology, or religious education, or CMD certification or desire to obtain same required. Mail résumé, references, and letter of interest to Fr. Jim, Holy Spirit Church, PO Box 246, Mustang, OK 73064.

COORDINATOR of Youth Ministry - St. Elizabeth Parish, Acton MA, seeks full time CYM for large, comprehensive youth ministry program. Candidates must be team players with significant YM experience in a Roman Catholic setting, and elicit trust from colleagues, parents, and youth. Position requires organizational and communications skills and participation in parish's program of total community catechesis. Send résumé to Walter J. Woods, Pastor, 89 Arlington St, Acton, MA 01720 or

COORDINATOR of Staff Diocese of New Ulm. This full-time position works directly with the Bishop and is responsible for the general administration and oversight of the Pastoral Center. The Coordinator has direct responsibility for staff supervision, personnel, and pastoral planning. Administrative, collaborative, and strategic planning skills are essential. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic familiar with the mission and ministry of the Church, possess a M.A. degree in theology or pastoral studies, have three to five years of parish or diocesan experience, and the ability to travel the fifteen county area of the diocese. A job description is available on the website at Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of recommendation by March 15, 2008 to: Msgr. Douglas L. Grams, Diocesan Administrator, 1400 6th Street North, New Ulm, MN 56073-2099 or email

RETREAT DIRECTOR -- La Salle Manor Retreat Center in Plano, IL, is seeking full-time coordinator of well-established retreat program for youth. Successful candidate must be mature and enthusiastic in their Catholic faith, strong relational and organizational skills, and able to work collaboratively with retreat team, staff, schools and youth. Minimum requirements: three years experience in youth ministry and College Degree. Benefits include room/board, complete medical/dental, vehicle usage, salary and more. Contact Bob or Lori Dressel. Phone:(630)552-3224, ext.101. E-mail: bob Website:

ST. ANNE PARISH in Barrington, IL. (NW suburb of Chicago) is searching for a Coordinator to oversee the development, integration and implementation of its lifelong parish-wide catechetical initiative, Generations of Faith. Qualifications: an active catholic; preferably completed a Master of Arts in Religious Education or similar theological study; possess commitment to continued spiritual growth; exhibit leadership ability and excellent communication and organizational skills. Experience: candidate should have senior administrative leadership experience within a Catholic community; preferable within a large parish (more than 2,500 families) with a parochial elementary school. Duties: primarily responsible for the parish wide development and ministerial coordination of Generations Of faith as well as the integration of an annual curriculum for intergenerational faith formation throughout parish activities. Send résumé and references by March 28, 2008 to Fr. Jack Dewes, St. Anne Catholic Church, 120 N. Ela St., Barrington, Il. 60010. Phone:(847)382-5300. E-Mail:

FULL-TIME COORDINATOR for Liturgy and Music. Community of 4000 families in Houston, Texas, is seeking full-time minister to coordinate all aspects of liturgy and music. Vocal and keyboard skills, knowledge of liturgy and music, degree in music, and ability to inspire and work with people are a must. Experience and bilingual ability are a plus. Very competitive salary and benefits. Send résumé and references to: Parish Administrator, St. Cecilia Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, Texas, 77024. Fax:(713)465-1305. E-mail:

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Director/Campus Minister- This is a full-time 10-month position beginning August 1, 2008. Serves as overall coordinator of the Religious Education Program (REP), participates in campus ministry programming for the university students, and works collaboratively as a member of the parish pastoral team. Bachelor's Degree in related field required; Master's Degree desired. Review of application materials begins March 10. Personnel Committee, Christ Church/ Newman Center, 396 First Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301.(320)251-3260. See complete job description at:


ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4200 families in Austin, Texas seeks fulltime Director of Religious Education for preK - grade 5. Parish model is Family Faith Formation including sacramental preparation. Bilingual Eng/Spanish preferred. Salary commensurate with experience/education. Mail or fax résumés to St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757 Attn. Rev. Larry Covington or

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT -- Christ the King Catholic Church in Tampa, FL is accepting applications for the full time position of Director of Institutional Advancement. The Director is responsible for all development activities including Development Office management, strategic planning, total stewardship, financial resource development, communications and long-range planning for the parish. The candidate must be committed to living a faith-filled life and be able to work collaboratively with church leadership. He or she is to have at least a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, and ten years experience in development, preferably in the not-for-profit sector. A base salary with full benefit package, plus bonus incentive package is being offered. E-mail cover letter to:

THE DIOCESE OF CROOKSTON is seeking a Director of Communications, to begin work 1 March 2008. Responsibilities include editor of Diocesan newspaper, spokesperson for the Diocese of Crookston and web master. Compensation includes salary and benefits. Contact Msgr. David Baumgartner, 1200 Memorial Drive, Crookston, MN 56716. Phone: (218) 281-4533. E-mail:

THE DIOCESE OF RICHMOND seeks a full-time Director for the new Office of Asian Ministry. The selected candidate will collaborate with parishes and diocesan offices in the evangelization, formation and training of Asians. The Director will also collaborate with the Office for Black Catholics and the Office of the Hispanic Apostolate in order to assess and meet the needs of the community. Additional information is available on the diocesan website; Closing date is March 21, 2008. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and diocesan application to or mail to P. Barkster, HR Administrator Coordinator, Catholic Diocese of Richmond, 7800 Carousel Lane, Richmond, VA 23294-4201.

