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.

Teach for Christ

Teach for Christ recruits, trains, and places young Catholic leaders in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis where they serve apostolically as teachers and tutors, coaches and mentors so as to:

• Support career Catholic school teachers, boost morale, and fight teacher burnout

• Raise student achievement

• Energize Catholic communities

• Be formed as the Catholic leaders of the future

• Reflect the love of Christ

Teach for Christ is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year on a rolling basis. Men are especially needed. For more information or to apply please visit: https://www.teachforchrist.org/apply.

Posted June 10, 2019


 

K-8 Religion Lessons at St. Joe's

St. Joseph's in West St. Paul is seeking an energetic, visionary, mature and faith-filled individual to join our School team as our Religion Specialist. Qualifications for this position include: (1) Practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church; (2) Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and/or Catholic Studies required - Master’s degree preferred; (3) Licensed Middle School teacher preferred, but not required; (3) Demonstrated faith leadership and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph’s School; (4) Knowledge in curriculum development and program evaluation is preferred; (5) Effective communicator with students, parents, and faculty; (6) Ability to support the planning of school Masses, religious celebrations, devotions, and service activities.

Candidates should send letter of interest, resume and letters of recommendation to Mr. Greg Wesely, Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School, 1138 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118 or grwesely@stjosephwsp.org.

Posted June 10, 2019


 

High School Humanities Teacher - St. Michael Academy

St. Michael Academy, a Catholic Classical Academy in Petoskey, Michigan in the Little Traverse Bay region, is looking for a brilliant, energetic, and faith-filled educator to teach a wide variety of humanities courses in our rigorous and inspiring high school curriculum. The bulk of the full-time teaching load for the position will span the fields of theology and philosophy, but will likely also include a course or two in history and/or literature. The ideal candidate will possess both teaching experience and a commitment to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. The incumbent will also be asked to provide service to the entire high school, and perhaps teach other courses in our emerging junior high classical enrichment program. St. Michael Academy will be joining the Chesterton Classical School Network next year, and will also be initiating the accreditation process, so all SMA faculty will be called upon to assist in these essential matters.

Qualifications

• Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Philosophy, History, or Literature Required; M.A. Preferred.

• Three Years Teaching Experience Preferred, But New Teachers Encouraged to Apply.

• Ability to Teach a Wide Variety of Courses a Plus.

• Ability to Coach Also a Plus.

• Practicing Catholic and Commitment to the Magisterium Required.

If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Richard A. Brake, Ph.D.
Principal
St. Michael Academy
2225 Summit Park Drive
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
drbrake@stmichaelpetoskey.org
610-733-4804

Posted June 10, 2019


Crux Intern

Crux is currently looking for a couple of interns. We can’t promise fame or fortune, simply a front-row seat to what’s still the greatest show on earth: The worldwide Catholic Church, in all its spectacular glory and its gut-wrenching failures. We’re looking for two interns based in the United States - ideally one on the East Coast and another in the Western part of the country, but location is negotiable. One should have proficiency both in English and Spanish, the other should know Spanish or at least one other language. The plan is to have the interns chosen by the end of the summer, so they can hit the ground running in September.

The interns will be supervised by Inés San Martín, our Rome bureau chief, and Christopher White, our national correspondent. The positions are being created thanks to the generosity of the Bishop McFarland Trust in Orange County, California, and the support of Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange. Some of it will be grunt work: Compiling lists, taking notes, doing some basic translation, and so on. However, we also want these interns to be able to get into the field, cover stories, do interviews, and write articles to be published on Crux, so it’s a chance to develop some real-world experience.

If you’re a college student or young professional just starting out and this prospect seems completely nuts, I couldn’t blame you. However, if the thought of it elevates your heart rate just a little bit, if the idea of running around in a frenzied search for news brings the edges of a smile, you should consider applying. Find more information and the application here.

Posted June 10, 2019


Institute for Catholic Liberal Education - Multiple Positions Available

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education works with Catholic K-12 schools around the country who are interweaving Catholicism throughout their schools while returning to a classical liberal arts approach to education. This has proven so successful in forming thriving, joyful academic communities that an increasing number of schools and dioceses are looking for teachers, heads of school, and superintendents who can implement this vision.

