Catholic Studies Bulletin

People often call to tell us about job openings, apartments for rent, roommates needed, and events in the community. You can find all of this information in the Bulletin, which is updated as new information is submitted.

If you wish to place an ad in the Bulletin, send an email to the Center for Catholic Studies, ctrcathstudies@stthomas.edu, or call 651-962-5700.

Risen Christ Catholic School Seeks Principal

Risen Christ Catholic School is seeking a Principal to lead the formation and education of the whole child (spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical) by effectively overseeing the daily operations of the school through management of faculty, academic support staff and student activity. The Principal ensures the development and implementation of an overall learning environment which promotes Catholic faith formation/education, Christian leadership and academic excellence while honoring the language and culture of the students. For more information, view the job posting on the ASPM website.

Updated May 15, 2018


Male-Counselors for Camp Wojtyla Wanted

Camp Wojtyla is looking for Catholic young adult men to serve in our 2018 Summer Leadership Program. We are located near Boulder, Colorado and currently hiring for two full-summer positions:

Backpacking Instructor: Responsible for leading high school boys on multiple 6-9 day backpacking trips in the Rocky Mountains. This is a team-based position. Backpacking experience required, along with completion of our 3-week training program. Wilderness First Aid training preferred.

Base Camp Counselor: Responsible for leading middle school and high school campers through a wilderness-based summer camp experience. A desire to serve and grow is required, with program training provided.

These positions are from May 29-Aug 2, 2018. Please see attached flyers. For more information or questions, please contact Beth Nadler: bnadler@camp-w.com  937-558-8402

Updated May 15, 2018


St. Paul Family Seeks Nanny

We are looking for a nanny in the Fall to pick up our 3 kids (ages 4-9) from school (located in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul) at 3:00 pm.  The nanny would then drive them to our home located 1 ½ miles from the school.  While at home, the kids would need a snack, relax and start homework.  We would be home around 5:15 pm.  This position would start Tuesday, 9/4/2018 and go through December.  We would pay $35-$40/day.

My contact info:  Becky Streitz 651-470-1371, bstreitz@q.com

Updated May 15, 2018


 
Teach for Christ Seeks Missionaries
 
We are looking for college graduates willing to give one of two years of their lives to Christ. As a TFC Missionary Educator you will be trained over the summer and placed at one of our Mission Catholic schools (the poorest of the poor) in St. Paul or Minneapolis, where Archbishop Hebda has asked us to serve.  There our specialty is working with children at risk of being left behind—in school and in life—and easing the burden of the dedicated teachers who work to save those children every day. You will live in community with other Missionaries who will befriend you in Christ, uphold you in your service and your spiritual life, supported by the priests, brothers, and nuns of Pro Ecclesia Sancta. For more information or to apply, visit the website, or contact Nes Rotstein at nrotstein@teachforchrist.org.
 
Updated May 15, 2018

 
Summer Internship for Advancement and Marketing
 
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is seeking a part-time summer intern to maintain and update databases, plan and support developmental work, assist in marketing initiatives, and organize and update OLL memorabilia. For more information, see the job posting on the ASPM website.
 
 Updated May 15, 2018

Campaign Director for Lynch Development Associates Wanted
 
Lynch Development Associates is a Catholic development firm that specializes in assisting dioceses, parishes, schools and other entities with their long and short-term development needs. They are seeking a Campaign Director, which is an exciting, full-time opportunity to work with various entities within the Catholic Church as they raise the necessary funds to build new buildings, renovate existing ones, create new ministries and educational programs and fortify the future of their communities. The Campaign Director works closely with the Church, School, or Diocese to bring the community together to accomplish a shared goal. Classroom and onsite training provided, learn more at their website.
 
Updated May 8, 2018
 

Part-Time Middle School Faith Formation/Young Adult Coordinator Wanted

 
Mary, Mother of the Church, Burnsville, is seeking a part-time, year round coordinator for its young adult and Middle School Faith Formation programs. For more information, see the MMOTC Position Description. If interested, contact Duane Bauer (dbauer@mmotc.org).
 