OUR LADY of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, a large, active, suburban parish, seeks, full-time Director of Music Ministries with a unique opportunity to develop and grow a parish music program. Parish committed to creating a program adhering to the highest musical standards. Responsibilities: preparation for weekend liturgies and special liturgies; provide direction, training for several music groups, instrumentalists and cantors. Requirements: previous professional experience and training in church music; a bachelor's degree in music, master’s preferred; superior skills in organ, piano, voice; exceptional interpersonal skills, organizational and management skills. Competitive salary and benefits. For a job description please call the parish office at (847) 729-1525 or email Please send résumé and three references by April 15 to: Rev. Thomas Hickey, Pastor, 1775 Grove Street, Glenview, IL 60025.

ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI, is looking for a full time Director of Liturgy and Music. Responsibilities include collaborating with Pastoral staff, school staff, and parish/liturgical committees in developing the parish liturgical program including liturgical music and training and directing parish liturgical ministries. The position also works with grade school teachers and children in the area of liturgy and music. Minimum qualifications include; Bachelor’s degree in Music, five years of experience, knowledge of Catholic and liturgical traditions, proficiency in piano/keyboard and organ, choral directing and ability to inspire the full, active and conscious participation of the assembly in parish liturgies. Send your résumé to: Search Committee, St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, 201 N. 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53213. E-mail: or

DIRECTOR of Music and Liturgy. St. Scholastica is an active worship community in the Diocese of St. Petersburg with 1600 families and four weekend Masses. Responsibilities include: planning and directing rehearsal of liturgical musicians for weekend liturgies and holy days of obligation; collaboration with the pastor and liturgical heads of ministry to coordinate the parish's liturgical program; and collaboration with the interparochial school for the weekly school Mass. Incumbent must be proficient in organ, keyboard and voice. Minimum qualifications include: BA in Music and 3 years' related experience as well as knowledge of the Catholic liturgical and musical tradition; Competitive salary and benefits package. St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Church, 4301 W. Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, Florida 34461.(352)746-9422. Fax: (352)746-2335 Web site:

VIBRANT Central Florida parish seeks qualified Full or Part time Director of Music and Liturgy to serve its growing needs. This individual will need to have a thorough understanding of Catholic Liturgy, Organ & Choral skills and a desire to work as part of a pastoral team. Our parish has four weekend liturgies, three holy day liturgies as well as daily mass. We are looking for someone who will develop a Liturgy Committee, both adult and children choirs and a cantor program. We would like to fill this position by July 1, 2008 and salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please send your résumé to: St. Ann’s Catholic Church, PO Box 530218, DeBary, Florida 32753.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, Catholic Student Center, Des Moines, IA is seeking full-time Director of Music and Liturgy to serve on our Campus Ministry Team. St. Catherine is a faith community of student and non-students with a strong tradition dedicated to prayerful liturgical celebrations. Applicant should have education and experience in Catholic liturgical theology. We seek a candidate with a background in music, music ministry, and choral direction with organizational skills; strong spirituality; and willingness to work in a collaborative setting on Campus Ministry Team. Requirements: Practicing Catholic, Bachelor's degree in religious studies, liturgy or equivalent. Knowledge and experience with Catholic liturgy and music and good communication and organizational skills. Preferred: Master's degree in Liturgy, practicing musician, either piano or guitar, experience in campus ministry. Send letter of interest, résumé and names and addresses of three references to: Search Committee, St. Catherine of Siena, 1150 28th St. Des Moines, IA 50311. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

DIRECTOR of The Doctor of Ministry Program. Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX) announces an opening for the position of Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program for August 2008. Deadline for submission of applications is March 15, 2008. Visit our web site at for a complete description of the position and application process.