The Employment Opportunities page is now featuring all kinds of K-12 academic jobs from around the country in both teaching and administrative positions. Each job has a unique application process.

Posted May 29, 2019


Middle School Theology Teacher

Willows Academy in Des Plaines, IA, is seeking a middle school theology teacher who has knowledge of and experience teaching theology and forming students in a life of piety, has an in-depth understanding of teachings of the Catholic Church, and has an appreciation and understanding of the spirituality of Opus Dei and can transmit it to students and families.

Application process: Please submit cover letter expressing interest in a particular position and resume to employment@willowsacademy.org.

Posted May 23, 2019


Catholic Youth Camp

Catholic Youth Camp is looking for staff! Are you interested in spending your summer changing lives, growing and developing your professional skills, being challenged, sharing your faith, having fun, making friends and having an experience unlike any other, CYC is the place for you. A summer at CYC will change your life and provide you with memories that will last forever.

Applicants will be interviewed as they apply and jobs will be offered on a rolling basis.

Summer Staff must be available Sunday-Friday from June -August, Mandatory staff training takes place June 14th to 21st for all hired.

CYC Staff must be 19 years old or at least one year post high school. Various positions available. For more information visit https://cycamp.org/staff/employment/.

Posted May 20, 2019


 Nanny

UST alum couple are seeking a Catholic Studies student to nanny our 5 month old daughter, 1-2 days per week at our house in Mac Groveland. Open to graduate or undergraduate help and would need a nanny through the summer with possibility for extension into the fall, as determined by us and the student. Please contact Meg if interested. 

Email: mcmgthompson@gmail.com
Phone: 651.600.0558  

Posted May 20, 2019


Regular, Part-Time Babysitter

The Finks are looking for a regular babysitter for our children (ages 3, 1.5, and a third child due in November) from 8-5, two days per week starting at the beginning of August. We live in West St. Paul. The days are currently Tues/Wed, but could be different days if needed. We would also be open to multiple babysitters taking different parts of those hours (e.g. someone who could only do one day a week, only mornings, etc.). Pay would be hourly and is negotiable based on experience. If you are interested, please contact Maureen with the below information.

Maureen Fink

Posted May 16, 2019


 Treatment Coordinator


Snyder Orthodontics is looking for a treatment coordinator, Monday -Thursday (32 hours/week). This job requires a personable, passionate personality who is eager to educate new patients and parents on the treatment offered at our Apple Valley orthodontic practice. No experience is necessary.  We need a confident learner who can come to understand the principles of this dynamic discipline. Great wages and benefits.  Dr. Snyder has a masters from Catholic Studies and is quite active in education in our Archdiocese. Consider joining our enthusiastic team.

If interested, email Dr. Snyder your resume; rsnyder@snydersmiles.com.

Posted May 14, 2019


Riverwest Missionary Intern

Join Riverwest Food Pantry for an opportunity in Milwaukee, WI to grow in love for God and the urban poor.

We are still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 year!

Start date between August 5, 2019-August 29, 2020.

Your experience will include morning prayer/adoration Tuesdays-Fridays at St. Casimir, household night prayer, Mass, running food pantry operations, weekly formation talks around social justice, prayer, and community life, and living in small intentional community with fellow missionaries. Additionally, the growing community of St. Casimir and the Riverwest neighborhood make up a network of relationships that make it a vibrant loving place to be!

Interested? Come and stay with us for a weekend or view our website for more details!

Posted May 8, 2019


Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Office of Evangelization Intern

The Office of Evangelization is hiring again for an intern to work part-time here with us starting this summer and into the school year. If interested, contact either Crystal Crocker at crockerc@archspm.org or Susanna Parent at parents@archspm.org to inquire. W​e are hiring at $10/hour about 10-15 hrs/week.

Position Summary: To support the work that is performed by the Office of Evangelization by providing communication, marketing and administrative services which relieve the office of daily routine details and assists in the overall function of the office.