Updated May 4, 2018
 

Social Studies Instructor, Junior-Senior High School

St. Mary’s Catholic School of Sleepy Eye is seeking a junior-senior high social studies instructor for the 2018-2019 school year. St. Mary’s is a preK-12 Catholic school in search of an individual of the Catholic faith, who desires to make a difference in the lives of our students. Applicants must be passionate about education, strong in collaboration, focused on instructional best practices, and contribute positively to the learning and development of all students. Applicants must hold a valid MN teaching license in the area of Secondary Education. Extra-curricular activities and coaching positions available.

Applications for this position will be accepted until 6/1/2018. Interested applicants should visit our website, www. sesmschool.com, to obtain an application and answer short essay questions. Mail, email, or fax a cover letter, personal resume, St. Mary’s application, short essay questions, copy of MN licensure, copy of transcript, and three letters of recommendation to:

Mr. Andrew Bach, Principal
St. Mary’s Junior-Senior High School
104 St. Mary’s St NW Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
Phone: 507-794-4121
Fax: 507-794-4841
a.bach@sesmschool.com

Updated May 4, 2018


Ave Maria Academy, Maple Grove, Seeks Summer Camp Preschool Teacher

Dates: June 18th - August 10th (Monday - Friday). There will be no summer program on Wednesday, July 4th. This year, there will be a total of 8 weeks of the summer program.

Description: The Pre-K Teacher Lead will be in charge of supervising, engaging, and planning activities for the younger students of our Ave Maria Adventures Program. Past teachers have integrated crafts and projects that are age appropriate as well as followed the weekly program themes to help them plan out their days with students. The Pre-K Teacher Lead will also have a classroom aide to help them manage the younger students and make sure the classroom is running smoothly. The Pre-K Teacher Lead will be responsible for following the camp schedule and getting students to any activities they may have, facilitating bathroom breaks and nap times, and helping with lunches (students bring their own). Though our program does not take place during the academic school year, we do still encourage learning through play and activities for the students throughout the summer.

Hours:
AM Pre-K Teacher: 7:30am to 1:00pm.
PM Pre-K Teacher: 12:00pm to 5:30pm.

Compensation: $15-$20/hr, depending on education and experience. *Please email Claire Egan at c.egan@avemariaacademy.org with a resume if interested.

Updated May 4, 2018


 
Sunday Preschool Coordinator Position

The Faith Formation Ministry of St. Bartholomew in Wayzata is seeking a Sunday Preschool Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of this position is to provide promotion, planning, organization, and volunteer teacher training and support to the Sunday Preschool program. The coordinator will receive guidance and support from the Director of Faith Formation. This is a part-time paid position.

If you are interested, please contact Andrew Allen, Director of Children & Adult Faith Formation at 952.473.6601, or aallen@st-barts.org.

Updated May 4, 2018

Current CSMA Student Seeks Nanny/In-Home Childcare
 
We are a young family with two little girls (ages 2.5 and 1) living 10 minutes from UST in South Minneapolis. We are looking for a part-time or full-time nanny for the summer into the school year, but we are willing to take on students with availability in only the summer. We are also open to an in-home family with children/nanny share. Please email Shannon Dickson at dick8752@stthomas.edu if interested.
 
Updated May 1, 2018

Catholic Studies Marketing and Communications Intern, Academic Year 2018-19

The Catholic Studies Marketing and Communications Intern is a self-starting, problem-solving undergraduate student who provides marketing and communications support for the academic department and Center for Catholic Studies, under the direct supervision of the Center for Catholic Studies Associate Director. This position is an excellent opportunity to experience and develop skills in various aspects of marketing, design, and strategic communications, while supporting Catholic Studies in the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences. Internship credit for COJO major/minors or others may be available. Prefer candidates interested in committing a minimum of 10 hours per week. Student worker compensation available. Summer hours available.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Jessica Zittlow Aleman, jzittlow@stthomas.edu, by May 25.