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC-Old St. Joseph's RC Church, 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia PA. Website: Philadelphia's Jesuit parish. Responsibilities include collaborating with the pastoral staff and parishioners in planning and developing the parish’s liturgical program, including its liturgical music, and training and directing the parish’s liturgical ministers. Qualifications include: BA in Music and 5 years' pastoral experience; knowledge of the Catholic liturgical and musical tradition; proficiency in keyboard and choral directing; and ability to inspire the full, active, and conscious participation of the Assembly in the parish's liturgies. Competitive salary and benefits package. For more information, e-mail:

DIRECTOR of Adult Faith Formation and Catechesis Parishes of Des Moines Area seek Director for St. Joseph Educational Center, a regional resource center of adult faith formation. The Director provides vision, leadership and theological formation for catechists, faith formation directors and RCIA teams. Candidate must be well-versed in church documents pertaining to adult faith formation and demonstrate expertise in faith formation at the parish level. Qualifications: Practicing Catholic, M.A. in Catholic theology or related degree, 3 years experience supervising adult faith formation programs or comparable experience. Salary and benefits based on education and background. Send résumé and 2-3 page position statement on Adult Faith Formation to: SJEC Director Search, c/o Rev. James C. Polich, 545 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312-2706.

LARGE POST VATICAN II PARISH, located in Riverside (Greenwich, CT.), seeking full time Associate Director of Faith Formation. Responsibilities include; faith formation 6th-9th grade, Confirmation Preparation, junior high youth ministry, peer ministry for high school students and community service activities for students. Ability to work with already existing team a must. Masters Degree in Religious Studies or Theology preferred, minimum Bachelors Degree and 3-5 years experience in youth ministry and/or catechesis. Position requires weekend and evening hours, begins July 2008. Salary commensurate with educational background and experience. Submit cover letter and résumé by April 1 to or mail to: St. Catherine's Search Committee, 6 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT. 06878.

SUBURBAN upstate New York parish of 1,200 families seeking a Director of Faith Formation/Youth Ministry for Fall 2008. Principle responsibilities will include planning, coordinating and supervising the parish's faith development program, elementary through adult, in collaboration with the pastor and parish team. Masters' degree in related field preferred. Salary negotiable and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Please send requests for further information and/or letters of reference to Jim Maloney,

DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL MUSIC. St. Paul's Newman Center, University of Wyoming Catholic Community, 1800 E. Grand Ave. Laramie, WY 82070. Phone: (307)745-5461. Fax: (307)742-0521. E-mail: Website: University community of 450 families, 600 students seeks full-time director. Position objective: facilitate participation of entire assembly at worship, assist President, other ministers in creating high-quality, Spirit-filled Liturgical services through song and music. Responsibilities include: collaborating with staff, parishioners in planning liturgical music for four weekend Masses, other parish celebrations; directing cantors, instrumentalists; pastoral staff member. Proficiency in piano, conducting, Catholic liturgy, strong organizational skills. Relevant undergraduate degree preferred - advanced degrees welcome. Compensation commensurate with experience, education. Send résumé with references before February 28, 2008.


CHIEF EXECUTIVE -- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi seeks an Executive Director to lead staff of almost 200 and annual budget approaching $10 million. The Agency provides assistance in domestic violence, rape crisis, addiction recovery, adoption, children's mental health, immigration, runaway teens, refugees, family ministry and legislative advocacy. Qualifications: practicing Catholic grounded in Catholic social teaching, Masters in social work, five years of management experience in social services, experience managing a culturally diverse staff and client population, fund raising and finance experience, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. To Apply: send résumé by Mar. 10 to: E. Barber, Search Committee Catholic Charities, 200 N. Congress Jackson, Ms. 39201. E-mail:


ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART (RSCJ) upper school head search re-opened Our current Upper School Head extended her stay in order to begin a new position July, 2008. The US Head is responsible for grades 9-12. Master's degree required and candidate must be a practicing Catholic. Experienced administrator, team player, and spiritual leader. Duties include scheduling, budgeting, academic advisement, supervision of Faculty and Staff, Dean of Students and College Counselor in strong college-prep environment. Position begins July, 2008. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email cover letter and résumé to Tammy Bergeron at and/or mail to 4521 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115. No phone calls please.


MUSIC DIRECTOR: St Leo Catholic Church, 28290 Beaumont Rd., Bonita Springs, FL 34134. Fax (239) 992-5282. E-mail: Do you have the love of God in your heart? Do you desire to be a part of a parish community that strives to help people worship through excellent liturgy, prayer, music and song? Then think about being a part of St Leo the Great Catholic Church! We are a vibrant and growing parish of 2000 families, seeking a full-time music director who has a thorough understanding and appreciation of Catholic liturgy. Close to beach and Naples Philharmonic. Requirements include: minimum of BA in music, along with excellent organ, keyboard and vocal skills. Responsibilities include: planning and preparation for six weekend liturgies, holy days, weddings, funerals, and training, directing and scheduling of choirs and cantors. Salary and benefits are commensurate with education and experience. Please fax or email résumé: St Leo Catholic Church - Music Director Search Committee as soon as possible.