Essential Functions: Assist with production and distribution of communication and marketing materials, support for event planning, assist with video production, editing and script writing, writing and editing of e-mail blasts, making travel arrangements. Applicant should be working toward a college degree and must have competent knowledge of the Catholic faith and actively demonstrate respect and support for the institutions, teachings, and laws of the Catholic Church.

Posted May 1, 2019


Coordinator of Youth Formation and Youth Ministry

St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Eagan, Minnesota, is now accepting applications for the position of Coordinator of Youth Formation and Youth Ministry. This position oversees the faith formation of over four hundred middle school and high school aged youth and leads a team of forty catechists. In this position you will be part of a vibrant and professional faith formation team dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Click here to learn more: St. John Neumann Youth Formation.

Posted April 11, 2019


Pax Christi Summer Intern

Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester, MN is seeking to hire a Summer Intern in the areas of Children and Youth Ministries. The full-time Summer Intern, will be responsible for: 1) administrative support including lesson planning and communication; and 2) ministry efforts such as assisting with Vacation Bible School a Middle School Service Week, Camp Summit (three overnight summer camp), Wednesday night bonfires, etc. The Summer Intern will work closely with our Children and Youth Ministries' Staff and will gain important skills necessary for future work in a parish setting. Start and end dates are flexible. Contact Zach Rawson for more information. Send your resume with a cover letter to zach.rawson@paxchristichurch.org. For more information view the employment application here.

Posted April 3, 2019


Full-Time Nanny

The McQuillan family seeks a full-time nanny to provide in home care for three of their children Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the school year.  Days and hours may vary a bit in the summer. Children’s ages are 4, 2, and 1. Starting in the fall, it will most likely be the younger two kids. Our ideal candidate will be someone who is reliable, someone who will partner with us in raising our children, someone who enjoys engaging children in play and activities, and is willing to do light housework.  Pay will be hourly and is negotiable based on qualifications. Please call 651-357-8667 or email atmcquillan714@gmail.com.

Posted March 21, 2019



Evolution and Faith: What Is at Stake?

Wednesday, June 26
7:30-9:00 p.m.
JRC 126

Join us for a thought-provoking lecture and Q&A session on the intersection of evolution and faith with celebrated theology scholar Dr. John Haught. Dr. Haught (ph. D. Catholic University, 1970) is Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University, Washington DC. His area of specialization is systematic theology, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion.

Posted June 12, 2019


 

Family Pilgrimage in Poland

Join the JP2 Project in Krakow, Poland for a young families pilgrimage through the heart and tracks of Karol Wojtyla. Discover the model of our patron’s “Środowisko”, an environment of family life to live out the call to holiness and transmit the Gospel to the world. Designed for families with young children to have a peaceful and enriching experience.

The pilgrimage will take place July 17-25, 2019, $980 per family. To learn more visit the JP2 Project website.

Posted February 12, 2019


Sublease

Catholic Studies women are in search of a sub-lease for their home in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul. The lease is for the month of June, with move-in possible as early as May 27th, until July 1st. Please contact Bonnie Holmvig for more details and information. Email: bonnieholmvig@gmail.com / Phone (Call or Text): 218-866-0481

Posted April 9, 2019


 

First Liberty Fellowship Conference in DC

We’re generally looking for talented undergraduates (though we take some graduate students) who would like to spend five days in Washington, DC learning about religious freedom through the lenses of multiple disciplines and getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Capitol and Supreme Court. As a point of emphasis, the program is fully funded, meaning that all expenses are paid throughout (travel, accomodations, meals, etc.), so cost is not a consideration for those who are interested in applying.

We are excited that this year’s program will be held at the Trump International Hotel on Wednesday, November 6 through Sunday, November 10, 2019. In addition to great accomodations, we have an outstanding group of speakers already lined up:

  • R.J. Snell from The Witherspoon Institute at Princeton
  • Ryan Anderson from The Heritage Foundation
  • Nathan Schlueter from Hillsdale
  • Chris Wolfe from the University of Dallas
  • Frank Beckwith from Baylor,
  • Mark Hall from George Fox,
  • Adam McLeod from Faulkner
  • John Wilsey from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and
  • Sam Gregg from Acton.