Ideal candidate will be:

  • Catholic Studies major/minor with Communication & Journalism, Marketing, or related major/minor
  • Is a self-starter who is an organized, detail-oriented multi-tasker with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Able to utilize platforms, tools, and resources available in the social media sphere
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral, with a professional demeanor
  • Proficient in various communications/marketing platforms (Adobe Creative Cloud applications, St. Thomas Canva, etc.) or have a willingness and interest to learn; basic proficiency HTML coding and/or video editing is a plus
  • Have previous internship or related experience in marketing, design or communications
  • Enthusiastic about communicating and marketing Catholic Studies major/minor, various academic activities and lectures to prospective and current St. Thomas students

Responsibilities could include:

  • Helping implement Catholic Studies recruitment, alumni relations and Catholic Studies 25th Anniversary activities for 2108-19 Academic Year
  • Designing flyers, posters, graphics, website buttons, and other Tier 3 marketing material
  • Updating and maintaining the Catholic Studies webpages on stthomas.edu
  • Assisting with creating and implementation constituent surveys and various electronic communications
  • Writing assignments for Catholic Studies Lumen magazine
  • Helping improve and regularly update Catholic Studies social media accounts, as well as expanding social media presence to other channels
  • Regular check-ins with the Associate Director of the Center for Catholic Studies

Updated May 1, 2018


Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry Wanted:
 
The parishes of Assumption in Eden Valley and St. Anthony's in Watkins are hiring a full-time Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Job responsibilities include, in collaboration with parish leaders and staff, planning and providing direction for Christ-centered programs for youth. Candidates must be practicing Catholics, bachelor's degrees in theology or related field preferred. For more information, view the job posting.
 
Updated April 16, 2018

 
Merriam Park Painting Seeks Young Men for Summer Employment
 
Merriam Park Painting is a painting contracting company based in Minneapolis. They are seeking young men for a consistent summer job including manual labor, scraping, sanding, priming, and painting. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn a practical manual skill, discipline, all in a good Christian environment with great jobsite relationships. Learn more at www.mppainting.com or contact Ed Gross at ed@mppainting.com
 
Updated April 10, 2018

 
St. John Neumann in Eagan, MN Seeks Ministry Associate for Families
 
 
Updated April 4, 2018

  
Academic Employment Opportunities

Visitation School has multiple job openings for a variety of positions, ranging from teaching to coaching. Follow the link to view them all.

Updated March 23, 2018


Full-Time High School Youth Minister Position Available

The Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids is looking to hire a new youth minister. We have an established youth group and solid confirmation program and are looking for a strong candidate to fill this position. For more information, visit the website or contact Jill Fink (jfink@epophanymn.org) with any questions.

Updated March 23, 2018


Part-Time Nanny Wanted

We are a young family living in Highland Park with four children, ages 2,4,6,8. We are looking for a part-time time nanny with a calm and happy positive disposition for the summer. The days are every other week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) from 7:45-4:45pm.  There is room for some flexibility with days. The position may also extend beyond the summer when the three eldest are in school. Email Vanessa Chevrier at vanessa.chevrier@gmail.com if interested.

Updated March 16, 2018


Baby Sitter Wanted

We are looking for a regular babysitter, with past child care experience, for our 7-year old son.  He has a big heart, loves to be outdoors, is energetic, and creative.  We are located 2.5 miles from the University of St. Thomas.  Pay is $13 an hour.  Please contact Nicole at nicmross@yahoo.com

Updated March 12, 2018


St. Michael's and St. Mary's Seek Youth Discipleship & Evangelization Coordinator

The parishes of St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s in Stillwater, Minnesota are looking for a new Youth Discipleship & Evangelization Coordinator. This position oversees events, gatherings and programs at the service of families with 7th-12th graders, including Confirmation preparation, discipleship groups, other youth events. Please see the link for more information and to apply.

Updated March 12, 2018


Chesterton Academy (WI) Seeks Headmaster and Teachers

Chesterton Academy in Milwaukee is looking to hire a headmaster as well as teachers for its new and growing school. See the job descriptions for the Chesterton Academy (WI) Headmaster Position and Chesterton Academy (WI) Teaching Position for more information.

Updated March 9, 2018


Providence College Seeks Assistant Director of Peer Ministry

Providence College is seeking an Assistant Director of Peer Ministry, to assist in providing pastoral care to students with special attention to students' experiential knowledge of Catholic social teaching acheived through volunteer service to others. Particularily, the Assistant Director will focus on implementing the strategic plan for the Office of Mission and Ministry, as well as oversee student Peer Ministers. For more information, view the job desription.