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE/CATECHESIS -- An intergenerational, 800 household, Morris County, NJ, one-priest parish, located 40 miles from midtown Manhattan, seeks a full-time Pastoral Associate for Whole Community Catechesis. This experienced pastoral minister would be responsible for the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Reconciliation as well as coordinating Catechesis for all ages including an already existing Family Based and Classroom Models of Religious Education. Using a collaborative, Initiation/Catechumenal model this person would join a staff of Pastor, Pastoral Associate, Youth Minister, Music Minister as well as many lay volunteers. Creativity, flexibility and a strong sense of relational ministry a must. Salary commensurate with experience and education. New position starts immediately or no later than July 1. Send résumé and salary history to: Rev. Paddy O'Donovan, PO Box 368 New Vernon, NJ 07976.


SAINT ANN Catholic Elementary School located in Cleveland Heights, OH with enrollment at 296 students in grades K-8 and 20 full time professional staff, 2 part time professional staff, 1 school secretary, and 4 auxiliary staff seeks an experienced principal who will possess a Master's Degree (preferably in Administration), the proper certification from the State of Ohio, catechetical leader certificate, and be a practicing Catholic. Additional personal requirements include experience with school marketing and development practices. Send résumé and three letters of recommendations to: The Search Committee c/o Rev. James E. Singler 2175 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118-2898. Application deadline date: February 22nd, 2008.

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES, a co-educational, Catholic, college preparatory high school in Waukegan, Illinois, founded in 2004 is seeking a Principal(vacancy posted on: St. Martin de Porres is a member of the Cristo Rey Network, utilizing the established and highly successful work-study, experiential learning program as a central aspect of its curricular program. As the chief administrative officer of the school, the Principal directs and coordinates the day-to-day operations of the academic, religious and extracurricular life through the faculty and staff. Qualifications: Evidence of ability and commitment to furthering the mission and identity of the school. Administrative and supervisory experience. Evidence of strong communication, organizational and leadership skills. Master's Degree, Type 75 certificate (must be earned within two years if not held at date of hiring). Send formal letter of application, résumé and 3 letters of reference by February 29, 2008 to: Charles G. Bolser, C.S.V., President, Principal Search Committee, St. Martin de Porres High School, 501 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Waukegan,IL 60085.


PROFESSOR of Systematic Theology. Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX) announces an opening for a position in systematic Theology for August 2008. Deadline for submission of applications is March 15, 2008. Visit our web site at for a complete description of the position and application process.


ST. PATRICK'S SEMINARY and University, in Menlo Park California, a school of theology preparing the next generation of priestly leadership for the Catholic Church in the Western States and the Pacific Rim, has one full-time faculty position open beginning in the 2008-9 academic year. Applicants should be comfortable with Roman Catholic identity and Tradition and eager to impact the future quality of priestly ministry. In addition to teaching, these positions include formational advising and, for ordained faculty, spiritual direction and liturgical/sacramental ministry. Professionals in the following area are invited to apply: Systematic Theology with an emphasis in sacraments and liturgy. This position includes responsibility for seminary liturgical planning and coordination as the Director of Liturgy. Applicants should hold the doctorate degree, with Roman degrees preferred. Salary and rank will be negotiated commensurate with education and experience. Please send résumés to Rev. Gerald Brown, S.S., St. Patrick's Seminary & University 320 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025.

THE FRANCISCAN SCHOOL of Theology, a Roman Catholic graduate school and seminary preparing candidates for ministry and academic leadership, is seeking to fill a full-time tenure track position in Intercultural Theologies and Ministry, beginning in the Fall 2008 at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibility will include supervision of the Ministry Seminar components of the Masters in Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts in Ministry for a Multicultural Church (MAMC) degree programs. Qualifications: Earned PhD (or equivalent) in the area of intercultural/interdisciplinary study of theology and ministry. Compatibility with FST's mission of educating candidates for the priesthood and lay ministry in the Franciscan tradition. Documented record of intercultural ministry and administrative experience. Evidence of potential for effective teaching, service to the community, and continued scholarly work. Fluency in both English and Spanish. Member of a Roman Catholic religious community. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Compensation: Religious stipend (contributed services expected), benefits. Deadline: March 31, 2008. Contact: Chair Search Committee, Intercultural Theologies and Ministry, 1712 Euclid Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709.(510)848-5232 Fax:(510) 549-9466. E-mail: Web site:


St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC is in search of a Young adult and Youth minister. This F/T position will oversee young adult and youth ministries. We are seeking a dynamically orthodox individual who will work closely with a team of ministry volunteers to plan programs, retreats, conferences and fundraising. Qualifications: BA in Theology or Catechetics (Youth Ministry Certificate preferred). The Candidate must be soundly steeped in the Tradition of the Church. At least 1-2 years of experience or training; good communication skills; ability to work well on a team and in an office setting; creative; energetic; knowledge of the faith; and strongly evangelistic. Hours and Salary are Full time and Negotiable. Please direct all inquiries to Director of Faith Formation at or (919)848-8342.

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