All of the information about the Fellowship Program and the application can be found at https://www.firstlibertyfellowship.org.  Applications are due June 10.

Posted May 29, 2019


 

Free Society Summer Program

Since its establishment 19 years ago, the Free Society Seminar successfully has been pursuing its mission to form American/European study groups for the dialogue on various political, economic and moral-cultural questions.

Become one of the chosen students from the US and Europe and discuss and study actual social topics with prominent American and Slovak professors in some of the most beautiful places in Slovakia - the originally rococo château in Ivanka pri Dunaji and the historical town of Banská Štiavnica.

You will explore the political, economic, moral, and cultural dimensions of a free society in the thought of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II, The Federalist Papers, and Alexis de Tocqueville, among others.

For more information click here.

Posted April 18, 2019


 

Sidewalk Counseling Training

If you can hand someone a brochure, you can help save a life! Nearly every day in the Twin Cities, an average of 34 babies are scheduled to be killed in the area’s three abortion centers.  Attend this free seminar and learn how to save these babies by peacefully reaching out in love to those entering abortion centers.  Prayer supporters are also needed and are welcome to attend.  Open to Christians of all denominations. Thursday, June 6, 7-9 p.m., East Immanuel Church, 1173 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN 55130.  Presented by Pro-Life Action Ministries. To register, contactdebra.braun@plam.org or call 651-797-6364.   More information at: plam.org/events/ 

Posted May 10, 2019


 

Monastic Wisdom Seminar - Week-Long Retreat

June 16-21, 2019

New Melleray Trappist Abbey | Peosta, Iowa

"Understanding is wholly useless if it is not based upon wisdom, in that while it penetrates the higher mysteries without the counterpoise of wisdom, its own lightness is only lifting it up to meet with the heavier fall." - St. Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, 1.32.45

The Lumen Christi Institute and New Melleray Abbey have partnered to organize a retreat aimed at exploring the monastic wisdom tradition. The Trappist community at New Melleray Abbey in Iowa represents an ancient and continual tradition of Christian monasticism with roots in the early Church. Students with an interest in theology or spirituality may be familiar with some of the major figures in this tradition—St. John Cassian, St. Benedict of Nursia, and St. Bernard of Clairvaux. It is less likely they have spent time putting into practice the lessons of prayer, spiritual reading, and silence in an organized manner.

The contention of the Monastic Wisdom Seminar is that monastic disciplines must be practiced to be understood. Participants will spend a week praying, conferencing, reading, and working with the monks of New Melleray Abbey.

Apply here: https://lumenchristi.submittable.com/submit/139198/2019-monastic-wisdom-seminar

Posted May 10, 2019


 Audition for Catholic Young Adults: The Musical

If you enjoyed “Moonshine Abbey” and other plays performed at the St. Paul Seminary over the years…here’s your chance to be in one!

Fr. Kyle Kowalczyk (CSMA alum) and other Catholic creatives are producing “Catholic Young Adults: The Musical,” a new play by Fr. Kyle. We’re casting 8 principals (4 men and 4 women), 4 ensemble roles (3 men and 1 woman), and a chorus of 6-12. Stipends will be provided for principals commensurate with experience. Catholic Studies students, alums, and other YA friends are all welcome!

Auditions: September 6-7, 2019

Rehearsals: September through November 2019

Performances: November 15-23, 2019 (at St. Agnes School in St. Paul)

To sign up for auditions or otherwise throw your hat in the ring, go to www.cyamusical.com.

Posted April 25, 2019


Twin Cities Creative Writing Group

Upcoming meetings:

- Fiction and Prose, May 18 at 1pm

- Poetry, May 27 at 7pm

Christopher Damian, a graduate of the C.S.M.A. program, runs a bi-monthly creative writing workshop for Twin Cities Catholics interested in growing as writers and readers of fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction. Graduating seniors, graduates, and graduate students of Catholic Studies and their friends are welcome to join! If you are interested, please email Chris at chrisdamian@gmail.com. If you have one, please include a writing sample. Writers of all levels are welcome. More information at: https://mezzowriters.wordpress.com/a-catholic-writing-workshop/

Posted April 18, 2019


 

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