Updated March 1, 2018


St. Mary's Catholic Junior High -High School Seeks Principal

St. Mary's is looking for a strong, faith-filled principal to continue the wonderful work being done here and to instill a spirit of service to the Lord. The candidate must be an active participating Catholic in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. A valid MN teaching license is required, as well as a master's degree or a willingness to obtain one. The full job description is available here.

Updated February 22, 2018


Domestic Church Supply Seeks Super Counter

Domestic Church Supply, owned by a Catholic Studies alumnus, is looking to hire someone immediately for light assembly work, including counting LEGO bricks, packaging and assembling boxes, taking inventory and other duties. Approximately 15-20 hours of work a week, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with plenty of flexibility, located near St. Thomas. To learn more, visit their website or send a resume and cover letter to jennimaas@gmail.com.

Updated February 19, 2018


St. John Bosco Schools seeks Fifth Grade Teacher

St. John Bosco Schools seeks a faith-filled and talented Fifth Grade Teacher to join our excellent faculty. A strong candidtate will have a love for the Catholc faith, experience teaching intermediate students, and a passion for American History and Civics. Education must include a Bachelor's degree and strong humanities background; a Master's degree in Education or a related field is appreciated. The start date is fall of 2018, potentially including attendance at the ICLE Catholic Classical Schools Conference in July. To apply, send a letter of inquiry, resumer, and contact information for three professional references to our Headmaster, Colleen Richards, at crichards@johnboscoschools.org. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Updated February 12, 2018


Abria seeks Development Officer

Abria Pregnancy Resources is seeking a Development Officer to serve as a key member to the development team, responsible for implementing and administering a comprehensive annual giving program and effectively working to build a strong base of funding for Abria. The application information for this full-time position can be found here.

Updated February 12, 2018


Paid Student Ministry Internship Opportunities at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Eagan, MN

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents” (2226).  It is precisely in this privileged place in our Lord’s vineyard that we in parish work are invited to help populate heaven by forming future saints through catechesis and discipleship. 

St. John Neumann Catholic Church is located 20 minutes from the University of St. Thomas and is a large suburban parish of 4200 families.   This vineyard is filled with many young people and I look forward to hiring 2-3 interns for the current 2018 spring semester and 3-4 interns for the 2018-2019 academic year.  There is a possibility that the internships can include summer of 2018 as well.

The SJN Ministry Interns will witness in ministry settings to the middle and high school age youth while being mentored and gaining valuable experience in youth ministry, faith formation, sacramental preparation and the administrative responsibilities associated with them.  The available paid internships are 8-12 hours per week. 

If you are a practicing Catholic with a major or minor in Catholics Studies and would like to apply for either internships opportunities, email Nicole Bettini at Nicole.Bettini@SJN.org.  Please include a 150-250 word statement expressing why you would like to be a SJN Ministry Intern.  If you are interested in this opportunity do not wait!  

Updated February 6, 2018


St. Joseph's Church in Rosemount Seeking Faith Formation Director


St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rosemount, MN is seeking a Faith Formation Director to ensure quality Catholic education opportunities for all parishioners, provide direction for all school teachers teaching religious education, communicate regularly with all parish families, being familiar with all areas of education, promoting the directives of the parish mission statement and the school mission statement. For more information and application materials, view the job description.

 

Updated February 5, 2018


National Review Summer Internship
The National Review is accepting applications for its summer internship. The intern will work in our New York office, receive a modest stipend, participate in every part of the editorial process, and have some opportunities to write. The ideal candidate will have an excellent academic record and some experience in student or professional journalism. If you wish to apply, please send a cover letter, your résumé, and only two of your best writing samples to editorialapplications@nationalreview.com.

Updated January 29, 2018


Regina Luminis Academy Seeks Chemistry and Literature Teachers

Regina Luminis Academy, a Catholic Classical school in Philadelphia is seeking brilliant, energetic, and faith-filled educators to teach Chemistry and Literature. For more information, see the Chemistry teacher job description, and the Literature teacher job description.

