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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.

Call Center Specialist, Abria Pregnancy Resources

Abria is a life-centered pregnancy resource center with locations in St. Paul and Minneapolis. They have an open position for a full-time call center specialist, 8-4:30 M-F at the St. Paul location (2200 University Ave). The position pays $20/hour with good medical benefits. Contact Deb Selner for more info: deb@abria.org or 612.260.9237.

Posted February 5, 2020


Parish Ministry/Faith Formation, St. Andrew's

Fr. Mark Innocenti, a past graduate of the Catholic Studies program, is currently looking for two dedicated individuals to be part of the team at Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School in Elk River, MN. "We are working at the Church of Saint Andrew to build the kingdom of God here and now, through the witness of a lived faith. I want people who love our Catholic Faith, understand the demands and difficulties of the current culture but embrace the new evangelization with a desire for the conversion of sinners and the salvation of souls."

Two Faith Formation positions open, for grades 1-5 and 6-11. Full-time employment with benefits. For more information https://www.saint-andrew.net/employment

Posted January 31, 2020

Early Catholic Family Life (ECFL) at Saint Agnes School/Parish

This opportunity would provide REAL experience in the following areas: Advertising/marketing, Program management, Supervision (of high school helpers and/or adult volunteers), Deliver of content/Teaching. Participant would receive a letter of recommendation and a stipend at the completion of the program.  Involves teaching six/seven two-hour sessions to young families to provide support in their Catholic faith and introduce them to Saint Agnes School and parish and Catholic education.

For more information about the program, please visit https://www.cscoe-mn.org/early-catholic-family-life/. To apply, contact Michael Adkins at madkins@saintagnesschool.org.

Posted January 31, 2020

Advancement Director, Riverwest Food Pantry

Riverwest Food Pantry is a growing Milwaukee nonprofit, run by a Catholic Studies alumna, where feeding hunger is a catalyst for the well-being of the neighborhood. Hunger brings over 13,000 shoppers and thousands of volunteers to Riverwest Food Pantry each year. Our Advancement Director position is responsible for the planning, implementation, management and oversight of all development and communication initiatives. This newly created position will also oversee the planning and implementation of a capital campaign to support a new facility for our community food center.


This is a full-time position. To apply, please visit the job description.

Posted January 31, 2020


German Internship Opportunity January - March 2020

For an undergraduate with an interest in Christian intellectual history. The intern can work remotely; ability to be self-disciplined and work independently is essential. At least basic reading knowledge of German would be very helpful. Part-time (ca. 5 hours a week, flexible hours), unpaid. 

Assist independent researcher Dr. Jennifer Bryson who is translating a biography/hagiography of St. John Henry Newman from German to English: Der Geopferte: Ein anderer Blick auf John Henry Newman by the Austrian writer Ida Friederike Görres (1901-1971).


* Format the German text in Google Docs. (The scanned version, using OCR, has mistakes and formatting problems. Spellcheck has highlighted the problems in the text; now someone needs to compare the text to the original to correct the scanning errors.)

* Research the collected works of St. John Henry Newman (available online) and other sources cited in the footnotes to find the original English text of the many quotes in the book.

* Assist with formatting footnotes and bibliography.

* Proofread English translation for flow of English text and typos.

TO APPLY: E-mail a resume to JenniferSBryson@gmail.com with a short statement explaining why you would like to do this internship. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed immediately.

Internship – Catholic Psychotherapy Association, Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter

Winter/Spring Semester 2020

Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA) is a membership based non-profit organization dedicated to support mental health practitioners by promoting the development of psychological theory and mental health practice which encompasses a full understanding of the human person, family, and society in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. As we engage the local community of Catholic therapists we will need help in a variety of areas (marketing, accounting, communication, administration, organization, fund-raising, database management). Gain practical experience that is relevant to your field of study while offering support services to a newly established chapter.

Up to 8 hours per week. Volunteer basis may develop into a paid position as local chapter develops.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and two references to Catholic Psychotherapy Association, Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter chapters@catholicpsychotherapy.org.