Updated January 29, 2018


Catholic Family seeking Babysitter
The Bergeron Family, located in Sunfish Lake (20 minutes from St. Thomas), is looking for a babysitter for their four daughters. They are looking for babysitters on random days between 3p.m. and 11 p.m., they are willing to pay for drive time. Their daughters range from age 7 to 14. For more information or if you're interested email Christine Bergeron.

Updated January 23, 2018


Headmaster at St. John Vianney Academy in Bakersfield, CA for the 2018-2019 school year.

The school is planning to open in the fall of 2018, and we are looking for someone who loves Christ, children, and Catholic classical education. The headmaster will focus on curriculum and instruction while working closely with the Board, faculty, staff, and students to carry out the mission of the school.

Qualifications: The candidate should understand how a Catholic worldview permeates both curriculum and instruction and must be an intentional disciple of Christ, committed to providing a Gospel witness. Priority will be given to applicants who uphold the importance of moral standards and integrity by being a role model in the school community. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, and have significant teaching experience in a classical school environment, and experience in school administration and curriculum oversight. A master's degree in Education or related field is desired.

Application Process

​Interested candidates, please apply by submitting your cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the President of the Board, Mr. Kurt Van Sciver at: stjohnvianneyacademy@gmail.com.

Posted January 23, 2018


 

Teaching positions, grades 1-8, St. John Vianney Academy, located in Bakersfield, CA.

We are scheduled for our first year of instruction for fall of the 2018/2019 academic school year. SJVA is a Catholic school focused on the classical curriculum model. Prior experience is preferred but not required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts or applicable subject area is required. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to stjohnvianneyacademy@gmail.com. Please visit www.sjvacademy.com for more information.


Anselm House Hosts John Henry Newman Discussions

The Anselm House will be hosting 6 evening courses and discussions on John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University, to ask questions centered on "what is the purpose of today's university?" These discussions begin at 7 pm on May 23rd, for more information, visit https://anselmhouse.org/reading-groups/

Updated April 24, 2018


University Facuty for Life 2018 Conference

The University Faculty for Life is hosting their 2018 Conference, including a call for papers. Learn more at http://www.uffl.org/2018conference.html.

Updated April 3, 2018


Acton Institue Conference on the Market Economy

Acton Institute is hosting a conference from May 10-12, titled "Toward a Free and Virtuous Society: The Moral Case for Market Economics." It will feature lectures and discussions led by professors, scholars, and researchers. For more information, visit this link.

Updated March 12, 2018


 Mary & Martha Study Community
Beginning this Fall, The Martha and Mary Study Community will offer the women at the Church of Saint Agnes an opportunity for intellectual formation so that they may deepen their relationships with God and each other in our parish family. This new Community will run from October—May on the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm in Schuler Hall. If you would like more contact information, please send an email to saintagnesmaryandmarthas@gmail.com

Updated October 16, 2017


 

"Home for the Summer" Program with the Office of Vocations

The Office of Vocations is offering a new summer program! This "Home for the Summer" program is a Catholic household for women located in North East Minneapolis. This program is for women who are high school graduates to age 27, and will include a community of prayer and fellowship with opportunities to encounter religious sisters. The Bethany House 2018 Summer program begins on June 16 and will conclude on August 11. "Home for the Summer" is an opportunity for daily Holy Hour and Mass, dinners with Religious and the experience to live in community with other women open to Religious Life, applications are now being accepted. If interested, please complete the interest form here.

Updated May 1, 2018

Applications Now Open for Bethany House

Applications are now being accepted for September 2018 - May 2019 in the Bethany House, which is a home for women to live in community, pray and take meals together, and discern whether God is calling them to consecrated life. Bethany House is sponsored by the Office of Vocations and is located in Northeast Minneapolis. Qualities of a good candidate include single women, ages 20-27, interested in dedicating a year to intentionally discerning a vocation to religious life. If this describes you, learn more on the website.

Updated February 19, 2018

Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship Applications Open
 
The Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship through the Catholic University of America is accepting applications to join the 2018-2019 cohort of fellows. This program is designed to educate future Catholic intellectuals and business leaders in the moral and economic defense of the free enterprise system as instructed by Catholic social thought. It is a call on young Catholics to take up the project of reconstruction of a free and moral society amidst the social tensions of our time, by encouraging the next generation to critically engage in an intellectual tradition they might not otherwise encounter during their studies. Applications are due May 1st for any current undergraduate juniors, learn more at https://business.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/entrepreneurship-center/ropke-wojtyla-fellowship/index.html
Updated April 10, 2018

 
Intellectual Takeout Opens Applications for Internship
 
Intellectual Takeout, a website devoted to creating a space for rational discourse to serve as a refuge for those who want to pursue truth, rediscover the wisdom and traditions of the past, discuss ideas calmly, and apply what’s been learned to their own lives and networks, is now opening applications for an internship with their organization. Learn more at http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/announcement-intellectual-takeout-accepting-applicants-its-alcuin-fellowship.
 
Updated April 4, 2018

University Faculty for Life Essay Contest
 
University Faculty for Life is hosting a prolife essay contest, awarding up to $600 in prize money. Submissons are due May 31st. Learn more at http://www.uffl.org/studentawards.html.
 
Updated April 4, 2018

ROOTS: TRADITION AND THE NEW. Abstract submissions are due by February 15th, open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The University of St. Thomas English & Catholic Studies graduate programs will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. While papers addressing any aspect of literature, faith, visual arts, and culture will be considered, the graduate programs particularly welcome proposals for papers exploring the topic "Roots: Tradition and the New" across all time periods, media, and geographical regions. For more information, download the call for papers information poster.

Posted January 23, 2018


The Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is offering several programs this summer of 2018. For more information go to the Thomistic Institute webpage.

June 5-8, Thomistic Philosophy and the Modern Sciences, a Symposium.
This seminar will bring together expert scientists and philosophers to discuss the potential compatibility and mutual enrichment of the study of Aquinas' philosophy of nature and various forms of modern scientific knowledge in physics, biology and neuroscience. The symposium will be held at Theological College in Washington, DC. It is co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Society of Catholic Scientists

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the sciences or philosophy who are interested in attending the symposium should submit an application. Applications will be accepted beginning January 29th. Space is limited.


June 14-17, 8th Annual Philosophy Workshop, Aquinas on the Divine Attributes.
The Catholic intellectual tradition has staunchly maintained that God’s existence can be known by reason alone and long heralded St. Thomas Aquinas’s Five Ways as prime examples of plausible demonstrations. This year’s workshop on the divine attributes will serve as a robust introduction to Aquinas’s natural theology for the Thomistic beginner and a speculative advancement for the veteran. Specific divine attributes will be explored as well as the broader issues of the possibility of knowledge of God in this life and divine naming.

We will hold an intensive study of St. Thomas's teaching on the divine attributes at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College, and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture. A limited number of scholarships are available for graduate students. Contact the Thomistic Institute to see if you are eligible. Applications accepted beginning January 16th.

July 15th - 20th, An Introduction to the Natural Law Tradition.
The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship supports rising scholars seeking inspiration from the natural law tradition within the contemporary academic context. The Institute for Human Ecology and the Thomistic Institute are partnering to offer the Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship for students in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The week-long seminar will be held in Washington, DC at the Theological College. 

Open to qualified graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Applications will be received starting January 15th.

Posted January 23, 2018


Witherspoon Institute Summer Seminars
The Institute is pleased to announce its 2018 Summer Seminars for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and young faculty. These intensive programs examine vital moral questions in social, philosophical, legal, and political thought and have attracted young men and women from across the world for over a decade. With discussions guided by leading scholars from the United States and Great Britain, the Summer Seminars comprise the core of the Institute’s efforts to assist the next generation of scholars in reflecting on truly human questions. See here for more information.

Posted December 14, 2017

 Needed: Faith Formation Volunteers at the Church of St Mark

The Church of St Mark (just blocks from St Thomas) is looking for volunteers to help with Wednesday evening Faith Formation programs beginning in January.St Mark's loves Catholic Studies students! Come share your excitement for the faith and the love of Christ with neighborhood children. Email Katy Wehr, the Faith Formation Coordinator at the Church of St Mark for more information or to volunteer.