Youth Ministry Director, St. Raphael

The Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, MN is looking to hire a Youth Ministry Director, beginning ideally in January 2020.  The selected candidate will plan and implement the youth ministry programming for the Church of St. Raphael. This includes administrating the day to day operations of the youth ministry programming for youth in 6th grade through 12th grade. The Youth Minister will work in a collaborative manner with the Pastor, the Director of Family Discipleship, and other parish staff and ministries of the Church of St. Raphael in harmony with the purpose and goals of the Roman Catholic Church.

For more information, visit the full job description. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to pastor Fr. Rudolph.



Financial Peace Unviersity

Thursdays, January through March, 7:00-8:30
St. Therese Church, Deephaven

Start the New Year off right! The Young Adult Group at St. Therese Church of Deephaven will be hosting the Financial Peace University course from Dave Ramsey for the next 9 weeks. This FREE course will teach you how to properly manage your finances and cut down on your debt in order to eliminate it entirely. Young adults ages 18-35 are invited to join us. We will meet Thursday nights from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, starting January 30 and running until March 26. However, it is not necessary to attend each session, and you can join in even if the course has already started. To sign up for free, contact Addy Diaz at adiaz@st-therese.org. Invite your friends too! The sessions will be held at St. Therese (18323 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, MN 55391) in the Small Group Room off the Community Room.

Posted January 31, 2020

Modern Handmaid’s Tale: The Ethics of Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and Beyond

Wednesday, February 5
7:00 presentation followed by Q&A and reception
3M Auditorium, Owens Science Center

With the global fertility industry poised to reach $52+ billion by 2025 (MarketWatch), the push to legalize (or keep legal) troubling technologies is stronger than ever. Come hear a renowned bioethics speaker discuss the dangers of surrogacy and its related procedures while building a solid moral foundation for understanding the implications. Presented by Jennifer Lahl R.N., M.A., President of the Cente for Bioethics and Culture Network. 

Posted January 12, 2020

 "Come and See" with the Dominican Friars

Interested in becoming a Dominican friar? The Dominican house of studies in St. Louis, MO is hosting a “Come and See” weekend this February 14-16. A group from St. Thomas will be driving together. For more information, please visit opvocations.org or contact Br. Peter Lewitzke, OP (peter.lewitzke@stthomas.edu) at campus ministry.

Posted January 31, 2020

There are no postings at this time.

If you would like your information posted in the Bulletin, please contact ctrcathstudies@stthomas.edu.


Witherspoon Institute Summer Seminars

Each summer, the Witherspoon Institute offers two seminars for advanced undergraduates who seek to pursue the truth through argumentation and friendship. Witherspoon accepts undergraduates from elite institutions all over the world, with a healthy diversity of political, philosophical, and religious backgrounds. Undergraduates are eligible to participate in the Natural Law and Public Affairs Seminar and the First Principles Seminar. The Natural Law and Public Affairs Seminar, the First Principles Seminar, and the Thomistic Seminar are open to graduate students.

Seminars are each one week long, held either in Princeton or Washington DC. For more information please visit https://winst.org/who-we-serve/students/summer-seminars/.

Posted February 10, 2020


Philosophy Department Essay Contest

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce its twelfth annual student essay contest—The 2019-2020 Thomas D. Sullivan Medal in Philosophy for the best undergraduate philosophical essay. Authors of the three best submissions will receive a cash prize in the amount of $500, $300 and $200 for the first, second and third place winners, respectively. In addition, prizewinners will be invited to present their winning papers at a philosophy department colloquium where they will be awarded the Thomas D. Sullivan Medal in Philosophy.

Submission guidelines are available on the department web-site: PHIL Essay ContestThe deadline for submissions is 10:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Posted January 31, 2020



There are no postings at this time. If you would like to have something posted, contact ctrcathstudies@stthomas.edu.


There are no postings at this time. If you would like to have something posted, contact ctrcathstudies@stthomas.edu.


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