We need:

  • 1 female leader to co-lead the 7-8th grade Decision Point Study
  • 2 discussion group leaders for elementary
  • 1 floater to assist with K-6 large group activities & stories

Posted November 20, 2017


Catechesis of the Good Shepard Program at Saint Anges looking for a Volunteer for its Atrium

This position would start immediately, and would be a weekly commitment (with holiday breaks) on Tuesdays from 9:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. It is located in the basement of Saint Agnes Church in St. Paul. The program is a Catholic Montessori educational opportunity for young children (3-6 years old), based on scripture and liturgy. Volunteers should have an interest in child development, education, evangelization and catechesis, and must be up-to-date with Virtus requirements. If interested, please call or text Annamarie Adkins at 651-324-4870 or contact her by email.

Posted September 6, 2017

St. Ambrose in Woodbury Youth Ministry in Need of Small Group Leaders

As a small group leader, you will be an enthusiastic and prayerful presence for teenagers, willing and excited to share your love of Christ. This opportunity is for Wednesday and Sunday evenings in middle school and high school programs.

Middle School Edge Nights (6th-8th grade): There is a special need for men to lead 6th-8th grade boys' small groups. Each night includes a game, large group talk, small groups, and ends in prayer. There is availability on either Wednesday or Sunday evenings, from approximately 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. Edge meets weekly with the exception of holidays and school breaks. Please contact Bri St. Amour by email for more information.

High School Confirmation (9th and 10th grade): There is a need for both men and women to lead Confirmation small groups. These groups meet approximately twice a month on Sunday evenings from 6:15-8:00 p.m. One of these meetings is a small group night, and the other is a large group speaker followed by praise, worship, and adoration. Teens are prepared for the Sacrament of Confirmation over the two years in small groups as well as one retreat each year. There are also opportunities to help lead retreats. Please contact Hector Bautista by email for more information.

Posted September 6, 2017

Catechist Needed at St. Mary's Church

Catechists are needed for a joint program between Assumption and St. Mary's churches in downtown St. Paul. Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:15 with scheduled weekends off as follows: two at Christmas, one at Easter,  one at Thanksgiving, and one for a teachers in service day. Teacher meetings are held at 8:45 each day a meeting is scheduled. If another weekend off would be needed, it can be arranged with an available substitute teacher. The program consists of Pre-k through 7th grade, with confirmation preparation for 8th through 12th grade. Current availabilities are in Pre-k, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 7th grades. This opportunity provides the support of a co-teacher for a total of two catechists teaching each class. The commitment is from September 16th - April 28th. If interested, contact Jill by email or call 651-224-7536 ex. 115 or 651-222-2619 ext. 3.

Posted September 6, 2017

Maternity of Mary in Saint Paul seeking Religious Education Volunteers
Maternity of Mary is looking for volunteers to teach 7th and 8th graders religious education on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:50 p.m. starting September 20th. They are also in need of a Dead Theologians Society teacher on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m., which would start September 20th as well. The deadline to apply for the RE and DTS positions is September 12th. If interested, please contact Jen Andrysczyk by email, or call 651-489-8825 or 651-492-7930.

Posted August 23, 2017

Social Media Volunteer at Curatio
Help Curatio, an apostolate for Catholic Healthcare Professionals, promote a culture of life on social media while gaining real-life experience! If you are interested, call Dianne Johnson, a Catholic Studies MA alum, at 612-840-7066. To learn more about Curatio, visit their website.

Posted August 9, 2017

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Updated November 20, 2017

Latin/Greek Tutoring
Ian O'Hagan is offering tutoring sessions in Latin and Greek for students who require assistance in these languages. Ian is a high school teacher at Chesterton Academy in Edina and has extensive background teaching and tutoring  for a variety of age groups. He is available in the evenings Thursday-Saturday. Tutoring sessions are $20 per hour, but rates are flexible. References are available. For more information, or to schedule tutoring sessions, contact Ian at 314-764-0900

Posted October 19, 2017